Remember how I told you the story about me not using hormonal contraception some while ago? I got some pretty amazing feedback at that time – girls who texted me saying that they weren’t using it either or other girls who asked me a couple of questions because they were considering to stop using it, too. Of course there were some that said a) whatever or b) why would you talk about such an intimate topic Anna, I think it goes too far. Well girls, watch me talk about it again, with a twist.
I’m still not taking any kind of hormones and there’s still no chance of me ever doing it. We’re consuming enough hormones on a daily basis as it is, no matter if we eat meat or drink tap water. Yep, it’s that bad. I’m not saying you should stop eating, I’m just saying that you should be aware of the fact that our groundwater is full of hormones because it either makes its way from you to the toilet into our water or because humanity is at the point where agriculture doesn’t seem to be working without it anymore. But that’s another topic – feel free to google it.
Girls who take the pill or choose to use something else involving hormones because it’s ‘less harmful’ still make me mad, because I still don’t get why you’d take something that is clearly not good for your body. Why? Because it messes with mother nature in such a dramatic way, I will never understand how this never crosses your mind.
Anyway. The reason why I’m coming back to this topic is this hilarious piece of news here: studies around birth control for men had to be stopped, because too many of the men involved complained about the side effects that they didn’t want to endure anymore. You know, like depression, changes in libido, acne, etc. Sounds familiar?
I don’t know if it should make me sad or hysterical, but the thing is as simple as this: those men seem to be valuing their body more than many of you reading this do. More than many of my close friends. Isn’t that sad? As soon as they felt like something wasn’t good for their health and body, they obviously protested enough to not continue with it. And what do you do? You just accept it. You look for alternatives, which also include hormones most of the time. You make excuses. You live with it. But not many of you realize that you should not just accept it. There alternatives to hormones out there, you know?
There are so many women out there who are spreading feminist ideas all the time, but so many of those accept that such an issue is dealt with by sacrificing their health and future, just because that’s the way it always was. Women are responsible to look after birth control, no matter what questionable pills they are stuffing their faces with on a daily basis. Nobody ever thinks about what they are taking and what it does to their bodies. And if you tell them, they just shrug. Can’t do nothing about it anyway, right? I don’t understand, I really don’t.
To be clear, I don’t think that anybody should be taking hormones for reasons of birth control, no matter if man or woman, no matter how big or how little the side effects are. Personally, the thought alone makes me nauseous. Don’t you feel sad for your body? There are alternatives and yes, there don’t seem to be plenty of them, but there are some. Yes, some might tell you that they are not a 100% safe, but at least they won’t fuck up your body and or future – I’ve been living without the pill or other artificial hormones for 26 years now and I can tell you that I’m doing just fine, no restrictions, no nothing. Yes, I do have a couple of pimples from time to time, but if you’re superficial enough to care about the condition of your skin more than about the condition you put the rest of your body in, then you probably need a lot more help than you’d like to admit.
Personally, I would never support my man in taking hormones for such reasons and I think nobody should support, let alone ‘force’ their partner to make such a choice against their health. Nobody should give you the feeling like you have to take them, like this was the only way.
And you – you should love yourself enough to not accept such side effects. There are alternatives and you know it.
If you’re willing to think about this topic, I suggest you read my initial post on it. If you’d like to talk about it, I’m always happy to hear from you.
Love yourself first, trust me.
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