Unprotected sex happens to the best of us, even if we honestly do try hard to be as safe as we can be. Sometimes, things get out of control in the heat of the moment, and you end up letting him do something without a condom, then immediately realize you made a mistake. Once in a while, you do use a condom, and it ends up breaking or coming off. Or then there are the times that you’re not exactly having sex, but, uh, things happen close to your vay-ja-jay. And then there are those of you who still feel that the pull-out method is sufficient, when it most definitely is not.
Whatever happens, one thing is for sure: realizing you just opened yourself up to a world of possible STDs, infections, or even an unplanned pregnancy is pretty terrifying. You’ll probably start panicking immediately, and that will lead to a whole lot of sleepless nights before you figure out whether or not you’re going to have to tell your parents some bad news. Read this first though. Here are 7 things you MUST do if you have unprotected sex.
Don't Completely PanicI know you're freaking out, and I totally understand why. However, panicking is not going to help this situation. It's not going to change what happened, and it's not going to fix any future problems you might have. If you're worried about a possible pregnancy happening, stress can make your period late, which may make you feel even worse. Just try to relax as much as possible. Source: ShutterStock
Evaluate The SituationRight after it happens, figure out exactly what just happened. Did he finish inside of you, with no condom at all? Did the condom break or come off? Did he finish near your vagina but not actually inside? Do you know this person's sexual history at all? Think about all of these things. If he finished inside of you with no protection, you have a much bigger problem on your hands than if he finished on your stomach. Source: ShutterStock
Wash The Area OutIn all honesty, this won't do much, especially if he finished inside of you - flooding your down there area with water won't reverse things. But if he finished on another part of you, definitely wash all of that off. Plus, going into the bathroom and washing off will psychologically make you feel better. Source: ShutterStock
Have An Honest STD TalkIf you didn't already have an STD talk, make sure you have it now. Ask him if he's been tested, when he was last tested, if he's ever had anything, if he thinks he might have anything. Be aware that even if you ask him to be honest, he may still fib a little. Source: ShutterStock
Try Plan BIf you're really stressed about the possibility of getting pregnant, then your best bet is to go out and get Plan B. It's the only thing that may reverse what just happened. If you're going to do this, don't wait. Plan B works best the sooner after sex you use it. And feel free to ask him to chip in if you don't have the money yourself. Two of you made this happen.
Consider Getting TestedIf there is even the slight possibility that he could have an STD, go to the doctor and get tested. Hey, it might be for nothing, but it's still important. Plus, you should be getting tested regularly anyway, and this will give you a little peace of mind. Source: ShutterStock
Be Prepared For Next TimeMake sure this doesn't happen again! Stock up on condoms. Consider going on some sort of birth control, like the pill or an IUD, so that you have a backup plan to fall back on. Do something so that you don't find yourself in this situation a second time. Source: ShutterStock
Have you ever had unprotected sex? What did you do? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.