Then you head to the bathroom. All of a sudden, you come to a horrifying realization: the condom broke. Having a condom break during sex is scary, but it happens.
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In a moment of passion accidents can happen, a condom worn incorrectly, handled roughly or past its expiration date can lead to it breaking or slipping off during sex. Condoms have been proven to provide protection against sexually transmitted infections STIs. In fact, condoms are the only contraceptive method that also provides STI protection.
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It sounds like you're really distressed after a condom broke. I hope the following information will help you understand the risk of acquiring HIV from the situation you described. Any time there is vaginal sex without a barrier such as a condom no matter how brieflythat is considered to be unprotected sex, which is a HIGH RISK activity.
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk for sexually transmitted infections STI and pregnancy, but time is of the essence. Although EC is most effective when used within 24 hours of semen exposure, it can still be used for up to five days afterward. EC is 95 percent effective when used within five days of intercourse.
You may need to look for the broken condom. Go to the bathroom and pee to flush away any sperm that may be near your urethra. Whilst sitting on the toilet remove excess sperm by squatting down and squeezing with your vaginal muscles. Do not douche or wash inside your vagina because this can push any sperm and bacteria high into your vagina, which is more likely to result in a pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection.
She uses a car analogy to describe the situation of a condom breaking, dubbing it a fender bender. While people who do get pregnant have the option of an abortion—for now, at least—it can be more physically and emotionally challenging than taking Plan B before a pregnancy begins, she adds. Brennan also tells me that when it comes to HIV and unprotected sex, transmission is very much a risk after that hour window if the party with HIV is not already on treatment because people on HIV drugs are less likely to spread it.