Do any of my followers use Implanon or an IUD as opposed to birth control pills? If so, what was your experience with it and would you recommend either?
My girlfriend uses Implanon. You can find her blog at http://bassoonerthebetter.tumblr.com/ You can ask her about the experience of putting it in and how it effects her body. I know she would recommend it and I do as well. When “used perfectly” (aka you didnt dig the implant out of your arm with a spoon and then have all of the sex) it has a higher success rate than condoms. You can use condoms and the implant in tandem if you prefer. As for us we don’t use condoms with it and so far we have never had a scare. I am not telling you to have condomless sex if you have the implant, I am saying it is an option if you feel comfortable with your partner and you’re both std free. Don’t be a fucking idiot. Use condoms if you aren’t 100% sure you’re both clean and/or aren’t willing to take care of/abort a child in the event it happens. Std’s are trying to get you like a brony chasing a rainbow dash fleshlight. Use your brain.
So far the only downside that I have ever really observed is that her periods are rather sporadic and irregular. If you get it in I’m fairly certain they tell you that you may stop your periods all together after a few months in. She’s coming up to that threshold so we’re crossing our fingers. The best part of it all? It’s completely free of charge if you’re in college! (In CA at least, you will want to consult your campus’ student health center for your states legislature regarding it) They will give you all the information you need to prep for it. You have to do something like be off other birthcontrol for a few weeks to start. Idk I’m a man and I have a penis and the patriarchy wont give me access to male birth control because god forbid *insert penis euphemism here* grumble grumble
As girlfriend to tumblr user donutsoffury, I can attest to this response.
Anyone at all who needs advice or info on Implanon/Nexplanon/BC in general, I’m here for you.