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What happens if you take plan b right before your period should it still come or will it be late? Should I be worried if it is late ?

Plan B can cause your period to be late, yes. It’s also totally normal if your next period is different–heavier, lighter, or more spotty. However, if you don’t get your period within 3 weeks of taking emergency contraception, please take a pregnancy test.

So I’m 14 years old and I’ll soon be 15 I have just now noticed armpit hair. I still have peach fuzz. I feel like my penis and testicles are too small. My penis is 2.5 inches erect.

The most difficult thing to accept about puberty is that the changes happen at different times for every person! The most important thing to remember is that it’s all normal: there is no specific time you’re supposed to grow all your armpit hair, and no specific time your penis and testicles are supposed to reach a certain size. Some people go through puberty changes at the very beginning, and for others it takes more time.

My question is does every guy pre cum?

Pre-cum is something that happens to all guys when arousal happens, yes. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal.  Doctors believe that it helps make the urethra and the vagina less acidic, allowing sperm to survive longer.  Some people release a small amount of pre-cum; others may release quite a bit.

Do you guys test for testicular cancer? Also do you give out safe sex precautions?

Our providers can perform a physical exam to check for lumps and/or swelling. And yes, we have tons of information about safe sex! Take a look around this website under the “Get Healthy” tab. We provide information about STIs, birth control, and other ways to stay healthy. You can also use our text line if you have specific questions about your sexual health. It’s free and anonymous!

A quick reminder about how to text us!

For questions that are more specific to your personal situation, we often suggest that you text us instead. It’s super easy: grab your phone, compose a new text message to the number 66746 (as if it were a contact in your phone) and start the message with ToTC. Then write whatever question you have and hit send!

I’m a girl and me and my girlfriend have plans to do stuff but I’m scared I don’t know where to but things as it will be my first time and I’m scared as my vagina has a long flap and it look weired and not normal and it doesn’t like tuck in it’s hard to explain

Thanks for getting in touch! This is an example of the type of question that would be better answered on our text line. Just enter 66746 as if it were a contact in your phone, start your text with ToTC and then write your question!

My partner and I just got diagnosed with Chlamydia, I been loyal to our relationship and she says the same thing, however there was a couple of times we had unprotected anal and vaginal sex within the same night, could this possibly be the source of the bacteria? Switching from anal to vaginal during intercourse?

Chlamydia can’t be transmitted by switching between vaginal and anal sex, although other infections can, so make sure you’re rinsing off in between and that both of you urinate after sex.

Chlamydia can take up to three months to show up in your system, so depending on your relationship history, one possibility is that one of you got it several months ago (perhaps from a previous partner) but it didn’t show up on STI test until now. Chlamydia is transmitted through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus of an infected partner.

I had unprotected sex with a partner and the next day had itchy and swollen vulva then it went away in 2 days, what was it?

An itchy and swollen vulva can happen for many different reasons, so we can’t give you a definitive answer. Sometimes your body has a reaction similar to an allergic reaction when you have sex with a new partner because that person’s bacteria, yeast, pH, and other factors are different from your own. You may also have had a mild yeast infection, which generally causes itching and some swelling. Yeast infections can go away on their own, but sometimes you do need medicine to fully get rid of them.

If you had unprotected sex, we strongly encourage you to get tested for STIs. In general, it’s best to wait a few months before getting tested, since many of the most common STIs take an average of 3 months to show up in your system. If you get tested immediately after having unprotected sex, it’s possible the test results won’t be accurate. Remember that you can get tested for FREE at Teen Clinic, and it’s totally confidential.

So I had sex last night and my boyfriend put his cum on my vagina and in. can i get pregnant??

Yes. If you did not use any protection, such as a condom or a hormonal form of birth control like the pill or an implant, then your chances are much higher. If that’s the case, we recommend getting a form of emergency contraception like Plan B. Plan B is one pill that works by stopping ovulation from happening (when your ovaries release an egg) so it reduces the likelihood of getting pregnant. The thing is, you have to take Plan B as soon as possible after unprotected sex; it becomes less effective the longer you wait. You can find Plan B at most grocery stores and pharmacies like Walgreens, usually where you find condoms. It is pretty expensive (around $45) but you can also walk into Teen Clinic and buy it at a discounted price.

why are the sides of my testicles itchy, and what should I do

Itchy testicles can be caused by a few things. One of the most common causes is a fungal infection, which generally presents as a reddish rash. It could also be a result of chafing, using new soaps or detergents that you might be reacting to, or some STIs. Make sure to keep your genital area clean but don’t use any harsh soaps. If a rash appears or the itching is intense and continues for several days, we recommend making an appointment so a medical provider can check you out.