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There is so much misinformation spread about the "pull out" method that it's saddening. This is some people's only legitimate option in preventing pregnancy while maintaining a healthy sex life. Instead of showing them how to do it in ways that increase it's effectiveness, we discredit it and tell them to go the pill or use condoms.

People may not be able to use hormonal contraceptives or condoms for a variety of reasons. Some people may react negatively to hormonal contraceptives and be irritable, sad, suffer from frequent yeast infections, or may be at risk for serious conditions. They may lack the funds to get hormonal contraceptives or reliable transportation to pick them up. People may be allergic to latex, find condoms cause too much friction even with lubricant, or condoms may simply be out of their price range. We don't know why someone can't use these options, so let's help them find a way that works for them.

Let's get on to the topic at hand. The pull out method, also known as withdrawal or coitus interruptus, work by a person pulling their penis out of a vagina before they ejaculate. No sperm means no fertilization. Planned Parenthood states that with perfect use it's 96% effective, and with typical use it's 73% effective. What a lot of people don't realize is that they will fall somewhere in between these two percentages. Consider than doing absolutely nothing will result in pregnancy 85% of the time. What's better: 15% or 73-96%? www.plannedparenthood.org/heal…

One of the biggest myths is that pulling out fails due to sperm being in pre-ejaculate, also known as pre-cum. This has some elements of truth, but isn't entirely true. Pre-cum is made by the Cowper's gland, which has nothing to do with and is nowhere near the equipment that creates sperm. Any sperm in the urethra is what's leftover from a previous ejaculation. The sperm can be cleared by urinating. Urine flushes out and kills the remaining sperm.

Pulling out can be more effective when accompanied with other natural methods of contraception. Such as charting your temperature and checking cervical mucus. Abstinence, condom usage, or non-penetrative sex being used during a person's fertile week. Simply not having sex on ovulation days is still a risk, because sperm can live in the reproductive tract for up to 5 days.

Pulling out is not for inexperienced couples, one night stands, men* who can't control their ejaculations, men* who don't know when to pull out. It is free, easy, has no side effects, and good for those who have no other contraceptive methods available.

That being said, if you can get access to and safely use condoms or hormonal contraceptives you probably should.

Resources:
vaginapagina.livejournal.com/1… "Setting the Story Straight on the Withdrawal/"Pull-Out" Method
www.plannedparenthood.org/heal… "Planned Parenthood's Info
www.plannedparenthood.org/heal… "Fertility Awareness-Based Methods"
www.babycenter.com/101_what-ce… Fertile vs Non-fertile cervical mucus
www.justmommies.com/articles/b… Temperature Charting to Track Ovulation
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RedTigger Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student
Thanks for the fav :iconsweethugplz:
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CaniLupine Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ^^
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TheWerewolfPrince Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! ^^
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Liberalgirl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I must commend you for your behaviour in our debate. Not once have you pulled a personal slur against me. I have had some pretty bad experiences in debates before. I don't mind that you disagree with my opinions, but I will thank you for acting civilly about it.
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MercuryShine Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
And I thank you for not using misogynist, sex shaming language so far. It's rare to see that from the anti-abortion side. This has been an enjoyable debate. :)
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Liberalgirl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, being a woman myself, I don't like using misogynist language.
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knk1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thanks for the fav :)
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wwwEAMONREILLYdotCOM Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Roe Vs Wade day!! [link]
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MercuryShine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I don't have sound.
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wwwEAMONREILLYdotCOM Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
or intuition. or empathy. or emotion. or conscience. or knowing of what is right and wrong.
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