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I was sexually involved 3 days after my period with my Boyfriend and I had just recently came off birth control. We did it once with a condom but about 20 minutes later we wanted to again. So i told him to wash it off with soap and water and before sex I gave him head because saliva supposebly kills sperm. He stuck it in but he never ejaculated. Am I at risk of pregnancy?
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Saliva is not a method of birth control; that it kills sperm on its own is not true. Withdrawal is also not a method we recommend for teens due its difficulty to use properly and high failure rate.

Pre-cum is released during male sexual arousal and can contain sperm, especially if an ejaculation recently occurred, like you described. This sperm is adequate to cause a pregnancy. Soap kills only the sperm on the outside of his penis (and should NEVER be used inside the body as a method of birth control, btw; it doesn't work that way); leftover sperm may have been chilling inside his urethra and discharged with his pre-cum inside of you.

You have a moderate to high risk of pregnancy. I would recommend emergency contraception if you cannot afford to be pregnant right now.

[ 10-03-2008, 04:28 PM: Message edited by: *Lauren* ]

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That information is not correct. It's well-known that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm, and this risk is MUCH higher if an ejaculation previously happened recently, as the poster said. It's okay to correct information, but please check and provide your sources before posting them, as all volunteers and users do.

In addition, please don't bark orders in all caps; you can suggest someone use a condom, but it's not productive to make demands, especially in a weeks-old post where the poster is likely not even around anymore. It's their right to decide for themselves. Thanks [Smile]

[ 10-26-2008, 02:21 AM: Message edited by: *Lauren* ]

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