In reality pulling out while using a condom is completely unnecessary. If you pull out you risk the condom slipping off and the increased pressure along with pulling out can cause the condom to tear. Just because it can happen doesn't mean it's definitely going to happen. A break is always noticeable; a condom is like a balloon and it will tear apart if it's broken. The point is that it could happen in the future, so it's better to use the condom normally to avoid that possibility.
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The risk can be pretty substantial. Since each situation is unique, your pregnancy risk can be anywhere from moderate to very high each time he pulled out w/ the condom on (it also depends if there was ejaculation or not)
Generally, when condoms tear you will notice it. But if a condom is worn or is past the expiration date, than damage is much harder to notice, even if it doesn't break. It's a good idea to be on another type of BC, since condoms have an average of a 15% failure rate.
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If the condoms were within the expiration date (most condoms have a shelf life of three years) and there were no visible breaks or tears, (just because ejaculation didn't occur doesn't mean there was pre-ejaculatory fluid, which DO contain sperm, so I won't count that) than your chances of pregnancy are pretty low.
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