I'll grant that a huge plus to having sex is having everything work correctly. But again, it just seems like such a small price to pay until you're in a committed relationship, both tested for STDs, and on birth control.
Ultimately, though, pulling out doesn't replace condoms
Even if pulling out can help prevent pregnancy, it's doing nothing to prevent STD transmission. Bottom line? Until both partners have up-to-date testing done, it's still advisable to adhere to the "no glove, no love" rule. And although we're making advances every day in STD prevention and treatment, we're just not there yet.
So before you go running out touting the benefits of pulling out or using any of this information to enjoy some skin-to-skin contact, it would behoove you to spend some serious time mulling over the very real possibility of pregnancy; and just how pleasant you'd find a chlamydia, syphilis, or herpes diagnosis.