Strange as it may sound, when Sex Education isn't taught properly by parents and in schools stories like these are the likely results.
But while we're at it, because I'm just in the mood to laugh and/or be shocked; what are some of the craziest forms of contraceptives you've heard of or you've tried? What worked and what didn't?
NOTE: For everyone, especially the young, inexperienced or ignorant among us, pregnancy is not the only result of unprotected sex, there's something that could be worse and potentially more harmful; Sexually Transmitted Infections. Your safest bet if you must have sex is to please use a CONDOM, and even that is not 100% foolproof.
And if you're certain that you're both safe and clean and you're also very certain neither you nor your partner have other partners, and the only thing you're trying to protect is unwanted pregnancies, then please there are other forms of contraceptives; pills, IUDs etc. Do your research.
I'll share those I've heard with you, I'll also tell you what I tried:
*An older friend told me to roll up cotton wool into a ball and put some Vaseline in it, roll a lot up into a thick wad and shove it right in, as far as it would go, just before sex. I never tried this.
*Another (older) friend also told me that drinking a lot of Andrews Livers Salt just after unprotected sex pushes everything out and you won't get preggers. I tried this. I can't say if this worked (very unlikely) or if it was due to other reasons that I did not conceive.
*I've heard that standing up immediately after sex and remaining on your feet for sometime reduces the chances of you getting pregnant.
*And the most popular "If you don't want to get pregnant and you have unprotected sex, once you're done run to the bathroom, squat and thoroughly wash off". I know how this might sound logical but anyone who understands basic biology would see all that's wrong with this method.
And oh, I must add that they say when you do that 'standing up immediately after' method it also helps to jump up and down, dance or go for a run. LOL. Please, these are all myths and should be disregarded. Play safe or abstain.