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Are ribbed condoms less effective? - August 4th 2010, 03:59 AM

So every time I have sex I use ribbed condoms cause I can never get an orgasm with out em. However I only started using them bout 6 weeks ago and since then I have missed my period. Im really scared Im pregnant but I can't buy and pregnancy test cause I can't drive and my parents would have to take me and that wouldn't work (they don't now Im sexually active). Should I stop using ribbed condoms?
   
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Re: Are ribbed condoms less effective? - August 4th 2010, 04:10 AM

I'm pretty sure every condom has the same effectiveness, unless it breaks or was washed in the washer/dryer, etc. If it was bought new and you used it, it should have been good.
But there's always a chance, so you might want to tell your parents anyway.



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Re: Are ribbed condoms less effective? - August 4th 2010, 04:34 AM

Have your changed your dieting habits, are you working out more, have you been sick or stressed out? These are also causes of a missed period.. or maybe you're just off schedule for this month. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Like Amber said, there's always a chance. If you don't get your period relatively soon I would suggest telling your parents.


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