(Closed) Anyone use the pull out method? Effective for you?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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Rabbit56:  It really is terrible here. I studied abroad in London and was really surprised about the nudity/content on general television. But honestly, if our bodies, sex, etc weren’t so taboo in the US I think that we would have a lot less problems with Save-The-Date Cards, unwanted pregnancies, and so on. Sex is a beautiful thing that we are biologically programmed to do. Expecting teenagers with raging hormones to abstain 100% is ridiculous and an antiquated notion. Luckily for me, I have always had a very take charge attitude in all aspects of my life but especially in health and safety – NO BABIES NO DISEASES THANK YOU VERY MUCH – and my mom was honest with me regarding sex and let me get on BC at 14 even though I didn’t have sex until I was 20 (though she did lay on the guilt about sleeping with someone I didn’t love, Fiance was the first man I’ve loved but not the first I’ve slept with lol).

I feel like parents are embarrassed to talk to their children about sex, and that’s not the right attitude to have. Kids are going to do what they’re going to do, our job as parents is to give them the tools to make the best decisions possible. No offense to PPs who’ve used the pull out method effectively, but if I found out my child was using this method I would probably slap them silly. If you’re not ready to have an ‘oopsie’ baby (which myself and my 3 brothers were, I think maybe that’s why my mom was willing to get me on BC lol) then you shouldn’t be risking it by solely pulling out. Just because you haven’t gotten pregnant yet doesn’t mean that you can and WILL.

Sorry to thread jack, OP. Just something I feel strongly about obviously. Lol.

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Fiance and I have used the pull out method for going on 3 years now. Sadly, I just got tired of spending the expensive ass birth control.  Now I know a baby is more expensive, but I guess I got to the point where I was okay rolling the dice on this one. If we had an accidental pregancy, we’d be happy.  However, we probably won’t TTC until towards the end of the year. We’d prefer to get the wedding over with first.

Post # 48
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Busy bee

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Rabbit56:  “There’s no such thing as a pull out method because as soon as males get an erection thousands upon thousand of sperm are on the tip of his pens and come out during intercourse ‘pre-cum’”

That is… very inaccurate.  Precum is just mucus that comes from the bulbourethral glands (accessory glands that have nothing to do with sperm production) and is meant to lubricate the penis and neutralize the acidity of any traces of urine that remain in the urinary tract. It does not have sperm in it. The only reason that sperm is ever “in” precum is if traces of sperm remain in the urinary tract after a previous ejaculation and get washed out with the precum. If a guy wants to avoid this then he just needs to have urinated since his last ejaculation since that will flush any traces of sperm out.

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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Suzy133:  It’s better than nothing. I never got pregnant while doing that as a teenager

Post # 50
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Busy bee

I got pregnant while I was ON MY PERIOD. Now how often does that happen?

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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lampshade:  Thank you for making that correction. Reading that post drove me nuts but I didn’t feel like correcting it myself.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Darling Husband and I used this for 2 years with no accidents or surprises… then our first cycle of actually TTC we got a BFP!  I told Darling Husband he deserves an award for his accuracy over all that time.

Post # 53
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Busy bee

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lim3:  Anatomy & Physiology classes FTW! I see people saying that nonsense all the time and it drives me crazy. It’s like they just made it up.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It is one of the least effective methods of birth control, but it is still a method of birth control and a lot better than nothing.  My husband and I are planning on using it for a few months before TTC while my body adjusts to being off birth control.  Worst comes to worst we are pregnant a couple months before the plan- not the end of the world.  Even when used 100% correctly, you can still get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid, which contain sperm just in lower concentrations.  I view pulling out as a good method if you feel like you’d rather not get pregnant right at the moment, but if it happened it wouldn’t be the end of the world (and even be a joyous occassion).  

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

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lampshade:  thank you! Even my OBGYN (who recomends BC ) told me that if we are adament on not using BC to just make sure that my Fiance urinates before having sex, ‘precum’ does not contain live sperm unless the male has ejaculated without urinating before intercourse.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Recipe for disaster IMO!

Post # 57
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was always on the pill and he pulled out, however I’ve been off it for a couple years now and now we just pull out and haven’t had any issues. at this point we’re going to start ttc soon anyway, so whatever happens happens!

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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nessa.ana:  I know this comment was 3 months ago but just a suggestion. I also have trouble swallowing pills and my doctor put me on a birth control that is a chewable tablet called generess FE and I love it! It has a minty flavor and it’s so convient since you don’t have to have a drink with it. 

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Darling Husband and I used the pull out method like twice before I was on birth control but it was too much of a risk I freaked out and bought plan B afterwards. I was also 18 though and a baby was just not in the picture. We decided to use condoms from then on and then I got on BC. 

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

You know what they call people who use the pull-out method?…. Parents

Honestly, if I was using the pull-out method for years and did not get pregnant… I would assume there were fertility issues.

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