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(UPI)   Researchers find that contraceptives can make you fat. Well who the heck is eating condoms?   (upi.com) divider line
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2020-06-09 9:16:34 AM  
Drug mules.

Next question.
 
2020-06-09 10:33:43 AM  
Rule 34, Subby, Rule 34.
 
2020-06-09 11:38:48 AM  
that's what you get for replacing the pill with tic tacs
 
2020-06-09 12:36:02 PM  
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2020-06-09 12:36:55 PM  
Not using contraceptives makes you fatter, at least temporarily.
 
2020-06-09 12:36:55 PM  
"This gum is terrible."
 
2020-06-09 12:37:37 PM  
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2020-06-09 12:38:47 PM  
I lost 30 lbs with zero lifestyle changes when I went on the pill, but I had PCOS.

When I went off the pill after over a decade of taking it, and I didn't gain any, but my fat distribution changed within a few weeks or so. I'd forgotten that I had saddlebags in high school until suddenly they were back. Butt shape is less rounded, guess it migrated to my outer upper thighs. Weird shiat.
 
2020-06-09 12:38:51 PM  
I put the mint ones on my burger.
 
2020-06-09 12:39:32 PM  
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2020-06-09 12:40:44 PM  
This gum is terrible, it tastes like rubber
 
2020-06-09 12:50:53 PM  
DNRTA, but weight gain on the pill was known thing a long time ago.
 
2020-06-09 12:52:11 PM  
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2020-06-09 12:53:22 PM  
So does pregnancy, and doesn't a lot of birth control work by basically just convincing your body you're already pregnant? It makes sense your body might want to store up some extra calories then.
 
2020-06-09 12:53:23 PM  
Only because not having kids means you can afford the good food.
 
2020-06-09 12:53:59 PM  
I was all out of bubble gum.
 
2020-06-09 1:01:19 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: I lost 30 lbs with zero lifestyle changes when I went on the pill, but I had PCOS.

When I went off the pill after over a decade of taking it, and I didn't gain any, but my fat distribution changed within a few weeks or so. I'd forgotten that I had saddlebags in high school until suddenly they were back. Butt shape is less rounded, guess it migrated to my outer upper thighs. Weird shiat.


Good to know. I have been on the Pill since I was 17, and my doctor told me to keep taking them as I come up on 40 because they will help with menopause. I figure things will already get weird, but I'll anticipate that when I eventually come off the Pill.
 
2020-06-09 1:05:32 PM  
Obesity is a very effective form of birth control
 
2020-06-09 1:21:54 PM  
Huh. And here I thought it was my personality handling both issues.
 
2020-06-09 1:24:51 PM  
It's a spermicide.  And a dessert topping.
 
2020-06-09 1:26:54 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: I lost 30 lbs with zero lifestyle changes when I went on the pill, but I had PCOS.

When I went off the pill after over a decade of taking it, and I didn't gain any, but my fat distribution changed within a few weeks or so. I'd forgotten that I had saddlebags in high school until suddenly they were back. Butt shape is less rounded, guess it migrated to my outer upper thighs. Weird shiat.



You sound thicc.

/That's a good thing.
 
2020-06-09 1:31:41 PM  

Straight Outta Hate: Obesity is a very effective form of birth control


Bullshiat.  How do you think some teens conceal their pregnancy right up until they give birth?
 
2020-06-09 1:36:27 PM  

Straight Outta Hate: Obesity is a very effective form of birth control


Fark off.
 
2020-06-09 2:07:09 PM  

flondrix: Straight Outta Hate: Obesity is a very effective form of birth control

Bullshiat.  How do you think some teens conceal their pregnancy right up until they give birth?


Everything about this post is sad. Both the original comment, and the truth within the reply.
 
2020-06-09 2:20:14 PM  

Shub-Niggurath's Supernumerary Tentacle: I was all out of bubble gum.


Did you still kick ass?
 
2020-06-09 2:38:10 PM  
One of the judges in Canada's Master Chef made dishes with edible condoms. Apparently his nickname was 'The Demon Chef.'

Also, you know the chunky ones put out, right?
 
2020-06-09 3:15:28 PM  
Unfortunately, some other drugs do it, too, such as early antidepressants.
 
2020-06-09 3:53:30 PM  
Your mom.
 
2020-06-09 4:34:01 PM  
Birth control pills are also good for your skin.  I can usually tell a woman is on the pill by the combination of good skin and a little junk in the trunk. Sadly, this usually also means they are in a committed relationship and I have no shot!
 
2020-06-09 5:11:05 PM  
FTFA: On average, women with two copies of the ESR1 rs9340799 variant gained over 30 pounds more while using the contraceptive implant than other women in the study.

I must have 2 copies then. I went on the implant when I started Grad school, and gained 40 lbs in 2 weeks. Went from chronically underweight to overweight. Must have been at my ideal weight for about 15 min.

sirgrim: Only because not having kids means you can afford the good food.


You sound male. This is an amazingly ignorant comment.
 
2020-06-09 5:27:42 PM  

NotARocketScientist: FTFA: On average, women with two copies of the ESR1 rs9340799 variant gained over 30 pounds more while using the contraceptive implant than other women in the study.

I must have 2 copies then. I went on the implant when I started Grad school, and gained 40 lbs in 2 weeks. Went from chronically underweight to overweight. Must have been at my ideal weight for about 15 min.

sirgrim: Only because not having kids means you can afford the good food.

You sound male. This is an amazingly ignorant comment.


Doesn't he ever?

But let's see, the world hit 3B people in my mid-teens, and the US was, I think, about 170M or so. He probably hates furriners, and complains he can't find a parking space, and there's too many ot *them* around.... and misses any insite.
 
2020-06-09 6:06:35 PM  
I have heard that women in the military have a few long term implantable contraceptives to choose from, since pills, diaphragms, etc. may be inconvenient when deployed.  I was wondering if any of these interfere with them meeting physical fitness requirements, or if carrying all that gear around makes it a non-issue.
 
2020-06-09 6:10:43 PM  

pushthelimits: Straight Outta Hate: Obesity is a very effective form of birth control

Fark off.


That works too
 
2020-06-09 6:17:51 PM  

flondrix: I have heard that women in the military have a few long term implantable contraceptives to choose from, since pills, diaphragms, etc. may be inconvenient when deployed.  I was wondering if any of these interfere with them meeting physical fitness requirements, or if carrying all that gear around makes it a non-issue.


Ack!  That sounded bad.  I mean, does the level of physical activity when deployed make physical fitness a non-issue, even with hormonal birth control complicating things.
 
2020-06-09 6:21:48 PM  
You could use the flavoured kind to make fruity flavoured balloon animals.
 
2020-06-09 6:25:25 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: I put the mint ones on my burger.


I was hoping someone would do the 'Condom-Mint' joke...
 
2020-06-09 7:39:58 PM  

whitroth: Unfortunately, some other drugs do it, too, such as early antidepressants.


Oh yeah mental health drug side effects always include possible weight gain. It's almost never weight loss. Sometimes they say it may cause weight loss or weight gain, but it never actually is weight loss.

Gaining weight is already the easiest thing in the world, I don't need any help. It is apparently also the easiest side effect to produce in a drug.
 
2020-06-10 12:07:33 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: You could use the flavoured kind to make fruity flavoured balloon animals.


In a pinch, they can be used for sausage casing. The other kind, I mean. Be sure to get non-lubricated.
 
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