I had sex with a man and used protection. But, about halfway through he took off the condom without me noticing……..

After about 5 minutes, I noticed and told him to but one back on, and he did.  During the time without a condom, he did not ejaculate inside of me but I am afraid of pre-ejaculation.  This was on Friday, and my period was supposed to come the Monday after. Now, 3 days later, I have not gotten my period. Should I be worried? (FYI we were both virgins, I am not worrying about STIs, more about pregnancy)

Pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina.  If someone is having unprotected sex but ejaculation did not occur in the vagina, pregnancy can still be possible because of something called pre-cum. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit, and most people may not know when pre- ejaculate is happening.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

Emergency Contraception can help reduce the risk of pregnancy. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred. Emergency contraception can be taken up to five days after the most recent sexual contact and is more effective the sooner it is taken.

The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact. You can trust the result then.

It would also be a good idea to consider starting a form of birth control. most methods can be up to 99% effective when used correctly. Condoms can also help reduce the risk of STIs and pregnancy by 98%.

It is also really important to know that communication and consent is very important when it comes to sexual contact.   If using a condom was something you wanted, and your partner took it off without communicating with you, that is a conversation you should have with your partner.  No one should ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable during sex, and there should always be communication from the beginning to the end.

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