Would you rely on the 'withdrawal' method of birth control?

captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Djiffy
I'd rely on it if I wanted to get pregnant.
hehe good one
01/05/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Arch600
We have living proof the pull out method doesn't work!
lol
01/05/2013
Fluffy Snuggles Fluffy Snuggles
We're in a happy, monogamous marriage. While we don't plan on having children just yet, we're comfortable enough in relying on this method of birth control.
01/13/2013
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
I got pregnant on this method. don't rely on it. you could use it if you really wanted to in a pinch but don't rely on it.
01/13/2013
ToyBunny ToyBunny
I have used it in the past as a backup on top of the pill but I would never use it as my only method.
01/13/2013
falalena falalena
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Originally posted by <3BF
According to planned parenthood, the 'withdrawal' or 'pull out' method is up to 96% effective if done correctly. I can see why this option would be attractive as it's 100% free, more intimate than say putting on condoms or ... More
while i know people who have become pregnant using this method, my fiance and i have used it fairly consistantly. while he is very effective at it, we wouldnt mind if we found out we were expecting.
01/13/2013
srexom srexom
in general we try to use two methods. I might consider this as a second or even third option after something more reliable.
01/14/2013
SydVicious SydVicious
Umm.. no. I would never trust the pill out method. With this day and age, there is not reason for me to become pregnant unless I want to.. and 96% effective isn't enough for me. Before we were ready to become parents we used condoms and I was on the pill. My overly fertile family members scared scared the crap out of me and I was terrified of becoming pregnant before I was ready. So, we used two 97-99% effective methods at the same time.
01/14/2013
roe6989 roe6989
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Originally posted by Lil' Missy
I don't know why it worked for me, probably because most of the time I was on birth control. But there was a long stretch of time that I was not on birth control and we still used the pull out method with no unwanted pregnancy.

And I'm ... More
I agree with you on a certain level. The reason why it says 96% or any percent is because no matter what there is still a risk. Just like with birth control it is only 99% because there is still some risk. I have known people who got pregnant while on birth control. I have also been one of those people who did not get pregnant until I stopped using the pullout method. However, people have to realize there are a million factors invovled like spermcount, ovulation, pre-ejaculate, and so on. Any time you use a method that is less than abtenance there is some risk. So, it depends on how much of a gambler you are.
01/17/2013
woodsdragon woodsdragon
I personally don't have enough trust in the pull out method. We use birth control
01/17/2013
brevado brevado
I think anyone that trusts it to be that effective is playing with fire
01/17/2013
bratcat bratcat
my partner and i use this method, however we do not rely solely on it. We also use condoms and BC (but have a few times done without the condom and because i am on the pill). It's something that rarely works and you have to be totally in-tune with your body to make sure it dose and even then there is a chance there are live sperm in one's precum. So i wouldn't suggest it as the only method of BC unless you are using a secondary method as well (such as a form of BC or condoms).
01/21/2013
Jenyana Jenyana
Long story short, I was conceived because of the withdrawal method of birth control.

So, yeah, never trusting it myself.
01/22/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I haven't but my boyfriend has and no one got preggars. But it's annoying! I know because we tried. But If you can deal with it, it is okay.
01/23/2013
This Is For The Birds This Is For The Birds
Me and my husband (boyfriend at the time) relied on this method for two years, after we had our first child I never got on birth control, since we both hated condoms, the pull out method is what we used, being free, never once had a scare or even a pregnancy. Then we got married and wanted another and tried twice before I got pregnant!
01/23/2013
wwwww wwwww
I would never feel secure using withdrawal as a birth control method. Too unreliable.
01/23/2013
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I have done so in the past, but I was young and inexperienced, and I have upgraded since then.
01/23/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
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Originally posted by <3BF
According to planned parenthood, the 'withdrawal' or 'pull out' method is up to 96% effective if done correctly. I can see why this option would be attractive as it's 100% free, more intimate than say putting on condoms or ... More
I have trusted this in the past (on a few occasions)
01/23/2013
tortilla tortilla
I would not rely on it
02/08/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I use this method but I'm also on the pill- but I take medication that *could* make the pill not work. So,
02/17/2013
big b big b
never
02/17/2013
chelly411 chelly411
Never use this.
02/24/2013
JoshJosh123 JoshJosh123
Never
02/27/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I would never rely on it as the sole form of birth control, but I feel more comfortable using it in conjunction with other methods, such as the pill.
02/28/2013
Eugler Eugler
I really love this method.

If my father had not practiced it, I would not have a brother.
I like him a lot.
02/28/2013
P'Gell P'Gell
As I have said, oh, about a thousand times before and others have before me. This IS a workable, form of birth control with high efficacy.

Planned Parenthood endorses it. Just because someone "knows someone who got pregnant while using it" means nothing. You weren't THERE, were you?

It has to be done PROPERLY. The man has to urinate before sex. If he does so, his "pre-come" will not contain sperm!!!! It's a proven, scientific fact.

This method works best with sexually experienced, mature individuals where the man as involved in NOT wanting to cause a pregnancy as the woman. The man has to have excellent ejaculation and orgasm control. It usually works best in monogamous relationships, where the people know each other's sexual ways well. I always know right before My Man is going to pull out, from his breathing and his movements etc.

It's NOT a good system for teenagers or people who have little sex experience. It has NOTHING to do with "how fertile" you are. I'm as fertile as an.. Irish-Italian Catholic.... and I have NEVER gotten pregnant from using withdrawal. However, when I WANT to get pregnant, it usually takes ONE unprotected sex event. Now, that's fertile!

Most of the time it fails because the man pulls out AFTER his orgasm has started. Teenage boys and those without a lot of sexual experience often don't know the "inevitable" feeling that occurs in the prodromal phase of orgasm. If one isn't aware of this phase, he's going to miss the window. So, I wouldn't recommend this method for people with less than, say 5 years of regular sex, for non-monogamous couples (poly couples who know each other well and have a lot of experience, of course, can use this method as well with their main partner) or for very young couples. Mainly because they are simply not experienced enough to do it RIGHT.

Done properly, it is as effective as the Birth Control Pill and actually more effective than spermicidal creme or cervical caps alone.

It's a legitimate form of birth control. It just isn't for everyone. But, them again, no form of birth control is right for everyone.
02/28/2013
kandy anjel kandy anjel
Quote:
Originally posted by <3BF
According to planned parenthood, the 'withdrawal' or 'pull out' method is up to 96% effective if done correctly. I can see why this option would be attractive as it's 100% free, more intimate than say putting on condoms or ... More
i got pregnant twice using this method i dont recomend it
02/28/2013
karenm karenm
I would never use this method. Condoms are so cheap if you buy them in bulk that why would you risk it?
03/01/2013
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I used this method for years with my husband, we conceived twice, BOTH were planned.

When with a partner I fully trust I have more faith in this method than condoms - which break regularly. If condoms are 98.9% effective, or whatever they're telling people now, I must be getting every faulty condom out there. I use condoms mainly as an STD barrier, but I agree with Pgell. Withdrawal can be a highly effective method of birth control when done properly, and I have nearly 10 years of personal experience to back up that opinion.
03/01/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by <3BF
According to planned parenthood, the 'withdrawal' or 'pull out' method is up to 96% effective if done correctly. I can see why this option would be attractive as it's 100% free, more intimate than say putting on condoms or ... More
I do not trust this method because all you need is the fertility mucus to be present and 1 single sperm to find its way home to much of a risk NO WAY do I want any little whoopsies running around now that my children are grown and I have grandchildren.
03/01/2013
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