I just started using the Patch yesterday (Monday) and so far so good! However, I have some questions. The Doc told me to wait 7 days before going condom-less, meaning that I would be able to have unprotected sex next Monday. I just wanna know if you ladies waited exactly 7 days or did you wait a little longer? Last question, you're supposed to wear the patch for three weeks, then on the fourth week take it off for your period. My question is, is the patch still effective against pregnancy after an entire week not wearing it? Do you ladies ever wait a couple days after your period week to have unprotected sex? Sorry, these questions may seem elementary, but I'm new to this.Thank you in advance!