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Hi, I have a question about condoms. My girlfriend is on the pill, but she did forget to take the day we had sex. She took two the next day to make up for it. Also, I used a condom, but after i ejaculated inside the condom, we kept going for a couple more minutes. I now know that this isn't a good idea, and won't do it again. The condom didn't rip or break. But is there a legitimate chance of pregnancy here? Seeing as we did keep going a couple minutes after ejaculation and she missed her birth control pill that day?

P.S. She took a pregnancy test exactly 14 days (however, two days BEFORE her expected period) after this incident and it came up negative. Is it legitimate to question the accuracy of this test and the possibility of pregnancy based on the incident? Or am I just freaking myself out?

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The issue with what you did with the condom is that that makes the condom slipping off or breaking more likely to happen. But if that didn't happen, then what you did doesn't mean the condom was any less effective that time, just that it could cause it to fail another time if a break or slip did happen because of that improper use. Make sense?

So, she missed a pill, but made it up, so that was probably okay, but since your condom didn't fail, you can both be pretty sure a pregnancy did not happen. And with that negative test, you've got that verified.

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Ohhhhhhh ok, I didn't know that. So, just to make sure I understand this: what I did with the condom just makes it more likely for the condom to slip off or break, but because neither of those things happened, the condom still worked as it normally would at the 97% effectiveness rate?
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98% actually, and yep.

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Ok that's where I was nervous. I read somewhere that if you stay with the same condom after ejaculation the semen will seep through the condom, even if it doesn't break or slip. It seemed like an unreliable source but it still made me nervous. So you would say that it's not true that this happens?
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Semen doesn't "seep through" condoms: they're designed to keep it in. Since it didn't slip off or break, as Heather said, you can consider that the condom was effective.

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I found out today that my girlfriend got her normal period for the second time, which makes it pretty clear to me that she's not pregnant. I just wanted to thank you for your time.
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