Serena Freewomyn

Finally! A Birth Control Method For Guys

Filed By Serena Freewomyn | April 10, 2008 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, The Movement
Tags: birth control, breeders, dental dams, female condoms, reproductive rights

Well it's about damn time, ya'll!

A new male birth control method to reduce semen output offers results comparable to a vasectomy and may dispel the belief that contraception is a woman's responsibility, researchers and experts suggest. University of Sydney researchers published study results in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Feb. 26, reporting that testosterone and progestin hormones can be combined to form a new kind of contraceptive for men.

Peter Liu, the lead survey author and associate professor at the University of Sydney, said in a March 25 statement that the combination of the two hormones would be reversible and as effective as a vasectomy, a more invasive form of contraception involving surgery. (Source)

Finally! Breeder chicks don't have to take all the responsibility for not getting knocked up. It's bad enough they have to pick up after guys! I'm wondering, though, exactly how many straight men are actually going to take advantage of this opportunity. Especially since you can't count on them to carry condoms. Somehow that, too, is the chick's responsibility.

I'm tellin' ya ladies . . . lesbianism is where it's at. No chance of getting knocked up unless you really, really, try hard. Plus, you get a toaster if you convert. Or is it me that gets the toaster? Either way, lesbian sex = hawt, hawt, hawt!

But seriously, folks . . . I'm glad that science is finally catching onto the fact that we need a little equity in the reproductive health department. So what will it take to lower the cost of female condoms and dental dams? I only earn 76 cents for every dollar a man makes. So why do I have to pay nearly $1 a pop for dams and $5 a pop for female condoms? They're made from the same stuff as male condoms, which only cost pennies if you work out the math. What's up with that? It's a patriarchal conspiracy if you ask me.

I guess my last point is this: What are the long term health consequences of men taking progestin, since new studies are showing that women who take progestin are at a higher risk for breast cancer? Has anyone even thought to ask this question, since this is a disease that is usually seen as a woman's issue? Just wanted to throw it out there.

Did I mention that lesbian sex is hawt?


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I'm wondering, though, exactly how many straight men are actually going to take advantage of this opportunity.

Wait... only straight men have sex with women?? I never got that memo. Anyway, I would definitely use something like this. Unless I had to start identify as straight of course...

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | April 10, 2008 10:56 AM
I'm tellin' ya ladies . . . lesbianism is where it's at.

That is why I am committed to being a lesbian in my next life.

Wait... only straight men have sex with women?? I never got that memo. Anyway, I would definitely use something like this. Unless I had to start identify as straight of course...

Ha. Yes, let's complicate some identities for a moment.

I'm tellin' ya ladies . . . lesbianism is where it's at. No chance of getting knocked up unless you really, really, try hard.

I've known a few dykes who--in having sex with women--had close calls, almost accidental pregnancy. One who even got to the point had a spontaneous abortion. HRT can really reduce your fertility, but it's not 100%. Here's my favorite comic illustrating that issue for the boys.

Did I mention that lesbian sex is hawt?

Yes, Serena, you did ... has your doctor ever mentioned the word "Alzheimer's"? (Just kidding!)

I hear that on college campuses there is a new way for the frat boys to screen the new pledges to see if they might be gay. Sometime during pledge week, they schedule an "impromptu" porno night. Then they mix in a long series of "hawt" lesbian sex scenes. If any of the new pledges appear to get bored watching the lesbian sex, then that pledge goes under suspicion for possibly being closet-gay.

Wow! ... watch out, college frosh! Big Brother is watching YOU!

(Remember that great line that Sean Young irritatedly asked Harrison Ford during the pupillary reaction exam in Ridley Scott's Bladerunner? "Are you testing to see if I'm a replicant ... or a lesbian, Mr. Decker?")

Nick - I've giving bi gentlemen the benefit of the doubt.

Michael - let's hope so!

Tobi - you crack me up!

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | April 10, 2008 8:02 PM

If I were having sex with straight guys, honestly, I don't think I'd want to leave such an important matter as contraception in their hands (so to speak).

While I've always been dismayed at the one-sidedness of the contraception issue, I just don't trust most straight men in this regard. To be equally concerned, mature, responsible and honest.

I know I'm painting with a broad brush here, but hey! Look at the state of the globe. In all the years I've been a sexually functioning adult, we haven't even progressed in the realm of shared housework!!! Moreover, given that abortions are becoming increasingly hard to get, would you want to trust a guy not to get you preggers?

How funny. I found my own birth control method many years ago. No pregnancy - guaranteed! It's called homosexuality. It too is made by mixing a little bit of female with a dash of male and is just as effective as a vasectomy!

Yes, Bil, I was thinking something similar, except the straight version of your birth control method.

May I suggest a corrected title for this post?

"Finally A Birth Control Method For Guys That Have Sex With Women That Doesn't Involve The Woman's Mouth, Hand or Anus"

Mama and Papa don't like talkin' about such stuff --- but it's been goin' on for millennia.

Brynn, I agree with you. I don't think that this should be a green light for straight and bi women to stop taking birth control themselves. But I think it would be nice for straight men (I've already given bi guys a pass) to take some responsibility for themselves. Guys shouldn't just assume that their partner is going to be carrying condoms or taking the pill. I call it an extra layer of protection.