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Old 02-24-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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Safest days to have sex???

My period cycle is usually 28 days. When are the safest days to have sex?

 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Safest days to have sex???

Well, what do you mean by safe? Safe so you won't be attacked? Or bombed? LOL
I'm assuming you mean safe to have unprotected sex - w/o getting pregnant.
Thats called the rhythm method - trying to only have sex on the days when ovulation hasn't occured.
This is VERY tricky - at best. And it doesn't account for human nature (what if you're struck with the urge on a 'non safe' day?) And - it's very easy to make mistakes on what days are safe and which aren't. (To be truthful - it's never really 'safe' - because things happen, sperm can hang around in the vagina, you may ovulate earlier than normal, etc.)
It's just not really a good method to use as primary birth control.

 
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Old 02-25-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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The safest days to have sex is when you are not ovulating. Regardless of whether you have a 28 day cycle or not, the time of ovulation can vary from woman to woman, and even with one woman from month to month. The 'average' is 14 days before the first day of your period, but are you willing to risk pregnancy on some 'average'? what if you are a woman who ovulated 18 days before? Or just 10? Or perhaps ovulates twice in one cycle? (it happens). Then you have to add on how long semen lives and how long the egg takes to travel from the ovary to the uterus to get a good bracketing of the 'unsafe' days.

Anyway, this method of birth control (actually used more for conceiving that avoiding it) is called the rhythm method and has a phenomenal failure rate. Use it only if you don't mind getting pregnant.

 
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