Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pregnancy Scare

I've never had one, but it seems like a pretty common thing for women between the ages of 19 to 35 to have. I know many girls who have had them. I imagine there is a moment of panic, followed by a recounting of the life you are currently living and, most importantly, the sizing up of the potential father.

Now assuming this isn't an episode of Maury Povich, you will indeed know who the father is. If, by some chance, you are unsure who the father is, I would suggest (perhaps) abstaining from sex until such a time that you A. learn how to use contraceptives or B. not have sex with a multitude of men in a short period of time. If you do know who the father is and the first thought that comes to mind is, "oh fuck". I would strongly suggest not sleeping with this gentleman ever again.

I know it seems a bit harsh, but if the person you are sleeping is the type of guy who gets an OH FUCK response at the thought of having a child with him then you should probably discontinue use.

I find something very strange...and this is it:

Kids are a huge responsibility. Everyone will admit that. And yet the amount of people who don't have sex responsibly is amazing. First and foremost, a kid is the product of sex. Somehow this fact gets lost in the mix. If you don't want to have kids, or one of those pesky sexually transmitted thingys, then you should be taking the necessary precautions. Do you want to know what is NOT an acceptable form of contraception?

Pull and spray.

Here is where I stand on pull and spray (or the much nicer term of Pull and Pray.) We don't trust men to take out the garbage on time, so why would we trust them to take their dicks out in time?

Just something for you to ponder.

It isn't like I am saying I have never been reckless or done something I shouldn't have or made an unwise decision by letting the guy decide the method of birth control (NO guy likes condoms...that isn't a new fact). I have made plenty of foolish moves, but I have never missed my period and had that 'oh shit' moment.

I imagine a pregnancy scare would be...scary. Especially if you are at a point in your life where children are not wanted. I was a mistake. My mom told me so. But that isn't all that shocking, now is it?

And then, what if it isn't a scare...what if you are pregnant? What if you don't get to sigh with relief when the stick doesn't change? Then you are thrust into a whole new realm of what the fuck? To have the kid, to not have the kid, that is the question.

A woman's body is her body. And I do believe in the woman's right to choose. What I don't believe in is using abortions as a form of birth control. I know a girl who has had six abortions. SIX. When the number of abortions you have had surpasses the amount of dogs you've owned in life there is a problem.

Thus in conclusion, I am happy I have never had a scare like this. And will not be trying to cross it off my bucket list.


Anonymous said...

Very wise.

The thing is that sex and pregnacy are not connected in the minds of the people engaging in sex.

It could be argued that the human race would have died out a long time ago if they were.

In almost all countries where it is possible to take control of their own fertility the number of children has decreased to lowert than replacement. Only the addition of immigrants and their children keeps the numbers up.


Lisa said...

at work we get about 30 doses of 'plan b' weekly. I feel that is a lot.
at least people are realizing they made an error of judgment, but they should be thinking of those things before hand.