(Closed) the good old pull ‘n pray

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Some ladies will say they use this method successfully, but I think it’s hands down the most unreliable form of birth control pretty much ever.  If you are serious about not having children and are mature enough to have sex (and make decisions about your sexual health) there is no reason not to choose a more reliable method of birth control.  If you are ok with the possibility that you will get pregnant and are prepared to raise and support a child, then go for it. 

Post # 4
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

For almost three years this has been our only method of BC and it has worked 100%

Post # 5
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

In my opinion and experience, this method is only good if you know and trust your partner, and more importantly- if your partner knows his body.  He is the one who needs to understand and control himself for this to be at all successful.  Also, if drugs or alcohol are involved, this is not recommended! 

Post # 6
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used to do this when I was dating my ex in college…ALONG with birth control…I would never trust this method by itself if I was seriously NOT wanting to get pregnant. If you are married and kind of like well if it happens it happens…then its an OK method I guess.

Post # 7
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

maybe this is Too Much Information…i’m not a fan cause i like the ‘after’ time…when you can lay together and stuff without having to worry about what fluids are getting where.  In terms of effectiveness i’m sure it varies really widely – its not the kind of BC method where you can be “perfect” at, so i don’t know if it would be possible to have a failure rate with perfect use.   

Post # 8
489 posts
Helper bee

We’ve used it for awhile with no problems…but now I am on the pill, just to be sure!

Post # 9
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Fiance and I never used it, never will. I’m on the Depo shot and my chances of getting pregnant are super low, even before I got on the shot, so the shot is all we’re using.

I have a godson and 2 “nieces” (they’re my friend’s kids, and they call me aunt) because of the pull out method. I don’t recommend it unless you’re ready to have kids.

Post # 10
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have wondered the view on this topic as well after seeing it posted on a couple birth control boards. I personaly would NEVER do this. It was drilled into my head in sex ed for years that this is not a method of birth control, it was a way for guys to talk you out of making them wear a condom. I was recently suprised to find out it is listed as a method of birth control just not recommended, because of the failure rate. I have had friends get pregnant with this method, and were suprised it didn’t work. I was suprised that they were suprised, lol. To each their own, but IMO I wouldn’t.

Post # 11
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The average failure rate from the pullout method is 27%.  Roughly 1 out of every 4 people will become pregnant using this method.  Technically it does reduce the chance of becoming pregnant, but I wouldn’t rely on that as my form of BC if I didn’t want a child! 

Post # 13
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been using the pullout method for 5 or 6 years with my SO. Yes, I have two children. But they weren’t “surprises” or “accidents” they were planned. So in 5-6 years of using this method it hasn’t failed me yet!

Post # 14
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think what we’re actually talking about is the rhythm method, no?  I’ve heard that it can be very effective if you know how to chart properly.  I have a friend who uses this method and she and her husband have been child free for four years.

In my eyes, ‘Pull & Pray’ is different.  That’s not taking into consideration your most fertile days, and thus is a much more unreliable form of birth control.

Post # 16
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just a reminder: there is pre-ejaculatory fluid that can also cause pregnancy!

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