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ubermandy
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This morning my boyfriend and I were showering together, and he came on my stomach while I was wearing underwear. I know that in the future he should wear a condom, but this time we just slipped. I rinsed off my stomach with water right away, but I wasn't quite sure if it was enough, as I pulled my panties away from my body as I was rinsing. Should I go ahead and look into getting EC?

And if I do need to look into it, is it possible to get some without it showing up on heath insurance or anything like that? Like, what is the process for getting it?

edit: in cases when there is a low chance of pregnancy, is it a good idea to go ahead and take EC, or should it only be taken in cases of high risk? I'm not planning on using it as a birth control (I don't like taking meds when it's not absolutely necessary, for one, and I figure that's not what it's meant for anyways), and I'm going on the pill next month, but it's something I'd like to know anywways.

and i've had ovulation cramps last night and today, and i know that the risk of pregnancy is higher durring ovulation, which is another reason i'm concerned.

[This message has been edited by ubermandy (edited 04-27-2003).]


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Milke
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You can't absorb sperm through your belly, and it's extremely unlikely that any would have both washed into your vagina, and survived the water that would have taken them there. There shouldn't be any need for EC, just be aware of what you're doing, and your risks from now on.

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ubermandy
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i figured i couldn't absorb it through my stomach

my main concern was about whether or not they could have made it down there and still be a problem.


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