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jayy007182
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So i need to clear this up i have been on yahoo answers and could not get a straight answer so i came here where i know the answers are always genuine! my girlfriend an I are both 17. We decided to have sex for the first time yesterday. We were both virgins till yesterday and we used a condom while having sex. We did not have sex for long just in a couple of different positions for a few seconds each time to try it out but stopped as she felt some pain because it was her first time. Anyway, she was wondering if there could be a pregnancy risk or basically is worried now that she could get pregnant because she was ready but always worries. We used a condom, i did not cum inside her or anywhere near her vagina and after i checked the condom after sex for any breakages and there was absolutely no breaks what so ever. We did nothing sexual for the rest of the day or today. Will she be fine? and what can she expect after her first time having sex. I am just looking for a genuine answer please, thanks in advance.
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Heather
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So, in one year of use, condoms are 98% effective in perfect use, and around 85% effective in typical use. When withdrawal is added, like you did, you basically double that effectiveness, which gets you as close to complete effectiveness as possible in perfect use and still close to that even with typical use.

When people engage in intercourse, there is always some risk of pregnancy, never none. But when people use methods of contraception, as you did, those risks are reduced. You can see from the stats above just how much.

You might want to also have your partner look at those figures, so, moving forward, she can figure out if she feels good about these methods, or if she would rather look into other methods with even higher effectiveness rates.

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from the stats shes looking at basically little to no chance of getting pregnant from this one time. This should ease her worrying a little bit, thanks a lot.
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Yep, exactly.

But if she'd like to take even less of a risk than that teeny-tiny one, she might want to look into more effective (and more goodproof) things to use with condoms than withdrawal, such as a hormonal method or IUD.

If she wants help looking into the options, you could share this with her: Birth Control Bingo!

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That will be a good help ill look into it with her and see what she thinks, it was only a once off for now to try it out next time will be more prepared and she will more than likely be on the pill. Thanks again.
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You're welcome. [Smile]

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