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  1. Ouroboros at |

    I find it frightening that people actually believe some of these things… I mean, the rhythm method and pulling are understandable misconceptions (Yeah, I know terrible pun), but hot tubs? Jumping jacks? Seriously? Well… I have always thought school health classes were pretty much useless, but what happened to common sense?

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  2. david at |

    pulling out could actually work becuase pre ejaculatory fliud is NOT SUPPOSED to contain sperm but can from previous ejaculations that was left in the urethra, so if one were to urinate before sex, the ejaculatory fliud wont have any sperm in it

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    1. Brittany at |

      This is correct. Pre-ejaculatory fluid does NOT contain sperm as long as a man urinates before sex.

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  3. Larry at |

    There's a special name for people who use the pull-out method.

    Parents.

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    1. kevin at |

      i agree with david i have been using the pull out method for 4 years now and as long as you pee beforehand or after wards if you're going a second time, then you should be fine. although its always better to be safe than sorry.

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      1. publicus. at |

        Why the hell would you do that?
        You can get condoms for free – Planned Parenthood will provide birth control pills and the exam for free.

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  4. Neil Camberly at |

    "The rhythm method by itself only has a 35% success rate."

    in other words, 65% of people screw it up by miscounting, forgetting the last menstruation onset date, etc.

    If you have a brain, it works. the sad irony is that such people should be having MORE kids, not fewer.

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    1. Sniffer at |

      It is also known as NFP, natural family planning, and so far of my wife and the people we have been in contact with about this have had no unplanned pregnancies. in their 6yrs, 2 yrs, 5 yrs of practicing it

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  5. mf at |

    The pulling out method can be up to 96% effective when used correctly as compared to condoms that are 98% effective.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Economy/story?id=768

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  6. John at |

    While jumping jacks or any radical movement are not effective birth control methods, it should be noted for people wishing to become pregnant that these actions do lower the likelihood of conception. For those people wishing to become pregnant, try to avoid major movement for a short time after sex.

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  7. Darris at |

    the pull out method (coitus interruptus) has a 4% failure rate.
    Condoms have a 2% failure rate
    these statistics are on the condom package guys, come on.
    Pulling out is completely an effective method.

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  8. ladylycanthrope at |

    Yep..my biological father tried a combination of the pullout/first time methods. Thus, 9 months later I was born. Shows how smart he was.

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    1. Brittany at |

      If he claims he pulled out, he’s lying. If he did indeed pull-out it is HIGHLY unlikely he could have gotten your mother pregnant. The only possible way to have gotten her pregnant if he did indeed pull out is if he masturbated shortly before intercourse without urinating in between.

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  9. Dan at |

    The Mountain Dew thing is actually partly true. The yellow dye lowers sperm count, although only temporarily, and only by about 10% or so. Definitely not an effective birth control.

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  10. 21st Century Schizoid at |

    How many days a month is a female in a position to get pregnant? Like, 3 or 4 days where there’s actually an egg in play and ready to roll? So for 25+ days of the month, ALL contraceptives work equally well, even the harebrained ones, if only because there’s no pregnancy to be had. Feeling lucky?

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  11. JL Griffin at |

    I am tired of hearing people say that you can get pregnant from precum. 99.7% precum DOES NOT contain sperm. Precum is by nature acidic it is meant to kill any bacteria, pathogens and to clean out the urethra of urine and other stuff. It would only contain sperm.03% of the time and only if the man ejaculated befor. hand and did not Urinate between cumming and sexual intercourse. This is true because then left over sperm can be pushed up with the precum, however 99% of any leftover sperm is KILLED by percum.

    Get your facts straight People. You can get pregnant that way, but at least explain that the likeliness is next to null.

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  12. Lola at |

    To the people saying the pull-out method is almost guaranteed to work:
    My first and third pregnancies were the result of using the pull-out method. Just to add insult to injury, my first pregnancy happened on a day when I shouldn’t have been ovulating.

    However, my husband and I tried to conceive for a year before I finally got pregnant, which I suppose means in my case that the pull-out method is less effective at preventing pregnancy than NOT pulling out. Wait, no, it just means that a 0.3% chance means that THERE IS A CHANCE.

    Even if the guy pees beforehand, there’s still an itty bitty chance some determined little sperm will hang on and then find its way to the egg.

    As for the rhythm method, a woman’s cycle isn’t set in stone.

    Please stop acting pompous just because you’ve lucked out. As I stated before, it took a YEAR for me to get pregnant when I was actively attempting to do so. Yet for my third pregnancy, all it took was 30 seconds of unprotected sex (that’s how long it took me to realize we were being idiotic and grab a condom) after 3 YEARS of using protection every time. All that shows is that pregnancy is largely a game of chance, and correlation does not equal causation.

    Sorry if this is a bit rambly..

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  13. Bunny at |

    My boyfriend & I have been using the pull out method for close to 4 years (16-20) and I have never been pregnant. Never even a scare. Ironically when we broke up he used a condom with another chick, it broke and now he has a son. Thing is the guy has to know his body.

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