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  I am just curious...my boyfriend and I just started having sex. We always use a spermicidal lubricated condom plus I'm on Ortho-Tri-Cyclen. If anything was to go wrong...how would I know if there was a rip or hole in the condom? And honestly, we're very careful and safe...so with the 2 methods of birth control, should I worry? Do you have any suggestions to make me any safer?

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Dear Crys,

We are delighted you are so sexually responsible!

With responsibility comes the benefit of not worrying about some of the potential side-effects of intercourse. By using birth control pills and condoms, the chance of a pregnancy or STD infection are slight. Enjoy and don't worry as long as you continue these very responsible practices!

Congratulations to you!
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