Men need a sperm valve on their junk.

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Registered: 03-06-2007
Men need a sperm valve on their junk.
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Tue, 12-09-2008 - 1:12am

I have decided that I am so sick of worrying about birth control that I could scream in fury!! Condoms and spermicide gel are SO not sexy in the moment, condoms are often uncomfortable or just decrease the sensation, and being on BC kills my sex drive. A girl just can't win!

Someone needs to invent some sort of implant that allows men to twist a little knob or flip a switch on their genitals and cut off the flow of sperm in their semen. Dam up the river, dude, your wife doesn't want to get knocked up again yet!

Okay, sorry for being so crude. I'm done. Maybe this should've been in the rants section :-P

Marcus 18mo
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Registered: 01-17-2007
Tue, 12-09-2008 - 7:41am

Lol, I totally agree!!!


However, in lieu of that, I am finding I really like my IUD. No pills to remember, no hormones to make me miserable, and no icky icky condoms!


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wttg
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Registered: 12-18-2007
Tue, 12-09-2008 - 5:03pm
OMG I am rolling in my office as I read this!!! That is toooo funny.
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Registered: 12-28-2005
Tue, 12-09-2008 - 5:54pm
ITA!!! we switched from condoms to BC 1.5yrs into our relationship because of the sensation factor and also because BC is slightly more reliable when used properly, and 5.5 years later i'm soooo sick and tired of being the one solely responsible for keeping US from getting PG. i have to remember to fill the script, i have to remember to take it, i have to take a pill every day! whenever a doctor asks me if i'm on medication, i have to say yes. AND it's caused my libido to die a slow and painful death. UGH! i'm so looking forward to quitting it in march when my prescription runs out. i'm not looking forward to condoms again though. TTC isn't until november or december next year. DOUBLE UGH.









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Registered: 09-08-2007
Tue, 12-09-2008 - 8:34pm
You could chart!! I would have used that as BC throughout college if I knew about it then.









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Registered: 04-21-2004
Tue, 12-09-2008 - 8:50pm

You're in luck ladies, scientists here in Australia are actually working on it!!!

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/02/09/1202234228043.html

Pitty it's a number of years off.

Siggy

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Registered: 09-29-2006
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 11:13am

I just have to add my whole-hearted agreement:).


I now realize that BCPs were killing my sex drive and DH and I are currently using condoms and spermicidal foam (sigh) until we're ready to TTC. I've just started charting, but I'm not confident enough yet to use it for BC. I think that I will use an IUD between children and until (in the future) we're ready to permanantly shut off DH's "valve";).


It is an interesting social phenomenon, though, that most forms of birth control (particularly the more invasive ones), are directed at women. There's an intresting chart illustrating this in the intro to TCOYF - and juxtaposing this with the fact that women are only fertile a couple days a month, whereas men are fertile EVERY DAY!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 12:20pm
Wow Kerryl, that is amazing!









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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 4:05pm
LOL! You just crack me up!! It is true though... Most men don't take charge of birth control. In my case, it's just that DF has high baby fever, so he'd love an "ooops". He'd be happy with doing it and hoping for the best!!!!!!!
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Registered: 03-06-2007
Thu, 12-11-2008 - 1:01am

Kerryl, you just MADE MY DAY!

I'm sure that technology is far off, but at least there's hope for the next generation :-D

ITA with the other post that said it's interesting (and rather ridiculous) that women are usually in charge of BC methods even though they are only fertile for a couple of days at a time. I never thought about it that way, especially the fact that the most invasive methods are directed at women!

...I did hear a few months ago about the male BC pill being in preliminary testing this year. I'd love to see that go on the market sometime in the next 10 years! Although....I'm not sure if I'd even trust my very responsible DH to take a pill every day....lol.

Marcus 18mo
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Thu, 12-11-2008 - 1:46pm

I totally agree! It makes me SO MAD that the woman in most relationships is required to carry the burden of BC. That's part of the reason I'm off of mine now. They made me feel awful &

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