Does not having sex for a while delay your period?
By Emily @ Planned Parenthood | Oct. 9, 2014, 4:47 p.m.
Category: Birth Control, Sex and relationships
How many days does your period get delayed when you haven’t had sex for 4 years?
Not having sex doesn’t delay your period. There’s nothing about having sex or not having sex that affects your period at all — unless you get pregnant. Having a late period or missing one entirely can happen for a few different reasons, though, like stress, illness, not eating enough, very strenuous exercise, or using a birth control method that has hormones.
Want to know when you’re getting your period in general? Some methods of birth control, like the pill, patch, and ring can help regulate your period so you know when to expect it each month. Some people use them for this reason even if they’re not having sex.
If you’re worried because you haven’t gotten your period, and you haven’t had sex, it’s a good idea to talk with a doctor or nurse about it to make sure everything is ok.
-Emily at Planned Parenthood
Tags: menstruation, birth control, abstinence, the pill, the ring, the patch, period, late period