Condoms

I had sex with my boyfriend around November 3rd with condom on and he released it outside so there were no semen near my vagina. However, I havent had my period since around October 21st. And I am getting anxious about getting pregnant because i’m only 19.

By what you describe it sounds very unlikely that you would have gotten pregnant.  There are other reasons for periods to not come on time.

If your period is more than 2 weeks late you should schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test and you should see your health care provider to start an effective method of birth control.

if i have sex with my boyfriend and only used a condom, and it didn't rip or anything. Am i safe of pregnancy or should i be worried?

If you used a condom correctly and it did not rip it is 98% effective.  That means that for 100 women who used condoms 2 would get pregnant. 

That means you shouldn't worry if it was used correctly. However, if your period is ever more than 2 weeks late you should have a pregnancy test. 

If you are looking for a reliable form of contraception, schedule an appointment  at Corner Health Center or with your health care provider. 

I want to have sex with my boyfriend, what are the precautions that we should take, so we can enjoy it and be safe?

Good to hear that you are thinking about safe, enjoyable sex. 

You will want to use a reliable form of contraception (birth control)  to prevent unplanned pregnancy.  There are many types of contraception available.  You should schedule an appointment at Corner health or your doctor to learn more and pick the method that is right for you.

Also, you will want to prevent any infections that can be transmitted sexually.  Use of condoms will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

Hey guys! I want to know how do I know if the condom I am using with my bf is broken, what precautions should I take,besides taking birth control.

Usually, a broken condom (whether it’s a regular latex condom or one made of polyurethane or polyisoprene) will have an obvious tear that guys can feel and sometimes both partners can even hear when it happens. But sometimes a guy won’t notice it’s broken until after he pulls out. So it’s important to take a second to make sure you don’t see any holes or leaking semen before the condom comes off.

If there is any concern that you may have come in contact with a sexually transmitted infection you should schedule an appointment  to be tested at Corner heath or your regular doctor office. 

Hey there! I am 21, I had a blowjob once in my life and the guy fingered me, but I have never had intercourse (sex), all my friends have told me that the first time hurts a lot and also that you bleed, is it true? Is there a way that I can prevent the pain and the bleeding, or is something out of your control?

Everyone's experience the first time is different but most women experience bleeding and discomfort the first time. Discomfort may be less the more relaxed you are and use of a lubricant may help also.  There is no way to prevent it but you can plan ahead by protecting the space with towels or pads for easy clean up if needed. 

Don't forget condoms to prevent STIs and schedule an appointment  with your health care provider to discuss the birth control method that is best for you.  

 

What are the steps that I should take to have safe sex and to not worry about STDs and pregnancy?

Condom use is recommended every time you have sex if you want to protect yourself from STIs (sexually transmitted infections, same as STDs, sexually transmitted diseases) .  This includes protection against Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, Hepatitis B and C, HPV and HIV/AIDS .

To prevent unplanned pregnancy there are many forms of birth control available. Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or your health care provider to see what method is best for you.

In the state of Michigan you can receive sexual health services without parent consent if you are 12 years old or older. Corner also has condoms available for free at the front desk!  

 

I want to start having sex, with a guy I just met. I don't know him very well. What are the question I should ask him and what steps should I take to not get pregnant?

Before starting a sexual relationship with a new partner, it is smart to ask to see their recent test results for sexually transmitted infections. The most common infections we see at Corner are gonorrhea and chlamydia, and can be run through a simple urine test.

To avoid pregnancy, we recommend chosing a reliable method of birth control and also using condoms for STI protection.  The Corner offers several long acting, reversable contraception options including Nexplanon (the implant that goes in your arm) and IUD's. 

If you have more questions or concerns you and your new partner can come in to Corner and we can talk more about your options.

 

What is the difference between a circumcised penis and a uncircumcised one, and which precautions should I take when putting on a condom in each case?

The difference between the two is that the foreskin is removed from a circumcised penis and is not removed from an uncircumcised penis.  There are no special or additional considerations to make when using a condom. You can view this video for more information on condom use: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/condom

Please schedule an appointment at the Corner if you need more information or see you local health care provider.

 

How do I know if I put on a condom the right way? Is there a right or wrong way that can affect the effectiveness of the condom?

There are several things to consider when using a condom. It is important to make sure the condom is the right size for the user, make sure there is no damage to the packaging, and also make sure the condom is not out of date (expired). Furthermore, when applying a condom, there are several important steps to be sure to follow.

Please contact or health education staff to schedule an appointment or discuss these steps in detail for you! 734-484-3600. 

 

Is it possible to get Chlamydia in your stomach or intestines as a result of oral sex?

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that both men and women can get. It is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another during unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex. It can also be passed from a mother to her baby during birth.

A Chlamydia infection can occur in the mouth, reproductive organs, urethra, or rectum. You will not get Chlamydia infection in your stomach or intestines. Even though most people have no symptoms whatsoever when they have Chlamydia, women sometimes do have pain in their lower belly or back due to a Chlamydia infection in their reproductive organs.

The only way to know if you have Chlamydia is to get tested (AKA, go to a doctor and pee in a cup!). The great news is that Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics! If left untreated, it can cause serious health issues (for example, it can leave women unable to get pregnant later in life).

Using a condom every time you have sex (and by sex, we mean vaginal, anal and oral sex!) will help you prevent getting Chlamydia. Stop by the Corner to pick up condoms for FREE!

 


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