But before I ask it, I have this to say: I love you all! (OK, almost all.) Seriously. When I put up that last sexy/slutty post, I was ready to take some hell. I was totally prepared for some finger-shaking and judgment about how I had no morals and how I barely know Mr. Coffee and how a girl should be more careful and all that kind of hoo-ha.
The lesson for me is this: Do not project your own insecurities on your readers, for they are (almost to a person) a kind, gentle lot who will make you feel even better than you already feel, which you didn't know was possible.
So thank you. I love the comments you leave, I love having something fun to share, I love the idea that more of you are KISSING! (and more) because of my posts. At least I hope that's what's happening. Because really, what I have learned from the past few weeks is that we should all be kissing (and more) more. It's good for one's outlook.
And now, my indelicate question. (Note to my parents: this is another one of those times when you may want to avert your eyes.) My recent, um, escapades have caused me to, after four years of not having to think about it, ponder the question of birth control. The old standby, the condom, has its time and place and disease-preventing goodness, but I really, really, really, REALLY do not want to have any more kids right now and so for the statistical value alone, I want to also be using another method that has better numbers on its side.
Clearly, I am going to discuss this with my doctor. But she's one person with her own agenda and pharmaceutical companies pressuring her and such. So I'm curious as to what is working for you all out there. What do you use? Why do you like/dislike it?
Historically, I was always a pill girl, myself, but now I'm over 35 and back in the day I felt like the hormones were messing with me a little, so I'm somewhat loathe to go back to it. Plus, I can barely remember to brush my teeth every day these days, much less take a tiny pill at a specified time. So I'm especially curious about options other than the pill.
Feel free to weigh in anonymously. While I seem to feel fine telling you about my feminine hygiene us, my sex life (!), and whatever else my cross my uncensored mind, I understand that some of you may have a little more decorum than I do.
Bring it on. I know I can count on the Internets for an opinion.