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Stephanie_1
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We get a lot of questions where posters are worried about the possibility of pregnancy. Sometimes there was no risk of pregnancy from the activity, the next period or withdrawal bleed has already arrived, home pregnancy tests (more than one sometimes) have been taken and given negative results, and sometimes even blood tests have confirmed that there’s no pregnancy.

So what happens when some or all of these are the case, and there’s still that worries that pregnancy might be a possibility. Sex is supposed to be about pleasure, so how do you know that the worry outweighs this pleasure? What makes you feel the most comfortable about dealing with any risk of pregnancy? What point do you just decide that for right now sex with any pregnancy risk isn’t likely to be pleasurable as a whole, because the amount of worrying the risk causes you later?

Ex - Me: Because of the medication I take for seizures, there’s a chance that my birth control effectiveness is lower than typical effectiveness ratings. My boyfriend and I use condoms, and have talked about what to do in the case that we have a condom failure and are prepared should this happen.

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