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my girlfriends on the pill.

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
my girlfriend has recently started taking the pill, after we have had a heathly sexual relationship for the last six months, using condoms. i am worried about the risk of STD's, what r the the posible risks of haveing sex with the only form of Contraception being the pill, she's on the mini pill. please help! + do u recomend havin any tests for STD's before have sex??

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    what r the the posible risks of haveing sex with the only form of Contraception being the pill,?? WELL THAT DEPENDS ON UR SEX DRIVE!!!

    no seriously, if u have only slept with her and vice versa then there isnt much chance of having ne STDs but if u have slept with alot of people then you may want to get checked.

    i personally am on the pill and dont use condoms but it depends on what u feel comfortable with, if u want to use condoms aswell then thats ur choice the pill is about 98% reliable (i think!!)

    so it is fairly unlikely ur gf will get pregnant.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My gf is also on the pill. she was my first and vice versa so i am not too worried about stds and so we dont bother with condoms.

    HOwever since you bring up that figure - 98% effective in what context is it meant. As in - if you take it in its literal meaning 98% means 98 lots of sex out of a hundred ure fine - the other 2 u may as well not be using contraception.

    Is that the meaning o the figure or am i misunderstanding? (probably the latter)

    its not illegal til u get caught <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/mica/monkbum.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For information on STDs and STIs see articles on this page: http://www.thesite.org/sex/sexual_health/

    The pill does not protect against STDs http://www.thesite.org/sex/pregnancy/combined_pill.html

    Condoms do protect against STDs http://www.thesite.org/sex/pregnancy/condoms.html

    Hope this helps
    Susie <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah but im not sure if that 98% includes not taking ti properly. see i don't trust myself, if i forget to take one i have to use, so i just use condoms anyway-well i would be if i was getting any <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks for all your help.
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