The contraceptive method known as coitus interruptus or the pull-out method has been the traditional choice for people to avoid pregnancy. However, how effective is this method actually? Is it possible to get pregnant even if sperm is released outside the vagina? Find the answer in the following article.
So, Can Cumming Outside of the Vagina Cause Pregnancy?
Of course, the pull-out method is one option for planning a family. However, keep in mind that this method has a failure rate of around 3-4%, which is quite high when compared to other contraceptive methods.
The failure of this method is related to the question of whether it is possible to get pregnant if sperm is secreted outside. This is caused by various factors during sex, such as:
- The man cannot always control the release of sperm completely, ejaculation may occur in the vagina.
- During sex, the man releases seminal fluid containing sperm, which can enter the uterus before ejaculation occurs.
- Sperm can survive for up to five days in the uterus, increasing the chances of fertilization of the egg.
- Egg cells only need one healthy sperm for fertilization, while there can be millions of sperm in seminal fluid.
However, many people choose the method of having sex without ejaculating in the vagina for various reasons which include:
- More affordable costs.
- Does not involve the use of hormones.
- Flexibility to do it anytime and anywhere.
During sex, a man will withdraw his penis from the vagina before ejaculating or when he feels like he is about to ejaculate. Ejaculation is then carried out outside the vagina carefully, to avoid spillage onto the woman's vulva.
It is important for men who choose this method to understand their body's responses well, including when orgasm and ejaculation will occur. With this understanding, you can determine the right time to withdraw the penis from the vagina.
If you and your partner want to prevent pregnancy, it is important to choose the right contraceptive method. Although the method of withdrawing the penis before ejaculation can be an option, this method has a low success rate, so it cannot be completely relied on to prevent pregnancy.
Instead, couples who really want to avoid pregnancy should consider more effective contraceptive methods, such as using condoms during sexual intercourse. Even though you may have used other contraceptives such as birth control pills or an IUD, using condoms is still recommended, because condoms can prevent sperm from entering the vagina and fertilizing the egg.
When having sex with husband and wife and wanting to reduce the risk of pregnancy, you can pay attention to the following things:
- Make sure to use condoms correctly.
- Avoid your partner releasing ejaculate fluid around the vaginal area.
- If your partner releases ejaculatory fluid on the body, such as in the chest area, clean it immediately to prevent the fluid from flowing into the vulva.
- Consider using emergency birth control pills if condoms don't fit or your partner doesn't like them.
If you plan to delay pregnancy or want to avoid pregnancy, consider using a reliable contraceptive method, such as an IUD or spiral. With an effectiveness rate of 99.9%, it will give you and your partner a great sense of security in sexual relations.