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pixie9000
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Okay, I get that generally you shouldn't have sex without a condom if you are on your period.
But what about if you are using a hormonal contraceptive (like the ring), and its the week off? Don't you necessarily ovulate during that week?
Is it generally safe, from pregnancy (stds aside), to have sex during this week, when you are bleeding?

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Heather
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When you are using a hormonal method, so long as you are using it properly, you are equally protected every single day of your cycle.

Just bear in mind that periods can pose higher STI risks per some infections (those which can be bloodborne, like HIV), and that those methods still don't protect you or partners from infections.

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Thank you!! This is such an awesome resource, I am so glad websites like this exist.
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