Pulling out is also known as the withdrawal method. Pulling out does not protect you from getting HIV and STIs. It requires great self-control, experience, and trust, and as such, it is VERY unreliable at preventing pregnancy.
What is pulling out?
This is when a man takes his penis out of the vagina before he ejaculates or cums, limiting the chances of any sperm reaching the egg.
What should I know before trying to pull out?
You should know that not all sperm releases when a man cums. Some sperm are a little more eager than that. This means that even if your partner pulls his penis out before he ejaculates, you could still end up pregnant.
Pulling out doesn’t keep you safe from HIV and STIs either. So it is safer to use a condom every time you have sex. You may also want to think about using PrEP which is a method to prevent HIV. And make sure that you are using a reliable contraceptive method.
Want to find out which contraceptive method might work best for you? Find out the best family planning method for you.
Many people believe that pulling out works but the truth is that it is very unreliable. Watch this loveLife video to find out more.