What is the withdrawal method?

The withdrawal method, also known as pulling out, is when the penis is pulled out of the vagina before the man ejaculates or cums.

How does it work?

As soon as the man senses that he’s about to ejaculate, he pulls his penis out of the vagina. 

How effective is it?

This method is unsafe! Semen, that contains sperm, is often released before a man ejaculates or cums. So the girl can still get pregnant, even if the boy pulls his penis out in time.

What are the advantages and disadvantages? 



Withdrawal doesn’t cost anything 

Withdrawal has no side effects

It is unsafe for pregnancy! Sperm is sometimes found in pre-ejaculatory fluid or pre- cum. So ejaculating outside the vagina doesn’t completely remove the pregnancy risk 

In the heat of the moment, not all men are able to stay focused on the approaching ejaculation or have the self-control to pull out at the right moment


Does it offer STI protection?


The withdrawal doesn’t offer any protection against STIs. 

If you have sex and want protection against STIs, always use a condom. 

Also test for STIs at the beginning of the relationship. 

Avoid changing partners frequently.

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