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My boyfriend and I are not planning on having vaginal sex anytime soon, but when I went to PP, they gave it to me anyway, just in case I changed my mind (I'm not going to.. I'm soooo waiting.)

Anyway! Since we're not having vaginal sex, and we're both passed our STD screenings, and we've been together for 15 months, should we just make sure that hands are washed in between playing with each other to prevent any pregnancy risks? I really don't want to go on BC when we could just take a minute or two and go wash hands. What do you all think?

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I'd say as long as you both know to be careful to wash your hands and not let semen come in contact with your vulva in anyway, there's really no need to be on birth control.

It sounds like you know to be safe and keep those hands washed, so just keep up with it and you should be fine.

You also have the option of having him wear a condom for manual sex, which just cuts back the risk even more. There's really no reason hormonal birth control is needed.

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Do keep in mind though that we suggest waiting at least one full cycle of BC before you consider it effective. So if you intend to participate in activities that present a risk, you'll want to plan ahead and have been taking the pill regularly and correctly for a full month before you rely on it.

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