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Old 03-23-2009, 07:34 PM
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Everything I have read on the subject seems to lean towards the technology being there, yet the reasearch, and trials not being done on a significant scale. Of all of the BS drugs that they seem to be pushing, does this type of product not have a demand, or is there more to the story? Perhaps some of the MD's on here can offer some insite.
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You have all sorts of birth control options...

Condoms

Ugly Women

Shortage of Alcohol (see ugly women above)

Vasectomy (see lack of alcohol above + marriage )

And last but not least, PULL OUT!

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If you were a woman, would trust a man to take a pill every day, once a month, or whatever. Anything a woman should trust would need to be very obviously detectable by the woman.

The female cycle is just that, a cycle. It is affected by both positive and negative feedback systems. It is fairly easy to throw a wrench into the gears.
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I slam my lil buddy in the car door once a week. Seems to work.
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I think I speak for everyone when I say the last thing we all want is for you to be spreading your seed... LOLOL
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Originally Posted by moorhen View Post
If you were a woman, would trust a man to take a pill every day, once a month, or whatever. Anything a woman should trust would need to be very obviously detectable by the woman.

The female cycle is just that, a cycle. It is affected by both positive and negative feedback systems. It is fairly easy to throw a wrench into the gears.
the problem is the side effects of said wrench, unfortunately a good number of women are effected quite undesirably by horimonal versions. You will always hear the argument that women don't trust men to use it, ect.........What about the inverse.........more than one woman has used a guy just to get pregnant. Lets face it, the current options for guys are either permanent, or suck to use.
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Here, http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...vasectomy.html

My nuts still hurt, and bringing this thread back to the top makes me cringe.

Let me be the first this year to say NO to the Vasectomy. You could be the 1 in 1 thousand that things don't go right.
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they can't get pregnant where i cum
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They don't get pregnant unless their stomach leaks.
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There are millions of special interest programs that focus on women's health issues. Breast cancer awareness, women's heart health awareness, women's reproductive health awareness, women's body image issues awareness, on and on. But do you ever hear about any men's health issues? Why no men's cardio awareness day? Can't we all take a walk in the park for awareness? Isn't it the #1 cause of death for men? How about a prostate cancer awareness day or ED day? We get the shaft (no pun intended) when it comes to health issue...I say we go on strike for a few weeks. Quit bringin home the bacon and soon we will see a little focus on what we want for a change.
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Originally Posted by StingerII View Post
You have all sorts of birth control options...

Condoms

Ugly Women

Shortage of Alcohol (see ugly women above)

Vasectomy (see lack of alcohol above + marriage )

And last but not least, PULL OUT!

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I owe my youngest two kids to your last method. Lets face it. In that moment your self control is somewhat lacking. By the way, I wanted three kids anyway, so I'm happy about the accidents. I didn't mean to have three in four years, but such is life.
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If there was such a thing as the pill for men Trojan would never sell another condom. That doesn't mean that they would sell the pill like crazy. Most of us would just lie and resort to pulling out anyway. That is unless she is really a huge rogue whore. I think the hormonal excuse is just another way of saying I'm crazy anyway and I can't afford the $150 a perscription anymore. Lets keep it the way it is now. On the pill or on your grill.
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autobaun, What you say is very true. I know several women who have not done well with the hormones and others who have gotten pregnant to trap a man. I also know two who got pregnant while on the pill and antibiotics at the same time. While it would be nice to have a male contraceptive to protect the man from being trapped, I think most of the efforts are being put into protecting the woman who would be stuck carrying the child. I do wonder what side effects would be from a pill that would prevent sperm production? Two-piece bathing suits for men?
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from what I have read, they have been doing some testing, a lot of which has taken place in Europe, and it seems to be a much simpler process than the female version. The only real side effects reported were mild weight gain in most cases. Most of the options appear to be either injections or under skin implants rather than a pill. The idea of getting snipped doesn't bother me, but at 27 and about to get married, it won't be an option for some time, though children aren't quite in the picture. A non invasive, temporary solution would be a welcome option for many more people that some think. I guess it's one of those things that nobody thinks twice about unless it effects them directly.
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I don't see how the benefits can outweigh the possible risks, given the alternatives. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
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Originally Posted by joenew61 View Post
I don't see how the benefits can outweigh the possible risks, given the alternatives. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
I would think not having children when you really don't want them would be a pretty big benefit.

Beer will make you gain weight, but not many people stop drinking because of that.
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I would think not having children when you really don't want them would be a pretty big benefit.

Beer will make you gain weight, but not many people stop drinking because of that.
If you are looking for a permanent "fix", then OK, but how long will it be before anyone knows the long term effects on the ability to prevent pregnancy? And what about the effects on the quality of the little zygotes to be when you go off it?

Clinical trials are one thing, but history has shown that drug companies and the FDA can't be trusted. I guess I am just anti-pill in general.
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Originally Posted by starmonk View Post
There are millions of special interest programs that focus on women's health issues. Breast cancer awareness, women's heart health awareness, women's reproductive health awareness, women's body image issues awareness, on and on. But do you ever hear about any men's health issues? Why no men's cardio awareness day? Can't we all take a walk in the park for awareness? Isn't it the #1 cause of death for men? How about a prostate cancer awareness day or ED day? We get the shaft (no pun intended) when it comes to health issue...I say we go on strike for a few weeks. Quit bringin home the bacon and soon we will see a little focus on what we want for a change.
Show me one womens' health issue that has received anywhere close to the research dollars, and the marketing dollars, that have gone into erectile dysfunction. Men still control the dollars in big pharma research, and if breast cancer killed males in significant numbers, we would either have a cure or prevention, or we would be spending our asses off looking for one.
One thing that is odd to me, heart attack is one of the top killers of women, but I can't name a single woman that I know of that has died of one.
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I don't see how the benefits can outweigh the possible risks, given the alternatives. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
how is that any different than a woman being on the pill? That too was new at one time, and in most cases works great.

What alternatives? Current alternatives are either unreliable, or are undesirable to use. Condoms are fine (and recomended) for singles & college kids, but being realistic, what married couple has any desire to go that route?
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
If there was such a thing as the pill for men Trojan would never sell another condom.
Birth Control is not that only reason for condom use. As long as there are STD's there will ALWAYS be condoms.

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