I recently had unprotected vaginal and anal sex for the first time. My partner pulled out of me a couple minutes after we started having vaginal intercourse and we began having anal shortly after…

…He came inside of me and I’m afraid it dripped down to my vaginal opening. I can’t afford Plan B, I’m 16 and a half. I know it wasn’t a very good idea in the first place, but is there anywhere I could possibly get a free Plan B?

In order for someone to get pregnant, semen needs to come into direct contact with the vagina. But even if someone does not ejaculate in the vagina, there is still a risk of pregnancy. If someone ejaculates on the outside of the body but still near the vagina, sperm can travel in to the vagina, putting them at risk of pregnancy.

If someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their  partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre-cum (or pre-ejaculate). Pre-cum is something that everyone with a penis does when arousal happens. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.

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.

So even though your partner ejaculated during anal sex, if sperm traveled to the vagina opening, pregnancy could be possible. Or, if pre-ejaculate was released during vaginal sex, pregnancy could be a possibility as well.

But the good news is that Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services. If you are 17 and under, all of our services are completely free!

Plan B may be anywhere from $30-60 at a pharmacy, but at Teen Clinic the most someone will pay for it is $3!

We have Teen Clinic at both our Boulder and Longmont locations. You can find our hours here, and find out more about pricing here.

The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly. Teen Clinic offers all different types of birth control. Call us at 303-442-5160 if you have more questions or want to make an appointment!