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Weird things women do to prevent pregnancy

By Love Matters February 17, 06:00 am
What are some weird things people do during and after sex to prevent pregnancy. Do they work?

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: 

Jumping up and down after sex

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.

Bathing right after sex

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.

Letting only the tip in

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.

Having sex while standing up

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 right after sex

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.

In case you want to discuss your contraceptives options, visit a Marie Stopes Clinic near you. Click here to locate the nearest clinic. 

Did you learn something new?


Hi Wendy, Pregnancy cannot occur from having anal sex, but because the vaginal opening and the anus are very close together, there is the chance that sperm could leak into the vagina and travel to fertilize an egg. However, this is highly unlikely.

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 02:10 pm
Thanks for always educating us, between exactly what time ejaculation impregnate a woman, or right sex time in accordance with the woman's calender?

Hi Shack, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. To determine when a woman is most fertile you need to determine the length of her cycle. A cycle runs from the first day of her period to the first day of her next period. She will need to track this for several months to determine exactly how long it is. If it is not shorter than 21 days or longer than 30 days, then it is a little easier to discern what her days are fertile. If it is longer, shorter, or irregular it might be harder to pin them down. Usually a woman ovulates in the middle of her cycle and that is when she is most fertile. However, the 3 days before this date and after are also considered fertile. So, for example, if her cycle is 28 days long she will ovulate on the 14th day.

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 09:03 pm
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Hi Triza, 

Yes, it is totally normal for some semen which contains the sperm to come out of  the vagina after sex. The semen is usually deposited in the vagina and while some sperm immediately begin swimming to the egg, the remainder and other liquids in semen simply exit through the opening of the vagina. 

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