!!!! nice to have a medic here
I will say re: this method... for us it's the best of the methods we can use (non hormonal, not uncomfortable to use, side effect free) that we've been able to find so far, and there are drawbacks. I don't think of him as less generous, but it's hard pulling out in the moment, and sometimes DH seems disappointed (like today)... he says the sensation just isn't as good and he has to think about more than just sex in a non sexy way (i.e. "must pull out!"), and it's less intimate for us both. So it does hamper the amazingness of the intimacy connection and the sensation for DH. It is great in that it statistically works, no hormones involved, does not prevent implantation, reversible, no side effects. I doubt this would be good to use for several years, but it seems workable shorter term. As i've stated before, we are talking about stopping protection at the end of the year or so... so it's really maybe less than a year that we are going to do the slightly inconvenient dance of charting and pulling out... it does hinder a bunch of wonderful things about sex, and sometimes, at those moments we are both craving intimacy and a huge orgasm together... it is a let down for both of us. So there are great things about this method but decent drawbacks. I'd still recommend it regardless (although today we were less than thrilled with the method i will say)!