Partners who indulge in casual intercourse and don’t intend making babies just yet are often thrown into a state of panic on discovering that the condom used snapped or got broken in the process.

Aside from the fact that the breakage heightens chances of unintended conception, there’s also the risk of one partner contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) if the other isn’t so confident about his/her sexual health.

While the exposure to STDs can often be followed up with curative therapies when symptoms are noticed or when the need arises, averting pregnancy demands emergency measures — especially when this happens at a time other than 2-3 days after ovulation.

Here are three safety measures partners should take when the scumbag fails.

Clean-up

When the condom snaps during ecstasy, it’s common for the females to attempt removing as much semen as possible by taking a hard pee in the restroom and, thereafter, washing those nooks and crannies altogether to keep themselves from getting pregnant.

However, reassuring as it might seem, chances that washing alone would help prevent conception are pretty much low since it only addresses the outer section of the female genitals.

It also comes against the odd that sperms in semen move swiftly from the vagina into the cervix, the lower narrow portion of the uterus, disparate from the female urethra, a channel through which urine exits the body. While there’s no harm in peeing, douching with acidic solutions isn’t recommended.

Evaluate the risks

Condoms are a popular form of barrier contraceptives but not every brand makes reliable ones. Also, it’s very much likely that partners may become too ecstatic during sex such that they’re unaware when the protection goes bad until after.

Whatever the case might be, the first logical thing to do when your condom snaps or tears is to stop the sex immediately, remove the condom — if it’s stuck with the female partner — to examine it and evaluate the chances of pregnancy or semen getting into the vagina without getting panicky.

If the condom snapped before ejaculation, then it’s unlikely that pregnancy would follow. But men’s pre-cum fluids often contain millions of sperms, hence, subsequent precautionary measures are advised if the female partner can’t risk conception.

Emergency contraceptives

Ladies can calculate their menstrual cycle frequency and look up the date of their last ovulation to determine whether the unprotected sex was done during their period of fertility or sterility. But using emergency contraceptives would help put off speculations.

There are a number of contraceptives containing a high dose of hormones that attempt making difficult for sperms in the female reproductive to make it to the womb and they all require usage in specific doses as soon as possible.

If the female partner fears semen got into her vagina after the condom broke, then purchasing either morning-after peels available over-the-counter at any standard pharmacy or visiting a doctor to get fitted with a contraceptive coil is the next thing to do.

Test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

As you must have guessed, emergency contraceptives can prevent pregnancy but they don’t prevent the partners from contracting STDs so long as there was an exchange of sexual fluids during the intercourse.

If the partners in question are not confident of each other’s sexual health, an appointment with a doctor to get them both tested for STDs can not be better iterated.



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