Condoms

Hello, I am a 21-year-old woman and I have a few questions about sex. When should I have sex? A few days or weeks before my period, or right after my period is finished? Is it okay if I can have sex without my partner not using a condom? What are the chances of getting sexual transmitted diseases?

Anytime you have penis-vagina sex without the use of birth control you are putting yourself at risk for unplanned pregnancy unless you are aware of the exact time of ovulation which is very difficult to know. 

Anytime you have sex without a condom you are putting yourself at risk for a sexually transmitted infecton unless you absolutely know that your partner does not have an sexually transmitted infection. 

Please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner health center to have further discussion about these important questions. 

I was asked to take azithromycin pills to cure my Chlamydia. Is it cured within the 7 days I took it or do I have to wait 2 weeks to have sexual contact with someone again?

It takes 7 days to cure the infection.  Also it needs to be 7 days after your partner was treated or you will be one reinfected.  Condom use will prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections

My period is 2 days late. I'm having a few cramps, white discharge and diarrhea. I had dry sex last month. Could i be pregnant? HELP!!!

If you have had sexual intercourse without using birth control or condoms there is always a chance you could be pregnant.

There are also other reason for the symptoms you are having.  If your period is 1-2 weeks late you should check a pregnancy test   

Please schedule to come to Corner health or see your health care provider for further evaluation and testing as needed.  

I'm really afraid,my boyfriend and I were having oral sex and fooling around, after that we had anal without a condom and he came on my butthole, should I be worried about stds or any disease if it just happen once, what checkups should I do?

Having sexual intercourse without a condom can put you at risk for STIs.  

You can schedule an appointment at Corner health 734-484-3600 or with your health care provider to be tested.  Be sure to explain that you need to have rectal swab testing.

I want to have sex but I’m afraid I’ll get pregnant. Since no contraceptive is 100% reliable, if we were to use condoms and the withdrawal method at the same time, what are the chances of getting pregnant then?

If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they're 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren't perfect, so in real life condoms are about 85% effective — that means about 15 out of 100 people who use condoms as their only birth control method will get pregnant each year.

 

It would be a good idea to schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your primary care provider to talk about more reliable methods of birth control such as the IUD, or Nexplanon (arm implant).

 

Using condoms will prevent you from getting a sexually transmitted infection.

I know I shouldn't be doing this, but yesterday my bf and I had anal and right after vaginal sex, we didn't change the condom, I'm really nervous about that, what risks I should be worried about, I went to the bathroom immediately after and we were both clean but I'm really worried, should I go to the gynecologists right away? Or what should I do?

Using a condom protects you against sexually transmitted infections.  

You may be at risk for other infections that can be transmitted from the rectum to the vagina which is why it is recommended that you change condoms. 

If you have any symptoms such as vaginal discharge, burning with urination, abdominal pain you should schedule an appointement with your primary care provider or come to Corner health center.  

On the last 6 months I had sex with my ex boyfriend and now with my new boyfriend,we are really careful and are on birth control, I want to know if we should take any tests to make sure we are healthy concerning our sex life and also me as a woman what tests should I take just to be sure.

You and your new boyfriend should schedule appointments to both be tested for STIs.  Testing includes urine test for gonorrhea and Chlamydia and blood test for HIV, syphillis and hepatitis.  Using condoms will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. 

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.


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