If you are not ready to conceive yet, you may need to employ a variety of methods to prevent that from happening. Doing so does not always mean using contraception.
There are various ways to prevent pregnancy without using a condom or even other artificial devices. Start learning those various methods by considering these tips:
This is the most effective way of preventing pregnancy without using condom or any other contraceptive devices. It’s effectivity rate is 100%, and it does not involve side effects or adverse health effects because it does not involve physical contact. However, this works best for those with strong willpower and may be difficult to rely on for long period of time.
2. Natural family planning.
This focuses on not having sex during those times of the month when the female partner is most fertile. Basically, this involves three methods.
One of them is the calendar which requires monitoring the different stages of the menstrual cycle using a calendar. Based on the patterns, you will be able to predict when ovulation occurs and when the sterile phases are more likely to take place during a given month.
3. For women who have a regular 28-day cycle, the “safe” windows of opportunity for avoiding pregnancy are the five days before menstruation and the five days after menstruation. However, those with irregular cycles will need to do a manual computation based on the length of the menstrual cycle.
One needs to deduct 18 days from the shortest cycle and 11 days from the longest one to determine when the ovulation phase, during which conception is most likely.
4. Body temperature.
One needs to check the basal temperature daily with a thermometer, first thing in the morning and observe when it rises to a few tenths of a degree, which indicates that ovulation has taken place.
This can be used in combination with the calendar method to ensure effectiveness.
5. Checking the vaginal mucus.
Vaginal mucus changes in texture, consistency and color when a woman is fertile or infertile. When a woman is heading for the ovulation phase, the secretion tends to be abundant, slippery, clear, and watery. This should tell you that it is not the right time to have intercourse.
However, if the vaginal mucus is thick and quite cloudy, one is most likely to be infertile at this time.
This is another way of preventing pregnancy without using condoms. It is also known as coitus interruptus, this option is safe health-wise and does not require aftificial devices or even professional consultations.
This alternative simply involves pulling the penis out before ejaculation so that the semen won’t coat the uterus or vagina and therefore, won’t have the opportunity to fertilize any egg that may be present in the womb.
Although this is one of the most common birth control methods and is generally effective, it still present a degree of pregnancy risk as pre-ejaculation or pre-cum, the small quantity of semen oozing out from the penis even before ejaculation, may contain enough sperm to trigger a pregnancy, especially if there was a previous ejaculation.
Urinating in between ejaculation is said to be helpful in clearing the urethra and making sperm less likely to be present in the pre-cum.
Although withdrawal which is just one method of How to prevent pregnancy without using a condom, offers no side effects and is free, it is most effective with those who have more experience with this method as it requires a good amount of self-control.