What are the benefits of the pull out method?
The pull out method is a free, convenient, hormone-free way to prevent pregnancy — no trips to the doctor or pharmacy necessary.
It’s free and it’s always available.
One of the key reasons withdrawal is used is that it’s absolutely free and always an option. There’s nothing you have to buy and nothing you have to put in place before sex. Pulling out can be used by just about anyone, anywhere, at any time (though it may take practice to get it right). If you forgot your regular birth control or don’t have condoms on hand, the pull out method is always there if you need it. While it’s not the most effective method, it’s definitely better than using no birth control at all.
The pull out method has no side effects.
The pull out method is safe because it doesn’t have any side effects. But pulling out won’t protect you from getting an STD and it’s not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy.
Pulling out makes other forms of birth control even more effective.
Withdrawal works by keeping semen (cum) out of the vagina, which makes other forms of birth control even more effective. No matter what birth control you use, pulling out helps your method pack an even bigger pregnancy-preventing punch.