I have a very...healthy sex drive and when I went on birth control that totally decreased it. It didn't matter what birth control I was on I would still get vaginal dryness and a decreased sex drive. My boyfriend thought it was him and it would make him really self conscious and feel embarrassed. Yesterday I took out my NuvaRing and my sex drive is back to the way it was before I started hormones, and I love that, I feel free and now I enjoy having sex again. Ever since the beginning (even on the birth control) when my boyfriend and I had sex he would always pull out. Currently, I'm trying to get the Paragard IUD but I'm not sure if my insurance will cover it, and if I cannot go on Paragard I'm really considering just using a spermicide and the pull out method.
I know many of you may think this is extremely stupid, but I'm tired of trying hormonal methods of birth control, I love sex, especially with my boyfriend it's extremely enjoyable, but every hormonal birth control I've been on has made sex less enjoyable.
So my question, do you think I will be okay if I just use a spermicide and the pull out method? When my boyfriend pulls out he makes sure he doesn't shoot anything out before the real load comes out, he may have the pre-ejaculation but I'm sure the spermicide will get rid of that. I'm also considering tracking my days of ovulation but am going to go over that with my OB/GYN. I understand that this is not a very effective form of birth control but it's better than nothing.
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replied September 22nd, 2009
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Depending on the form of spermicide you use (gel, foam, sponge, film, suppository ...) it can be anywhere from 71- 91% effective. Keep in mind that if you use film or a suppository that you need to wait 15- 20 minutes to allow it to dissolve before having sex.
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replied September 22nd, 2009
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We've used the film, VFC before and it was great, we don't mind waiting 15 minutes because that's where foreplay comes in handy! =)
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replied September 23rd, 2009
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I'm a big fan of VCF as well. I used to use it with condoms and never had an unplanned pregnancy.
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