Withdrawal is sometimes referred to as the contraceptive method that is “better than nothing” . But, based on the evidence, it might more aptly be referred to as a method that is almost as effective as the male condom—at least when it comes to pregnancy prevention. If the male partner withdraws before ejaculation every time a couple has vaginal intercourse, about 4% of couples will become pregnant over the course of a year . However, more realistic estimates of typical use indicate that about 18% of couples will become pregnant in a year using withdrawal . These rates are only slightly less effective than male condoms, which have perfect- and typical-use failure rates of 2% and 17%, respectively .
Also apparently multiple studies have found Cowper’s fluid to have no semen present, and that the only time it would contain semen would be after a recent ejaculation.
The truth is, what boggles my mind the most is that it’s 2011 and somehow things like this aren’t common knowledge. It’s just as disturbing as the fact that most women seem to have no idea how to tell when they’re ovulating when there are clear physical signs it’s happening.
I’m pretty sure we are all still scared of sexuality and I am also pretty sure that that is revolting to me.
I am making TWO SOUPS right now. SOUP 1: chicken soup with carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. SOUP 2: white bean soup with broccoli.
THEY ARE ALMOST THE SAME THING wanna see how?
Boil chicken parts with 1-2 quartered onions & a few bay leaves & carrots & celery if you want (totally not necessary IMNSHO but whatever.) Reduce to a simmer. Remove chicken when cooked through. Pull apart with forks.
OH NO IT SPLITS HERE
SOUP 1: add carrots, WHOLE mushrooms, potatoes cut into around 1/2” chunks. Cook until mostly done. Add chicken. TA DA IT’S DONE.
SOUP 2: add chicken bones back to pot if you want, or don’t. Add 2lbs dry Great Northern beans. Simmer for 1:45. Add a bunch of frozen broccoli. Continue simmering until beans are cooked through. TA DA IT’S DONE.
I’m doing this with 5lbs of chicken, split roughly in half between the two pots. :V It will make me probably a week’s worth of dinners & lunches in one fell swoop.