H.U.S.H. is a huge advocate for condoms. They’re cheap (if not free), easy to find, and pretty darn effective. Way more effective than makeshift replacements that teens sometimes come up with to try and prevent a pregnancy. Just before knocking boots is not the time to try to McGrubber a new birth control method. Stick to what we know is effective (find more information about pregnancy prevention methods here) and steer clear of these quick fixes that some people think might work – but don’t.
In the heat of the moment we all do stupid things. Wrapping your weiner in plastic that you usually use to keep sandwiches fresh is near the top of the list. It WON’T work. The microwaveable kind is porous (big word for IT HAS HOLES IN IT DUMMY) and none of it is made to keep up with all the motion you’ll be making.
Not Using One
Some couples convince themselves they can’t get pregnant. They may have slipped up one time without any consequences and now they are sure unwanted pregnancy is not something they need to worry about. But this usually isn’t true. Odds are, if you’re having unprotected sex you’ll get pregnant pretty soon.
Same as before. Things that keep your lunch from molding over are not for preventing pregnancy. They’re not designed for this and they won’t do the job properly. They’ll break, irritate her vagina, or slip off inside of her. Don’t even think about this as an acceptable option.
Once you learn about sperm and egg there is a tempting logic that might lead you to believe that trying to wash sperm out of the vagina would prevent it ever reaching the egg. But douching does not work this way. It has lots of negative side effects and in now way prevents a pregnancy.
Using this technique perfectly every time is too difficult to trust it as a method. Sometimes you dribble before you shoot – drops of pre-ejaculatory fluid can precede an actual orgasm. And making sure that your penis is out of her vagina before you come every time you and a partner have sex is not a gamble you want to make when it comes to accidentally making babies. At the end of the day, it might be better than nothing in terms of efficacy (how well it works) but it is not an option when there are better methods available to you.