Post # 92
@MrsPanda99: Thats all we use… evertime. I don’t want to get pregnant before the wedding. I have a blod clotting disease so I cannot take BC as it is unsafe for me. I think it is unsafe in general but that is just me. I can’t wait to not have to use them just because its so much better. However, we decided we don’t want to get pregnant for the first 6 months because we are going to fix up our rental property and sell it to buy a farm. So we will also use them for awhile after we are married. Hopefully this helped!
Post # 93
Sorry if someone already responded to this comment. I think the ‘alternative’ ones that you have a stat for at the animal skin ones. I could be wrong, but I’m allergic to latex too, and use polyisoprene ones.
I use BCP in addition to condoms.
Post # 94
@MrsPanda99: For me, using only condoms would not be an option, for several reasons.
First and foremost, I have to be on hormonal BC as I have endo; even if I were single, I’d still be on hormonal BC.
Second, I would never rely on condoms alone as they simply are not as effective as hormonal methods: about 97% with perfect use. For me personally, that isn’t enough, esp. as I don’t want children.
Third, I dislike the feel, and the whole faffing about putting one on.
In short, for me they’re something to use as well as the pill, while single or at the start of a new relationship, to protect against STDs.
I’m hoping to get my tubes tied soon, but will still stay on the pill. That way, I have double protection, which I like the idea of.
Post # 95
We’re in the same boat. Makes me a bit nervous but I’ve read studies that say if the PO method is done correctly it is just as effective as condoms. Nothing is absolutely 100% except abstinence…
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Post # 97
I wouldnt freak out because of the story. The pill is very safe you can always see if you can go on a lower hormonal version if you are so worried. I dont take hormones and we used condoms for 2 years and had no problems. Since we are getting married I opted for a copper IUD, no hormones and still great protection. Hormones caused my migraines (ocular) to increase to almost daily so I couldnt see. I knew this going in since my mother had the same effect.
Post # 98
@MrsPanda99: We did condoms before I had my IUD put in, and when we didn’t feel like them or ran out I used VCF. I loved that SO SO much more the condoms. Now we’re NTNT, so no more nothing!
Post # 99
We always used condoms, except one time. And frankly it’s messy without condoms and he didn’t feel any difference. I don’t see why everyone doesn’t just use them for tidiness reasons. In college i did both BC and condoms because a pregnancy would be horrific. Now it’s less a problem and I didn’t like doing the birth control so i’m off. But really- I prefer sex with a condom I think. Also I’m fairly sure they are safer then birth control pills, aren’t they? As far as pregnancy statistics? It’s been a long time since I did birth control so I don’t know if the pill got way more effective.
Post # 101
I only used condoms for one-night stands too. When I’m serious with someone, I see using a condom as jumping into a nice heated swimming pool with a raincoat on. I was the first woman my husband had NOT used a condom with. He said it felt a million times better.
Post # 102
@MrsPanda99: This is going to sound REALLY bad but my Fiance and I have never used any form of protection other than pulling out. We were both each others first and since nothing was used the first time, nothing was used the second time and so on. I guess we could be up for some bad luck but I have always been regular and know my body extremely well. We have gone almost five years with just pulling out and so far there have been no pregnancy scares.
Sounds silly but we both believe if we are meant to be parents it will happen. So many people rely on protection that they forget knowing their body is the key factor. I am scheduled and things are noted when changes are made. I feel like to many people get pregnant from mess ups while being so dependant on birth control and protection. Who knows!
Post # 103
It’s a spermicide that comes in a foam ( kind of icky) or a small film that looks like a breath fresher strip. You stick it up there and after 15 minutes it has disolved and you are ready to go for 3 hours! They sell it at target, walmart- places like that.
Post # 104
…and that’s enough? No BCP needed?? I should definitely look into this!!
Post # 105
@MrsPanda99: We do. For the first 2 years of our relationship, I was on the shot and we didn’t use condoms. Then I had to get off the shot and didn’t trust my BCP so we used both the pill and condoms. Eventually, I quit taking the pill because of the side effects and couldn’t find a type that my body would agree with, so we only use condoms. We’ve used condoms as our only form of BC for about 4 years now with no pregnancy scares.
Post # 106
Not engaged yet, but we’ll be using condoms until we try for a baby, which will be after marriage.