Did you just land that loyal partner? you ought o know how to smash raw and safely without getting pregnant.
The key to having unprotected sex with your partner without getting pregnant is to know how to calculate an infertile phase – A safe period in which the probability of getting pregnant is lowest.
DEFINING SAFE PERIOD
Safe period is that portion of the menstrual cycle of the human female during which conception is least likely to occur and which usually includes several days immediately before and after the menstrual period and the period itself.
Biologically speaking, this is the time when the egg is not present to be fertilized. If you have intercourse when there is no egg, you cannot get pregnant because this is the unfertile period in the menstrual cycle.
HOW TO TRACK YOUR SAFE PERIOD
The best method is the CALENDAR METHOD. Which involves you knowing how to keep track of your fertile and infertile window.
It involves tracking your ovulation so as to prevent pregnancy. You need to keep track of the length of your menstrual cycles for at least 6 periods. Here are the steps involved:
1. For 6 to 12 months, record the day you start ur menstrual period & count the total number of days in that cycle. Note that the first full flow day of your menstrual period is day one.
2. Then write down the longest and shortest number of days from your monthly tracking. If the cycles were 26, 28, 28, 26, 28, and 31, then the average cycle length would be 27.8, which you would round up to 28.
3. Find out the first day of your fertile window by subtracting 18 days from the length of your shortest cycle. For example, if your shortest cycle was 26 days, subtract 18 from 26, and write down day 9.
Count from the first day on the calendar to find your first fertile day. Next, pull out your cycle for the current month. Find the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) and count forward by the number you got as your result
4. Subtract 11 from the longest cycle in your record. Look back over your recorded cycles to find the longest cycle on record. Then, subtract 11 from the total number of days in this cycle For example, if it was 32 days, you’d get day 21.
Count forward on the calendar to find the last fertile day. Start at day 1 on your calendar again and count to the result you got by subtracting 11 from your longest cycle.
So the 27th is your last fertile day of this cycle — you can start having unprotected sex the next day.
Preventing pregnancy with a fertility calendar is not foolproof! It requires meticulous tracking and even then there is still a chance you may become pregnant.
You can still contract an STI if you have unprotected sex, so using a fertility calendar is only recommended for partners in a monogamous relationship.
This method has a higher failure rate compared to many other forms of birth control, such as condoms, diaphragms, and birth control pills, patches, or injections. But if used correctly, it can be just as effective.