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Niabeee
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Hi, I really didn't know where to turn so I figured that here would be the right place. I'm 18 and I recently lost my virginity to my boyfriend. We had protected sex a day or 2 after my period ended (November 8th), I read that those are considered "safe days" although im aware you may get pregnant at anytime. we did it again Monday of this week and I was supposed to get my period again yesterday ( for the second time this month) but I did not. I know that the condoms we used did not break, we checked them after and along with the condoms we used to the withdrawal method. I've read many of the articles here about virginity, pregnancy, etc.. but I didn't really find my answer, So im asking if sex can alter my cycle in any way or prolong the time that my period is supposed to come? Im really stressing about this and I know that can make my period come even later. Thanks for all your help.
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Edith_*
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Hello Niabeee! Welcome to Scarleteen! [Smile]

Sex doesn't make any changes in mentrual cycles. Although there could be more than one reason for a period to be late.

I'm not sure how you are charting your cycles but charting a cycle doesn't mean just counting the days, or that "some" days before or after your period are "safe" days. It's actually a bit more tricky than that. You need months of checking your cervical mucus and body temperature to get to know which days are your most fertile days and which aren't.

Sounds like you used two birth control methods (condoms and withdrawal) and if you used them properly (as you mentioned here) the chances of pregnancy are lower. You can always take a test to ease your mind. Pregnancy tests are accurate after 14 days of the risk, but again, you are saying you used condoms and withdrawal. [Smile]

I'm going to leave these links for you about how to chart your cycles (if you are interested in doing so) and about periods being late or missing.

Get With the Flow: All About FAM

M.I.A or, Where's My Period?

Hope this helps! [Smile]

[ 11-29-2013, 12:43 PM: Message edited by: Edith_* ]

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Niabeee
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Thanks so much !
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You're very welcome! [Smile]

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