If I didn’t know better, I’d swear there was a secret competition going on for which public figure can give the worst birth control advice. First, Foster Friess told us “gals” that we should just stick some aspirin between our knees; now, Adam Levine is happy to let us all know that pulling out is his favored, “foolproof” birth control method. So…when’s the baby due?
The 32-year-old Maroon 5 singer and The Voice judge visited Howard Stern with his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna. The two discussed their relationship, and in the process he disclosed his contraceptive secret: “a foolproof birth-control system” called pulling out, according to OK Magazine.
According to Planned Parenthood, pulling out, otherwise known as “withdrawal,” has about a 15-24% margin of error. That means that 15-24 pregnancies occur for every hundred women who use the method per year. Now, the pull-out method is fine for monogamous couples (which Levine and Vyalitsyna say they are) who’ve been tested for STDs (which we hope they have been), and are okay with the possibility of getting pregnant (who knows, maybe they are). But I think we can all agree that it isn’t foolproof.
Adam also had glowing reviews for his relationship with Vyalitsyna, telling stern:
This is the longest, most functional relationship I’ve ever been in. I don’t want to screw it up.
Given that surprise pregnancies often throw couples for a loop, it might be wise to get some kind of contraceptive up in there.