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I have a quick question. I recently had protected sex with my boyfriend and we used a condom. It didn't break/tear/leak or anything and he never came at all. I checked myself and noticed no semen at the tip of the condom but a part of me is paranoid that I am somehow pregnant. I'm supposed to be getting my period around next week. It's not possible for me to be pregnant if no semen entered my body right? We both made sure nothing happened and nothing got inside. I need someone to ease my mind so I don't go crazy thinking I'm pregnant and stressing myself out, because I know that will delay my period. There was also no pre-ejaculate that got near because we made sure he had the condom on before entering. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

[ 07-17-2014, 07:28 PM: Message edited by: XiaXue ]

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Hi there XiaXue, welcome to Scarleteen! I suggest you start off by checking out some of our articles, as they have all the information needed for you to assess your risk. Here's our article about condoms:

Considering your boyfriend also did not ejaculate, that would count this instance as being a buddy-system of both condoms and the withdrawal method. You can read about that here:
The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method

Also know that when talking about effectiveness rates, those are about percentages over a year of use, not for each individual use. If condoms were used for all genital contact, were stored properly, put on the right way, and did not break during intercourse, then you can know that semen did not come in contact with your vulva, and thus it is safe to assume that the condoms were effective at their job and pregnancy is not likely. If you are unsure about what is necessary for a pregnancy risk to be present, you can read more here:
Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide

[ 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM: Message edited by: Onionpie ]

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