Quitting the pill?

There are plenty of reasons to stop taking the pill. Some suffer from unpleasant side effects, others find taking the pill every day inconvenient, and some women don't want to have unnatural hormones in their bodies. In this article you can read more about the consequences and side effects of stopping the pill, as well as tips on what contraception to use if you decide to stop taking it.

Becoming pregnant

Once you stop taking the pill you can theoretically get pregnant right away. In fact, if you forget to take one, you can theoretically get pregnant right away. These are exceptions, but it certainly varies from one woman to another how soon she becomes fertile again after stopping the pill. It can take as long as a year to get pregnant after you stop taking the pill.

If you stop taking the pill to get pregnant, some doctors recommend using condoms for a while until your cycle is more regular again. This way it is easier to keep track of when you ovulate and when you become pregnant. It is also recommended that you start taking Folic Acid. Your doctor can tell you more about this.

Don't like the discomfort of traditional condoms? Then try the Wingman Condom. Wingman Condoms are specially designed for an extra safe and better sex experience. There are convenient little wings around the condom that allow you to put the condom on easily, without touching the condom. Because you do not touch the Wingman Condom when putting it on, the transmission of STDs is less than with traditional condoms.

Side effect when you stop taking the pill

Another major reason for women to stop taking the pill are the hormones and their accompanying side effects. Side effects come in all shapes and sizes. Some examples:

1. Mood

The pill is sometimes assigned as a reason for depressed feelings or a worse mood, but by others on the contrary as a reason that makes them feel better. Different types of pills also have different side effects per person so that is still a matter of trial and error. When you stop taking the pill you may notice a change in your mood. In the beginning this can be a bit more intense because your body needs to find its own hormone balance again.

2. PMS symptoms

PMS symptoms (abdominal pain, swollen breasts, sensitive breasts, headaches, palpitations, dizziness and crying spells) may return, but only around your period.

3. Fluid retention/gaining weight

A common side effect, and in some cases you may lose weight when you stop. Your breasts may also become less full if the pill has made them fuller.

4. Libido

A common complaint of ladies on the pill is a lower libido. Stopping the pill could increase your sex drive. No guarantee, unfortunately.

How can you prevent a condom from tearing?

Condoms are extensively tested and do not tear easily. The material is sturdy and very stretchy. However, because it is so thin, damage is easily done. The biggest cause of tearing is therefore damage during storage and/or use. How a condom can tear and how you can prevent a condom from tearing is explained in the following overview.

1. Failure to comply with quality conditions

Condoms can break if you don't pay attention to the quality requirements that a good condom must meet:

Cause: Condom not CE marked - Solution: In Europe, condoms must have a CE mark, then they meet safety and quality requirements. Pay attention to that when you buy a condom. Wingman Condoms have a CE mark.

Cause: Expired date - Solution: A condom has a shelf life of between 1 and 5 years, after that the quality decreases. Check the date on the package.

Solution: Store your condoms in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Cause :Damaged when opened. Solution:Tear open a condom along the edge and do not use sharp objects to do so.

Solution: Also be careful with sharp objects such as jewelry and nails when putting on and touching the condom. Tip: The design of the Wingman Condom prevents you from touching and thus damaging the condom!

Cause: In combination with wrong agents - Solution: Condoms do not mix with creams, oils and fats, use only suitable lubricants. Tip: Wingman lubricant.

2. Using a condom incorrectly

In addition to damage, misuse is also a reason for tearing. This involves stretching the condom too much/too locally:

  • Too little space in top and air: The tip, or reservoir, of the condom should be air-free and have enough space to accommodate semen.
  • Used too long: After 15-20 minutes of heavy use of a condom, it becomes less reliable and it is wise to grab a new one.
  • Misuse: Accidentally trying to unroll a condom on the penis the wrong way around causes pre-cum to get on it. If you then turn the condom over, that pre-cum is on the outside and comes in contact with your partner. In addition, repeated stretching of the condom (which can happen when you try to unroll the condom the wrong way) is grounds for damage.

Wingman has solved some of the usage problems by putting wings around the condom that you use to put the condom on. You can easily feel what is top and bottom and the spout stays airless by itself.