Sex is all fun and games until you find out you’re going to be a dad. There are guys out there who brag about never using condoms, ‘pulling out’ seems to be the best bet for these fellas. Most of these geniuses usually end up with a baby on their arm, still living with their parents and working a minimum wage gig. Welp, that’s the life you chose, right?
According to the The Irish Times, the shamrock nation has seen a rise in the “pull out method” during sex, especially among the young lads and lasses. The IFPA has uncovered a huge sexual demographic, stating that a third of adults rely on the “withdrawal method” to prevent pregnancies. These lads rely on “pulling out” before the load is shot. And according to the survey, the highest number of people “pulling out” were between the ages of 18 and 34, while the lowest rates were among adults over 55 years old.
Meanwhile, 38 percent of sexually-active Irish adults (ages 18 and up) don’t use any form of contraception whatsoever. And 70 percent of those surveyed claimed to be in committed relationships.
This staggering number of Irish people “pulling out” has caused serious consequences. As a result of this less than responsible act, unplanned and crisis pregnancies have been on the rise. These specific pregnancies offer a personal crisis for the female and (potentially) the male in the relationship, as they are both unplanned and undesired. In Ireland, 16 percent of adults ages 18-34 have experienced crisis pregnancies.
In the survey, a quarter of all sexually-active adults in a relationship report using condoms as their primary contraceptive method. Almost 40 percent of Irish citizens aged 18-34 rely upon condoms to prevent pregnancies. Meanwhile, 20 percent of women in a relationship rely upon an oral contraceptive pill.
Dr Caitrona Henchion, the medical director of the IFPA, said women of all reproductive ages in Ireland experiences pregnancies that are represented as a burden to themselves personally.
If a pregnancy would be a crisis for a woman or couple, then it makes sense to use a contraceptive method they can rely on…This is really concerning and shows that there is a need for more education and knowledge so that women are empowered to make the choice of contraceptive thats best for them.
Dr. Henchion reports that one in 10 couples rely upon the “pull out” unreliable contraceptive method in attempt to prevent pregnancies.
Young women aren’t the only ones experiencing unwanted or crisis pregnancies. Chief executive of the association,Niall Behan, said the narrative that unintended pregnancy only happens to young women is simply inaccurate as a number of women over 35 are seeking and attending pregnancy counseling services.
Wrap it up, lads!