(Closed) Have you used the pull out method?

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: Would you trust the pull out method (POM) to avoid pregnancy?
    I have solely used the POM. : (158 votes)
    42 %
    I have used the POM along with another form of contraception. : (80 votes)
    21 %
    I would consider using the POM at some point, but haven't yet. : (24 votes)
    6 %
    I would never use the POM. : (112 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 77
    22 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    For about 18 months the POM (sometimes with and sometimes without comdoms) was my method of birth control.

    Post # 78
    4431 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My husband and I used the Pull-out Method for 6 1/2 years.  No pregnancy here.  He said he would pull out way before he “felt it coming” not at the moment of climax.

    Worked like a charm. (I think it’s less effective when the person waits until climax has already begun).


    Post # 79
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We exclusively use the POM and have for about 2 years now. It’s a bit scarier now only because we have the wedding in May and we might start using condoms because of this, however we have not had any scares. Fiance has good self control and it’s never been an issue.

    Post # 81
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

    Yep! Used it for quite a bit with zero problems. 

    Post # 82
    48 posts
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @RedPandas:  This is the only method that we use now.  BCP made me extremely moody and anxious due to the extra hormones and now every time we use a condom it feels dry and it hurts so we stay away from them.  We aren’t looking to get pregnant right now but we also know that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if it happened.

    Post # 83
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We only use the POM. Going on 8 years here – no babies yet, not even a scare. Although – he hasn’t been pulling out for 3 months now – still no scare.

    Post # 84
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We use pull-out method AND chart my fertility signs (temperature, cervical mucus, and firmness of the cervix).  During my non-fertile times we use pull-out exclusively.  When it is during fertile times, we use condoms!

    Post # 85
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    This is all we use.  We’ve been pulling out, for going on 2 years now. I guess he’s good at, because there have been no buns in this oven.

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