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Cool_Chick055
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On Friday I had sex for the first time. I'm not on the pill, so my boyfriend wore a condom to keep me from getting pregnant. He ejaculated in the condom inside of me, which is something that made me feel a little nervous about, but condoms are made to be used that way right?

My main question is, if the condom looked okay after sex and it wasn't broken, does that mean I am 100% protected from pregnancy? I just really don't want to get pregnant, I don't want to deal with that right now.

Also, if in the future a condom ever breaks, I can just get the morning after pill and not get pregnant, right?

Thanks in advanced. [Smile]

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Heather
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Yep, condoms are indeed designed to handle ejaculation.

If the condom was on for ALL genital contact, if it did not tear or slip off, and if it was removed properly, then you can be pretty darn sure it worked to help protect you from pregnancy and STIs well with that use.

Condoms actually very rarely break when used correctly, but Plan B is absolutely something women can use if and when that happens.

But there are methods more effective than condoms, and it's even better to use condoms WITH another method if you want the best protection you can have to protect you from unwanted pregnancy. Were you interested in a second method more effective than both condoms and Plan B?

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Thanks for answering my questions. I feel even better now knowing more so that I was protected on Friday. [Smile]

I am interested in a second method of birth control. I have considered the pill, but I have a few reasons why I'm not on it. I don't know if I will be having sex often enough that I want to take a pill every day, and then I would have to remember to take it, and there could be side effects on my body from it. I'm not sure at the moment. Although, even if I had sex only once or twice a month that would be a reason to take the pill. So I will think about it.

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Well, you know the pill isn't your only choice of secondary method, right? There are several other methods you would not have to take every day, for instance.

With side effects, I like to remind people that no method of contraception carries the risk of the level of side effects pregnancy does. As well, there are secondary methods which are not hormonal, too.

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