I take the pill everyday, but two days ago I took the pill about 4 hours late due to the fact it was not on me at the time and where I was at. I had unprotected sex the day before in the shower, but he did not ejaculate but instead pulled out before doing so. I know I shouldn't worry because I know a lot about this but I just want to not have any doubt in my head as I'm a worrier. Should I worry???
If you think pulling out before ejaculation is helping to keep you from getting pregnant then you dont know much about contraception. However, being a bit late on one pill occasionally wont get you pregnant. It is best to take them at the same time of day but an occasional late one wont matter much in the scheme of things. Just dont make the mistake that a male pulling out before ejaculation is as good as using back up because it is not. Men secrete sperm all throughout the sex act, not just during ejaculation. Withdrawal is also very difficult for most men to do properly. By the time he is feeling it, he can secrete quite a bit before he pulls out. It is just NOT reliable-it is an old wives tale kind of thing. There is very negligible difference in the rate of pregnancy for couples using withdrawal method and couples doing absolutely nothing to prevent pregnancy. If you ever DO miss a pill, be sure to use proper back up like a condom.
Pills were designed to let women enjoy their sex life without fear of pregnancy. As long as you are taking a pill each day, preferably at around the same time of day, you are protected against pregnancy so go ahead and let your partner finish. It is one of the best parts of sex for him and you are really accomplishing nothing by asking him to pull out to ejaculate. As far as STDs, once he is in you without a barrier, you have opened yourself to STD whether he ejaculates or not. If you want to prevent STD, you must have him use condoms always.
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