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Milk n Cereal
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On Saturday the 18th my boyfriend and I performed manual sex on each other. After I gave him a handjob we wiped away the semen from our hands and bodies and he fingered me. I was confident there was little or no pregnancy risk.

However, my period was supposed to start the next day, on Sunday the 19th. It is now late Wednesday (the 22nd) and my period has not come. Should I be worried, or was there not even an egg to be fertilized in the first place?

Also, I have recently started taking prescription naproxen sodium for my menstrual cramps. Could this be the cause of the lateness?

Responses are appreciated. [Smile]

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Karybu
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For a pregnancy risk to be present in a situation like this, his hands would have had to be dripping with semen when he touched you. Since he wiped off his hands before performing manual sex on you, I really don't see that you've had a risk here.

Periods go missing for all sorts of reasons: stress, illness, change in diet or exercise levels, or just because. It could be that the meds you're taking are having an effect on your cycle, or it could be something else entirely. Since your period's only a few days late at this point, don't sweat it. Even the most regular women experience irregularity every now and then. Have a look at this article for more information: M.I.A. or, Dude, Where's My Period?.

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Milk n Cereal
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Thank you so much for the reply. I knew I didn't have much to worry about, but having someone else tell me really helps put my mind at ease. [Smile]
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Milk n Cereal
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Well, almost another week has gone by and I still haven't started. It's been about 10 days since our sexual activities and 8 or 9 since I should have started.

I realize now that women with even the most regular cycles experience some have irregularity, but is it normal for it to be *this* wonky? (as in, 10 days late?)

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Leabug
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It happens sometimes- even skipping a period is still normal. However, if you're still really concerned, you can take a pregnancy test now if you'd like.

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