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View Poll Results: What contraceptive methods are you confortable with?
I am a man and not a big fan of condoms 8 30.77%
I am a woman and not a big fan of barrier method e.g condoms, diaphragms and cervical caps. 5 19.23%
I am a man condoms is best way possible unless otherwise 4 15.38%
I am a woman barrier methods are the safest way possible 5 19.23%
I am a man hormonal contraceptive aren't safe for her unless otherwise 1 3.85%
I am a woman hormonal contraceptive methods are not safe, unless otherwise 3 11.54%
I am a man hormonal methods could ruin our sex lives 0 0%
I am a woman hormonal methods could ruin our sex lives 0 0%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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How about just say NO... it works sometimes(LOL)
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: DC
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I was thinking about looking into a low dose hormone pill. What are, if any, side effects you have experienced?
I know you didn't ask me, but I've been taking Yaz for about a year and have been really happy with it. My side effects have been almost ideal and the opposite of what you'd expect (I lost weight, boobs grew a little, lessened my monthly migraines, drastically helped with cramps and my period). As far as sex drive there may have been a slight difference, but we're talking about going from "I need something now" to "it'd be nice, but not necessary", which was actually helpful since I'm single.

Just talk to your doctor/gyno about the options out there. Mine laid out everything available and then gave her recommendations and reasons why. My roommate is on Loestrin Lo and loves it. My mother used Orthotricycline Low and was also happy (though this was for her menopause symptoms). Really the side effects vary from woman-to-woman, so it's hard to tell what will happen until you take it. Learn the side effects (both you and your guy), and keep an eye out for warning signs.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Well, if you have already had one then they may likely do it for you. I know of rare cases in which childless women were able to receive them, because they could not use other methods for whatever health reasons.
Eh, if they're such idiots, I can always go to Planned Parenthood.

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Eh, my girlfriend got pregnant at the age of 41 after one time. Sorry girl, still gotta worry about it for a long time.
Yeah... stuff happens alright... I really can't afford ooopsies right now.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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My roommate is on Loestrin Lo and loves it.
I'm on Loestrin also and it's been great. I've had absolutely no side effects.

Has anyone tried this new-fangled female condom that's come (back) on the scene? I think it would be weird.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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I'm on Loestrin also and it's been great. I've had absolutely no side effects.

Has anyone tried this new-fangled female condom that's come (back) on the scene? I think it would be weird.
Yeah right. You use abstinence as a result of your looks. HAHA! Totally kidding, just returning the favor from one of your previous jabs.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Yeah right. You use abstinence as a result of your looks. HAHA! Totally kidding, just returning the favor from one of your previous jabs.
With that attitude you won't have to worry about using birth control.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Revere, MA
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Mmmm...my main concern about any hormonal birth control is weight gain. Since everyone is different, there's really no way to tell. And once you gain anything, it's so hard to lose. I will look into what you guys have mentioned, thanks.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Mmmm...my main concern about any hormonal birth control is weight gain. Since everyone is different, there's really no way to tell. And once you gain anything, it's so hard to lose. I will look into what you guys have mentioned, thanks.
I imagine that if you work out and don't gorge yourself, even if you are one of the unluckies who might gain, you should be able to control it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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With that attitude you won't have to worry about using birth control.
Ha, my looks ruin it for me wayyy before they discover my sh*tty attitude.

If they stick around long enough to know about my attitude, then "Great Success!"

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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If they stick around long enough to know about my attitude, then....
They're really drunk? hehee
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