Talking to your partner about contraception is extremely important. To some of you this convo might come easy, but others might find it a little bit difficult and daunting – especially when considering switching to another method of contraception.
Here’s a few tips on what you should consider before having the big chat and how to make the whole conversation a little more chillaxed:
Value your own needs
Contraception can have a big impact on your body, sexual pleasure and hormonal balance – every woman and every cycle is different and what works for some might not work for others. Keep in mind that this is your body and we here at Natural Cycles are strong believers that contraception is and should be seen to be a shared responsibility. Both of your needs and the way you feel matter, so talking about it and finding a solution that is right is of utmost importance.
Knowledge is power
There are some myths and misconceptions when it comes to contraception so we recommend reading up on reliable sources to gather all the info you need. Highlight why you think certain contraceptive options would suit you and your needs most, it’s all about weighing up the options, discussing them and choosing what is right for you.
Familiarize yourself with how it works
When it comes to contraceptives we most commonly ask ourselves how effective is this method and what’s the likelihood of becoming pregnant? Which is very important but whether it’s taking a pill everyday, measuring your temperature or inserting a device to prevent a pregnancy you should also take how it works and possible side effects into account. The effectiveness of a contraceptive also depends on how it is used, so you should feel comfortable with how it is applied. You can get all the info you need on Natural Cycle’s effectiveness and how it works on our new webpage.
We do hope this helps ladies and feel free to get in touch or drop a comment below if you have any questions.
What are your experiences when it comes to talking about contraception with your partner? What was their reaction and how did you two come to a decision? Would love to hear from you.
Your Natural Cycles team