Have you heard of Bedsider? Bedsider is possibly one of the coolest, nonjudgiest, most sex-positive ways for young women to explore their birth control options. They present (all of the!) different birth controls methods in a super clear way, and they keep your lifestyle in mind.
On Bedsider's "Method Explorer" page (pictured below), you can match your birth control to your lifestyle. You know how you might wear a tight furry dress if you're going out to a rave, and a completely different outfit if you're hanging out with your best friend's great Aunt Theresa? Well, your birth control should match the way you live your life, just like your clothes.
With Bedsider's Method Explorer, you can find methods that mix well with booze if you party a lot, methods that are easy to hide from your visiting grandparents or judgmental roomie, and everything in between. It's actually quite fun to explore your options on Bedsider because the site is so well designed. When you click on a method to explore it more deeply, there are videos of real-life people discussing that particular method in very frank ways. It's so helpful.
Before I go any further, you should definitely go to Bedsider's Facebook page and enter their Summer of Style sweepstakes. It's free, only takes a minute, and you could win one of the 100 year-long subscriptions to Birchbox, which is the best prize ever.
On top of this sweet contest and the abundance of crystal-clear birth control information, you can also set up birth control or appointment reminders with them and read real-life accounts from real-life ladies (and some gents) of what it's like to be on a particular form of birth control. You can even get some sassy relationship advice over there, like how to break up with someone (because you can never have too much advice on that one).
Go check out all the cool things they're doing and maybe you'll leave with a better birth control method. Also, I said it before, but I'll say it again, definitely enter their sweepstakes on Facebook and try to get yourself that year of FREE Birchboxes.
This post was written in collaboration with Bedsider. As always, we only work with brands we actually like and enjoy using because, otherwise, what's the point?