Birth Control

  • Birth Control and Periods. Period.

    We have lots of lady Beforeplayers ask us how various methods of birth control can affect their monthly cycles. The thing is, it depends on the method and on the woman. Different bodies will react …

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  • All About Abstinence

    Around here, we love talking about birth control. From the most effective longer acting methods such as IUDs and the implant to “dailies and monthlies” like condoms, diaphragms, the pill and the …

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  • Birth Control After Baby

    Newborns are a lot of joy—and a lot of work. Like, a whole lot. So it’s important to have a post-birth birth control plan in place before you even enter the delivery room. Most new parents may …

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  • Saying YES to an IUD

    Okay, here’s the scoop: IUDs are super effective (99%) and nearly effortless forms of birth control, and they are also totally safe for the vast majority of women. What’s more, since you only have …

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  • IUDs, Implants and Teens, Oh My!

    It’s not always easy to find your right-fit birth control method, especially when you’re young. In fact, sometimes it can even feel as challenging as finding the right sexual partner. But what’s …

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  • Birth Control + Condoms = Double Safety

    At Beforeplay.org, we’re all for honesty, which is why we’re not going to sugarcoat things or skirt around the topic. If you want to know if you should still use condoms even if you are already …

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  • 50 Shades of Birth Control

    SPOILER ALERT: For those of you who are either in the middle of the 50 Shades series, or plan to read it, finish up those procrastination-enabling page-turners and then come back to this post later. …

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  • A snip can prevent a slip

    So far men don’t have a lot of options for birth control: condoms or a vasectomy. Condoms are great for being prepared in the moment and for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs). …

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