I felt ashamed for using condoms as my main form of contraception

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Written by: Anonymous, 18, Durham

I took the morning after pill for the first time when I was 18 – I’d been casually having sex with my ex boyfriend in a kind of friends with benefits situation.

When he finished, we realised the condom broke. He was an absolute gem and rang the nearest pharmacy, walked me there, came in with me and everything.

The pharmacist who got me the pill was okay, more supportive than some others that I had read about but I still felt ashamed for relying on condoms as my main form of contraception. After that, my period was two days late and both me and my friend were freaking out.

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