The condom breaks, what do you do?

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: The condom breaks, what do you do?
    Take Plan B ASAP! : (158 votes)
    67 %
    Take Plan B only if I'm close to my ovulation date : (19 votes)
    8 %
    Don't take Plan B and just hope I don't get pregnant. : (31 votes)
    13 %
    Take it as a sign... maybe it's time for babies? : (29 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    When we first started seeing each other, it broke and I took plan B.  I’m going with that, although now when we’ve had bc failure (not condoms) I haven’t but we’ve both been aware of it. 

    Post # 4
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d drive like a maniac to the pharmacy and take a Plan B ovulation date be damned. I’m way too paranoid not to take a Plan B, if only for the slight peace of mind it offers. 

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wouldn’t take Plan B, but DH mentioned after like a month of dating that if we ever had an “accident” like that, that it “wouldn’t ruin his life or anything. [He] could afford it.”

    So we’ve always been in a position where a child would be inconvienent, but nothing world-rocking or financially devastating! (And I’m pregnant with a planned child now)

    Post # 6
    50 posts
    Worker bee

    It would depend on where I was in my cycle and how devastating a baby would be.

    Post # 7
    3239 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I would take (and once did take) Plan B immediately. And that was after we were married and had three (planned) children and financially could have afforded more. But we planned three children and wanted three children, not four or more. Although we had been succesfully using condoms for several years after our youngest child’s birth, that situation prompted us to take more reliable measures to prevent future pregnancies!

    Post # 8
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    You can purchase Plan B at Any (?) Pharmacy now over the counter. 


    I don’t know if it’s public knowledge or not so I’ll just link to their website here. It’s 50 dollars and you simply purchase it at the front counter. It’s usually in the family planning aisle.

    I’d plan B every time. We do not want children yet, possibly ever.

    Post # 9
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Hyperventilate:  I doubt that every pharmacy carries it.


    OP, I would just keep taking my BCP and hope that they do what they should!  I had a mini freak-out when a condom slipped off pretty much externally.  If it was any worse I would take a few pregnancy tests and might check in with my doctor.

    Post # 10
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    FI and I had a scare like that a few months ago, and we immediately drove to Walgreen and I took the Plan B. We are financially okay to have children, but given my family’s religiousity and culture and the fact that I’m 6 months away from graduating from a Masters program and 9 months away from starting my first year of a PhD, I am doing my best NOT to get preggo.


    ((Unfortunately, I tried birth control, and it made me gain 50+ pounds and I was an INSANE wreck… I decided that any other form of BC other than condoms is too detrimental for my body)).


    Post # 11
    7289 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Hyperventilate:  And only in the US.


    Here in Australia you need to go to the doctor to get it through the pharmaceutical benefit scheme (PBS).


    Post # 12
    795 posts
    Busy bee

    I saw plan b at walmart the other day! It was right there by the condoms and lube, lol. 

    Post # 13
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Plan B

    It’s frigin expensive, but I’d rather that than the $200k+ it costs to raise a child. 

    Post # 14
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    Had it happen, took plan B (prior to it being OTC. I marched my ass to Planned Parenthood the next day.) If it happened again, I would do the same, cycles be damned, and I would stress myself out so much with hypotheticals that by the time my blessed period came, I would already have a face FULL of pimples. I am not at a stage in my life where I am ready to welcome a child. 

    Post # 15
    5815 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @sarahboom:  Have you looked into IUDs? I had the Mireana, which has just a little bit of hormone. I also have the worse time on BCP, but no problem with Mirena. There is also one without hormones, but it gives you slightly heavier periods. I already was having super heavy periods and didnt want to take the chance of worse ones. 

    Post # 16
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    When I was younger I took Plan B a few times (over the span of 5 years). It didn’t seem like a big deal to me, I just went to Planned Parenthood or somewhere similar and got it for free.

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