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lizzylala17
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Yesterday, I got my period. I was already at my boyfriend's house, so I just put in a tampon. Later that day, we tried anal sex. He didn't put it in very far, and he pulled out without ever being close to coming. Neither of us have ever been with anyone else so I'm not worried about infections or anything. I'm just a little worried, I've never gone that far before. This isn't a pregnancy risk right?
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Onionpie
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Hi! If you did not use any form of contraception (birth control, condoms, etc), then anal sex does pose a pregnancy risk. Also, although sometimes the chances of becoming pregnant may be reduced when you are on your period, it is hard to know when exactly you ovulate, and sperm can live within the human body for several days. So even if you have vaginal or anal sex during your period, you can still become pregnant.

Also, it is not such a good idea to just assume that neither of you have any kind of STIs because neither of you have engaged in any kind of sexual activity before. Yes, it means it's unlikely, but there's no way to know for sure unless you get regularly screened for STIs. Different people have different ideas of what "sex" is (so one person saying "I've never had sex before" might mean something very different to another person), and not everyone knows all the different kinds of sexual activity that can pose an STI risk, so you can't be sure that neither of you have an STI until you get a screening. So I would suggest both you and your partner start getting screened asap.

I would also suggest that you use some form of contraception as you start to get sexual with each other.

Here are some articles that I think would help you:
What anal sex is and is not
What Safer Sex Isn't
Birth Control Bingo!
Safe, Sound & Sexy: A Safer Sex How-To

[ 05-13-2012, 05:05 PM: Message edited by: Onionpie ]

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lizzylala17
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Okay, so now you've got me really freaked out. Could I be pregnant?
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Onionpie
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There is a fairly low risk of pregnancy from the situation you've described, but yes, there is a risk. Because your boyfriend didn't ejaculate, the risk of pregnancy is significantly lower than it would be otherwise, but pre-ejaculate can still pose a risk.

If you want to, you can get a hold of the emergency contraceptive pill (plan B). You can take it within 5 days of when you were exposed to the pregnancy risk, but the sooner the better, as the longer you wait, the less effective the pill is. I'm not sure about laws in Louisiana, but you can usually get EC from Planned Parenthood, and in some states in pharmacies. Access may be limited if you're underage, I'm afraid.

Here's some more info on that:
Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)

If there's anything else I can help you with, or any more information you want, let me know. I know it's scary to find out you've had a pregnancy risk, but try not to freak out too much. Right now what you need to do is arm yourself with knowledge, figure out your options, and make a plan. We're here to help [Smile]

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