Imagine: you’re in the middle of a steamy hookup sesh with a hot guy/your boyfriend and everything’s going great… until the end, when he stops, looks down and says something like, “Uh… I think the condom broke.” First reaction? “OMG, what?! Are you serious?!” mini panic attack time.
There’s no question that the condom breaking can be one of the worst sex disasters ever. If you didn’t catch the breaking in the act, you can’t help but wonder when it happened – in the beginning? At the end? Were you ever protected at all? And then the worst thought comes creeping into your mind: what if you get pregnant?
Even if this has never happened to you, it’s best to be prepared for the situation. What will you do if your form of birth control fails you? We’ve got some answers. Here are seven ways to deal when the condom breaks – trust me, you’ll appreciate this info one day.
Stay CalmYou might want to go into full on freak-out mode when you realize that the condom broke, but try to stay calm. Panicking isn't going to help anyone - it's only going to make the dude more worried and yourself more stressed out. It happened, it sucks and now you guys need to figure out how to deal. Being more calm will help you make a better decision. Source: ShutterStock
Survey The DamageTry to figure out exactly what happened. Did you guys realize the condom was broken once everything was all finished up? Did it happen in the middle of the hookup sesh? Is any part of the condom missing and/or still stuck inside of you? You may not be able to figure out exactly when and how this happened, but trying to get some details down will probably help you relax a little. Source: ShutterStock
Talk About Your OptionsOnce you figure out what happened down there, talk to your guy about what's going on. You shouldn't feel like this is something you have to handle completely on your own, but at the same time, you don't have to involve the dude in your decision making. For example, if you're planning on taking Plan B, you can ask the guy if he can chip in on the money since it's expensive. It's up to you, but it's a good idea to have a little support when dealing with something like this. Source: ShutterStock
Consider Emergency ContraceptionIf you think the condom broke and some semen got inside of you, Plan B may be your best bet here, especially if you're not on another form of birth control like the pill. It may be a little expensive, but it also may be worth it: Plan B can stop a pregnancy from happening before, you know, it happens. If you need more info on it, watch this super helpful video. Also, like I said before, you can ask your partner to help pay for it or you can leave him out of the process altogether. It's your body and your decision.
Go To A DoctorDo you know if your partner is STD free? If he wasn't your long-term boyfriend and was just a random hookup, or if you guys never had the STD talk before, you might want to go to a doctor for an STD test. It's a good idea to be on the safe side, especially with something as risky as STDs. Source: ShutterStock
Consider Alternate Forms Of Birth ControlIf your primary form of birth control has always been condoms and this situation totally freaked you out, you may want to consider some alternate forms of birth control. Maybe you want to start going on the Pill or using an IUD - talk to a doctor about it. At the same time, don't start thinking that the condom is going to break every time you have sex. You don't have to use another form of birth control, but it's definitely a safer option and will be something to fall back on if the condom fails you in the future. Source: ShutterStock
Avoid This In The FutureDo you never want this to happen again? Yeah, I don't blame you. Read these tips on avoiding this situation in the future. The tips will help you avoid sex disasters from happening one too many times. Source: ShutterStock
Has the condom ever broken for you? What would you do if it did? Do you use alternate forms of birth control? Tell me in the comments.