Pulling Out (Withdrawal)

Pulling out (also known as withdrawal) is a way to prevent pregnancy that is exactly what it sounds like: pulling the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation (before cumming).

How effective is it against pregnancy?

  • Typical use: Prevents pregnancy 78% of the time
  • Perfect use: Prevents pregnancy 96% of the time
  • Using the pulling out method correctly and consistently increases its effectiveness. If you use the pulling out method perfectly, it is about 96% effective at preventing pregnancy.

How to Use:

  • Pull penis out of vagina before ejaculation


  • Costs nothing
  • Can be used while breastfeeding


  • Less pleasure for some – must interrupt sex
  • Does not work if penis is not pulled completely out in time
  • Does not protect against HIV or other STIs – use a condom when having sex

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