Table Of Contents
- What Is Outercouse?
- How Does it Prevent Pregnancy?
- What Are the Benefits?
- What Are the Disadvantages?
- How Effective is it?
- How Safe is it?
- How Do I Do It?
What Is Outercourse?
The definition of outercourse is different depending on the person you are talking to. Majority of people believe that it is any sexual activity that does not include vaginal intercourse. Then for other people it means no sexual penetration of any kind at all (anal, oral, or vaginal).
How Does it Prevent Pregnancy?
It prevents pregnancy by not allowing sperm to enter the vagina. As long as no sperm enters the vagina in any way there is no possibility of pregnancy.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits that include:
In addition to these benefits the reasons why it is good method of birth control is:
- No side effects (hormonal or medical)
- May increase the duration of sex
- Make sex safer and help prevent STI’s if no fluid is exchanged
- Help people understand their bodies more
- Can be used as a method of birth control when no other options are available
- May increase closeness and trust between partners
Sexual activity without intercourse can help women learn how to have orgasms as well as most women can have an orgasm without having vaginal intercourse.
For men outercourse can be enjoyable as it takes the pressure of performing well during vaginal intercourse. It can allow men to be erotic with their partners and explore each other’s bodies without any worries of pregnancy or STI’s.
Advantages For Teenagers
It allows teens to have a satisfying and safe way to have a sexual experience with their partner without the worry of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. Outercourse allows teens to explore their bodies and learn more about them.
What Are the Disadvantages?
The disadvantage of outercourse is that it can lead to intercourse without proper protection which can lead to sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
For some it is difficult to stay away from actual intercourse.
It is also possible with outercourse that sperm may come in contact with the vagina.
How Effective is it?
Effectiveness is important when considering birth control methods and Outercourse is nearly 100 percent effective if done correctly.
In order for Outercourse to be effective you need to make sure that no bodily fluids are exchanged with the vagina. This includes pre-ejaculate (or pre-cum).
In addition to preventing pregnancy Outercourse can be used as a way to prevent HIV/AIDS and many other sexually transmitted diseases. To prevent STI’s or STD’s no bodily fluids should be exchanged vaginal, orally, or via anal intercourse. As well some infections such as herpes and HPV can be passed via skin-to-skin contact. In order to prevent these diseases a plastic or latex barrier can be added to reduce the risk of infections.
How Safe is it?
Outercourse is very safe and anyone can use it as a method of birth control. It has no side effects.
How Do I Do It?
There are many ways to have it without having sexual intercourse:
- Fantasy – couples can watch videos or view sexy pictures together and come up with their own fantasy. They can also dress up in sexy costumes for each other. Couple can write each other exotic stories via email or text message
- Sex Toys – these include dildos and vibrators. Toys can be used to caress the body and can be used with condoms to make the experience more safe overall. Make sure to use a new condom for each partner and for each body part the toy is used on. Also make sure to clean the sexy toy after every use.
- Body-to-Body Rubbing – This is also known as “dry humping”, “grinding” and frottage. This is where two couples rub their bodies together – specifically their sex organs – in order to get sexual pleasure.
- Masturbation – this can be done by pleasuring yourself or doing it for your partner. During this time couples can cuddle and kiss as well. This is a good time to figure out what your partner likes and doesn’t like.
- Kissing – this can be done by exploring the body and kissing different body part for sexual pleasure.
- Oral Sex – a lot of people enjoy using their mouth on other people’s sexual organs to arouse themselves and their partners. By doing oral sex instead of intercourse there is no chance of getting pregnant but there is a risk of infection. To reduce the risk a condom can be placed on the penis or use plastic wrap, dental dams, or sheer glyde dams as additional protection.
- Anal Sex – some may consider this to not be included in outercourse as it comes with the risk of infections and technically isn’t outside the body. However a lot of people enjoy this type of sex play and the benefit of it is that it cannot result in pregnancy.
- Manual Stimulation – this can include “hand jobs” and “blow jobs”. The acts of having your sexual partner sexual stimulate you with using their hand or mouth on your sexual organs.