Living away from home is full of numerous new experiences – some good (e.g., staying up as late as you want, stocking the refrigerator with whatever you want) and some that can feel challenging at times (e.g., feeling lonely at times, balancing your responsibilities of school/work/friends/family).
This time of year the television is filled with ads for gym specials, diet plans, and even somewhat scary diet pills (bad idea) to get healthy in 2009. Getting healthy is a great goal and exercise and diet changes are one way to do it, but I was thinking about a different kind of resolution – one that focuses on your sexual health.
A study published in the January issue of Pediatrics found that teenagers who made pledges to remain abstinent until marriage were just as likely to have non-marital sex, but less likely to use condoms or other forms of birth control once they did start having sex.
My girlfriend and I are engaging in dry sex. I am getting a lot of mixed signals about the pregnancy risk from dry humping when I look for answers on the internet. What are some birth control methods we could use for better peace of mind?
I am a virgin but my boyfriend is not. I’m ready to have sex and though we’ve been sexually active in other ways I have a lot of questions about penetrative sex for a virgin. My boyfriend wants me to feel as comfortable and informed as possible – where can we learn about birth control options and sexuality issues?
I’m not using any contraceptives, and recently my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex and he ejaculated inside me. The following day I took emergency contraceptives. I was supposed to get my period a few weeks later, but I didn’t. So then I bought a home pregnancy test and it came out positive, but I don’t believe that I’m pregnant.
My girlfriend’s vagina gets very dry during intercourse. I have to use a lot of lubricant in order to have sex with her and then it get dries again after 10 minutes. She is not taking any medication or birth pill. Sometime it is so dry that it damages the condom. In foreplay she is wet for a few minutes, but then she gets dry when we have sex.
I am a sexually active, heterosexual male in a monogamous relationship. Recently, at or near climax during vaginal sex my condom slipped off completely. I didn’t know this until I reached to hold onto it as I withdrew. My girlfriend hadn’t felt it either. It was difficult to retrieve and went near her cervix.
My girlfriend has missed her period by about five weeks. Now, we have never had actual sex, just a form of dry sex. However, I am starting to get worried that she may be pregnant. We are both in separate colleges, and I am just so worried now. I mean, we haven’t had sex, but is there a possibility she is pregnant from me? What should we do next?