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Why Use Contraception?

Different methods of contraception suit different people, but withdrawal (taking the penis out of the vagina before “ejaculation” – sperm comes out) is NOT a method of contraception. As soon as the penis gets stiff (an erection) there will be some sperm at the top of the penis which means this could cause pregnancy.

A girl / woman can get pregnant;

  • If it is the first time she has had sex
  • If she does not have an orgasm
  • A bloke pulls out of her before he ‘comes’
  • If she has had sex while having a period
  • If she douches (squirts water / any liquid into her vagina – this is not safe or advisable)

At some time in your life you are likely to meet a woman who say’s “It’s ok, we don’t need to use a condom because I am on the pill” or a man who say’s “I don’t like condoms – they ruin the moment so I don’t use them”.

Even if you totally trust the person you are thinking about sleeping with – make sure you take responsibility for your own actions because you can never be 100% sure that you’re safe.

Basically, if you’re a woman it might be a good idea to look at the best contraceptive methods for you, for example the pill. If you’re a bloke – make sure you use a condom and then you know that you’re helping to protect yourself and your partner from having an unwanted pregnancy … something you might not be ready for.

What’s the best contraception to use?

There are lots of different methods of contraception to choose from and it’s important to find the best one for you. However, most people will probably find that it boils down to two things;

  1. The only method of contraception that helps protect you from unwanted pregnancy, catching STI’s and HIV / AIDS is using condoms.
  2. Ladies, if you want to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy and STI’s why don’t you ‘double Dutch’ and make sure your bloke uses a condom every time you have sex as well as using a back-up method like the Pill or IUS / IUD which you can get from your local Community Sexual Health Service (CaSH).
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