Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Should I be on birth control?

By Anonymous October 11, 2014 - 11:37pm
Rate This

Me and my boyfriend of 6 months has made a decision to abstain from sex for personal reasons. However we do participate in "dry sex" where there is always a clothing barrier on both our genital area. Sometimes he does ejaculate in his boxers. I was just wondering, should I be on birth control pills? I've been on it for two months now and my skin is absolutely horrible, it's given me awful mood swings and the only benefit is that I never worry about pregnancy even if he comes in his shorts. Should I stay on the pill or is there nothing to be worried about with regards to pregnancy?

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hi Anonymous and thanks for your question.

Whether or not you take birth control pills, or use any other option, is a decision that only you can make.

Boyfriends come and go, but you will be living with your own body forever. If the side effects from your current prescription are intolerable you can find out about other brands which you may tolerate better. And you may also want to look into other options, some of which are covered in this article for the EmpowHER community: Choosing Birth Control

There is nothing to worry about as far as pregnancy goes from having "dry" sex but as you grow older you will most likely have different interests and desires.

Hope that helps,


October 12, 2014 - 1:46pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.


Sex 101

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!