"Pulling out" method

My husband and I use this method during sex. Is this considered a sin?

Yes. I’ll let somebody that can explain answer why.

Yes. But it’s also not every effective. I don’t know how long you’ve been doing this, but you’re luck is gonna run out eventually :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, it’s a sin. Why are you doing this?

If it’s an attempt to avoid having a child, it is a sin because it is an act against the procreative aspect of the marital act.

If you are doing it for other reasons, it is a sin because it is an act against the unitive aspect of the marital act.

The marital act must always include both unitive and procreative aspects.

We are going to be baptised at Easter. I got off the pill and we stopped using condoms due to religion. We do not want children yet for many reasons.

When used to avoid children, there is no moral difference between the pill, condoms and “pulling out”. They are equally sinful.

At the time of your Baptism, you will be forgiven all of your sins, including contraception. However, you will also be receiving other Sacraments at Easter. It is important that you have an intent to avoid continuing in the sin before being received in the Church.

Please approach your pastor about some local NFP (Natural Family Planning) courses in your area, and maybe even in your parish. NFP, when used correctly, is much more reliable at helping to postpone a pregnancy than the current attempts you are utilizing.

Yes! This is one of the oldest sins reported in the Old Testament of the Bible. As reported in Genasis, G*d struck Onan dead for spilling his seed on the ground.

We have talked about natural methods… I will look into it more. Thanks guys.

The sexual acts by their nature are oriented toward procreation. The Church teaches that we cannot thwart the nature of the sexual act and that each act must “per se” ordered to nature. This has nothing to do with intention. It has to do with how the act is engaged in. So generally speaking, the man must orgasm inside the woman.

However there is the principal of double effect. This is like for instance how you will take prescription medication and have to deal with unwanted side effects. These side effects are not good and you’re not taking them for the side effects. You’re enduring the side effects because it would be a far worse situation if you didn’t take this medication. So for instance, a friend of mine had to have a total hysterectomy because she had such a complicated case of endometrosis that literally she would need blood transfusions were to get another period. She’s only 27 years old. So she had her hysterectomy. The unwanted side effect is that she is now completely infertile. Or another case would be a man needing medication that has sexual side effects. I always think its funny that the warning lable just says “sexual side effects” Those side effects basically mean difficulty climaxing. If you were to take this medication as a form of contraceptive, it would be immoral, however living through the unwanted side effect is fine.

It is HIGHLY effective if you know how to do it correctly, just like anything else. If you don’t know how to use a condom correctly, it won’t be effective either.

For couples that use coitus interruptus correctly at every act of intercourse, the failure rate is 4% per year. In comparison the pill has a perfect-use failure rate of 0.3%, and the I.U.D. has a perfect-use failure rate of 0.6%. The condom has a perfect-use failure rate of 2%.

So yes, there is a chance that it could happen. My wife and I have been using the “pull out” method for rougly 6 years now and the only time she got pregnant was when we were actually trying to conceive.

While that’s all good for you, this woman is asking if it’s a sin. Which it is. So no matter how effective this method is, it’s still wrong.

I probably should have stayed on topic. I didn’t mean to offend anyone if I did. I was just replying to the poster that stated that the method was ineffective. But yes, the Catholic religion states that the method is a sin. I have my reasons why doing what I do which I won’t get into on these forums.
God Bless

Josh, there are no legitimate reasons to practice something that’s intrinsically wrong. Everyone thinks they have a good enough reason to use contraception - the Church says it’s wrong though.

I’m not saying this is right, but the Orthodox Jewish interpretation of the sin of onanism says it applies to the man only. For this reason, Orthodox Jewish men cannot use coitus interruptus, condoms, etc. However, the woman can use things like the Pill and diaphragm.

If pulling out is considered a sin because it’s intent is to not concieve children, than why is NFP not considered a sin because it’s intenet is to also, not concieve children? :confused:

However (on a slightly related note) I would like to add that if it happens unintentionally during the act then it is not considered sinful. I do not know how the best way approach the unintentional effects are, but my wife and I try to resume relations after a ‘recharge period’ so that the act is renewed to its natural end.


Thats a rather strange way of not wanting sex .:shrug:
Looks more like wanting sex without consequences :thumbsup:.

Because NFP involves a couple completing the marital act in the natural manner.