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[-] TommySoda 286 points 3 weeks ago

Honestly, as a dude, I'm 100% down for male birth control. Can't wait.

[-] [email protected] 105 points 3 weeks ago

Hopefully it less hormonal side affects than the female pill. But yeah having an extra level of protection will be nice.

[-] [email protected] 102 points 3 weeks ago

“Extra Level”? It's more about taking the burden off the women for me. Why do they, and only they, always have to mess up their bodies?

[-] [email protected] 76 points 3 weeks ago

Obviously it depends on the relationship and how risk averse you both are. But yeah why not both? Seems like a pretty good way to be really sure!

[-] [email protected] 55 points 3 weeks ago

You can already do that with condoms and no one is messing up their body...

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[-] FlashMobOfOne 25 points 3 weeks ago

Same. I've always preferred to be in full control of my own contraception, mostly because I just don't trust anyone else with something that consequential

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[-] [email protected] 108 points 3 weeks ago

Vasectomy gang 😎😎✂️✂️ All juice no seeds

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[-] TheGrandNagus 98 points 3 weeks ago

Man if this is effective in both cost and a high efficacy rate, then I'm so down, assuming I don't experience awful side effects.

I had the unfortunate experience of a manipulative woman lying about using protection, and it led to me developing a fear of others doing the same. It severely effected my dating/sex life all through my 20s.

If either party (or both!) can take easily-attainable birth control, it'd be so much better than we have it now.

It's a shame that male birth control has been so much more difficult to develop, probably due to the male reproductive system not relying on a cycle that can be quite easily interrupted.

[-] [email protected] 40 points 3 weeks ago

Still condom unless a long term partner. Though I'm paranoid about sti

[-] kameecoding 34 points 3 weeks ago

Well the condom paradox says that if a casual partner is willing to have sex with you without condom that's the biggest indicator for the need of a condom

[-] theangryseal 27 points 3 weeks ago

I exist because my mother told my father that she was taking birth control. My father hasn’t been a part of my life except on a few occasions where he wanted to be here and there, and I don’t hold a grudge. My mom proudly told me this when I was about 9. I don’t blame her either, she raised herself from the time she was 4 years old when her mother committed suicide. She did the best she could with what she had as a person with no education and no parents to guide her.

My father came for the birth of my oldest biological child. He came for a few Christmases. He showed up when I was going through a divorce and helped me fix a car for my now ex. He didn’t have to do any of that. I barely know him at all, and even though it bums me out from time to time, it is what it is.

Life is a mess for everybody haha.

[-] Shou 17 points 3 weeks ago

It's not always the mother being deceptive.

My mother wanted a child. A family. She was clear about it from the start. My dad didn't. Probably didn't communicate it. He didn't bother using protection either. When my mom got pregnant on the first go, he wanted an abortion. No responsibility.

He tried to hide his autism from my also autistic mother. They didn't understand autism back then. She herself considered aborting me out of fear of having a retarded child. She zoned out for weeks, and when she learned I was a girl, she believed god had blessed her. For she thought girls can't be autistic.

Lo and behold, my sister and I were neglected intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Because they did not understand parents supposed to teach children, not threaten them with a belt when the kid doesn't adhere to their autistic whims/expectations.

We raised ourselves with 0 guidence and am I far behind the average person. They are both not asocial, lonely and happy we exist as a means to reduce their misery.

They should never have had children. Life is a mess.

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[-] humdrumgentleman 79 points 3 weeks ago

Friendly reminder of the core problem: medical treatments are all balanced against the risk of what it counteracts.

Undergoing physical and chemical changes to grow another creature inside you and have it damage everything on the way out is pretty risky. Female birth control only has to be less risky than that.

A male has zero physiological risk from impregnating someone. Therefore, anything except a miracle drug with high efficacy and almost zero side effects is going to stall at the trial stage.

On another note, that speaks to how safe and effective vasectomies are.

[-] bamfic 32 points 3 weeks ago

Written by someone who has never had to pay child support.

[-] HauntedCupcake 27 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Yeah zero psychological risk is a bit of an overstatement. Zero physical maybe, but there's definitely psychological risks, and I'm not even thinking about child support

Edit: I can't read, it says physiological and I'm just deficient in the reading

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago

They said Physiological not Psychological. There's a considerable difference between those two words.

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago

I will say this as often as I can, getting the ol snip snip was the best decision I've ever made.

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[-] [email protected] 76 points 3 weeks ago

Oh, I'm way ahead of them there, with 44 years of shitty diet and lifestyle choices.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago

I've been ingesting mirco plastics on purpose to avoid having children!

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[-] mechoman444 59 points 3 weeks ago

Everyone brace yourself! The Christians are looking for Bible quotes right now!

[-] BrownianMotion 34 points 3 weeks ago

If altar boys could get pregnant, the church would have approved birth control long ago.

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[-] PPQ 59 points 3 weeks ago

Ha jokes on them, the plastic in my balls is permanently shutting of my sperm!

[-] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago

Plastic is stored in the balls

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 3 weeks ago

the first trials for this resulted in men becoming sterile and then killing themselves.

And then a bunch of female comedians made fun of them for "being a little moody"

[-] Jiggle_Physics 35 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

The point of the joke is not that they think men are being babies about it. It is that women's birth control causes these same side effects, along with strokes, and a number of other serious, long term issues. However when women say they do not want to take birth control, and instead opt for doing things that require more responsibility of the man, they are often told similar things concerning the negative effects they get when using it, and they should just deal with it.

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[-] Hackworth 35 points 3 weeks ago

Women's birth control hasn't exactly been side-effect-free, what with the strokes. But also, sauce?

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 3 weeks ago

Did this happen? Or was this a satirical take on something that happened to women?

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[-] Professorozone 56 points 3 weeks ago

And moments after its efficacy was proven, Louisiana banned it.

[-] peopleproblems 51 points 3 weeks ago

Man my birth control seems way safer and way more effective. It's called: "Obesity, Trichotillomania, and absolutely fuck all confidence."

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago

Not saying the pill won't eventually appear but the track record for men contraception hitting the market is not good. It always get cancelled in an endless loop of disapointment.

People serious about sharing the load or protecting women from the aide effect of birth control should look up vasectomy or thermal contraception. It works.

I've been on thermal contraception for 6months myself and my sperm production bas completely stoped with no side effects. Highly recommend.

[-] Crackhappy 26 points 3 weeks ago

Hehe "sharing the load"

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[-] [email protected] 40 points 3 weeks ago

can't wait for the inevitable surge of pregnancies, as people learn that that sperm doesn't just fucking disappear, and that it needs to be manually cleared first.

[-] scorpious 37 points 3 weeks ago

If it flies, look for a huge spike in stds

[-] ynazuma 56 points 3 weeks ago

Huge spikes in STD’s is already happening due to other factors

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/sti-increase-syphilis-cases-spike-74-in-four-years

Wear a rubber kids. No one likes a raunchy coochie/schlong

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

No one likes a raunchy coochie/schlong

Untrue. There are some people that specifically seek that, along with the STDs called "bug chasers." Since I've been cursed with this knowledge, so must you all be.

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[-] blanketswithsmallpox 31 points 3 weeks ago

Me still waiting on Vasalgel after 2 decades.

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[-] Spaceballstheusername 26 points 3 weeks ago

I've heard of a male birth control every couple years and still nothing on the market. Usually it's because there are slight side effects and that's considered to much of a risk meanwhile female birth control can cause blood clots and whatnot. I'm too jaded to believe this will ever come to fruition.

[-] AnUnusualRelic 21 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] Draconic_NEO 20 points 3 weeks ago

I find it strange that many people here are against this when the alternative is a surgical treatment that often can't be easily reversed, and even when it is, often lowers the likelihood they will have a kid.

Chemical solutions are way better in that regard because if they are done right they don't damage any tissue and their affects are temporary.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

When it comes to birth control for far too long women have been getting the short end of the….. oh, nevermind

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