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Pregnant? Or just stress?

By October 18, 2011 - 8:21pm
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The first day of my last period was September 13th and it was right on time, 30 days from my last one in August. It lasted the usual length of time, until about the 17th/18th. 

My boyfriend of 2 years and I have never had sex (we're both still virgins, and seniors in high school). We've decided to wait until I am able to get on birth control pills to have sex, because we feel it's safer than condoms and we definitely don't want any accidents. My mom has told me she won't put me on the pill until I turn 18 which is a few months away. So, in the mean time, my boyfriend and I manage to be intimate without going all the way. However, recently we went a bit too far and it has me worried...

On the evening of Friday, October 7th we engaged in sexual activity for the first time since my period ended the previous month, though we still did NOT have intercourse. At one point during our night together, the head of his penis came in contact with my vagina. There was NO penetration, and NO ejaculation whatsoever.  It only lasted for a few seconds when I pulled away and told him I didn't want to do that. He apologized, and we agreed to not go any further because we didn't want to get caught up in the moment. 

That was 11 days ago, and my period was supposed to arrive on either October 12th or 13th (my cycle typically runs with 30-31 days in between). Tomorrow it will be one week late and I am FREAKING OUT. 
I know it could be stress holding it up, but I'm not quite sure what to think since I really haven't felt a significant increase in stress lately. I haven't been sick, I haven't changed my diet at all, I've had normal discharge, and I've even been a bit gassier lately like I normally am near my period. I've felt no breast tenderness nor cramping.
I just don't understand what is happening, and I feel so helpless.  
Is there a chance I'm pregnant? Please help, I'm so worried :( A pregnancy would ruin my life, and I've been so careful to not have this happen... I feel so stupid. 

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Dear Worried 17,

Welcome to EmpowHer! Based on what you're describing, your chances of pregnancy are slim to none. No matter what, you should never risk pregnancy by having your boyfriends penis on or in your vagina, however, having no sperm involved, it's pretty much impossible unless there was sperm that went unnoticed.

If you are a teenager, it can be rather normal to have irrregular periods now and then but because you are one week late, please take a pregnancy test to ease your mind.

Good Luck,


October 19, 2011 - 6:33am
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