Today in scientific studies that confirm the obvious, we have a paper from the Duke University Medical Center that led to this stellar Reuters headline: "'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies." Well, um, yeah.
Most current guides on contraception cite this Guttmacher study for its results on the pull-out method, also called coitus interruptus. That study was performed back in 2009, and found that with perfect use, the pull-out method had a failure rate of about four times out of 100. Not bad, really! But, of course, the whole problem with the pull-out method is that it's sort of hard to perform it perfectly every single time. By averaging that failure rate with the rate of pregnancy when it was used incorrectly all the time, the researchers landed on a failure rate of about 18 percent as a best guess for average use of the method. That's only slightly worse than the average failure rate of condoms (17 percent), though it's pretty easy to argue that condoms are easier to use than the pull-out method.
The new study, performed by, swear to god, Dr. Annie Dude, found that 31 percent of women surveyed had used the pull-out method in the past two years. Twenty-one percent of those women reported an unintended pregnancy--significantly more than the unintended pregnancy rate of women who used non-pull-out-method forms of birth control (13 percent). "We found that people tend to use the withdrawal method when they're not really planning ahead," said Dr. Dude, confirming what we all pretty much knew anyway.
The biggest issue with the results of the study is that it suggests more women than previously thought are using the pull-out method, which, aside from being a not-very-effective means of contraception also provides precisely zero protection from sexually transmitted diseases. So, final judgment? The pull-out method: not one of the better methods.
Ehh, the pull out method got me through high school. I guess I either got lucky...(well got lucky after I got lucky...) or I have several previously unknown children in their early twenties floating around out there.
By the way, I don't know if this was just a local teen saying in the late 1980's or more well known, but we called this the "belly button baby method" because after the pull out the resulting spritz would tend to hit the belly button of the lucky lady.
Pulling out is naturally contrary to the joyous emotion of putting in and the human body by default especially when we are young wants to procreate, both female and male with the male making upwards of 100 million sperm per ejaculation.
In case anyone didn't know, sex makes babies! LoL
shouldn't the guy wear the "i pull out" shirt.
The girl should wear, "I push off" with a picture of a sprinter leaving the blocks ... ;)
Or 'I buck' then have a pic of a mechanical bull.
All great T-shirt ideas ;)
Copyright - Random Factor. .. called it.
@TRf I'm glad we're best buds now because i very much enjoyed your comment. "I'm pulled out of" or "We were too late" also seem to fit well lol.
Hey, thanks Pete :)
Your's too. LMAO, Nice!
I'm not a fan of Solja-boy, but his lyrics would work here as well, "superman that ho" lmao
Apparently, 'superman'ing someone is to pullout, finish on their back, and stick a sheet to it, as if Superman's cape.
or - on the topic of superman. a shirt that says
"apparently he was faster than a speeding bullet ..." then a graphic of a positive pregnancy test.
Lmao, both very applicable, yes. I'm glad to see sexually innuendos such as "supermanning" have made there way out of our hockey locker room discussions lol. I'm a fan of the Alaskan Pipeline, or the Alabama Hotpocket haha
Also the age old joke:
Q: What do you call 2 people who use the pull-out method?
If one were just focus on the above illustration, one may see a shyly happily smiling girl with a T-shirt suggesting she pulls out as she puts her thumbs in her low cut blue-jeans indicating she is about to drop her pants and show her privates, inviting a sexual encounter.
More exciting pointless information from POPSCI!! Written by the gifted Climate Change writer Dan Nosowitz. More complete and totally nonsense writing. You will never attract the cool kids with this trash Popsci. I'm glad though.
"Do not try and bend the spoon. That is impossible. Only try and realize the truth - there is no spoon."
Myth: Condoms prevent VD
Fact: Viruses are far smaller than the pores in latex and thus condoms do not prevent VD.
The sad part about this is she got money from the government to prove this fact......
The pull out method is perfectly safe for preventing pregnancy if used correctly. There is no sperm in pre-cum, and therefore no risk of pregnancy so long as you have urinated several times since your last ejaculation. It is not safe to use this method right after you finish one round of sex. When used in every day life, the pull out method has been shown to be equally as effective as condoms in preventing pregnancy (Jones, 2009). However, pulling out is obviously not safe for preventing STDs.