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Postby Cookie » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:51 pm

I hope everything turns out ok Ska face.
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Postby Fruitbat » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:02 pm

At present I have decided to try Natural Family Planning i.e. trying to figure out my fertile period each cycle from certain clues the body gives us. I know this is a slightly riskier way and I may also buy Persona to back up the process but if done correctly this method is apparently very effective - of course the difficulty is not making mistakes! Anyone here tried this?
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Postby virago » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:41 pm

[quote="Fruitbat"]i am keen to try the coil one day but so far all contraceptive hormonal thingies have also affected my mood and sex drive quite significantly so am reluctant...


I'm on the non-hormonal coil, which doesn't affect mood/sex drive. It makes periods a little heavier but they settle down after 6 months or so.

Everyone I know who has tried the natural method has ended up preggers, but then I'm not sure they were the type to gaze at their cervix to properly check...
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Postby helmut » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:35 am

[quote="virago"][quote="Fruitbat"]i am keen to try the coil one day but so far all contraceptive hormonal thingies have also affected my mood and sex drive quite significantly so am reluctant...


I'm on the non-hormonal coil, which doesn't affect mood/sex drive. It makes periods a little heavier but they settle down after 6 months or so.

Everyone I know who has tried the natural method has ended up preggers, but then I'm not sure they were the type to gaze at their cervix to properly check...


yes i know people who've ended up pregnant that used this way but only because they didn't follow it properly.. the trouble i guess is that you are horniest when you either have to abstain or use protection.. but if you're responsible and know yourself well i think its a pretty good method!!
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Postby Benzine » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:05 am

The coil isn't a contraception is it? Conception isn't hindered, it just prevents a fertilized egg from implanting on the wall of the womb. For that reason my girlfriend and I don't want to use it, we stick with condoms for now.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_methods_of_contraception
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Postby Catt Queen » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:27 pm

After my experience with the injection (depo provera), I would never recommend anyone to use it. I know many people are happy on it, but I honestly did not realise how badly it was affecting me until I came off it. The no periods may sound appealing, but it is not a natural state for women to be in and does no good in the long run.

I'm sterilised now. Had to kick and scream and threaten them with legal action (after finding out the gyno had lied to my GP) to get it done, but it's done and I don't regret it.
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Postby virago » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 pm

[quote="Benzine"]The coil isn't a contraception is it? Conception isn't hindered, it just prevents a fertilized egg from implanting on the wall of the womb. For that reason my girlfriend and I don't want to use it, we stick with condoms for now.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_methods_of_contraception


It is contraception, the copper changes the chemical balance of the womb so eggs cannot implant and more sperm are killed, and thickens the cervical mucus to make it harder for sperm to get in.

If you think that IUDs kill babies then you are mistaken, as not every egg will be fertilised, of those that are fertilised few survive for all sorts of reasons, and of those that survive only a few grow to full term.

That said, condoms are good for preventing STIs.
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Postby downhillingdemon » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:26 pm

[quote="ska face"]

I'm glad you didn't - they are very important - I had one last month which picked up severe abnormalities in the cells and I am going for a colposcopy in a couple of weeks to see what needs to be done.

Please keep on with them.


I only just read this - hope everything was ok.
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Postby ska face » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:20 pm

[quote="downhillingdemon"][quote="ska face"]

I'm glad you didn't - they are very important - I had one last month which picked up severe abnormalities in the cells and I am going for a colposcopy in a couple of weeks to see what needs to be done.

Please keep on with them.[/quote]

I only just read this - hope everything was ok.[/quote]

Thanks muchly - I had a chat with the gynaecologist who told me it was CIN3 - not cancer but would possibly become cancer if left without treatment, I think it's known as "carcinoma in situ".

He did a LEEP right there and then after the colposcopy and removed two lesions from my cervix - all shown in glorious technicolour on the clinic monitor. I'm just waiting for the biopsy of the lesions to find out whether I need further treatment or whether Mr Potancok can release me from his care.

Not able to exercise for a while which is making me a bit twitchy as I want to be at the gym or on my bicycle!
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Postby virago » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:28 pm

[quote="ska face"]

Not able to exercise for a while which is making me a bit twitchy as I want to be at the gym or on my bicycle!


Worth it for your long term health though. Glad you're ok, wishing you a speedy recovery :)
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Postby downhillingdemon » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:29 pm

[quote="ska face"]
Thanks muchly - I had a chat with the gynaecologist who told me it was CIN3 - not cancer but would possibly become cancer if left without treatment, I think it's known as "carcinoma in situ".

He did a LEEP right there and then after the colposcopy and removed two lesions from my cervix - all shown in glorious technicolour on the clinic monitor. I'm just waiting for the biopsy of the lesions to find out whether I need further treatment or whether Mr Potancok can release me from his care.

Not able to exercise for a while which is making me a bit twitchy as I want to be at the gym or on my bicycle!


Well, sounds like they have caught it in time from the sound of it. Hope the biopsy results are good and you don't need any further treatment :)
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Postby thestoatyone » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Yeah, all the best SF.
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Postby mouche » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:47 pm

Just adding my best wishes to everyone else's, Skaface - let us know how everything goes!
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Postby Superflor » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:42 am

I use the diaphragm and spermicide. Probably the diaphragm might not be vegan but they last a long time. Also the spermicide is no doubt animal tested. I'd use this and condoms as back up til I was steady with the fella. Diaphragms alone don't protect against std's.

I read in an earlier post about the higher risk of ectopic preganacies with them which i didn't know about. Have to read up on that.

I like it cos I'm in control and you can put them in hours before so there´d be no interruption if you got caught up in the pash (although you must top up with the spermicide after a certain time).

They can be a bit messy but the placing of them isn't that hard with a little practice.

I started to use it after having bad side effects with the combined pill from age 16-19. Also the doc said if I carried on smoking and using the pill I'd be dead before i was thirty (being seriously addicted back then I chose to come off the pill. Luckily I haven't had a cig in over 10 years now :)

Seems to be a contraceptive method that is losing popularity, however as trying to get spermicide cream either here in Spain or the UK has become harder and harder.

Haven't read anyone on here mentioning female condoms. They're quite popular over here...
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Re: vegan contraception

Postby baldy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:42 pm

[quote]Hello ...........

To answer your question, all Mates condoms (including SKYN condoms) are suitable for vegans, in the sense that none of them contain animal derivatives or material at all.
However, the biocompatability testing that is carried out to ensure it is not a skin irritant or skin sensitisation is carried out on rabbits and guinea pigs as like all condoms.
The standard stipulates what we have to do so we cannot change that element of the testing.

Wishing you all the best and lot of nice moments with our range of Mates products.

Kind Regards


Found this really interesting, I assume the animal testing they are talking about is FDA testing.
Am I right in thinking even vegan branded condoms would have had this kind of testing?
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