TL;DR: If you have sex for 10 years and always only used condoms... Would your total chance of pregnancy be 20%?
EDIT: Please answer using statistics, I am just interested in the statistics of it.
I am posting this here because I've been told by other communities to...
It is commonly known that condom effectiveness is 98%, which means according to the studies that in a year, out of 100 couples that use condoms as they're sole contraceptive method, 2 of them get pregnant.
Now for some reason I get very confused about how would this span over a decade... If you had sex for 10 years and always only used condoms as your contraceptive method... Would your chances of pregnancy in those 10 years be 20%?
If so this sounds extremely ineffective.
TL;DR: Without looking up the stat (under the spoiler text below), how effective do you think condoms actually are as a form of birth control?
There was a post a few days ago in another sub that dealt with what rights/obligations a man had if they used a condom but it broke and the woman became pregnant. Unsurprisingly for Reddit, a lot of the commenters felt it was unfair that men should have their financial fate sealed because of something that was “completely beyond their control”. Yes, those air quotes are doing some pretty heavy lifting, but this post isn’t about that…
…It’s about the interesting exchange I had with my partner after I told him about the post and my heavy air quote interpretation of “completely beyond their control”. He laughed and called me a troll for suggesting that 17-year-old guys* could possibly be expected to abstain from penetrative sex if they weren’t ready for the possibility of fatherhood, when condoms were so effective.
And that is what this post is about. At school, in a class of all girls, I was taught that condoms were good for preventing STIs and that you’d be unlucky to have sex once, and have the condom break, and get pregnant. But that they weren’t really suitable as a form of birth control on their own, if you were planning on having regular sex.
I told him I couldn’t remember exactly but I thought they were something like 90-95% effective. He thought they were way more effective than this, like 99.99 something, so as to be “effectively 100%”, and you’d have to be very unlucky to get your partner pregnant if you’re using condoms all the time.
My partner is a lovely man who considers himself to be a feminist and is generally a brilliant ally, but he was quite surprised to hear that I wasn’t joking, so I’m wondering if there’s actually a difference in what girls and boys are taught in terms of risk around sex… in school, at home, throughout their life. And I’d be interested in hearing from people of different genders about what you were taught about condom effectiveness. And if you’ve ever had a similar conversation with someone of a different gender and been surprised.
I’ve since looked up the actual stat and according to the Planned Parenthood website >!they are 98% effective if you use them perfectly every time, but more like 85% in real life, with 15/100 couples who rely on condoms only getting pregnant every year.!<
*Age of consent here is 16
If you use a condom and also pull out how effective is it at preventing pregnancy.
My girlfriend and I recently started having sex, and we've decided to take as many many measures as possible. Firstly, like always, we use condoms. Along with that, I pull out as well after lets say, 60-70% of the way there. She always comes before me so we don't really mind it. We also avoid having sex when she ovulates I talked to her about getting on BC however she says that the side effects aren't worth it for her. We both get anxiety sometimes so hearing some facts from some experienced people would be really nice.
Sorry if the paragraph was worded poorly, it's my first time on this sub and asking for help. There were no good results on the internet.
Thank you guys for the help! My high schools sex ed was garbage so i have some questions and this is the main one. Also funny thing, my school said that condoms were 15 percent effective so after that i distrusted them highly.
Hello! I am hoping this is not a dumb question! I currently am on the combination pill (microgestin)and take it consistently in a 2 hour window and never miss a pill. My partner and I always use condoms as well. We’re considering switching from condoms to spermicide. I know condoms plus pill is over 99% effective and I am wondering if switching to pill plus spermicide is any riskier?
According to healthline.com, condom is only 87% effective. So there still is a 13% chance that I might get a girl pregnant. I don't know how to deal with this and if I'll be having sex anytime soon. I wonder how my peers have sex all the time without getting their girls pregnant.
I'm not a risk taker kind of person.
As the title states, I am wondering if anyone knows and/or has data on whether there is a difference in effectiveness in preventing pregnancy between oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) alone vs OCP + condom vs OCP + withdrawal? Or is the statistical difference negligible? SO and I are deciding whether or not to continue using condoms along with birth control or if it would fine to stop using them?
Not interested in IUD or implant.
So, my SO has discussed wanting to try having sex raw, but I just want to know how effective nexplanon is without condoms to ensure that I wont get pregnant.
He and I dont plan on even having a baby for another 5 years at least, so he and I want to do this the right way.
Advice? Thank you ❤
PS - Ngl, I've always heard raw sex is so much better, so of course I'd like to know if it works as well as people say!
They say that abstinence is the only true 100% effective birth control, and that even condoms have only a 99% effectiveness rate. But, 99% seems way too high of a percentage for that last 1% to be something other than mistakes people make.
So, should the real claim about condoms be "condoms are 100% effective assuming that they are used properly"?
I take my birth control pill (mini pill) at 730 am every day. between 945/10am and 5pm on Friday, I had legit like 10 bowel movements. they were fully formed, I had just been backed up for a week at that point and the laxative finally kicked in. would this have affected the effectiveness of my pill? sorry I know this is really nasty
reason im asking is because I had sex with a condom, pullout and bcp yesterday (condom had no tears) but I think I am ovulating on the pill still which is why im nervous. and I didnt want my Friday to be ineffective. I think im covered either way.
as for the soap. I had used vaseline on the skin folds surrounding the opening to my vagina due to having razor bumps. right before I had sex I washed it off with soap and water, and rinsed the soap off. I used the soap inside ish too just in case some vaseline got inside. if there was any soap left (I doubt there was) would this affect the condom?
What are people doing to cause such a dramatic drop in effectiveness? My guesses include poor storage and not checking expiration dates, maybe using the wrong type of lube
I’ve been on birth control for almost a year and me and my boyfriend always use condoms just as extra protection do does anyone know the percent of effectiveness in using both of those contraceptives?
Hey guys. I got on prep a month ago and i've been wild after taking it. Before I would never do anal without a condom, and since then I have more than once. This weekend alone I brought 2 different guys over and I was the receptive partner both times without a condom, i just made sure the came outside me.
I got gonnherea earlier this month from making stupid decisions like this. and i just keep having this uneasy fear of HIV. How effective is prep without a condom? I always take it every day, sometimes I'm off by a couple hours but I've never missed a day. I read online its ~90% effective, is that with a condom or without?
Also has anyone else been having this issue of wearing a condom less on prep? I really do want to cry. I used to judge people who had condomless sex so hard, thinking they're sluts, and now I'm one of them. I honestly just feel disgusting and I feel like I can easily contract HIV. Why am I doing this?
I also literally feel addicted to grindr which isnt helpful at all. I'm not kidding I'm going to have my housemate put a parental control password on my phone to stop me from downloading 18+ apps. I got tested a week ago and I was STD (-) but I have hooked up with 3 guys since then so who's to say I am now.
I feel so mad at myself.
I plan on getting a copper IUD ASAP but until then I’ve started using the combination pill. I feel like everyone’s mom has had a baby on the pill and I’m an unlucky person so would it be safe to say also using condoms with the pill offer even better protection until I get my IUD? Thank you!
In other words, if condoms didn't break, would they be 100% effective? Or is it still possible for pregnancy to happen?
Proof: Am dad of colicky baby
As a victim of rape, I personally think this would have made my experience MUCH worse. Rape itself is a very violent crime and I feel confident saying there's a good chance I wouldn't have survived my attack if I was wearing the rape condom. I understand that the man's shock while his penis is being gripped/stabbed by the condom is supposed to give women a chance to escape their attacker, but I just don't know if it would work. My opinion? It's good in theory, but not application. Thoughts? Edit: Here is a link to the rape-aXe website
Hello, I never really had good STD learning in high school and I have some questions about condom effectiveness. Online it says that condoms "provide good defense" against fluid based STDs. why wouldn't it be total defense? can the bacteria leak through the comdom? why do condoms protect basically 100% against HIV but apparently less for chlamydia and gonorrhea? also, is it possible for STDs to go through clothing? Finally, what is trichomanosis? is that fluid based and can a condom protect against it?
Alright, so I've been on the shot for 3.5 years. I've had sex while in serious relationships, and not used a condom. Currently in a seriously relationship, and haven't been using a condom. I (and he) have been tested and are clean. He recently decided to crack down on condom usage, which I understand. I don't really want to get pregnant, either. But I just don't like condoms... There's been a scant few times that I've EVER used a condom I've liked. And the smell is just.. awful. Not to mention that I continue to smell afterwards. It lingers.
I guess I sound a little ridiculous.
Do any of you think that the Depo shot alone is enough, or that a condom is necessary to use? The women at Planned Parenthood always say that I will not get pregnant on the shot.
I dunno... Not trying to sound like a butt head. I just am not used to the condom thing. Any advice/suggestions/positive criticism is welcome. Thanks for reading.
So the other night when putting on a condom, I first tried to put it on backwards before getting it right and carrying on with no problems. My question is, would there be a possibility of any pre cum that may have gotten on the outside of the condom pose any risk for conception?
I know 99% effectiveness doesn't mean you will get pregnant 1 in 100 times. The statistics are taken over a year, so it means of every woman who uses the pill, 1 out of 100 will get pregnant in a year.
So for the sake of consistency, if you use the pill's 99% effectiveness and the condoms 98% effectiveness, how many women will not get pregnant in a year for each woman that does get pregnant, if using both?