Have you told your sexual partner(s) that you are no longer taking birth control pills and thus could become pregnant? These are important conversations to have so that your sexual partner(s) are fully informed about the risks that they are taking.
Sometimes medications – such as low-dose estrogen birth control pills – are thought to contribute to difficulties with vaginal lubrication. Other times, certain medical conditions may play a role. Depending on the situation, a healthcare provider may recommend the use of a vaginal moisturizer to help maintain a sense of vaginal wetness and comfort.
Some women experience vaginal dryness after taking low dose birth control pills. Also, it’s common for women to feel more dry if they start having sex shortly after a warm shower or bath, if they’re taking allergy medications such as antihistamines, or while they are breastfeeding.
When I first started taking the birth control pill last year, it was just to make my period regular – I wasn’t having sex. Now I am thinking about having sex, but I’m not sure when it’s safe to do so. Can I have sex at any time without getting pregnant as long as I take the pill? Or do I have to wait a while first?