After a kickass party last night with your latest fling, you were all drunk and things got hot and wild on the bed. Its a New year morning you wake up you roll over you look at your new friend or partner you feel all excited and then it sits in and sinks oh my gosh. I had unprotected sex last night’s what to do? euphoria just crash and burn but as much as you want to kind of dive roll out of bed and head out the door.
This could be the common question in mind of an individual going through this kind of situation after party. Stats too are not in favor. As per research data, in a recent poll is shocking, it states.
- 1 in 10 workers admit they’ve caught an STD from a colleague after Christmas party sex
- 1 in 10 admit they’ve caught an STD from a colleague, found a poll
- Percentage of colleagues would tell a manager or another colleague if they caught an STD: 13%
- A shocking 13% wouldn’t tell the colleague they slept with if they caught an STD
- 1 in 5 have had a sexual encounter with a co-worker at the New year bash
- Eight percent would tell HR and four percent% would speak to someone in their company’s legal team
Know your partner’s sexual history
Even though it may be a one night stand. So number one thing you need to do if you’ve had unprotected sex is, talk to your partner. You need to talk to them and ask them what is their sexual history? When is the last time that they’ve been tested for sexually transmitted diseases and have they ever been knowingly exposed to an STD? This is tough but it’s something that needs to happen.
Emergency Contraceptive pill
If you’re not on a reliable form of birth control then you’re going to need some sort of emergency contraception. The easiest thing to do is the morning-after pill which is available at your local pharmacy which is also known as Plan B. It’s most effective if used within 72 hours but the sooner the better if you can do it within 24 hours.
What’s really recommended next you’re going to want to make an appointment with your OBGYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology). you’re going to need to take a pregnancy test. even if you’ve taken emergency
You’re going to want to get a full panel STD screen in the center near you as soon as you can and then again a follow-up screen in a few weeks which they will likely also recommend when you need to come back. It’s just not about having sex in the party, Herpes and Syphilis are the STD that can spread through skin to skin contact.
Contraceptive, one in eight of those fail so at two weeks after you’ve had the unprotected sex go and get a pregnancy test If you miss your period that month which is very very common if you’ve taken emergency contraceptives because it tends to throw your period off you’re going to want to take another pregnancy test. If you’re unsure, go to your doctor and get a blood pregnancy test the sooner you know the better so these are the steps that you need to take.
To sum up, following things (in order) are expected to be done after having unprotected sex.
- within an Hour: Take a trip to the loo, to avoid UTIs (urinary tract infection), data says 80% of the women suffer from UTIs have had sex in the past 10 hours. Peeing within an hour of sex reduces the chances of UTI.
- within 3 days:1) take an emergency Contraceptive pill 2) Check for any symptoms of STD on your body
- after 2 week : 1) Take a pregnancy test 2) Take an appointment with OBGYN or PCP
- within 6 weeks to 6 months: Take HIV and HVP test, t takes around 6 months for HIV and HVP to get detected in your body.
- before next time: Plan ahead, use a condom. Carry a condom it’s 2017-18. Do this for yourself if you have any comments or questions.
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