Table Of Contents
- What Is Outercouse?
- How Does it Prevent Pregnancy?
- What Are the Benefits?
- What Are the Disadvantages?
- How Effective is it?
- Is it Safe?
- How Do I Do It?
What Is Outercourse?
The definition of outercourse is different depending on who you talk to. Some people believe that it is any sexual activity that does not include vaginal intercourse. Other people believe it means no sexual penetration of any kind (anal, oral, or vaginal).
For the purpose of this website, we’ll focus on the latter, no sexual penetration of any kind.
How Does it Prevent Pregnancy?
It prevents pregnancy by not allowing sperm to enter the vagina. Without this, there is no possibility of fertilization or pregnancy.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits that include:
- 100% effective at preventing pregnancy
- Can’t forget about it (like the pill or the shot)
- Don’t have to change it often (like the patch)
- No hormonal or medical side effects
- No threat of STD’s (if no fluids are exchanged)
- Helps people understand their bodies more
- Good method of birth control when no other options are available
- May increase closeness and trust between partners
Sexual activity without penetration can also help women learn how to have orgasms.
In addition, outercourse can be enjoyable because it takes the pressure off of performing. It can also allow men to be erotic with their partners and explore each other’s bodies without the risk of pregnancy or contracting an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Advantages For Teenagers
Outercourse allows teens to have satisfying and safe sexual experiences, without worrying about pregnancy or infection. It also encourages them to explore their own bodies, as well as their partners body, so they can learn more about them. This can teach respect, appreciation, and discipline to the younger generations.
What Are the Disadvantages?
The disadvantage of outercourse is that it can lead to intercourse. Without proper protection this may lead to unprotected sex, eventually causing pregnancy or STD’s. For some, in a moment of passion, it can be difficult to refrain from intercourse. Both partners must be very responsible to ensure outercourse does not lead to intercourse.
Depending on how close your bodies become, and your definition of outercourse, it is also possible that sperm may come in contact with the vagina accidentally. You must be very careful that this does not happen, otherwise you may become pregnant or contract an STD.
How Effective is it?
Effectiveness is very important when considering birth control options. Outercourse is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, when 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 prevent HIV/AIDS, STD’s, and other infections. However, no bodily fluids can be exchanged via vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse.
It is also important to keep in mind that some infections, such as herpes and HPV, can be passed by skin-to-skin contact. In order to prevent these diseases, a plastic or latex barrier should be added to reduce the risk of infection (such as a male condom or female condom).
Is it Safe?
Outercourse is very safe and anyone can use it as a method of birth control. It has no negative side effects.
How Do I Do It?
There are many ways to have outercourse:
- Kissing: exploring the body and kissing different body parts for sexual pleasure.
- Body-to-Body Rubbing: rubbing bodies together (specifically sex organs) in order to get sexual pleasure. Also known as “dry humping”, “grinding” and “frottage”.
- Masturbation: pleasuring yourself with the aid of 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.
- Fantasy: watching videos, looking at pictures, or talking about sexual dreams. It can also include dressing up in sexy costumes or writing each other exotic stories.
- Manual Stimulation: Using your hands or mouth to sexually stimulate your partner. Examples include “hand jobs” and “blow jobs”.
- Sex Toys: caressing, touching and playing with each others bodies. Examples of sex toys include dildos and vibrators. Make sure to clean the sex toys after every use.
- Oral Sex: using your mouth on your partners sexual organs to arouse them. By having 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.
- Anal Sex: exploring your partners buttocks, anus, and rectum with your hands, mouth, toys, or sex organs. Some do not consider this as outercourse, because it involves penetration and there are risks of STD’s. However it cannot result in pregnancy.
Read about all of the Birth Control Options available before deciding which one is right for you.