I lost my virginity 3 weeks ago and I've been paranoid ever since. We used protection. Today I'm supposed to get my period and what I got is dark brown blood. I'm scared. What is it?
I'm not a medical professional, but I am a grown woman who has had her period for a few decades now. Brown is not abnormal. It has to do with the amount of time the blood is in your cervix. Because the blood flow is slow at the beginning and end of the menstruation cycle, the blood is exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time (no pun intended) allowing the blood to oxydize and change to that brownish color. No worries, sex does not do anything weird to your menstrual cycle (unless you get pregnant that is). If your partner wore a condom correctly then chances are you're not pregnant nor have you caught any STDs. Smart girl! When in doubt, go to the doctor for further testing. Matter of fact, now that you are no longer a virgin, you need to make sure to take care of your reproductive system and get yearly paps.
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