Some women will go to great lengths to avoid getting pregnant. While some will go with proven modern methods, others will use weird methods.
You know the kind of things that make you wonder what's in their tea? Yes, those.
Let's talk about them:
Some of these methods are laughable, terrifying, and others don't make sense at all. Still, some people still believe they are effective at preventing pregnancy.
But, are they? Let's find out.
Weird contraceptive methods and their effectiveness:
This involves jumping up and down after he ejaculates in you. Some women believe hat this will prevent pregnancy. This is not true!
Once the sperm is already inside the vaginal canal jumping up and down won't get them out.
While bathing can wash away some of the semen on the outside your vagina, it won’t wash away the sperm inside it. These sperm swim quickly to the uterus.
There's one that says if you let just the tip of the penis in, you won't get pregnant. Also untrue.
Pre-cum – the fluid that gathers during sexual excitement for a male – contains some sperm in it, and therefore, if he places his penis inside you, there is a chance you could get pregnant.
That's not all:
What if if he can't stop at just the tip? This is why withdrawal is also not a foolproof method of contraception, as it relies far too much on the hopeful rationality of the humans having sex.
This one is just ridiculous!
Some people believe that if you have sex standing, you won't get pregnant.
These are people hoping that conception only happens in certain positions. And that's not true!
Some people also believe that if the woman is on top, then the sperm will fall out the body. While this may happen, some of the sperm will enter and can lead to pregnancy.
Urinating also won’t rinse the sperm away. That’s because urine doesn’t come out of your vagina. It leaves the body from your urethra, a tiny hole above your vagina.
In case you're not ready for a child, you can abstain, which means not having sex thus complete assurance you won't get pregnant. It's actually the most efficient form of contraception. The challenge is that this method is not a preference to many. People want to get it on!
In that case, you could also have responsible sex and use condoms, or the pill, or get an IUD.