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hi, im posting this for a friend. [Frown]
she is really worried and paranoid because her and her bf had sex on friday with a condom, afterwards the area above his penis was wet looking and almost whiteish. is there any way the sperm can leak out of the base of the condom or no. the condom was normal...didnt look like any leaks or anything.

he put the condom on as soon as he got turned on but he almost put it on the wrong way, she said there was probably contact but he flipped it around right away and he put it on before any foreplay.

should she take the EC pill, and what are the risks of pregnancy right now. she said shes just had a bad feeling ever since she saw the whiteness above his penis. should she take it just in case? if so she would need her friend to get it for her since shes not old enough to get it over the counter. is that okay?

thank you =(


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The big issue with a flip-flopped condom is STI risksl, not pregnancy risks.

And it's highly likely that that white stuff she saw was just her very own vaginal discharges: it's important to remember that we're not just dealing with male fluids here, but with women's fluids as well. If the condom appeared intact and had no rips in it, there's no reason to assume that fluid was semen.

I don't see a need for EC here, but if would make her feel better and she would like to use it, that's fine. She can either have a friend get it for her, or get her own prescription from any healthcare provider for herself.

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Icon 1 posted      Profile for juju22     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post you think there is a risk at all or should i just tell her to chill out and not worry about the EC? or would the EC be a good precaution? it should lower the risk even if she takes it tomorrow as long as its before the time they did it right?

is it possible for her guy friend to get it for her, if hes over 18? or do you need a prescription for whoever will be taking it? (they would probably go to the planned parenthood here)

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Heather mentioned above that EC isn't necessary in this case. But if your friend is that worried, she can take it to feel better about the situation. But she really doesn't need it. (If she does though, she needs to get it by tomorrow, at the very latest, else it probably won't be effective).

Her boyfriend can get it for her, or, again, she can get it from any healthcare provider (such as Planned Parenthood)

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