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- Can a girl get pregnant the first time she has sex?
- Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex standing up?
Yes she can. Gravity won't help, those sperm know where they are going!
- Are two condoms better than one?
No! The opposite, two are weaker! Using two can damage the condom.
- Should a condom be re-used?
No! A used condom should be wrapped in tissue and disposed of in the rubbish bin.
- Can a girl get pregnant if she has sex during her period?
Yes. Because a girl's menstrual cycle can vary, she may ovulate shortly after her period and sperm can fertilise an egg for up to about 3 days and can live in the vagina for 5 days!
- Can a girl get pregnant if she jumps up and down after sex?
Yes she can.... and she would look rather odd! Going to the loo after sex doesn't help either!
- Is using a condom safe sex?
No......it is safeR sex - not completely safe!
There are many methods of contraception available – the pill, diaphragm or cap, intra-uterine device or coil, injections, implants, patch, spermicidal preparations, male and female condoms, and natural methods such as Persona. Although many are very effective, no method is 100% safe. Also, and this is very important, ONLY condoms provide a waterproof barrier to provide protection from sexually transmitted infections.
- Can a girl get pregnant if the boy withdraws before he ejaculates?
Yes. Pre-ejaculatory fluid can be released during sex which does contain sperm. The boy may not even realise it has been released.
- Can a girl get pregnant if she misses a couple of pills out of a packet?
Yes. All pills must be taken. The worst ones to miss are the last one out of the packet or the first one from the next packet. If she does forget to take a pill, it's OK if she remembers within 12 hours; she can still take it. But if it is longer than that, they would need to use condoms for 7 days and then start a new packet of pills.
- Is it unhealthy for a boy not to have sex?
No. Sperm will dissolve into his body - WHATEVER HE TRIES TO SAY!!