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(ABC)   Scientists close in on birth control pill for men. Claim it will cost only $5 per month   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 79
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2012-08-18 08:50:49 AM
Subby, this headline needs an Autoplay Audio warning.
 
2012-08-18 09:23:01 AM
cdn.ientry.com
I see what you did there Subby.
 
2012-08-18 09:32:07 AM
I lol'd hard

HOTM?
 
2012-08-18 09:34:00 AM
FTA: If the drug is proven to be safe and effective in humans, it could expand the prophylactic pool

I'm not so sure I want to swim there.
 
2012-08-18 09:34:02 AM
But some doctors say the idea of slashing sperm counts, even temporarily, can be scary for guys.

No, if it is temporary and reversible no one will care. Hand over the pill for men. Crap, the pill for women was released 50 years ago.
 
2012-08-18 09:38:23 AM
FTFA: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

You shouldn't. We don't trust you, either.
 
2012-08-18 09:38:24 AM
I couldn't find where the annoying autoplay was coming from, so I just copied the text here. No one should have to suffer like that.



Scientists may be one step closer to a birth control pill for men.

A drug dubbed JQ1 swiftly stunted sperm production in male mice, a new study found. And like the female birth control pill, its fertility-fighting effects on were completely reversible.

"We have only observed full recovery of fertility in treated males," the researchers from Baylor College of Medicine wrote in their study, published today in the journal Cell. "We envision that our discoveries can be completely translated to men, providing a novel and efficacious strategy for a male contraceptive."

JQ1 blocks a protein essential for sperm production in the testes. If the drug is proven to be safe and effective in humans, it could expand the prophylactic pool -- an exciting prospect at a time when over a third of U.S. pregnancies are unintended.

But some doctors say the idea of slashing sperm counts, even temporarily, can be scary for guys.

"Sperm-making is a pretty delicate thing, and people do seem to have a concept of that," Dr. Joseph Alukal, director of male reproductive health at New York University's Langone Medical Center, told ABCNews.com in 2011. "How long did it take for women to get comfortable with the reversibility of the birth control pill? I'm not sure."

Nevertheless, Alukal said he thinks some men would welcome the option of a birth control pill.

"If you look at vasectomy, there are plenty of men in committed relationships who choose to take onus of reproductive planning on themselves," Alukal said. "I think the same sorts of people would choose to look into something like this."

But some women are wary, saying they might not count on the male contraceptive pill alone.

"If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011. "I think for most men it just wouldn't be a thought that crossed their mind -- they're worried about getting HIV or gonorrhea, not having a screaming baby.
 
2012-08-18 09:39:59 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-18 09:41:26 AM
"If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

Haha, yeah. Because the random dude you're banging wants to get you pregnant. Suuuure, 24-year-old Amy McCarthy.
 
2012-08-18 09:48:01 AM
Meh, having sex comes with the knowledge that merely participating can really fark up your life. Most people do it anyway, for better or worse. Don't trust guys with pills? Good. Don't trust girls with pills? Good. Think condoms are the answer? Heh, okay. The only way to really win is not to play, but who is really going to sit out the game if they have the choice? So, make contraception in as many forms as will work because some of it won't work and most people consider it an acceptable risk anyway, so what the hell. No one ever said that you have to use only one form of contraception if you're that worried about it. Nor should you really, at any time, actually have sex with a person you doubt when it comes to contraception, but again, meh.
 
2012-08-18 09:48:05 AM

Cymbals of the Illiterati: FTFA: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

You shouldn't. We don't trust you, either.


Idiots do. And they are always the ones that are crying about how they were trapped.
 
2012-08-18 09:48:36 AM
What Amy McCarthy may look like.

i3.kym-cdn.com

/hot like ...ah ... forget it
 
2012-08-18 09:50:22 AM

ongbok: Cymbals of the Illiterati: FTFA: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

You shouldn't. We don't trust you, either.

Idiots do. And they are always the ones that are crying about how they were trapped.


I trust him enough to sleep with him, but I don't trust him enough to do it responsibly! Wat do?
 
2012-08-18 09:52:12 AM

Makh: But some doctors say the idea of slashing sperm counts, even temporarily, can be scary for guys.

No, if it is temporary and reversible no one will care. Hand over the pill for men. Crap, the pill for women was released 50 years ago.


I like to think of any long-term damage to your sperm count as a feature, not a bug.

/kids....do not want
 
2012-08-18 09:53:29 AM
 
2012-08-18 10:03:48 AM
Great headline is great.
 
2012-08-18 10:07:13 AM

FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach


From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.
 
2012-08-18 10:11:14 AM
Eh, who needs it. If men want to avoid the agony of kids all they need to do is get a vascetomy. That little co-pay will save them hundreds of thouands on food, clothes, diapers, toys, car insurance, and college tuition.

You will also have hours upon of more free time. Not having to go to school plays, parent teacher meetings, soccer practice, and staying up at all hours of the night. And not being able to go out whenever you want.

Why do people have kids? I will never know.

God, kids are a pain in the a$$. That is what I did.

And the best part? Your wife's body will not be all strethced out from pregnancy. Keep them nice and tight, am I right farkers?
 
2012-08-18 10:11:42 AM
Sperm-making is a pretty delicate thing...

Not really.

/Balls like a 19th century steel mill
 
2012-08-18 10:15:05 AM
So, basically this means that in a decent relationship with a girl you trust, she can be taking the pill, you can be taking the pill and the odds of her getting pregnant are so very small as to almost be nil. And because of that there really would be no need to use condoms or pull out at the last second. And they think that most guys wouldn't like the idea of that?

Yeah, I can kinda understand being a little hesitant about the idea of anything messing with the internal workings of my junk. But the benefits outweigh that by far.
 
2012-08-18 10:16:02 AM

Mr. Potatoass: Sperm-making is a pretty delicate thing...

Not really.

/Balls like a 19th century steel mill


Rusty?
 
2012-08-18 10:16:14 AM

Cymbals of the Illiterati: FTFA: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

You shouldn't. We don't trust you, either.


Considering how many women lie to get what they want? Never.

Oh, and her second comment is priceless. No, men don't often get the baby, or even time with the kid, but they do become ATM's for the women.
 
2012-08-18 10:19:20 AM

LewDux: Mr. Potatoass: Sperm-making is a pretty delicate thing...

Not really.

/Balls like a 19th century steel mill

Rusty?


Covered in coke.
 
2012-08-18 10:20:11 AM

Makh: But some doctors say the idea of slashing sperm counts, even temporarily, can be scary for guys.

No, if it is temporary and reversible no one will care. Hand over the pill for men. Crap, the pill for women was released 50 years ago.


Yeah most men say fark messing with my balls with some pill, too many pills have proven to fark other shiat up later.
 
2012-08-18 10:22:43 AM

Mr. Potatoass: LewDux: Mr. Potatoass: Sperm-making is a pretty delicate thing...

Not really.

/Balls like a 19th century steel mill

Rusty?

Covered in coke.


I heard this works better:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-18 10:25:34 AM

machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.


I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.
 
2012-08-18 10:34:01 AM

steamingpile: machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.

I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.



That, and the real scary reason: needles.

/most men are pussies 
//enjoy your kids
 
2012-08-18 10:36:39 AM

darkedgefan: Eh, who needs it. If men want to avoid the agony of kids all they need to do is get a vascetomy. That little co-pay will save them hundreds of thouands on food, clothes, diapers, toys, car insurance, and college tuition.

You will also have hours upon of more free time. Not having to go to school plays, parent teacher meetings, soccer practice, and staying up at all hours of the night. And not being able to go out whenever you want.

Why do people have kids? I will never know.

God, kids are a pain in the a$$. That is what I did.

And the best part? Your wife's body will not be all strethced out from pregnancy. Keep them nice and tight, am I right farkers?


3/10
 
2012-08-18 10:46:22 AM
Haven't we been on the verge of the male birth control pill for over a decade? Must be in the glove compartment of my flying car. Bastards.
 
2012-08-18 10:48:10 AM

steamingpile: machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.

I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.


Disagree. So long as the mechanics are still operational, don't care if the plumbing still works, if you catch my drift.
 
2012-08-18 10:52:12 AM

FarkinHostile: steamingpile: machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.

I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.


That, and the real scary reason: needles.

/most men are pussies 
//enjoy your kids


Yeah needles suck, I have the doctor put a numbing agent on my arms when I get a shot since I pull away from the nurse. Fu*k that, its not natural to just let people poke you with sharp things. And I don't have a big problem with pain, had a wood chisel slice my thumb to the bone and I wanted to put a band aid on it until the step kid pointed out the little blood vessel spurting out blood. The doctor was amazed I walked in since people scream about the littlest injury.
 
2012-08-18 10:55:16 AM

PACMANCoW: steamingpile: machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.

I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.

Disagree. So long as the mechanics are still operational, don't care if the plumbing still works, if you catch my drift.


That's the problem, how many times have you heard of a drug that ends up having issues years after being approved? I think most men would rather risk it rather than chance farking it up.

Also, where are the injections given? Anywhere near the ball sack and everyone taps out.
 
2012-08-18 11:13:53 AM
Most of the men I know are of the "I don't take pills for anything because I'm a man!" school of thought so I doubt most men would be able to comply with a daily maintenance medication, even if it meant being able to f*ck their girlfriend/spouse without condoms.
 
2012-08-18 11:48:21 AM
Aug. 18, 2012. The Catholic Church invents a reason to be opposed to that form of pregnancy prevention
 
2012-08-18 11:48:43 AM

Trillian Astra: Most of the men I know are of the "I don't take pills for anything because I'm a man!" school of thought so I doubt most men would be able to comply with a daily maintenance medication, even if it meant being able to f*ck their girlfriend/spouse without condoms.


Exactly, now add in side affects and men will say no thanks.
 
2012-08-18 12:32:47 PM

steamingpile:
That's the problem, how many times have you heard of a drug that ends up having issues years after being approved? I think most men would rather risk it rather than chance farking it up.

Also, where are the injections given? Anywhere near the ball sack and everyone taps out.



Testosterones risks and side effects are very well known. It works by tricking your body into believing you are producing too much of it, thus your body sends a signal to stop production; IE shutting off your testicles.

You can take the shot IM anywhere.
 
2012-08-18 12:58:22 PM

Bio-nic: darkedgefan: Eh, who needs it. If men want to avoid the agony of kids all they need to do is get a vascetomy. That little co-pay will save them hundreds of thouands on food, clothes, diapers, toys, car insurance, and college tuition.

You will also have hours upon of more free time. Not having to go to school plays, parent teacher meetings, soccer practice, and staying up at all hours of the night. And not being able to go out whenever you want.

Why do people have kids? I will never know.

God, kids are a pain in the a$$. That is what I did.

And the best part? Your wife's body will not be all strethced out from pregnancy. Keep them nice and tight, am I right farkers?

3/10


He isn't trolling, or at least, I agree completely with what he said.
 
2012-08-18 01:03:18 PM
FTFA: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011. "I think for most men it just wouldn't be a thought that crossed their mind -- they're worried about getting HIV or gonorrhea, not having a screaming baby.

Just goes to show when don't understand men one biatchildren terrify guys in a way diseases never will. As soon as an effective, reversible ma;e contraceptive is invented the human birthrate is going to plummet.
 
2012-08-18 01:19:29 PM

Crudbucket: "If I were dating around, though, there's no way I would trust someone that I'd been on just a few dates with [to take the pill]," 24-year-old Amy McCarthy told ABCNews.com in 2011.

Haha, yeah. Because the random dude you're banging wants to get you pregnant. Suuuure, 24-year-old Amy McCarthy.


No, but it sure is easy to say "yeah baby, we don't need a condom, I'm on the pill" and roll the dice.
 
2012-08-18 01:35:22 PM

FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach


There's a difference between a more-targeted blocker of one of the spermatogenesis proteins and a general hormonal treatment. God bless the Pill for all its contributions to society. God bless women who want to use it. Blessings to the girlfriends I've had who used hormonal birth control. But, if the side-effects were anything like they are for many women I know (zero libido, constant low-level headaches, etc), I'm totally going with double-bagging.
 
2012-08-18 01:36:18 PM

steamingpile: Trillian Astra: Most of the men I know are of the "I don't take pills for anything because I'm a man!" school of thought so I doubt most men would be able to comply with a daily maintenance medication, even if it meant being able to f*ck their girlfriend/spouse without condoms.

Exactly, now add in side affects and men will say no thanks.


What exactly is your vested interest in not having male birth control around? You are very aggresively pushing that dogma in this thread.

gingerjet: What Amy McCarthy may look like.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 519x390]

/hot like ...ah ... forget it


Can anyone tell me the origin of this pic (crazy eye college girl)? I've been seeing it pasted a bunch lately but haven't seen it explained.
 
2012-08-18 01:36:54 PM
Yeah, uh...no.

/vasectomy
//$30 copay
///true story
 
2012-08-18 02:05:23 PM

Arthur Jumbles: Just goes to show when don't understand men one biatchildren terrify guys in a way diseases never will. As soon as an effective, reversible ma;e contraceptive is invented the human birthrate is going to plummet.


This.


13-18 year old boys are thinking videogames and sports, not marriage or upping their social class by trapping some unsuspecting naive girl of rich parents with a baby.
 
2012-08-18 02:09:59 PM

steamingpile: PACMANCoW: steamingpile: machoprogrammer: FarkinHostile: Whatever. Male birth control has been around for a long time for those in the know:


Monthly injections of a testosterone-based contraceptive were 99% effective for preventing partner pregnancy in what researchers say is the largest trial ever of a hormone-based male birth control approach

From that article:

The search for a commercially viable male equivalent of the pill has been stalled in recent years, largely due to lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry, says Elaine Lissner, who directs the Male Contraception Information Project.

Are they insane? Most men would be all over that.

I'm sorry I would rather wear a condom than risk damaging my baby makers, its a lot better than a kid.

And I think you're wrong that most men would be all over this, most men would be petrified they would fark up their plumbing down there.

Disagree. So long as the mechanics are still operational, don't care if the plumbing still works, if you catch my drift.

That's the problem, how many times have you heard of a drug that ends up having issues years after being approved? I think most men would rather risk it rather than chance farking it up.

Also, where are the injections given? Anywhere near the ball sack and everyone taps out.


It's wild. Every one of your posts in this thread makes me think you're a total pussy.
 
2012-08-18 02:17:36 PM
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"Uh.....hrm......uh.......women are still sluts?"
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
jgi
2012-08-18 03:08:54 PM
Yeah, I'm in the camp that believes as soon as a male birth control pill is released we're going to see a massive drop in the birth rate. Guys wanna fark but they don't want to have kids.

Question to guys who've had vasectomies: has it had any effect on your sex drive? I worry that the whole lusty process is some evolutionary thing and once the ability to impregnate is removed, the desire will go with it. Opinions?
 
2012-08-18 03:34:16 PM

jgi: Yeah, I'm in the camp that believes as soon as a male birth control pill is released we're going to see a massive drop in the birth rate. Guys wanna fark but they don't want to have kids.

Question to guys who've had vasectomies: has it had any effect on your sex drive? I worry that the whole lusty process is some evolutionary thing and once the ability to impregnate is removed, the desire will go with it. Opinions?


None whatsoever. I sometimes think the peace of mind actually makes me MORE horny.
 
2012-08-18 03:43:12 PM

jgi: Yeah, I'm in the camp that believes as soon as a male birth control pill is released we're going to see a massive drop in the birth rate. Guys wanna fark but they don't want to have kids.

Question to guys who've had vasectomies: has it had any effect on your sex drive? I worry that the whole lusty process is some evolutionary thing and once the ability to impregnate is removed, the desire will go with it. Opinions?


Nope. My drive is still very strong. The only noticeable change? My attitude is better.
 
2012-08-18 04:00:24 PM

Yotto: jgi: Yeah, I'm in the camp that believes as soon as a male birth control pill is released we're going to see a massive drop in the birth rate. Guys wanna fark but they don't want to have kids.

Question to guys who've had vasectomies: has it had any effect on your sex drive? I worry that the whole lusty process is some evolutionary thing and once the ability to impregnate is removed, the desire will go with it. Opinions?

None whatsoever. I sometimes think the peace of mind actually makes me MORE horny.


For anyone who has had a vasectomy, do women believe you?

Do you still wear a condom?

Because you insist on wearing a condom?

Because she insists you wear a condom?
 
2012-08-18 04:12:36 PM
The problem with vasectomies is doctors won't perform them if you're under 30 and childless. Which in my opinion is bullshiat, I don't want kids, I just want you to do the procedure, whats the farking issue? Sure it may be permanent, but so is a child.
 
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