Contraception Talk

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Hello my lovely readers. Today I wanted to talk to you about contraception, this post is only going to go into female contraction as I don't know enough about male contraception to feel right talking about or advising on it. I feel contraception is a topic that people are often too embarrassed to talk about but it's important to discuss and remove the taboo surrounding it.

Firstly, contraception is not something that women should be embarrassed talking about or seeking out. I've heard girls/women who have felt too embarrassed to talk to their doctor about contraception or have been shamed for trying to get contraception. 

I've said on this blog before that we live in a world of contradictions and hypocrisy. Women are shamed for seeking out contraception yet if we see a pregnant teenage girl she's labelled as a slut or an idiot. It's absolutely ridiculous and unfair! It should be pointed out that not all women who seek out contraception do so in order to have sex, many use it as a way of controlling their periods. Not that it matters if a woman wants contraception in order to have sex. Good on her! If she's old enough and she's being safe than why not? 

My contraception story is a lot simpler than most. I decided to go on the pill when I was 20 as I was starting out in a relationship with Dan and I didn't want to keep using condoms (we both got checked before we slept together) and I didn't want to get pregnant. Simple. I knew I wanted to go on the same pill as my mum, Cerelle, as she hadn't had any problems with it and I hoped it would be the same for me, luckily I was right.  

Cerelle is a mini pill, meaning that you take it everyday without a break, usually resulting in not having a period. Personally, I love Cerelle. I know a lot of people have trouble with The Pill, severe headaches, more frequent periods, acne, etc and often have to try lots of different pills before they find one that suits them. That's why I said my contraception story was a lot simpler than most. Sure Cerelle has a couple of drawbacks, I've put on a fuck tonne of wight since I've been on it and it's hard to shift. Also, for the first two months my emotions were all over the place (resulting in me crying in front of a girl at uni who I didn't know that well) and I was having frequent periods. But after those first two months my emotions were a lot more settled and I stopped having periods and I haven't had one since. For some not having a period can be seen as a drawback but for me it's great as I used to have a really hard time with my periods so I don't miss them at all. 

The main point of this post is to say that it's fine to talk about contraception and to encourage people to talk about it more openly. Talk about it with your friends, your mum, your aunt and most importantly don't be afraid to talk about it with your doctor. Women should not be ashamed for seeking out advice or contraception itself. 


I hope you enjoyed this post. What do you think? Should we talk about contraception more openly?  


Thanks for reading!  


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12 comments:

  1. My story is really similar to yours and I don't get periods either on my pill (woo-hoo, no periods!) It is sad that we live in a society of such double standards. When a woman wants to make good choices and be safe, she is judged, but a man is praised as responsible. I love that you always tackle these topics on your blog, you are wonderful! Hope you have an amazing week my gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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    1. I love not getting a period, it rocks! I know it's so awful how women are judged just for wanting to have sex. AW Kim you are so lovely! I hope you had a lovely weekend my gorgeous friend!

      Ella xx

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  2. I've been on Yasmin for a few years now, the only side effect I got to begin with was that it cleared up my skin a little! I guess I was one of the lucky ones!

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    1. Oh wow! That's so awesome, lucky you! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

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  3. Preach! Hate the fact that talking about contraception is taboo - let's be real it's such a wonderful, empowering thing!

    I started on the pill fairly early to help with my acne. Although it didn't clear it completely, my skin is far better than if I were not on it!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

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    1. I completely agree it's so freeing to be able to talk about it openly and without embarrassment. Exactly! There are lots of reasons why women go on the pill that aren't to do with sex but
      it doesn't matter if they are going on it for sex. Thanks for dropping in!

      Ella xx
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  4. I have hormone problems so I stick to condoms now, but you're right that women should not be shamed for seeking contraception. Women have enough double standards to deal with as it is! It's always good to talk about these things so that women can decide what option is right for them. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I agree it's so unfair on women that they are judged for seeking out contraception. It's difficult to know what contraception will work for you so women should be helped and advised rather than judged and criticised. Thanks for stopping by lovely!

      Ella xx

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  5. This is such a good post! More people need to talk about contraception, just people are aware that there are other choices xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for popping in

      Ella xc

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  6. This is SUCH a good post, contraception does need to be talked about more and the chat needs to be normalised. There's so many options to just the pill alone that people don't realise, all the different brands and strains and people don't know they're necessarily getting side affects because it isn't talked about.

    Fab post pal!

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    1. Thank you so much I'm so pleased you like this post! I completely agree with you, it needs to be talked about so people can find out the best option for them. Thanks for stopping by!

      Ella xx

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