Let's Talk About Sex

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bedsider.org. All opinions are my own.

Okay I'm slightly kidding. My grandmother would probably have my head if I were to actually get down and dirty like that on my blog. So instead let's talk about the genius invention that is birth control. You know that important and easy thing that Farrah, Maci, Kailyn, Jenelle, and Leah all decided to forget about when they were twelve sixteen? Yeah, that.

I never quite realized how strongly I felt about this subject until Teen Mom came crawling into my life a few years ago. In the beginning, I was horrified that a show like this would actually be airing on tv. Then I was horrified that I was actually watching and enjoying a show like this on tv. Maybe it was the "I love little babies" part of me or maybe it was the "I love watching crazies be crazy on national television" part of me. Yeah, it was definitely the latter. It was all fun and games in the beginning. I laughed at how dumb Farrah was, I got all mushy gushy every time Bentley said "I wuv you mawma!", I died inside a little more at every arrest of Jenelle. But then one day it hit me and I was like holy crap this isn't just good tv, these are real kids with real lives and (for the most part) they're pretty darn screwed up - just because they didn't take birth control.

Had I made the same poor decision that all these teen moms did at sixteen by not taking bc I would have an eight year old by now. WHAAAAT?! That's a third grader. One that not only walks and talks, but one that can probably multiply small digits in his head and write paragraphs in Mandarin Chinese. And then I think, wow, I still feel (and most of the time look) like a third grader myself. Would I have ever had my own childhood had I gotten pregnant that young? Would I have had a prom, a college let alone high school diploma? Would I have funneled beers? Would I have been a cheerleader, a dean's list student, a DKNY intern? Would I even be living in New York City right now? Probably not.

My entire journey through life could have been completely altered had I been uneducated and/or careless about my birth control methods. I'm thankful that I was educated and that I wasn't careless but not all women out there can say the same. And that's why I was all over it when Bedsider asked me to share my opinions on the subject. The company is operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and its goal is to help women better manage their bc options thus preventing them from getting pregnant until they are ready. Sounds like a no-brainer to me!

What isn't such a no-brainer, though, is choosing the right option for you. It's kind of like picking out a cereal in the mile long aisle at the grocery store. Do I want Frosted Flakes or do I want Lucky Charms? There are so many different options to choose from but at the end of the day they all serve the same purpose. Cereal to nourish you and birth control to keep those pesky tadpole swimmers at bay. Personally, I have always chosen the pill. It's not invasive, it works, it's discrete, and I'm an OCD/planning freak so it's easy for me to remember to take it. I have many friends who can't remember to even shower themselves let alone take a pill every damn day, so it's not right for everyone. Head over here to find out which method is best for you if you need help deciding. And if you don't currently use bc then call me up when you pop out your kid in nine months and I'll come nanny for you. I kid, I kid. No pun intended.

P.S. Bedsider is also currently holding a Pinterest contest! 
The rules are as follows:

Every girl has that bedside drawer that holds the bedroom essentials: their Kindle, a pair of reading glasses, sexy lingerie. – whatever fits their personality. No matter what your drawer says about you, there’s birth control that will fit right in. Find the best method for your routine and style at Bedsider.org.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bedsider.org.

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