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Coitus interruptus: how safe is it?

Oldest contraceptive: coitus interruptus

Coitus interruptus (Latin: coitus = coitus, meeting; interruptus = interrupted) was already described in the Bible and the Koran, making it one of the oldest contraceptives. Many people still use this form of contraception today. The man interrupts sexual intercourse with his partner in good time: he pulls the penis out of the vagina shortly before orgasm and ejaculates outside the female body to prevent pregnancy.

Security not very high

Compared to other methods of contraception, coitus interruptus is not very safe. The safety of a contraceptive is described by the so-called Pearl Index. The higher its value, the more likely an unwanted pregnancy. According to the WHO, the value for coitus interruptus is between 4 and 20. This means that if 100 women use coitus interruptus contraception for a year, four to 20 of them will still become pregnant. For comparison: the Pearl index of condoms is between 2 and 13, that of hormonal contraception between 0.1 and 0.7.

Uncertainty factor: intoxication of feelings

Why the high Pearl Index in coitus interruptus? A man must control himself physically in order to interrupt sexual intercourse at the right moment. In sexual ecstasy men do not always succeed, especially not young men. Depending on the partner's cycle, pregnancy can then be very likely.

Uncertainty factor: drops of pleasure

Often one reads and hears about the so-called "pleasure drops", the pre-ejaculate, in connection with coitus interruptus. This is the clear liquid that emerges shortly before the actual ejaculation. It is formed by the Cowper's gland (bulbourethral gland), flushes the urethra and serves as a natural lubricant. Up to four milliliters can emerge before an ejaculation.

The widespread opinion that the pleasure drop contains male sperm has not yet been adequately scientifically proven. Some older studies showed small amounts of sperm in the pleasure drops, others did not. But whether they are actually part of the pleasure drops or whether small amounts of previous or subsequent ejaculation got into the pleasure drops during the experiments has not been clarified. There are no current studies.

In any case, the number of semen in the pre-ejaculate can be reduced by the man urinating before sexual intercourse and thus flushing possible sperm from a previous ejaculation from the urethra. Washing helps to remove sperm from the outside of the penis.

Coitus interruptus is not uncommon

More often than assumed, couples protect themselves against pregnancy only through coitus interruptus. In a study, 14 percent of young women between the ages of 15 and 24 stated that they had used the contraceptive method before. For men it was 17 percent. In addition, coitus interruptus is the only method of contraception that they used for seven percent of the women surveyed and 6 percent of the men.

Also of 340 members of the US Society for Family Planning between 35 and 49 years of age, more than half relied on coitus interruptus and did not use any other contraceptive method to protect against pregnancy. Some stated that they had not known their partner's possible sexual illnesses, "in the heat of the moment" had renounced other forms of contraception, had been under alcohol or drugs or were simply too young to be better protected.

Coitus interruptus: who is it for?

Coitus interruptus as a method of contraception is quite suitable for couples in whom the man is aware of his responsibility, both partners do not necessarily reject a possible pregnancy and are informed about the health of the other - coitus interruptus does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS! Anyone who also uses condoms or temperature measurement as a form of contraception increases protection against pregnancy.

Caution during sex is important

Careful and therefore sensible should be those who hardly know their sexual partners, who are young and impetuous, who consume alcohol and drugs, who are not very well informed and who absolutely want to prevent pregnancy. The coitus interruptus is then not a safe method of contraception. There is also the risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases.

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