By Anonymous - 09/05/2010 16:29 - United Kingdom
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just squirt a little on his face, show him how it works. the best lessons in life are hands on.
48- yes im taking AP biology and if i do remember correctly it's safe to have unprotected sex a couple days before a female's menstrual cycle, in case any sperm is close to reaching the egg, the menstrual cycle will have disposed of the egg meaning that the sperm won't be able to penetrate the egg. so by the week after a woman's period she begins to ovulate releasing the old egg and creating a new one i guess making it easier for her to get pregnant. well at least i think this is how it goes
77 - When a woman ovulates, she is releasing a NEW egg from the ovary. it needs to be fertilized while is going down the Fallopian tube, otherwise it fails to implant in the Uterine lining and will cease to remain potent. This takes place within one day. therefore, there is only one day in which a woman can actually become pregnant. Sperm, however, can survive in the Uterus for up to 3 days, making it risky to have unprotected sex the week you ovulate, due to it being nigh impossible to predict the release of an egg and plan intercourse accordingly. There are a lot of physical signs as to ovulation that could be used, but most women are unaware of them as being such, because it's pretty much what makes them want sex. When you begin menstruating, the Uterine lining and unfertilized egg are disposed of. Ovulation also does not always occur two weeks after finishing menstruating. it depends on the woman. Fun fact: A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever release, unlike men, who continually create new sperm. (: If you really took AP Biology, pay more attention. (Granted, I learned this in Health class and Worth The Wait seminars in my basic science classes in middle school, so maybe you should just pay more attention in general.)
@#137: because they can get pregant. :) So unless that's the plan, it's courteous to have a basic understanding of how to avoid it. And if it IS the plan, it'll probably be handy to know how it works, too. @ the people saying that it's possible to have sex on your period, some prefer not to, it's a preference rather than a poor understanding of Biology. @ the people asking why she would be embarrassed, women are taught that their bodies are icky, and should function to provide sex for menfolk, so when you're on your period your body is extra icky, and the fact that not having sex is a preference rather than a necessity means there's guilt if you say no. Bitta pop-psychology for you there!
I don't know how it is in America, or other schools even, but at our school when the tampax woman came to talk to us about sex ed, the girls and boys were segregated. But even then there was gossip about what went on in each lesson (cue lots of childish giggling and blushing furiously at the sight of pads/ condoms). But then maybe he went to an all boys school and never took biology/ had no sisters.
hha did you go into detail of what happens, why, why you cramp and how tampons work? =) all my guy friends are very well-educated if you cnt tell.
Oh. No sex while the woman is on her period? Well, it never stopped me...