Is pulling out considered safe?
“Pulling out” or having the male partner “pull out” his penis before ejaculation, is not considered safe sex. First, prior to ejaculation, there is pre-ejaculate fluid that does contain both sperm and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if the male is infected. Secondly, there are many STIs that do not require ejaculation to occur in order for the male to infect his partner. Not only does “pulling out” offer absolutely no protection against STIs, but it is not an effective method of pregnancy prevention, either, if that is a goal. Again, the pre-ejaculate fluid does contain sperm. Finally, there is the issue of self-control. In the heat of the moment, how certain are you that he will be able to “pull out” in time?