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Guide to Birth Control Methods

If you love having PIV (penis in vagina) sex but aren’t hoping to have a baby, then you need some method of birth control. There are a variety of options out there, some are temporary, some are permanent, some are in-the-moment and some are required daily or weekly or monthly.

By Rebecca Dane, A Couple of Kinks

This guide does not go into details about the benefits, risks or efficacy rates, but it does give a description of the different types of birth control that are available. If one of them sounds interesting to you, then you need to go do more research about it.


1. Abstinence
Abstinence has a variety of definitions. Some people believe you cannot do anything sexual, while other might believe that you can do everything except for vaginal intercourse. Whatever definition you might have, the underlying idea is: you can’t get pregnant if you aren’t doing the thing that can get your pregnant.

2. Withdrawal / Pull-Out Method
This is when the penis is withdrawn from the vagina prior to ejaculating. This relies on the penis-owner being aware of his ‘point of no return’ and being able to respond at the appropriate time. If using this method, you need to make sure that sperm is cleared from the urethra (with urination) prior to intercourse.

3. Fertility Awareness
If you have a fairly regular menstrual cycle, then you can keep track of your fertile window and avoid having PIV intercourse during that time period. There are ways to track ovulation so that you can avoid fertilization.


There are numerous hormonal methods, but the basic concept is the same: The hormones work by keeping eggs from leaving the ovaries and making cervical mucus thicker to prevent the sperm from reaching the eggs.

1. Pill
Birth control pills can either contain one hormone (progestin) or two hormones (estrogen and progestin). You have to take the pill every day around the same time.

2. RingRing
The ring is a small, flexible material that is inserted directly into the vagina once a month. It can be left in place for three weeks at a time and it releases hormones.

3. Patch
The patch is a thin, beige, plastic sheet that sticks to the skin that releases hormones. You have to change it once a week.

IUDs are tiny devices that need to be inserted by a medical professional into the uterus. There are two types of IUDs: Hormonal or Copper. The hormonal ones release progestin to create the same hormonal effect as the other methods. The copper ones create an environment that does not allow sperm to move so that they cannot reach the egg.

5. Shot
The shot is an injection of progestin into the body. Each shot is effect for three months at a time.
6. Implant
The implant is a matchstick-sized rod that is implanted into the arm. It goes on the inside of the upper non-dominant arm. It releases progestin and lasts for three years.


1. Condoms
Condoms are pretty well-known and are the only form of birth control for PIV intercourse that will also help prevent the transmission of STIs. There are ‘male’ condoms that fit onto a penis and there are ‘female’ condoms that can be inserted into a vagina. They can be made out of a variety of materials, although the most popular one is still latex.

2. Cap or DiaphragmCondoom
Cervical caps and diaphragms are similar in concept but made out of different materials and have slightly different instructions. Essentially, they are both little cups that are inserted into the vagina to cover the cervix. They prevent pregnancy by preventing the sperm from joining the egg. They both must be used with spermicide cream, gel or jelly to stop the sperm from moving. They both must be left inside the vagina for a certain amount of time post-ejaculation to be effective.

3. Sponge
The sponge is made of a plastic foam that already contains spermicide. It covers the cervix to physically block the sperm as well as releases spermicide that stops the sperm from moving.

4. Spermicide
Spermicide contains chemicals that stop sperm from moving. It can be applied up to one hour before intercourse and must be reapplied before every single session.

1. Tubal Ligation
Also known as ‘female sterilization’. This is a procedure that closes or blocks the fallopian tubes. In order for pregnancy to occur, the egg needs to travel from the ovary to the uterus via the fallopian tubes. By blocking them, the eggs can’t reach the uterus.

2. Vasectomy
Also known as ‘male sterilization’. This is a procedure that blocks the vas deferens to keep sperm out of the seminal fluid. Sperm are made in the testicles and need to travel through the vas deferens tubes in order to be ejaculated. By blocking them, the sperm is absorbed by the body instead of being ejaculated.

There are a variety of ways to prevent pregnancy if that is what you would like. Please note that the only birth control method that reduces the risk of STIs are condoms. If one of these methods interests you, please research about benefits, risks, side effects and about how effective they are.

Rebecca Dane

This information was modified from:
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/contraception.aspx www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control

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