Withdrawal is the oldest form of birth control on the planet. There's not much to explain, really. The penis-owner pulls out before they ejaculate. End of story. Some people call withdrawal the “pull out method.” Or other people call it “coitus interruptus.” The key thing to remember is this: it must be done right—every single time—for withdrawal to be effective.
You wouldn't mind getting pregnant
The “typical use” failure rate for withdrawal is around 22%. So if getting pregnant would be disastrous, think about another method.
Your partner has super control
You can use it with another method
At least it's cheap
Withdrawal is certainly better than nothing, and it has the distinct advantage of being completely free.
No prescription necessary
Withdrawal is a method that is totally free, but risky. While it doesn't cost anything to use it, a person has to do it correctly every single time for it to work.
How to Use It
The withdrawal method is totally dependent on the self-control of the person with the penis who's got to make sure they pull out before ejaculation and has to keep semen away from the vulva in the process. So it's really important that your partner understands their own sexual response patterns.
Withdrawal is always better than nothing—but it's pretty darn risky for those who are serious about not getting pregnant.
Every method has its own positives and negatives, and because everyone's birth control is different what one person experiences may not be the same as another's experiences.
- As inexpensive as it gets.
- No prescription necessary..
- The only side effect of withdrawal is very real possibility of having a baby before a person is ready.
- Difficult to perform perfectly every single time.