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

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 122
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We use double up with condoms and BCP. We will probably do that until we finish with Immigration (after we are married) because it would be really, really sad if he missed out on the early months of hypothetical baby’s life because we couldn’t be in the same place.

There’s lots of good reasons why monogamous couples would use condoms.

Post # 123
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I’m allergic to condoms (well, latex) so no, we don’t. But I don’t see why you couldn’t if you really want to use that as your method of BC. However, I wouldn’t rely on it solely…things happen. 

Post # 124
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

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@Mrs. Cherry Pie:  how is the combination working for you? That’s what we’re planning on doing when we’re married and I need to do plenty more research, but I’m just wondering what your experience has been. Are you confident in it?

Post # 125
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Wow I’m surprised at how varied everyone has answered this.. I am definately pro condoms! I have doubled up for a long time (pill and condom) but eventually I felt awful with the Pill so we went back to only using the condoms.

To be fair, I haven’t had much experience without them and the one time we tried, I was on the Pill but still got completely freaked about getting pregnant… I just like knowing something is collecting the ‘mess’.

Post # 126
3313 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband and I use condoms.  I HATE birth control and only use it now if I HAVE to for some reason.  We want a child more then we can breathe, but right now I’m undergoing testing to see if we have solved the problems that have caused the miscarriages I’ve been having, so until that’s done and we get the all clear, we are using condoms to prevent.

Post # 127
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a coil and it’s amazing! No periods at all, no bad side effects that I can think of and it only gets changed every five years. I am definitely happy with it 🙂

Post # 128
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

about a year  before the wedding i came off depo and we used condoms as we knew we would be wanting to TTC and wanted my body to be chemical free

ive never double up methods if im honest, its been the pill/injection OR condoms. theyve been totally effective for me.

Post # 129
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We haven’t used condoms since the day we agreed we were in a monogamous relationship.  Its either been the pill or withdrawl.  He started chemo in March though, so for 72 hours after every treatment we have to use condoms because his seman would be dangerous if it got in/on my body.  We also can’t french kiss during that time and he has to flush every toilet he uses twice.  All of his bodily fluids are dangerous for those three days, so we use condoms for my safety, not as birth control.

Post # 130
28 posts

@MrsPanda99:  my boyfriend and I use condoms. I suffered a blood clot in my lung from taking birth control and can no longer be on the pill! We hate condoms but its all we have. I practice Fertility awareness method but were not at that point in our relationship that we want an oops. 

Post # 131
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

My husband and I use condoms. We don’t want to get pregnant and I don’t want the hormones from the pill inside my body. We are monogamous. I’ve had numerous people ask me if I’m going on the pill since I’m married now and I’m like, “uh.. no?” They just assume that we were because married people “don’t use condoms.”

Post # 132
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We only use condoms. I was on the pill for several years, approaching a decade and started freaking out that such prolonged use would be doing me more harm than good. Even if the doctors all said otherwise. I just didn’t like thinking that my body was being forced to stop doing what it does naturally (ie: ovulate, natural period etc). 


Anyway, condoms for about 10 months now and no PG scares. 

Post # 133
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I can’t be on birth control, so I have always used condoms. My BF and I have been together 2.5 years now, and because we’ve only ever used condoms, it feels fine! I might think differently after we TTC and see what it’s like without them, but for now, condoms do the trick. We have only had one break so far.

Post # 134
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We only use condoms and have only used them our entire relationship. I don’t want to take anything that’s gonna mess with my hormones or possibly interact with the other medications I need, so he’s totally cool with condoms only. I also have a really predictable cycle though, so your mileage may vary when it comes to coming off of BCP and using condoms.

Post # 135
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We only have used condoms throughout our relationship (5.5 years). I was on the pill very early on for a couple of months, but I had horrible side effects and have been too scared to try anything since. Works for us!

Post # 136
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

I am not married, engaged, or *really* having sex yet.  But we’ve talked about it. I have varicose veisn (young, to!), so I am strictly forbidden by my doctors to take anything hormone based (ANY hormone, ANY dose).  Once married, we will be buying condoms at costco, and do so proudly!  LOL

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