NEW DELHI: This Valentine Day it's better to be safe than sorry. Dr Rajinder Yadav, Director, Urology, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh talks about how having sexual activity without protection may be a myth.
Safe sex without protection (in terms of not getting pregnant) can happen when either of partner gets vasectomy / tubectomy or when the male has high doses of testosterone hormone which prevents the formation of sperms or by blocking pathway for the sperms / ovum.
Young women have an opportunity of pregnancy 1:20 ratio having sexually activity during cycle and 1:4 chances during ovulation. Even having sex during your period (menstruation) doesn't give any guarantee of not getting pregnant.
But there are chances where the pregnancy could also be avoided which has sex during the phase . The human sperm lives for five days and therefore the lifetime of the ovum is at some point or rarely two days. So, one should avoid having sexual intercourse 5 days before ovulation or two days after ovulation.
What does that mean and the way to calculate the safe period? it's extremely difficult to understand the day of ovulation but there are certain methods by which it are often known by maintaining temperature, by mucous discharge and after calculating it, formula to understand phase is -
To predict the primary fertile day (when you'll become pregnant) in your current cycle
Find the shortest cycle in your past record
Subtract 18 from the entire number of days therein cycle.
Count that number from day one among your current cycle and mark the day with an X
The day mark X is your first fertile day. for instance , the shortest cycle in your past record was 30 days so subtract 18 out of 30, which is 12, so you'll within the hay|love|make out|make love|sleep with|get laid|know|do it|be intimate|have intercourse|have it away|have it off|screw|fuck|jazz|eff|hump|lie with|bed|have a go at it|bang|get it on|bonk|copulate|mate|pair|couple"> roll in the hay for initial 11 days in the current cycle and 12th day is your first fertile day.
So, ranging from the primary day of the present menstruation cycle till 11th day is safe, then avoid sex for 6-8 days then you'll roll in the hay for the cycle till subsequent menses.
The other way is that the male partner should have heavy doses of testosterone injection which stops the assembly of gonadotrophins and other hormones associated with spermatogenesis and hence there's no sperm production.
Another way is, if your family is complete and don't want to possess accidental pregnancies, choose vasectomy (male) or tubectomy (female).
Do not have unprotected sex during your period. tons of individuals think that in period one cannot get pregnant, which is completely wrong. there's never a secure time to possess unprotected sex. don't think coitus interruptus before ejaculation can prevent pregnancy. Treat the penis sort of a loaded gun so use a condom for cover . Even rubbing of unprotected penis around & outside of vagina, may result some sperms to urge inside. don't allow either partners fingers to the touch penis then enter vagina, as even before ejaculation some sperms are often present.
Finally, never underestimate the facility of sperms, alittle drop of semen at the top of the penis carries enough sperms to fertilise all the ladies during a cosmopolitan city, that's ~ 80 million pregnancies!!