Thursday, February 21st, 2013

I Can't Understand Why This Male Birth Control Technique Has Not Taken Off

"One of the easiest and most effective forms of birth control out there is something you've probably never heard of. WHY haven't you heard of it before?"


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KenWheaton (#401)

Screw that. And by screw that, I don't mean whatever version of birth control is revealed at that link. I mean web video that is not comedy related. Want to tell me about the birth control? Put it in fucking words so I can skip to the relevant line — BEAR TESTICLES IS GOOD BIRTH CONTROL (that's what I'm going to imagine at any rate).

What I don't want to do is sit through a) a 15- or 30-second preroll and THEN b) another infinity of some bespectacled guy bantering like he's on E!

I want my click back.

Kids these days.

sox (#652)

@KenWheaton Aww, I thought it was sort of adorable, especially the part where he tries to be all ditzy about his keys.

Werner Hedgehog (#11,170)

Is this where we joke about about how the best form of male birth control is a bad haircut?

soeffingclassy (#241,817)

Oh man. See, you know what is *actually* the worst, instead of penis snipping?

Being on pills that make you cry in public at things you realize are ridiculous at the time, OR ravenously want to eat every two hours, OR have generics that make you feel sick to your stomach and sad 24/7 that then require that you pay $50+ for the brand name (even with insurance)? Going in for an IUD to avoid all that and having all the blood drain out of your face while you feel the doctor inserting metal into one of your internal organs? Having the IUD for six months and having light bleeding almost every day?

No, wait, I know! It's being worried that if you DON'T jump through all those hoops, you'll have a child to take care of that you can't give up or avoid or you risk the censure of society.

But yeah, I'm sure penis snipping is rough as well.

Werner Hedgehog (#11,170)

@soeffingclassy I had a vasectomy, and it wasn't bad at all. I had taken a strong dose of valium, so I watched the whole procedure. Took about 20 min. This procedure is like a "half vasectomy", so it's nothing to be scared of.

soeffingclassy (#241,817)

@Werner Hedgehog this makes me sound much more humorless than I actually am; I just find it obnoxious that the reason people "haven't heard of it" is penis snipping, and that it's probably mostly true that it's the reason people haven't heard of it makes it even more annoying. Also, pharmaceutical lobbying, etc., but it's so much easier for women to fuck with their bodies.

Anyway, good on you for taking responsibility.

franceschances (#96,473)

@soeffingclassy Seriously. Can't we just decide as a society that now it's time for men to take on this burden for the next, I don't know, couple millenia? And no, using condoms anyway even though it "doesn't feel as good" doesn't count.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Short version – the reason you haven't heard of it is because it hasn't been approved by the FDA.

Slightly longer version – Because of CORPORATIONS maaaaaaan. Also questions about scrotal pain, reduced fertility and effectiveness.

spoondisaster (#189,637)

Isn't "reduced fertility" the point of contraceptive methods?

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@spoondisaster – I think they're talking about post-reversal fertility.

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