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

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@PumpkinCheesecake:  Your username is making me want to run like a crazy person to the nearest bakery..

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@sablemuse:  Haha I know, pumpkin cheesecake is so awesome! We make it at least once a year ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have you thought about Fertility Awareness? It’s basically the non-religious version of natural family planning. You use various signs of fertility to track when you ovulate, then you either use condoms or abstain during your fertile times. I’ve read that if you do it right it’s really effective.  We’re thinking of doing that once we’re married b/c I hate being on hormones. They don’t make me feel sick or anything, but I just don’t like doing something so unnatural.  Fertility awareness/natural family planning will be hard to adjust to and learn, but I think it could be a really good option

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I use condoms. I don’t like being on the pill. Freaks me out

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Mimoza: I have a friend who swore by the pull out method for years! Do you ever get paranoid doing that by itself though? We’re celibate but after the wedding I refuse to use hormonal BC and Fiance hates condoms…so I’m trying to figure something out quick! Lol 

Post # 67
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There are non-hormonal IUD’s. 

Post # 68
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Bee Keeper

I have very strong (negative) feelings about BCP after my own personal experience and all the research I’ve done. We are not currently having sex but in the past we have always used condoms and that’s what we will do in the future along with charting and then when we’re finished having kids FH may have a vasectomy. 

Post # 69
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Bee Keeper

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@Galang_Gyal:  you should check out taking charge of your fertility and explore charting in combination with condoms or avoidance. 

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yup! We have used condoms only for 4 years and have never had a problem ! I it tired of side effects and freaking out about b.c. all the time. 

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my husband and i practice nfp and use condoms during the more fertile times of my cycle. works well for us ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@BlondeMissMolly:  Thanks, I was just looking into info about charting yesterday. I’ll keep educating myself.

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Galang_Gyal:  So, short answer is yes I used to get paranoid but not anymore. 

When we stopped using condoms,  every other month I had a feeling of “oh jeez. am i late? my boobs hurt but i haven’t gotten my period yet. oh jeez. please don’t let me preggers”…then i’d get my period, and feel safe, and then in a couple of months the same thing would happen. I think I’ve gotten 2 pregnancy tests in all my life ๐Ÿ˜›

Nowww…after an almost 5 year relationship I’m like bleh about it. If it happens, I will freak out but if relatives history is any indication, we will get pregnant when we want to (watch me jinx myself just by saying this) ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I’ve been with my partner for over 4 years, and we have only been intimate with each other. We have ALWAYS only used condoms. We’ve never had sex without one; I suppose we’ll both be in for a treat when its time to start a family. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I already replied above, but I just learned a neat fact about Nexplanon (Implanon)- it does not affect libido, supposedly, since it is only uses progestin, and not estrogen. Neat!

Post # 76
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I feel the same way you do. I don’t think of condoms when I think of married or monogamous couples. But yes, we use them because I stopped taking the pill back in November. 

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