When sex is involved, a thousand things can go wrong. Some can deprive you of the most needed sleep, but we are glad that you are here. Here is our advice on the possible mishaps of sex and how you can handle them. it includes what to do if:
- The condom breaks in the act
- Your period delays
- You got involved in unprotected sex
- If you think you have acquired for yourself an STD
What to do when the condom breaks
Just when you thought you were in your most responsible state, doing what is highly demanded of you, something tears open.
But thank your stars, there are options for you:
If all you depended on for protection from pregnancy was a condom, you should hurry over for something more (emergency contraceptives). The fact that the condom tore means that some sperm cells have possibly gotten into your vagina and made their way into the uterus. You wouldn’t want to risk this.
Do not be tempted to stay without the contraceptive with the belief that the man did not ejaculate or didn’t do so into you. Whether or not he reached the orgasm, some sperm cells have been released inthe seminal fluid during arousal to wet the urethra. There is a probability for this little amount of sperm to make its way up and cause a sweet little thing to start growing.
- Don’t douche
For a layperson, it may sound wise to douche and get the already ejaculated sperm cells out of the vagina, but no! Don’t fall into that trap. If the sperm cells have gone in there, douching will end up pushing them up the uterus instead of bringing them out. Here, you will be left to handle an ordeal that would have been avoided.
Urinating after sexual intercourse helps flush out the sperm cells from the urethra and lowers one’s risk of a urinary tract infection. It is a practice that should be employed by both men and female receptive partners and should be done whether or not the condom breaks. Also, sitting on the toilet after sex helps eject some sperm cells from the vagina. Male receptive partners can also sit on the toilet to expel some sexual fluids from their bodies too.
Go for a test
If the condom broke while you were having sex with a casual partner, you need to visit a sexual health clinic to test for an STD. However, you will have to wait for some days to pass before testing for the infection to be detected. The waiting duration is dependent on the probable disease, but some viral infections can be seenas early as 10 days after exposure.
Are you concerned aboutHIV? Find out if you have the option for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) which helps reduceone’s risk of HIV infection, or you can go for the early detection tests.
What to do when your period does not come
If your period is regular, it is easy to notice a little delay. When the due date for bleeding comes, and nothing drops, ask yourself the following:
Am I pregnant?
If during your last cycle you had unprotected sex, you might be pregnant. You can run an over-the-counter pregnancy test as early as one week after the expected day of your period. However, there are possibilities for false-negative results.
Your result will be more accurate by using the Beta HCG test with your doctor.
What if it is caused by something else?
If you do not have any chance of pregnancy yet your period is late, visit your doctor. Late periods can also be caused by stress, hormonal imbalance, PCOS, etc. Getting some tests will help you detect the problem and start your treatment early.
What to do if you got involved in unprotected sex
If you had unprotected sex with a casual partner, you should go for an STD screen in a sexual health clinic. You can also ask the partner whether he or she practices safe sex. This will help define how your next sexual encounter with them will be.
Moreover, you should avoid unprotected sex with your other sex partners (ifyou have them) to prevent transmitting an undiagnosed infection.
What to do if you think you are exposed to an STD
It could be a symptom of an uneven feeling, but if you suspect an STD
This is the first and best thing to do as it will clear your doubt on what the real problem is. You can do this with Sexual Health Clinic.
Try not to self-diagnose
There are many STDs, and most of them have similar symptoms, so your self-diagnosis can be wrong. Being tested is the best thing.
Stay safe While waiting for your result, visit this website, use condoms for every sex to protect others and reduce your risk of contracting a new one.