Birth Control Methods

Humans are the only living being that have sex for pleasure and not solely to procreate, but if proper care is not taken this sex for fun may turn to unexpected pregnancy.

Safe sex is the term used when some form of birth control method is used to prevent pregnancy. Most of the birth control methods are very effective but there are many myths and fake information that are floating around regarding effective birth control. Here are few birth control techniques whose effectiveness cannot be vouched for:

Pregnancy occurs when the sperm fertilizes
with woman’s egg. During pregnancy the ovulation might get postpone but doesn’t stop completely. So if you are nursing, an unsafe sex might lead to immediate second pregnancy.

Primarily ejaculation is functioned to send the sperms through the vagina, cross the acidic barriers and eventually attach itself to the walls of an egg. Douching i.e flushing your vagina with water, urination or taking a shower just after the act will in no way prevent you from getting pregnant.

Sexual positions are just for increasing the pleasure achieved from the whole act, it does not play any role in determining the movement of the sperm through the vaginal canal.

There is no ‘safe time’ of the month to have sex. Some doctors claim that couple of days before the monthly cycles the egg is already detached itself and is travelling down the fallopian tubes so chances are you may not get pregnant.

Ovulation depends on many delicate factors like body temperature, stress level etc so predicting the ‘safe time’ for unsafe sex is very difficult. Some women tend to have irregular menstrual cycles making it even difficult to determine the ‘safe days’.

Condoms and contraceptive pills are the most recommended methods of birth control. Consult your doctor before starting your course of oral contraceptive, for most women it takes a completion of a complete cycle for the pill to take effect.  Condoms are specially manufactured and tested for providing a good fit and effective protection so do not even consider replacing it with balloons or plastic.

A woman who has started ovulating faces the risk of getting pregnant every time she has an unsafe sex with a man, so if you think you wont get pregnant while losing your virginity you cannot be more wrong.

The partner pulling out before he ejaculates is also a very risky method, sometimes the pre cum might contain sperms and also sometimes while in the act it may be difficult for your partner to gather that much of a will power to pull out on time.

Meera M.Das