Finally, A Male Pill?





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Published on Aug 16, 2012

Hank briefs us on the news that a team of biologists has developed the first contraceptive for males that is totally effective, easily reversible and doesn't mess with your hormones!

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My penis will look bigger by comparison!
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John Ponce
In fact, having big balls can be uncomfortable.
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Marie Johns
Consider the potential side effects of birth control! I'd rather have my boyfriend lose a little nonessential circumference than risk migraines, nausea, blood clots, and death.
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Neil Dees
Well, then my question is this: Will my testicles go back to normal size if I stop taking the drug?
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Virginia Torres Salmerón
I think it's actually a great alternative. Up until now, girls were the ones that had to take pills and other hormonal treatments...which can mess with your mood even worse than your period. I mean, yes, you could get a intrauterine system but only after you have given birth. So...I think it's great that men have the option to take care of that matter without involving any hormons. And the side effects...like girls pills don't have any, right? hahaha
I can't wait! I'm still going to wear a condom, but a pill like this would put my mind at ease. Thanks science!
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Jon Tobin
Bring on the shrinkage.
Leo Datura
I love that this devolved into a conversation about balls... :D I like the idea of a male contraceptive. A lot of women have problems with hormonal birth control (including me). And while I now have an IUD, many women don't have that option, and I'm sure there are men who will be thrilled to lose a little testicle size to avoid unplanned fatherhood, especially when they get to control the process a bit more from their end. Everyone thinks of reproduction as a woman's job, but men are 50% of the parenting group of a new child, so they should have more ways to take active part in the decision process. I know a few guys who got vasectomies because it's so difficult for a man to really know his woman's fertility status (and of course there are women who lie about it). With great power comes great responsibility right? If you can create new humans, that's a huge responsibility, and plenty of people don't want anything to do with it, and plenty who just don't want it "right now". Enjoy your new reproductive freedom guys! I promise I won't make fun of your grapes :P
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It's always a trade off. The pill can cause all sorts of side effects. Condoms are inconvenient and in the way. Smaller ball shouldn't be an issue
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Guys are big babies. Plenty of women have to go through actual surgery for contraceptive; a little needle pales in comparison. Vasalgel is literately more convenient, safer, and cheeper than basically every single female contraceptive. And a guy would only need as little as a SINGLE injection if he plans to never have children or two if he wants to have children later in life because the stuff can just be flushed out with another little injection. If you guys disagree, and would rather see you significant other (female only in this case) have to take expensive pills, get invasive surgery, or use barriers which could fail (ending in a messed up baby or other problems), because you're too afraid of on little needle at one or two minimum points in your life, then you are a baby asshole.
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