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ARE YOU A MAN WITH A PLAN?

You’re a man, so take control of the situation. Plan to be a father—but only if you want to be. If you don’t, plan on using protection. It’s all up to you. It’s time to decide:

  • I want to do the math
  • I want to be a dad, I think
  • I want to do this dad thing right
  • I just want the free condoms

You’re a numbers guy huh?

Before and After the Baby

Then let’s start with the fact that 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. Know what else? Kids cost money. And if you’re ready to be father, you have to be ready to sacrifice. It’s not about just you anymore. Having a kid will cost you at least $10,000 in the first year alone.

REALITY CHECK.

You hear all kinds of stuff about sex. But who are you hearing it from? Most of what we accept as fact about sex is either half right or totally wrong. Here are some good examples. (Hover over each myth card to reveal the reality!)

Myth

Drinking and drugs make sex more fun.

Reality

It might feel good to have your fears or shyness washed away by alcohol or drugs, but you could end up with something worse than a hangover: a sexually transmitted infection or an unplanned pregnancy.

Myth

Women can’t get pregnant the first time they have sex.

Reality

If your female partner is ovulating , it doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the hundredth time, she can still get pregnant. The only way to avoid the risk of pregnancy is to use protection every time you have sex.

Myth

Girls can’t get pregnant during their period.

Reality

Once in the vagina, sperm can stay alive for several days. So even if the last time you had sex was three days ago, she could still get pregnant. ANY time you have sex you can get her pregnant. Always use protection.

Myth

Guys can use plastic wrap if they don’t have a condom.

Reality

Plastic wrap and baggies are great for food storage but make lousy substitutes for condoms. Condoms are specifically made and tested to provide a good fit and protection during sex.