So I've been having anxiety recently about if what I'm doing to protect myself sexually is enough.
I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for about 8 months now. We were each others first time and we are both monogamous. We only became sexually active in September. I've been on the combination birth control pill (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol) since August and because of that we figured we wouldn't need to use condoms (neither of us find that we're at any risk of STDs). However, just to be safe, since the pill isn't 100% effective, we also use the withdrawal method. Yes, I know that on its own thats not a very reliable method but I thought that maybe in tandem, the two of them together could be effective. I also very occasionally miss a pill (like, I've only missed it twice, and they were in totally separate pill packs), and I thought that the withdrawal method could serve as a backup in case I do miss a pill, even though technically I am still protected even if I miss one.
My question in short is: Are the two of these together enough? And is the withdrawal method even helping or is doing that a little bit pointless?
Thats all, thank you