Just out of curiousity (I am so uneducated hehe)... I have heard myths that even though a girl is on birthcontrol ( I ran a search on it but couldn't find an answer to my question), having sex on the first day (or 2nd) of her period increases chances of pregency... is that true? It doesn't sound right to me but just wondeR?
Also are after sex pains normal? My girlfriend gets them almost everytime and I feel really bad...
If by being on birth control, you mean taking oral contraceptives, no, that is not true.
So long as the pill is taken preoperly, it's effectiveness is exactly the same every day. However, as one on four young people will have an STD or STI by the time they're in their mid-twenties based on the rates now, it simply isn't smart to NOT pair oral contraceptives with condoms and other safer sex tools anyway.
I'm not sure what you mean by "after-sex pains." But, if your partner is experiencing pelvic or abdominal pains, no, that is not normal, and is something she needs to see her GYN about. If what you're talking about is vulval soreness, that can happen, but if proper lubrication is used and you don't overdo it, it doesn't happen often.
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