(Closed) Pull Out Method….. TMI???

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Heck, we did the pill and didn’t bother pulling for 3+ years with no incidents. I only got knocked up after I went off the pill and we tried something else.

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should consider using spermicide or spermicidal films. You can’t feel them, but they offer another layer of protection. Even before he comes, some sperm comes out, so “pull and pray” is not 100% even if you are doing it “right”.

Post # 5
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was on the pill for awhile and never had any problems. My friend on the other hand was on the pill and just found out she’s pregnant..

Post # 6
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I think that if you two are really set on your future plans, you should use two methods…and I don’t think “pull and pray” is a method (in my opinon anyway).  That being said…the pill is, what, 99.?% effective.  I think you will be fine, but you never know.  Also, if you two are set in the future plans, he should respect that.  Just my two cents…

Post # 7
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We relied on just the pill (never bothered pulling out) for over five years with no scares. I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 8
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You will be fine just taking birth control. No need to use condoms.

Post # 9
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

I was on the pill and never pulled in the past- but it looks like I have fertility issues. Anyway I think the pill alone should be sufficient period, but if you are on the pill and he pulls out I think that’s pretty safe. I have always been told they only recommend condoms for STD prevention because the pill should be enough. It doesn’t matter how fertile the man is if you are preventing  ovulation, if there is no egg there theres nothing to fertilize! Unless you miss a pill Of course!

Post # 10
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was on the pill for years without pull out and was fine. After I got off the pill the pull out method alone wasn’t so effective. We have a 16 month old to prove it 😉

Post # 11
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Darling Husband and I used the pull + pray and the pill for over 9 years with no pregnancies. Came off the pill and stopped pulling and BAM! preggo.

I think you’re good.

Post # 12
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Used only the pill for over 10 years and no pulling out at all. Zero pregnancy scares. 

Stopped using birth control and got pregnant immediately. 

The pill is like 99% effective when used correctly. Adding a condom (which is only like 95% effective) or other protective method doesn’t change your chances. 

Post # 13
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Pull-out method is useless by itself, but since you are on the pill, I wouldn’t even worry about it!

Post # 14
1572 posts
Bumble bee

My husband always refused to use condoms, and I always refused to use birth control, so we used Pull-Out method for nearly 3 years with no problems. 🙂 As long as your hubby has a good sense of when to pull out, I don’t think you should have an issue. We didn’t get pregnant until we stopped pulling out, the first cycle without it. XD

Post # 15
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We just use the pill (no condoms, no pull and pray) and I’ve never gotten pregnant.  I think you’re worrying yourself a bit much over this.  Assuming you don’t miss your pills, the pill is over 99% effective.

Post # 16
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Miss Pez:  The pill is supposed to be used as a sole method of birth control (assuming you’re in a monogamous relationship). Yeah it can fail, but if you take it properly it is effective.

I’ve been on it for 10 years and so far so good. Sometimes we do the pull out thing as well.

If it really would be a disaster to get pregnant now, then double (triple?) up. But for the like 1% chance you have of getting pregnant while on the pill, is it really worth it to wear condoms when he hates them? I don’t know, only you can answer that.

We only use condoms if I’m on antibiotics. Neither of us like condoms and trust the pill.

I can be a bit paranoid but so far the pill hasn’t failed me lol. If I were to get pregnant, it wouldn’t be ideal timing, but we could live with it. We’re both adults. We have good jobs.. yadda yadda.

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