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While we were having sex the condom came off when he was pulling out. How vulnerable do you think I may be of being pregnant?
What are the safest condoms during sex?
Is there a brand or type of condom that won't irritate me?
Condom came off inside
Well, condoms do not dissolve, so you, or your partner need to reach in, find the condom and remove it. Leaving it in could cause an unpleasant smell, and infection. If your partner is having trouble doing this she can sit on a toilet seat and sometimes that will make it easier to grab. She should also contact a Health Care Provider to obtain some emergency contraception. There are pills (Plan B) that you can take the first 3 days after unprotected intercourse that will keep you from getting pregnant.
1) In the future, if you keep a small supply of contraceptive foam and an applicator available, if this happens, you can insert some foam into your vagina as a preventive measure
2) You can call your local drug store pharmacy and ask what the rules and cost of Emergency Contraception are in your community - these are pills you can take up to three days after unprotected sex that will help prevent pregnancy
3) Stop worrying - there is nothing you can do except wait and if your period does not start, try a home pregnancy test with your first urine of the day
4) It might be a good time to see a clinic (like Planned Parenthood) and start on a reliable method of birth control, keeping condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections.
All condoms protect you from pregnancy and some sexually transmitted diseases, but you must use them correctly.
Condoms are all not the same. Some are thicker or thinner, and they come in dfferent shapes. You need to find a condom that you and your partner both like.
This Web site provides more inforamtion about condoms at: www.pamf.org/teen/sex/contraception/birthcontrol_condom.cfm
Allergic to condoms
Some people are allergic to latex, and can use polyurethane condoms instead. Discuss this with your doctor when your make an appointment to start using a reliable method of birth control.
Teen Advisory Board of PAMF