(Closed) Do any married/engaged couples use condoms as their birth control method?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  Nope. We only use the pill. I am allergic to latex, so if we have to use condoms we use poly ones.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MrsPanda99:  We’d just rather be safe than sorry. I have a scar on my stomach that may prevent me from being able to successfully carry a child. Since we’re not TTC, I’ve seen no reason to seek medical advice on that particular topic. But it would be pretty shitty if I did get pregnant only to find out that I couldn’t carry to term because said scar would cause me to miscarry.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Birth control has always made me depressed, so I haven’t taken it in over 10 years.  My DH and I have been using condoms for our entire relationship (10 years).  Works fine for us!

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  I have the Mirena IUD. It’s hormones as well, but there is a non-hormonal one I am pretty sure – Paraguard? Something like that. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not on BC right now (I get migraines sometimes, and I hated the non-estrogen pill), so we do.  And even when I was on BC, I was always so paranoid NOT using condoms too, so we usually used them too.  I’m hoping to get an IUD after the wedding, and maybe then I’ll feel more comfortable not using condoms.

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@s2bmrscook:  I’m totally the same way.  I’ve hated being off BC….even though I feel better, I wish we had the security of two forms!!

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MrsPanda99:  My scar is a hypertrophic/keloid scar that runs length-wise down the middle of my belly and is about six inches long. Since it’s so long and thick (and deep since it was from a surgery on my small intestine), there is reason to believe that it won’t stretch as my belly grows and in turn could “crush” a tiny human. After we get married, I’ll get it checked out and if that’s the case, I’d probably elect to have my tubes tied just so I don’t have to continue with hormonal BC. The primary reason I take it in the first place is for PMDD and to regulate my periods.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used condoms exclusively for the entire duration of our relationship and we’ve been together for 8+ years and *knock on wood*, I never got PG until we intentionally tried for a baby (cycle 3 with charting). In my previous relationship, I was with him for almost four years and likewise, condoms were the only form of protection and I didn’t get PG then either. I can’t take BCP because the hormones in it causes me to get benign cysts in my breasts so doubling up protection by being on BCP and using condoms would not be an option.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@MrsPanda99:  According to Planned Parenthood, condoms are 98% effective with perfect use. They are only 82% effective with less than perfect/average use. Of course, all forms of birth control are more effective if you use them perfectly, but there is just a lot more room for error with condoms.

Personally, we don’t like the feeling of condoms and we ditched them as soon as possible. But if you are both dedicated to making sure you use them perfectly every single time, then they are a perfectly good option.

Have you considered a non-hormonal IUD? 10 years of 99+% effective birth control!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

@MrsPanda99:  We’ve been together 10 years and married for 9, and except for the very first year when I was on the Patch, we’ve only used condoms.  Now that we’re TTC, it feels reeeally weird to just go at it without getting the condom out!  

I definitely didn’t want any extra hormones in me; I’m emotional enough as it is and it took me ages to find a BCP or patch that didn’t make me effing INSANE around my period.  I finally just said fuck that and convinced DH that it would be better for everyone if we just used condoms. 🙂   Worked great ever since.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  I honestly would discuss with your doctor the risk factors for you. Don’t let one (scary and true) story put you off of the pill. There are risks to taking any drug. It has worked well for you for over 10 years, why stop now?

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@MrsPanda99:  I really just don’t want to be on something that’s going to change my body and the way it responds to that time of the month. While I don’t want to be pregnant for another 4-5 years, if it happens, then it happens and we’ll welcome it!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Fiance and I used them until just a few months ago, when I started using hormonal BC.  I personally hate being on hormones, but we had a scare where the condom slipped (I ended up taking Plan B and then waiting a looong two weeks).  Before that happened, we were both really satisfied with using condoms.  They make him last longer, which is actually kind of fun!  Plus, they’re extremely reliable when used properly.  

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i start my last pack on friday then i am off the pill after that. we will use condoms until we start TTC on our wedding night.

 

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