There are so many different ways of preventing pregnancy to suit different people. This is so you can work out the best contraception for you (if you need it).
Here’s a really quick guide to all the different kinds of contraception. There are more links below to more detailed posts I’ve written. There is no best contraception, just one that is best for you. It can take a bit of trial and error to get one that works for you and your partner.
These methods all work by introducing a small amount of extra hormone inside the body. As you can see there are lots of ways to do this. Hormonal methods are also used to treat other health issues, such as severe acne or really heavy random periods. So some girls are given these methods even if they are not having sex or even thinking about having sex. More detail about these here.
These all work by preventing sperm and eggs from meeting, which is known as barrier contraception. The IUD works by doing this but also prevents fertilization too. More detail about these here.
Sex which doesn’t involve penis in vagina can be really sexy but also very low risk of pregnancy. More ideas for what you could do here.
These aren’t great ideas so don’t try these at home yeah? Or anywhere else … More about this kind of thing here.
If you are really really worried about pregnancy but want to have penis in vagina sex sex then you could
- use a hormonal method as well as condoms
- you could use condoms and not come inside your partner.
- Or you could do all three, which my friend tells me is called ‘triple bagging’; but she may have made that up.
© Justin Hancock 2014