- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
My husband and I have been together for 5 and a half years, married for 3 months.
For most of our relationship, we have used condoms are birth control. I tried hormonal BC for awhile, but it was AWFUL (I really don’t like the idea of hormones anyway).
My husband has been a relatively good sport about it, although we have had a handful of disagreements about the whole thing.
90% of the time, I could care less that we use condoms. It really is not that big of a deal to me.
But I know sometimes its uncomfortable for him and makes it harder to finish, etc, and I wonder about other non-hormonal methods.
I am not really interested in the copper IUD because I’ve never had children and I’m a wimp so insertion would probably be awful. And my periods are kind of heavy as it is so I don’t want them to get worse. (and we MIGHT MIGHT MIGHT chose to have kids in less than 5 years).
I’ve done a lot of research on “old fashioned” methods like the sponge, a diaphragm, a cervical cap, etc.
The Planned Parenthood website has a lot of good info about effectiveness but it concerns me that the effectiveness depends on “using it properly.” I’m not an idiot, so I’m sure with practice, I could get the hang of using those things, but I am absolutely 100% NOT ready for an “oops” yet so I don’t want to take any chances or have a margin for error.
But I’ve heard some people say that those methods are messy, cumbersome, etc.
A Bee on these boards a few months ago suggested VCF (vaginal contraceptive film) and I did buy it but I’m not so sure I trust it 100%.
So just curious for other thoughts/opinions/experiences with non-hormonal BC (and no copper IUD stuff either).