It’s REALLY IMPORTANT that we somehow educate women that the birth control pill can reduce their sex drive. I mean - I wonder how many relationships and marriages have been damaged by the pill without them even knowing it. It ended two of my relationships (which should have ended anyway, but that’s a different story). It’s such a gradual deadening that it’s really hard to know that it’s the pill that’s doing it. UGH
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
HOLY SHIT IMPORTANT.
Someone get this guy a fucking medal.
They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.
what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously
i hate this fuckin post. this dude is getting all this praise for saying what women have been saying for decades. but when a man says it it’s suddenly revolutionary and new.
he didn’t even come up with that bullet proof vest comparison himself.
Once again a man says it then it’s real and important
I ended up yelling at Husband in the car the other night about this, with regards to birth control. Husband said, “You can’t expect him to be controversial in the middle of an election.” I said, in all caps:
NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT OF WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE USED BIRTH CONTROL.
THAT’S FIFTY PERCENT OF THE VOTING BLOCK.
MOST OF THOSE WOMEN USED BIRTH CONTROL WITH AN APPROVING PARTNER.
SO THAT’S ANOTHER, WHAT, THIRTY PERCENT?
EIGHTY PERCENT — EIGHT-ZERO PERCENT — OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF BIRTH CONTROL.
IF HE CAN’T COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THAT, HE CAN’T COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF **PUPPIES**.
BIRTH CONTROL IS LITERALLY MORE SUPPORTED IN AMERICA THAN PUPPIES.
Husband blinked a few times and said he hadn’t thought of it that way before. I just wish someone would transmit that message to my president.
"What’s wrong with 5 guys up there talking about women’s reproduction? I mean we’re the ones who have the responsibility of telling the lady that it’s her responsibility."
Stephen Colbert to Nancy Pelosi