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George132
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Please do not be mad, I have read the last post i set up but it failed to answer a question before it was closed. The article I read did not explain how being sick can affect a period. If you guys could just address this quickly I would be appreciative
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Molias
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I missed that part! This article talks about various things that can impact the timing of a period: M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?
The thing to keep in mind here is that there's really no way to know, in any specific instance, what might cause a period to be late. There are factors that can impact it, as mentioned in that article, but if you're looking for a way to know exactly what the issue is, that's not something you can know.

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Thank you, so there is no risk of pregnancy, but her period could be M.I.A. for multiple reasons,. Got it, that puts my mind to ease. We are trying to take more steps to be safe and prevent this constant freakout from happening because we always find it consumes our lives. Are there any suggestions as to how we can do this?
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Why don't you start here: Birth Control Bingo!

That gives you a good overview over the different methods and how they work.

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Johanna
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The thing is, her parents dont know we are doing these things and she cannot get on BC. I have condoms, but is that really necessary when we are engaging only in manual sex?
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Well, if you feel anxious about manual sex even though you know that it poses no risk, then maybe using condoms will make you feel better. And besides, it is generally a good idea to get into the habit of using condoms, anyway.

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Thanks so much, il be sure to talk to my girlfriend about this. Although I doubt I can calm her down about the possibility of her missing a period for some reason... =(
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George132
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Illness has never affected her period before.
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As I understand it, her period is not actually late yet? She just has not experienced the symptoms she usually does before her periods start? If I understood that correctly, then I would suggest that you really hold off on worrying for now. Bodies are not machines, so even if someone has a super regular cycle, some stuff will be a little different from time to time. Her not having her usual periods does not mean that her period will be late. So, there is really nothing to worry about right now.

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