You know you want it and your guy says he needs it, but you don't want to end up with a baby, right? And your guy probably told you that you have to buy the condoms because it's your responsibility, and you've heard all about how The Pill can kill or maim you eight ways to Sunday, right? Well there are several ways you can do the dirty without risking the belly swell.
Behind the Legend
Teenagers in particular have passed this "information" back and forth for years, hoping to, as Howard Stern put it, "Have their cake and eat me, too." Unfortunately, it's not as easy to avoid pregnancy as the above legend might lead one to believe. True, these methods might lessen the chance of conception, but none of them are foolproof and none of them do anything to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, AIDS, clamindia, and guys who don't call you the next day.
According to the Unplanned Parenthood, there are some things young women can do to lessen the chance of becoming pregnant. For example:
The Gays and Lesbians United outreach group has also spoken on this subject, pointing out that you can easily avoid embarrassing teen pregnancies by only mating within your own gender.