so my boyfriend and i have been dating over a year. we just made the switch from condoms to depo provera. i've had no weird side affects except for two incidents of spotting. i let him ejaculate inside of me, and i'm concerned that since i don't get periods anymore because of the depo, my vagina isn't clean. I know periods are the natural way to clean things out, and i've never used/won't use a douche. is the spotting enough of a cleanser? also is there a better way to wipe out or drip out his semen?
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Periods aren't the only way of cleaning out the vagina; your vagina keeps itself clean 24/7 - that's what discharge is for. So, you don't need to do anything except let your body do its thing.
As for getting rid of semen, most of it will run out within a few minutes, and you can wipe that away. The rest will be flushed out with your discharge over the next few days.
Just a note though? We don't recommend going without condoms until a sexual relationship has been monogamous for at least six months, and both partners have clear STI screenings at the end of that six-month period.
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