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

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 48
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Honey bee

@MrsPanda99:  My Fiance and I use condoms. I was on BCP for a while, and we didn’t then, but I had too many side effects and really hated taking non-necessary meds, so I stopped. I must admit I hate using condoms, and do sort of mentally feel closer to Fiance without them, but I’m so much happier not having BCP in my body so it’s a trade off.

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  We used condoms the first year of our relationship – although we had both gotten tested & shared the results with each other. After that, we haven’t been using any type of contraceptive other than pulling out. I know it’s not scientific or safe, but in the 4 years of doing it this way, nothing’s happened and if something does happen at this point I wouldn’t care anymore because we will eventually (maybe) have a baby. 

I think the hang up about them feeling hook-up-like is just on you. I mean, they aren’t the most fun thing to do while in the moment ๐Ÿ˜› but they’re not so bad. I can’t really speak either way because it feels like forever since we used them, but I remember not liking them all that much either – but only because of the way they felt, not any negative connotations. 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

We don’t use condoms because DH absolutely hates them. I got Nexplanon put in a little over a week ago, and so far I feel great! With BC pills, I had migraines daily and would throw up daily- literally every single day, so I knew I had to do something. I can’t judge how I’ll feel/be in 2-3 months or so, of course, but I love not having to worry about taking a pill perfectly or having DH wear a condom!

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have been on the pill for eight years, pretty much since the first year I ever got my period. I’ve never had an issue, I always take it perfectly and we do not use a back up or second method. The wedding is in August and while we don’t plan to TTC for another year, if I got pregnant now, it wouldn’t be the end of the world and we’d figure it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 52
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Busy bee

You’ve been on them 10yrs and you’ve had no side effects? Why are you letting a dramatic story alter your contraception method. There is so much pill negativity on these boards that I just don’t understand.

 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@princesslettuce14:  +1
Glad you were the one to say it…not me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We don’t use condoms, but I think condoms along with FAM would be a safe bet if you’re TTA.  There’s only a small window of days every month you can get pregnant, so you could just use condoms on those days only if you temp/chart or use OPKs.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i went off the pill because it was making me feel like crap. i also don’t have any refills on the prescription, and can’t get in to see my doctor until the fall. so we’re gonna be using condoms only until i figure out what i’m gonna do. we’d been doubling up (pill and condom) since we met, because i’m paranoid. but now that i’m off the pill, we’ll just be doing condoms. to be honest, i’m really not that concerned. if anything happens, it happens. 

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  Didn’t read the whole thread. But what about a copper IUD? no annoying condom, zero hormones, pretty effective BC w/o having to think about it daily/everytime you have sex..or ever really.

ETA: Saw your response to someone else’s suggestion.  If you wont want to TTC for a few year an IUD would be ideal, they can stay for a few years then get taking out when you’re ready to TTC.  I’ve never heard of an impact on fertility.  Only side effect is sometimes heavier periods/cramping

Post # 58
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, we used condoms only until we started to TTC, about 1 year after we got married. I have never liked birth control, and it didn’t bother either of us to use condoms. 

Post # 59
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Busy bee

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@MrsPanda99:  Well breast cancer rates have been increasing because of the increase in drug use is affecting our water supply. So it does affect it, in a way, but your water supply isn’t going to get better if the girl next to you is on the pill, zanax, valium, adderall. FML I know.

Post # 60
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went off the pill because I was experiencing side effects (zapped my libido). Also because I had been on it for almost 13 years straight! We have been using condoms ever since I stopped.

I guess I could look into a non-hormonal IUD, but we don’t have a huge issue with condoms. Sure, without feels better, but we use extra thin ones and it’s ok ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Yes. We do. Birth control gives me horrible migraines (to the point where I am vomiting & cannot go to work).

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