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Angelgirl34
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My boyfriend and I had sex a couple nights ago for the first time. We used a condom and he also pulled out before he ejaculated. I know I have some risk of being pregnat, but how much of a risk?
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Aria51
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Actually, for the future, if you're using a condom for intercourse your partner DOES NOT need to withdraw before ejaculating. Doing so increases the chance of breakage, slippage, and spillage, and increases your pregnancy and std/sti risk. Condoms are intended to be used so intercourse can continue right up until after the male has ejaculated -- it's pretty much their only lot in life to catch semen.

If there was no breakage or slippage or spillage, your pregnancy and std/sti risk is actually really low. If there WAS breakage/slippage/spillage, you have a risk and need to either get emergency contraceptive if it hasn't been 72 hours, OR wait two weeks and take a pregnancy test. You'd also need to get tested for STD/STIs, but doing so would be an all-around Good Idea regardless of your condom situation.

So! If you want to read more about pregnancy risk, read this: http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/preg_risk.html. And keep using those condoms. Just make sure he doesn't make a point to withdraw before he ejaculates next time, eh?


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