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anael1238
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my period started on Wednesday and because I'm on the pill it's very light. It's Monday and I thought I was done with my period but then I saw really light, light brown discharge. Thing is I'm not sure if I did something incredibly foolish, I had unprotected sex but used withdrawal. my boyfriend and I have been on a monogamous relationship and are sti-free. I'm worried because I honestly thought my period was done >< do you think there is anything to worry about? [Frown]
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Oh I'm referring to the fact that there was still brown discharge that came in contact with his penis
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Anael, can you clarify you are asking? What are you concerned about?

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Also, just something to know, which is that some ways of being aroused, and also orgasm, can create uterine contractions. So, we can sometimes squeeze out, as it were, a little more flow or leftover blood from a recent period with sexual activity soon after.

If you were seeing this discharge at a different time, I'd be a bit more concerned, especially if either of you weren't up-to-date with STI tests. But it sounds like you are (right?), and this is right after a period, so likely no need to worry about this discharge.

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Oh! So sorry if I wasn't clear! Well I know that STIs can be transmitted through fluids and so I was a bit concerned that the leftover blood would add to the risk.

My boyfriend and I have been together for four year years, each others first sexual partners for everything and have been mongamius. We're both sti free!

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Well, any exposure to blood can absolutely increase risks of some STIs.

So, on top of being monogamous and each other's firsts, you have also both been tested for all the STIs you can be within the last year or two? If so, and those results were all negative, you can now (save for HPV for him, which he can't be tested for) that you are currently free of any STIs. Without those tests, no one can know for sure.

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Yes!

is exposure to blood the same as exposure to semen or other genital fluids? in regards to sti? Or does exposure to that brown discharge require us to be tested again for any more?

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Well, it's not the same in that it can expose him (not you, it's already in your body) more to certain STIs than your vaginal fluids themselves can. But it is the same in that it, like other genital fluids, can pose STI risk.

Really. when to get tested again is not about this but about when you were each last tested. Has it been more than a year? If so, testing again is wise, as it always is to do around once a year (more often for anyone who isn't in an exclusive relationship, or doesn't stay in one throughout that time).

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Oh I meant like, for him does exposure to the discharge pose risks for any other sti other than the ones that semen and other genital fluid pose? Or do they all pose the same risks for the same stds?

We were tested within the last year [Smile]

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It poses Hepatitis risks not likely or less likely without blood contact and higher HIV risks. But if you both have been tested for those in the last year, and you've both stayed exclusive since, it's all good. [Smile]

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