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What is the safe period to have sex?

Want to know when you can have sex without a condom and not get pregnant? Here are your questions answered.

Written by Nirmalya Dutta |Updated : November 25, 2015 9:14 AM IST

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I am a 26-year-old girl and am planning to have sex with my boyfrined. Recently I found out that there is a safe period to have sex, where you do not get pregnant. Is this true? What is the safe period to have sex?

If you are planning to have sex for the first time it is best you use a condom as the prefered method of contraception. That being said the eight to twenty first day of your menstrual cycle, counting from first day, is considered as the fertile period or the UNSAFE period.

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Days other than this are considered SAFE, that is, the 1st-7th day of the cycle and then again from the 22nd to the 28th day.

But this may not exactly be correct for all women. It depends on the length of your menstrual cycle (it should be exactly a 28 day cycle or little less) and if you have a regular periods cycle. If the cycle is longer than 28 days that, this time frame isn't reliable.

Opting to have sex during the 'safe period' isn't fool-proof though. Using condoms along with other contraceptive methods like the oral pills are advised to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Here is a woman's guide to choose the right lubricant to make sex more pleasurable for her.

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