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Why Are You on the Pill?

With so many different kids of pills out there, it's just a matter of time before finding one that's right for you. Now some women are on the pill for the good old-fashioned reason of preventing pregnancy, but other women are on it to clear up their skin or to have lighter periods, know what day and time they'll get it, or perhaps they like the option of skipping it all together. This hilarious video pretty much sums up the new rationale for being on the pill, but tell me, all you pill-goers out there, why are you on it?


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chy1 chy1 8 years
my doctor put me on it when i was about 15, I had cysts on my ovaries and it helped to dry them up and make them smaller. Then after that when I started having sex it helps prevent a baby from coming along too soon, yes I'm engaged but we are not ready for a baby yet.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 8 years
haha that was hilarious. I'm on the pill for a few obvious reasons. a) I don't want to be called Mommy anytime soon b) I love my skin c) It's nice to be able to predict the very day I'm gonna get my period. I know not to make any good plans at the same time every month
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Well my mom thinks for period control but for me i don't need a baby right now.
linmaru linmaru 8 years
I'm not on it because my mother's a health nut, and almost every female on her side of the family has had breast cancer. I was gifted with DD's so I rather not risk it in the end. Though for acne, and pms my doctor have me natural hormone's that really help. I haven't had cramps in months.
imdamoos imdamoos 8 years
Love the video. I wish I could show it to someone without there being an awkward moment.
designerel designerel 8 years
Regulation of my cycle-- before I'd probably get it every 2 months, sometimes it would take 4 months to get it, plus it'd be heavy and last 7 whole days, yuck. Then of course I became sexually active and didn't want to get knocked up. I wish it helped with clearing my skin though! Didn't seem to have an effect on me.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
For endometriosis and to prevent pregnancy
facin8me facin8me 8 years
1) no babies 2) clear skin
lulita lulita 8 years
Lol! good one! i got on the pill for birth control and ovarian cysts, it got me FAT! like 15 pounds heavier, and i tried (femelle, femiane, Yaz) and they all did the same to me, decreased libido also. Now, i am off the pill and got a few pimples in my face but my libido increased and i am loosing a little bit of the water weight i gainned.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
Video was awesome! My friend and I make fun of such ads, and tampon ads, and any video where girls are talking about stuff like that with each other. I mean, who really does that??! I use it strictly as birth control. I hate kids and do NOT want one, but I love sex :)
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
Didn't want to get knocked up but now me and the boyfriend want a little one, so I am off of it and nervous.
frenchie77 frenchie77 8 years
Oh yeah - loved the video - so true.
frenchie77 frenchie77 8 years
I went OFF it for period control (pleaaaase stop the random spotting, I'll take regular, natural periods any day) for mood swing control (yeah, I was fine before that) and for better birth control. I'd rather KNOW when and if I'm ovulating, for sure, than not have any way of knowing for sure if my low-dosage pills are doing the trick or not (yep, was on the lightest kind, and didn't trust it, so yeah I ended up taking a test every month anyway)
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 8 years
hahaha great video, definitely needed that this morning at the office. i was on it originally to control my skin and horrible painful periods but have remained on it to prevent wee screaming people. i'd actually like to have my tubes tied but because i am under thirty, childless, and unmarried no doctor i've been too will consider doing it. i've never wanted children of my own, if i decided to have a child i've always wanted to adopt... i'm weird...i know...
ccath ccath 8 years
Really cool video! Very funny! I don't take birth control because I'm not having sex so...
chocolatine chocolatine 8 years
I'm on it mainly for hormone/cycle regulation. Like pixelhaze, I've been on it since my teens, and whenever I tried going off it my body and mood went haywire. I've never had a relationship serious enough that I was ready to skip condoms (I'm super-paranoid about STDs), so the pill never was my primary method of birth control, but it was nice to know that if a condom broke, the pill protected me from pregnancy.
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 8 years
I've got severe endometriosis, and being on a continuous BCP (only having a few periods a year) can suppress the growth of it. And I don't want to get preggers anytime soon!!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Regulate periods and prevent pregnancy. And I totally didn't get the shorter lighter periods at all, but I did get consistency. And I dont have a kid, so its all good!
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
Muirnea thank you!! I'll check that post :) caryatid!! you are SO RIGHT!!!! That was a total bonk on the head! I am so glad I asked because it didn't occur to me that I wouldn't know if I was not pregnant otherwise! Thank you ;)
spunkyk77 spunkyk77 8 years
I was on it for 9 years decided to go naturale after learning about the 'cons' of it. 18 mnths later i now have an ovarian cyst potential endometriosis and i've been advised to go back on it a bit sad really but have learnt it has many positives along with the cons. Like everything ying/yang.
caryatid caryatid 8 years
seraphimm - totally ok to skip sugar pills is what i've heard. that's the idea of seasonique - all active pills for 3 months and then a week of sugar pills, so period 4x a year. However, if you are sexually active (what a lame term!), it might be pretty reassuring to KNOW you're not pregnant with a monthly reminder. Hell, it IS pretty reassuring. =)
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
P.S., it was very funny, and I never though about the fact that they don't even mention sex either, lol.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Not on anything right now, but if I took it it would be pretty much for preventing pregnancy. I have pretty light periods anyway, some little cramps here and there...hmmm, I might need it for moodiness though, ha. seraphimm, as far as I know, it's ok to skip sugar pills. I believe there are now kinds of bcp's that don't even have they sugar pills, you just keep taking the regular pills. There was a post on here about it a while back I think.
graylen graylen 8 years
That was so funny! I never thought about the fact that BC commercials don't mention sex! I'm on it for period/cramp control.
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