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Does losing your virginity change your cycle?

By September 3, 2015 - 8:26am
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I had unprotected sex, but he pulled out way before he finished, 4 days before my period, and now I'm a day late. I was told that when you lose your virginity, that it messes up your cycle. I'm always a 24 day cycle. Im always right on time. I have been kinda stressing about it. And pre-cm has so many controversial things said about it. So could I be pregnant?

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Hello casey.bloomfield,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Losing your virginity has no effect on your menstrual cycle.

However, stress can cause a delay in the start of your period.

According to the International Planned Parenthood Foundation, "The pre-ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm. As the pre-ejaculate leaves the body, however, it may pick up sperm from a previous ejaculation that remains in the urethra. One study found small clumps of sperm in the pre-ejaculate fluid of some men. Though only a few hundred sperm were present, they could theoretically pose a low risk of pregnancy.

Such small amounts of sperm can likely be flushed out with urination, although no research has verified this. If a man using withdrawal has ejaculated recently, he should urinate and wipe the tip of his penis to remove any remaining sperm before having sex again."

Relax and your period should start in a few days. Now that you are sexually active, please use birth control. Choose the one that will work best for you.


September 3, 2015 - 8:35am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much! Since i was so close to my period I was less fertile as well, making it even less likely for conception to happen right?

September 3, 2015 - 8:49am
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September 3, 2015 - 8:58am
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