I stopped using the pill and condoms a long time ago (using condoms of course with a new partner to start with). The pill makes me crazy, fat and all the low self esteem you could possibly think of. We (my previous partner and I) always used the withdrawal method as it was both more comfortable with us. Coming off the pill made me realise what a mess my actually womb/periods are and now i can read my body (even thou my periods are crazy). I met someone knew and we started with condoms which are ok, but you lose all sense and feeling so we then moved on to the withdrawal method which works perfectly for us. I now use the Clue App to help me maintain when and where my period issue (which actually isn't a lot of help as my period chooses when to come and no actual cycle), it gives me some idea when I'm fertile and helps me explain why I'm a blubbering mess at certain times of the month. Overall teh app is an amazing bit of kit that really helps me understand whats going on and withdrawal is right for us. I am not a very fertile person so its perfect.
It was a lot better when having sex with my partner as there is no stopping or awkward pauses when you need to either put on or insert a condom! Winner!
Cycle return to normal