what is your birth control method?

posted 2 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
3432 posts
Sugar bee

After getting pregnant with our daughter unplanned, we decided that IUD was the way to go.  I went with Paragard and love it.  Much better than hormonal for me, and honestly much easier.  We don’t have to remember pills or condoms.  And it lasts for 10 years another plus.

Post # 3
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

mbentley93:  I have the nexplanon implant. I was awful at remembering to take the pill everyday, and the depo shot(s) just made me feel icky and my butt would ache for days. I love that nexplanon gives me options. DH and I just got married this july…I have had the implant since Nov. 2012, so in Nov. 2015 it needs to be replaced. If we want to TTC anytime after it gets put in, (in Nov. 2015) it just needs to be removed. 🙂

Hope this is somewhat insightful.


Post # 4
567 posts
Busy bee

mbentley93:  nuva ring. love it. no side effects and I only have to remember to put it in and take it out one a month instead of trying to remember to take a pill daily.

Post # 5
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


mbentley93:  Seasonique pills.  Love it.  Period only 4 times a year.

Post # 6
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

He pulls out. I like it because I don’t have to put a foreign object in my body and I dislike BCP. I like to keep things natural. Been doing this for 3.5 years with no problems. 

Post # 7
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Living with my parents. I do not like this method, but it is changing soon. On the rare occasion that this method fails, we use a condom.

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The pill. I have another pill to take daily anyways, so it’s not a hassle to me. And I love hormonal BC b/c it keeps my periods in check, as opposed to pre-BC when I had to change super-plus absorbancy tampons at least once an hour. Now I don’t even buy the super-plus ones.

I had NuvaRing before. I loved it at first, but then it kept slipping constantly and was very irritating, but it’s definitely another good option.

Post # 10
851 posts
Busy bee

Mirena! I had a horrible time with BCPs, and my periods used to be so painful that I was on heavy duty painkillers (vicodin) and would still miss a day or two of work/class every month. With the Mirena I have no periods at all and zero cramping or pain. Best decision ever. I never want to use another method.

Post # 11
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

mbentley93:  For several reasons (2 medical, 1 personal) I cannot and will not use any hormonal based BC.  I don’t want a copper IUD because I’ve heard they make your periods miserable, and I can’t use a diaphram (yet) because I’m still on my mom’s health insurance and she disagrees with premarital sex and would pull the insurance.  So, for right now, we’re using condoms and spermicide.  It works great, and I don’t think it really ruins the moment or anything.  

Post # 12
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

I have the Merina IUD. My main reason for getting it was to help with my cycle because a side effect was your cycle could stop. I was the opposite of most women bleeding for a month stop for a week….EVERY MONTH and it was a endless cycle. I am happy to say 3 days after it was inserted my cycle stopped and never came back that was almost 4 1/2 years ago. I’ve never had any issues with it and i love it!!!

Post # 13
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am on the LoLoestrin FE pill. No side effects and I never get a period or any spotting. Ever. I haven’t had any bleeding or spotting in almost two years. I love it. 

Post # 14
6665 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nuvaring- for the last 11 years.

Post # 15
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I used to use the nexaplon implant for many years. Love it… low dosage hormones, no pills to remember, and it isn’t affected by illness or other medications like oral BC is. It lasts for years and, crucially (for me), on the very rare occasion when people do accidentally get pregnant whilst using it, it doesn’t harm the baby like some other methods.

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