Coitus Interruptus Erroneous: Pulling Out Actually Works

Withdrawal is one of the oldest forms of birth control. We’ve been taught that coitus interruptus is not effective. However, new research shows that it could be as effective as using a condom if done correctly.

Coitus interruptus, withdrawal, pulling out, raw dog. Of all the names ascribed to the intimate act that is a man removing his penis from his partner’s vagina before orgasm, the terminology that best encapsulates the public’s perception of it is “Pull and Pray.” As in, pull out and pray you don’t have a baby. As a form of birth control, the method is largely regarded as ill-thought out — the last resort of hasty teenagers with access to the family car and several cans of beer. In short, it doesn’t work. Except that it probably does.

A recent study conducted by Rachel Jones, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute, asserts that research shows the withdrawal method is almost as effective as condoms when used correctly. Read more

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