- 8 years ago
…if you, like us, decide to wait until after the wedding to have sex, do yourself a favor and learn from my mistake.
Birth control is a prescription medication. You should NEVER put prescription medications in your checked bags, even if you take your birth control every night when you brush your teeth and the “logical” place to pack it is with your toothbrush, in your bathroom kit, in your checked bag.
Seriously. The airline WILL lose your luggage, and they won’t be able to get it to you because you’re getting on a cruiseship. And then, the only pharmacy open on a Sunday evening won’t be able to give you a refill because you don’t have your prescription with you and have never filled it at that chain before, so it’s not in their system.
And so you’ll invest in a box of condoms, feeling kind of awkward because your brand new husband is embarrassed and has also never bought condoms before and is freaked out by all the ones that say things like “Ribbed for her pleasure” and makes YOU pick them out – careful not to insult him with the size you pick, but also still be realistic so they’ll fit!
Oh, and you know how the doctor helped you time your period so it wouldn’t come during the wedding or honeymoon? Yeah, after you miss three days of pills, while your luggage follows you around the Carribbean, always a stop behind, your period will come early. And be freakishly heavy. And your brand new to sex husband? He’s not ready to forge through that bloodbath, so it’ll be blowjobs and making out for the rest of the honeymoon.
Lesson learned? Birth control always stays in the purse while traveling. And honestly, it’s not such a bad idea to just throw the darn toothbrush in there too. Because it’s nice to be able to brush your teeth once in a while.
(Honestly, our honeymoon was great, but there were some moments that I know we’ll look back on in years to come and laugh over them – because holy crap was it ever awkward at the time! I just thought I’d share our story with you, since I already find it humorous.)