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By she won't see a therapist - / Saturday 23 April 2016 04:37 / United States - Omaha
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  arano  |  29

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  arano  |  29

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  UserError94  |  29

I'm pretty sure sperm do die almost immediately when in contact with air. However, since the sperm are being protected by seminal fluid they should be able to survive for up to 30 min without egg contact.

By  chidexy  |  41

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By  ragnarok1540  |  46

That's when you suggest she uses oral birth control pills instead ... unless the pills are part of some insidious government plan to render women infertile and replace them with robots! Never mind, I think you are safer with condoms. Just leave a security camera in the room and you're good to go.

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  TabooSushi  |  46

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You need to do more research on birth control. The pill is 99.9% effective if taken properly and if it works for the individual's body. Granted there is of course going to be some cases where it falls short, as with any medication, it is overall pretty consistent and works well. It is a primary contraceptive for preventing pregnancy, therefore it IS meant to replace other kinds of birth control, including condoms. In fact, the pill works better than condoms, which are only 85% effective. That being said, it is still fine to use both, and the pill also DOES NOT have STD protection properties, so on this issue, it is definitely not a replacement for condoms.

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  nzhx  |  46

Condoms are 98% effective when used correctly and consistently, I don't know where you got the number 85. And I don't know why #16 is being downvoted, they're 100% correct. You can use various forms of birth control and STILL get pregnant (the chances are minimal but they're there and it happens). You really should use both. Plus, condoms protect from STDs, an extremely important function birth control does not provide.

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  mfmylifesrsly  |  46

#53 If you are in a commited relationship with someone and neither of yall have STDs, it's perfectly fine to just use the pill. Also condoms don't protect all STDs like HSV and HPV.

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The 98% statistic for condoms is not right and misleading. Condoms were ONLY 98% effective in scientific tests, which are strictly controlled. In those tests, because they're professionals, they ensured that the condoms were used correctly every time. They made sure the condoms were, the right size, were put on correctly (because you can put them on backwards), had immense lubrication, and ensured that the guy pulled out before ejaculation (because technically that is what you're supposed to do). It was only under these strict conditions that they were at 98% effectiveness, but average people do not do all these things, so condoms are therefore closer to 85% effective for the majority.

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  GreenArrow085  |  46

So if the guy pulled out 100% of the time as you state then how did it fail 2% of the time? How the hell were these women getting pregnant when a condom was being used AND the guy pulled out?

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  manofmerr  |  46

@greenarrow(awesome cat face, by the way), the only plausible answer (assuming the above statements are true, which i dont assume) is that the condom ripped, and some ejaculate got through as the guy pulled out. Which is the reason men shouldn't use that technique in liu of condoms. I confess to this being the first time i have ever heard that your suppose to pull out when you use a condom, but i suppose it is *possible.* Without doing actual research, i cant say. It should also be noted that people (yes this is a all inclusive statement) are stupid. You should never doubt the power of that stupidity, expecially when your in what some might call a high stress situation. So regardless of the testing, assuming the above stated percentage of 98% is accurate, and than factoring in stupidity, and whatever the natural fail rate is (dont assume its the whole 2%) i can believe a 85% succes rate out of the lab.

By  Dodge4x4Ram  |  47

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