Let me start by saying I am a 23yo virgin. Who has never been had a pelvic exam of any kind and took the pill for all of a week when I turned 18 at mothers request (read force).
Recently I started dating someone who I like quite a bit. Well more then that. I want to look into other birth control options besides the pill but I am to chicken to call the doctor and talk to them. I need a form of birth control that does not have the side effect of blood clots or very low risk. I am genetically predisposed to them we recently found out. I would also like it be as effective as possible I really am not ready to be a mom yet. Basically what are some other options?
I am not opposed to surgical means to stop me from a having a child I just would like to keep the option open for a later time. Any further information in that area would be well received.
So I have never felt the need to go to the gyno since I don't have any problems. Also I am very embarrassed and frightened to go. I guess a personal stigma left over from childhood about no no places. When should I go? Should I have already gone?
Also I know that my hymen was at least tore somewhat about five years ago during over aggressive masturbation, there was a little blood/pain and spotting for a few days, is there any chance I still have a hymen? If so should I expect the same feeling of pain and blood?
If y'all just link me the the proper threads I'll read myself I just didn't see anything right away and kinda chickened out again. More or less the story of my life. Any answers are helpful and any questions I can answer if that helps get a better answer.