Post # 107
@MadTownGirl: I don’t consider the pull-out method as a safe contraceptive method so I’ve never used it but I know plenty of people that got pregnant using it. My aunt had 3 kids that way.
These are the percentage of failure per year rates I found:
15-28% coitus interruptus
In my opinion if your not ready for a baby, why risk it?
Post # 108
My fiance and I have used this method for 5 years….he is very ‘good’ at it lol. In 5 years never a time where he didn’t pull out when necessary. I cannot take BC pills and condoms always irritate me. I’ve never gotten pregnant this way, and I doubt it’s because there is something wrong with either of us feritility wise. My mom has a reputation of being ‘fertile myrtle’ and popped out 5 kids in 8 years during her 20’s lol. I don’t recommend it for everyone as it is dangerous if the guy isn’t in tune with his body, and if a kid would be absolutely devastating to you I definitely don’t recommend it. But I’m just saying, 5 years for us using pull out and no pregnancy. I also have very regular cycle so we are more careful or avoid sex around ovulation days.
Post # 109
One good thing to keep in mind for either condom users or pull-out method users is that the morning after pill is widely available. So if there *is* an accident somehow, you can just go into the pharmacy the next day and get Plan B. It’s literally called that.
I never needed it while using POM, but it’s a nice reminder for those who use either method. The one time I DID need Plan B was over 10 years ago when I was in college, and that was from a broken condom. I was so glad that Plan B had become available just that year.
Post # 110
Yep . . . my ex and I used condoms all the time but on a trip to his family we didnt have any and his small town didn’t have 24 hour stores. So we thought there wouldn’t be any harm in using the pull out method just once or twice. A month later I found out I was pregnant and my date of conception fell right on our pull out days. At the time I was young and didn’t know much about what my ovulation or fertile days were though so I am thinking if you know your fertile time and don’t have sex those days and only pull out during your nonfertile days you should be okay. It is a risk no matter what though.
Post # 110
bbsoon2be: Hi, I know this is an old thread but I was wondering if your pregnancy happened because he didn’t pull out in time? Or were you careful about pulling out and you got pregnant anyway? Just curious because my SO and I are considering using this as our primary method. I’ve been on birth control for about 6 months and the side effects have been awful for me.
Post # 111
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I’ve been using te pull out method for a year. Never pregnant or even had any scares. It’s not rocket science. When the guy knows when it’s coming, he just pulls out.
Post # 112
DrTeeth: Same exact scenario for me!
Post # 113
Been using the pull out method for more than four years no problems yet not even scares lol I know it isn’t the smartest method but I’m allergic to latex and really don’t want to take bc and I have been warned to stay far far away from the depo shot so yea we are firm believers of the pull out method