Okay, so I took Child Development this past semester in high school and I remember us talking about how if you're on the Pill and take it consistently and the right way, a man can ejaculate into you and you'd still be perfectly fine (not regarding the small small number of people who aren't so lucky).... Is this true?
I've always wanted to know what it felt like for my boyfriend to ejaculate inside me, but I'm totally freaked about getting pregnant. But I'm on the pill and have been on it for a year, I take it as directed.
It'll give you a breakdown of birth control's effectiveness when used alone (both typical and perfect use rates).
As you state when taken correctly oral contraceptive do provide a high level of protection against pregnancy. That level of course is higher when paired with another method but level you are comfortable with is something you'll need to check in with yourself to figure out.
I would say when I hear you saying something like being totally freaked out about pregnancy that strikes me as a situation where decreasing protection is probably unlikely to result in a positive outcome in terms of your own comfort. But as I said, that's up to you to figure out for sure.
Also, while the pill is good at preventing pregnancy it provides no protection against STIs. Are you and your partner up to date on getting tested?
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When you say you are both clean (just as an fyi a term we try not use because it implies that people who have an STI are dirty, which is no more true than anyone with any other illness being "dirty") do you mean that you have both been tested and received negative results?
And like I said it really is up to you what level of protection is a level you are comfortable with. Given the level of protection provided with the pill and knowing your habits in taking it do you feel like the level of risk is something you're comfortable with?
If you think a point of comparison would be helpful this gives you effectiveness rates for backing up with another method: The Buddy System Posts: 245 | From: British Columbia, Canada | Registered: Mar 2010
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