well that didn’t help… fuuuuuuuuu
The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
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).
1. It’s called Vasalgel here. It’s already patented in many countries. They are trying to get the FDA to review it.
2. There are all kinds of concerns about the tests in India, like when they were halted due to reports of blood serum protein in the urine and a scrotal swelling. There’s also some question on "the thoroughness of carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, and toxicity," in the clinical trials.
3. This bit about easily reversible? Never once tested on humans.
Ultimately a no-complications, male contraceptive is the ideal solution, but there’s science to be done first. It’s not like we have a miracle drug bottled up on the shelf and no one wants to sell it to you.
Reblogging for that extremely helpful little dose of reality-checkage.
have you ever stayed up late with someone texting or chatting and known as the hours ticked by that you’d be ridiculously tired in the morning but it didnt matter because it was really fun and totally worth losing sleep over just to laugh with someone and enjoy their company maybe and then the next day you keep tiredly recalling how much fun it was while you’re falling asleep in class and that makes it not so bad that you’re tired anymore
I object to the Mass Effect one. Translator chips. Everyone was speaking their native language, it was just that Shepard understood them all as english.
Other than that, carry on.
I can’t stop laughing
ok we had to watch this in chem class
that sexual tension
that spill was not an accident
So does your lab partner get to watch for the whole 15 minutes?
I PHSYCOALLY CANT BRETHA HEALP