Post # 1
Before anyone goes on about how risky this is, I already know. It’s just been 8 years with not even one pregnancy scare… and Im actually worried about infertility (for either of us). I don’t know if this is just a sucessful method for us, or if theres actually something to be worried about. Anyone else have such long standing sucess using ONLY the pull out method for birth control?
According to planned parenthood the odds of pregnancy is 4% if the method is used correctly.
Post # 2
NancyNegator: Yep 7 years success. And I have been pregnant before (different guy though)
Post # 3
NancyNegator: We have used the pull out method succesfully for 3 years. FWIW I have been pregnant before from being on antibiotics while I was on the pill.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland
1 year so far! haven’t had a “scare” either, but I am always a bit more anxious for my period than I ever was when I was using BC. I know we are careful, but it’s just not 100% safe, so you never know!
Post # 5
We’ve been together 8 years and have had sucess with that method. Granted it’s not the only method we use exclusively. But there were a couple years solid that it was the only method in there when I couldn’t really afford my bc because of crappy insurance.
Post # 6
I’m following this because I’m also curious. Has anyone had this method prove unsuccessful?
I really want to get off birth control, but we’re really not ready for an accidental pregnancy… we could be, but we don’t want to be yet. I just don’t want to switch out of a method that works for me for something too risky.
Post # 7
damarajade: lol yes! I can name at least a dozen personal friends and family members who ended up pregnant because of the pull-out method.
Post # 8
NancyNegator: yep, over 5 years w no scares or anything.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Five (almost 6) years going strong! With that said though, neither of us have had kids & I often wonder the same things you do.
Post # 10
2 years. I have an eight year old son from a previous relationship.
Post # 11
1 year but i also practice FAM so we don’t have sex on the days i’m ovulating and such.
Post # 12
10 years with success with that method over here. We started trying and got pregnant the first try. I felt the same way. my husband and I thought it would take a year to get pregnant given we haven’t had a oops in 10 years but no!
Post # 13
NancyNegator: Yep. We track my cycle with the My Days app and then use pull out close to ovulation and condoms VERY close to ovulation. 🙂
Post # 14
While I dont recommend the pull out I was fortunate to not get pregnant the 4 years and ex and I used that method.
Post # 15
Ive used it in the past but it freaks me out lol I DO know a handful of people who have gotten pregnant from using this though… My aunt even got pregnant after having her tubes tied lol Those little guys find a way when you least expect it haha