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Plan B is also not effective for women who weigh more than 160 or 170 lbs. Go to your doctor asap and start thinking about your options.
Shit, the *average US woman* now weighs 160. They need to come out with a lower and higher version of Plan B based on size.
I looked it up and it does work like the pill, just a higher more concentrated one-time dose. It’s for emergencies though, not just like, I’ll use nothing and then pick up some Plan B. It’s only 89% effective if taken within 72 hours.
Why, why, why does it seem like no one uses any birth control or condoms anymore? I can’t judge, I did once have unprotected sex, and I used to just use the rhythm/pullout method in my first marriage, but come on, younger people, what are you doing?!TheHizzyGuest
Each hour you wait to take it it lowers the effective rate too.
I think it’s still effective for women 160+ but the success rate drops off.
Travel with a condom in your purse. BC isn’t a mans responsibility. It’s everyone’s involved.
BTW – have you guys heard the new rape trend where guys remove their condoms mid sex without consent?!
Yup. I’m not sure how you wouldn’t notice, but it doesn’t surprise me.CopaParticipant
I am sad that there are now “rape trends.” Wow.FyodorGuest
“I am sad that there are now “rape trends.” Wow.
Well, FWIW, I suspect that it’s more that our understanding of consent has evolved such that people have started to recognize this as a violation, rather than men not doing it before.
I feel like, before, a guy might try to talk you into it. It seems to be getting more common for them to just do it. Guys who grew up in the 80s or 90s were taught to fear HIV and were less likely to take stupid risks. Now that AIDS is no longer the terror (for heterosexual people who don’t share needles) that it once was, people seriously don’t care about having unprotected sex.TheHizzyGuest
When I was casually dating I was so particular about any partner I would have sex with and protection was ALWAYS a must. Even then I never felt fully protected and knew risks.
Sometimes now it seems like people are shocked they can get pregnant by having sex.FyodorGuest
When I was single (dozen years ago), I was always much more paranoid about these things than my partners so I don’t know what the baseline was. I do agree with Kate that the (incorrect but socially beneficial) belief that heterosexual men were broadly at risk for AIDS probably contributed to men being more receptive to condom usage than they are today.Cleopatra JonesMember
I will admit that I didn’t realize for a long time that I had control over my own sexuality. It was NOT a thing that was discussed while growing up. Ever! In fact, it was covertly implied that as a woman I would turn over that control to the man I’m in a relationship with.
I didn’t even grow up in a religious environment.
I think it was more of growing up in an environment where women didn’t feel empowered in any aspects of life much less openly talking about protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancies or STIs. Hence my unplanned pregnancy in my early 20’s because I was really embarrassed to discuss birth control with the guy I was dating.
So I can see why young people don’t know or understand about birth control and sexuality, it’s not really a new thing at all. The younger generation has access to more information but unfortunately they don’t know what to do with that information.RangerchicParticipant
@CLeopatrajones – my parents never talked to me either. To counteract that – I started talking to my girls when they were like 12 or something. Much to my husbands chagrin. And I would tell them all kinds of things my husband thought were strange…I told him, yeah but your a guy. You basically didn’t have to worry about all of this stuff happening to you. And I had my first daughter at 20 because no one told me that I had to take the pill everyday…I took it just not everyday and oops…it doesn’t work like that.JodyGuest
It was only that one time… and I took it about 15 hours after…. that’s why I don’t understand why it didn’t work