I’ve been called slutty for carrying condoms, which made no sense to me. Apparently, you can be seen as easy for taking birth control. That’s what you’re talking about on the message boards so let’s see what y’all had to say:
“I’m starting birth control – I have a boyfriend. My mom knows this, and when I brought up that the best time for me to take it is lunch time (noon) she completely freaked out on me. She said that it would ‘be an invitation for boys’ if I take it in front of them (I sit with my girl friends at lunch in the hallway where no one cares about anyone). She told me that what worked well for her was to take it before bed because it’s right there beside her light. Well, that’s what worked for her. I’ve tried doing that before with vitamins and what ended up happening was I’d forget to take them.
I don’t want to forget my pills so that’s why I thought lunch would be best. I honestly don’t care what others think. It’s birth control, big whoop. Maybe I have bad acne instead. I’m not going to let other guys get in my pants or whatever because that’s reserved for my boyfriend. Tell me what you think. Is my mom right? She’s (as she said) ‘trying to teach me how to be a lady,’ and I know she’s concerned about me but I don’t know why it’s such a big deal. She’s 50+ so I think it’s because she’s older and grew up with different values. Or is it fine for me to take them when I want? In the end it’s my responsibility, so I should take them when I think is best for me, right?”
“It’s your responsibility, you should take them when is best for you.”
“No, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Do what’s best for you.”
“You shouldn’t be worried about what other people think regardless, but no I don’t think they will. It’s your body, you take it when you’re ready.”
“You seem like you know how to respect yourself so I think you’ll be fine.”
Taking birth control does not make you easy, it makes you responsible! You need to find a time that is best for you to take it so you don’t forget or take it too late. If lunchtime works for you, then that’s what works for you! I will say that birth control (or any medication) is a pretty personal thing so I personally wouldn’t really advertise it in the lunchroom, but even so it doesn’t make you “easy.”
Also, when you take your birth control is not up to your mom or anyone else. I’m sure she means well and has your best interests at heart, but you don’t have to tell her that you take it at lunch. Also, you don’t have to take it at the lunch table if it’s that big of a concern. Just go to the bathroom instead.
When I was taking birth control pills, I kept the pack in my purse so I wouldn’t forget it. I see women taking their pills everywhere from restaurants to coffee shops. I don’t really think it’s a big deal, and I don’t know many people that do. Pick a time that is right for you and keep being responsible!
What do you think about taking birth control pills? Does it mean you’re easy? Do you think you should take them in private? Tell us in the comments!
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