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Member # 42840
posted 10-20-2012 04:02 PM
I've been sexually active and use condoms for a basic form of birth control. Today my friend and I had sex, and he ejaculated inside of me wearing a condom. I am worried that since I'm not on the pill my risk of pregnancy is higher since I'm not using double protection. The condom did not slip, break, or tear so I know I should feel at ease but I'm always worried. But when we finished having sex the condom looked "suctioned" so we took it off and examined it with no damage to it. He even did the "blow" test to show that it had no tears or holes in it. My last period was Oct 9th-17th of this month... and I feel as if I'm in my ovulation stage which makes me worry. I also just stopped taking antibiotics for a UTI on the 16th..... Should I purchase plan B or was I protected enough with the condom? I've read all your articles and yet I still feel nervous. [ 10-20-2012, 04:05 PM: Message edited by: panicstrawberry ]
Member # 90293
posted 10-20-2012 06:18 PM
HI panicstrawberry and welcome to Scarleteen!
Condoms are an extremely effective form of birth control when used properly, which you did. They also protect against STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission. When you say your friend did the "blow test", do you mean that he blew the condom up prior to using it? If so, this is something you'll want to avoid doing in future as that can actually compromise the condom's durability. If a condom is torn or has a hole in it, you'll know. Unless you store your condoms next to something sharp, or the box has beeen tampered with (which you'll noticed whenyou buy it) condoms are intact. If a condom breaks during use, it doesn't just spring a little leak, but rather splits or tears noticeably. So, nothing you've told me here says that you need to go get emergency contraception, unless you're just feeling like you want more protection. Know though that if you have ovulated recently, emergency contraception won't do anything for you, as the primary way it works is through preventing ovulation. Here's some more information about condoms. Condoms It sounds like you've been worried about birth control for a while. Would you like to talk about finding another method that you can add in addition to using condoms?