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Is this paranoia normal?

By Anonymous January 10, 2011 - 3:12pm
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A few years back dated a guy for over a year. I, being younger at the time, never had sex with him and never intended to, although we would often end up making out, but always with full clothes on. One time an incident occurred (I am not a minor, but still not on birth control) where I went home that night and worried as to whether or not I was pregnant. Well, obviously by now I know I wasn't. To this day however, even when I am fully clothed, if I lay on or near a guy, I have a paranoid thought inside my head worrying about pregnancy. I know it's crazy, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Recently I was worried at the thought that somehow I could get pregnant through his two layers of clothing, and my two layers (including jeans), even though I have no clue as to if the guy at this incident even ejaculated, (which most likely he didn't, there was no wet-spot as many bring up in other posts) How can I fix this, besides just getting birth control?

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Anon - Thanks for your questions and the information you provided.

If you've become worried to the point that you are self-labeling your worries as paranoia then you may want to consider getting some professional counseling to help you sort out the reasons for your feelings and to gain some peace of mind. If paranoia is too strong a word for what you're feeling, and you're just wanting some reassurance, then knowledge is a great way to having more power, and learning more about birth control and choosing the method that you are sure is the best for you may help. The following article outlines your options: https://www.empowher.com/reproductive-system/content/birth-control-what-works-what-doesn-t-and-what-s-best-you?page=0%2C0

January 10, 2011 - 6:35pm
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