I have NEVER had sexual intercourse with my bf of one year but we do, like most healthy couples, engage in sexual activity. 100% percent of the time I am wearing both pants and underwear and almost all of the time he is wearing AT LEAST underwear. I make sure we are wearing our "barriers!" (we dry sex)But of coarse I know that underwear is NOT a form of birth control which is making me very concerned. I missed my period last month (july) and have not gotten it since ( it`s Aug. 7th). So I`m wondering if maybe there is a possibility that I have a high risk of pregnancy or stress related menstrual delay. I have been under stress worrying about college next month,...tuition fees,...having been in a recent car accident..and the basic heat from the summer has caused some stress...is it higher likely that i`m stressed...or is pregnancy more of a possibility?
I am afraid none of us here will be able to tell you why your period is late. The only way you can discount the fact that you might be pregnant is if you take a pregnancy test or two to be on the safe side. If you don't happen to be pregnant, then go see a gynae or your GP who can then give you a more accurate reason why your period might be late.
What you consider protection (ie your clothes) is really not very good protection at all. Should his semen happen to seep through your underwear and into your vulva, there already is a pregnancy risk.
Check out this article to assess your pregnancy risk.
But most importantly, regardless of how low your pregnancy risk might be, get a pregnancy test done to be sure and at the same time, stock up on some condoms and lubricant which are what we call real protection.
[This message has been edited by Lin (edited 08-08-2002).]
I'm not sure if it's pregnancy, I mean, I guess it depends on what type of pants you were wearing? It would be really rare if you got pregnant while wearing pants and underwear. But nonetheless, take a pregnancy test or see a gyno. Hope it all works out.
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