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Im 18 years old and I have had my period regularly since I was 15 or so. I am a virgin and I have never dry humped, been felt, given a blow job, or even masterbated. My period has always been regular, but this month it is light. I was wondering if the fact that I stopped taking an anti-depressant (Paxil) that it would cause my period to be extremely light? I had been on Paxil for four years and came off rather quickly. I am also anorexic..but have had my period regularly even though I was underweight. I am underweight now..but I have still gotten my period before when I weighed less than what I do now.
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Say a guy masterbates and cums on his hands. Say he doesn't wash his hands and touches a doorknob. Now what would happen if say a girl touches the doorknob unknowing five minutes later while the sperm is still alive and inadvertly touches herself down there? Could she get pregnant?

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Really, you don't have to worry about pregnancy due to things like that: without direct genital contact, from fresh semen, conception is pretty impossible. A doorknob also isn't an environment sperm could thrive on.

More likely, you light menstruation is due to the anorexia and/or the change in medication.

Just because you've kept menstruating before at lighter weights doesn't mean you always will: the effects of an eating disorder often tend to be cumulative. In other words, the longer you mistreat and abuse your body via starvation, the greater and more likely the occurrence of side effects, short and long-term is going to be.

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