Yet another pregnancy scare
June 26, 2010 4:30 PM Subscribe
What are my chances of getting pregnant, realistically speaking (NSFW details inside)?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (34 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So on Friday night and Saturday morning I engaged in sexual activity with a guy, about 40 hours after the start of my period. I normally have 30-32 day long cycles and estimate that my most fertile period will be from July 5th to July 10th. There was no ejaculation and little penetration (only the tip of the penis) as I have not had sex many times before and wasn't terribly relaxed and he has a thick penis. We used a condom but it kept slipping off and he was having trouble keeping an erection with it on. So we decided to just try to get to penetration without the condom and he could withdraw and put the condom on. We did this but I'm worried about the possibilities of sperm in the precum.
I am a early-twenties graduate student at a good university in a liberal town in a liberal state in the US.
1) Get emergency contraception (Plan B One Step) tomorrow morning from the local pharmacy.
2) Wait until Monday morning and call the people at my student health center (who are generally very helpful) and get EC from the pharmacy there.
3) Sit tight and not worry because chances are very low that I'm pregnant. I have in general a very regular cycle so I expect to get my next period on July 25th.
TL;DR: No penetration, no ejaculation, not during fertile part of cycle. Get emergency contraception now or don't worry about it.
Please bear in mind that I tend to get quite paranoid about these things and let small things balloon into big things that eat me with worry. So I'm leaning towards the EC just for peace of mind, but would really appreciate hearing your thoughts.