Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Global Dispatch)   If they can send a man to the moon, you'd think they could come up with a device that prevents HIV and pregnancy in women...oh, they did   (theglobaldispatch.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Northwestern University, HIV, biomedical engineering  
•       •       •

3539 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Mar 2014 at 7:50 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



52 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2014-03-16 02:23:18 AM  
Yeah, it's called "close your legs, you whore".
 
2014-03-16 07:48:34 AM  
Well yes. The coat hanger was invented in 1869, submitter.
 
2014-03-16 07:58:26 AM  
Not to worry, the GOP will probably find a way to brand it as immoral.
 
2014-03-16 07:59:01 AM  
Can we get our male birth control yet please?
 
2014-03-16 08:19:37 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


Neem oil? (pdf)
 
2014-03-16 08:37:21 AM  

pseudowho: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

Neem oil? (pdf)


". However, neem bark extract and neem
seed oil caused arrest of spermatogenesis within 2
months, with a decrease in the number of Leydig cells
(responsible for the manufacturing of testosterone)
(Randhawa 1996). Although neem treatment does not "

no thanks. testosterone is responsible for tissue repair and maintenance.
 
2014-03-16 08:45:59 AM  
Remember the female condom?

It's much BS that it went away.
 
2014-03-16 08:57:46 AM  
Since I know three women who got pregnant on NuvaRing, I would be very skeptical about this.
 
2014-03-16 08:59:26 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


Vasalgel?
 
2014-03-16 08:59:51 AM  
If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.
 
2014-03-16 09:00:08 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


Close your legs, whore.
 
2014-03-16 09:06:45 AM  
Dental dams for everyone!

/Lick that latex, serfs!
 
2014-03-16 09:08:36 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


Heaven's no. That's men's punishment for having sex! He had a choice, he didn't have to stick it in, he must be a father if she decides she wants him to be one.

We could hope that something like SmartRisug is actually tested and approved, but I'm not betting it won't happen for at least another 20 years if it is proven safe and effective.
 
2014-03-16 09:09:29 AM  
Yes, but what how does it taste? Minty fresh? Double mint? Lobster roll?
 
2014-03-16 09:40:55 AM  
I'm sure a constant stream of antiretroviral drugs into your system won't cause any problems! Plus, we can all get it in our drinking water along with our Estrogen.
 
2014-03-16 09:41:16 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Yeah, it's called "close your legs, you whore".


on behalf of every heterosexual male who likes sex, I'd like to extend an official fark you to you.
 
2014-03-16 09:53:04 AM  
I name all my video game characters after HIV drugs. My favorite is Hazytea.
 
2014-03-16 09:53:22 AM  

pueblonative: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Yeah, it's called "close your legs, you whore".

on behalf of every heterosexual male who likes sex, I'd like to extend an official fark you to you.


I dunno about the rest of you - but I can have sex with my legs closed.  I thought he was just suggesting new sex positions to try?
 
2014-03-16 10:00:47 AM  
If they can send a man to the moon, you'd think they could come up with a device that prevents HIV and pregnancy in women...oh, they did

Yup, they did:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-16 10:20:36 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


Having women believe men who say, "Don't worry baby, I'm on the pill" sounds like the worst idea ever.
 
2014-03-16 10:36:50 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


www.gamershell.com
 
2014-03-16 10:38:42 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.


Have you considered the possibility that you're attracted to fat psychos?
 
2014-03-16 10:44:41 AM  

Nightjars: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

Close your legs, whore.


Ow my balls!
 
2014-03-16 10:49:54 AM  

soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.

Have you considered the possibility that you're attracted to fat psychos?


If that were the case - I'd be happy with birth control.

I'm talking about girls I met when they weren't on the pill, who started taking the pill after I was attracted to them.  And *then* they got fat and crazy.  In some cases, they later stopped taking the pill and....lost a bunch of weight and had a personality shift.

I also have seen the impacts of changing from one birth control to another thanks to international travel/living abroad.  Going from a 'low dose' to a 'regular' because that's all they have in this country, brought about similar changes to the girls I knew who went on birth control....weight gain/emotional/personality changes.

I really don't see why it's so popular.
 
2014-03-16 11:01:57 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.

Have you considered the possibility that you're attracted to fat psychos?

If that were the case - I'd be happy with birth control.

I'm talking about girls I met when they weren't on the pill, who started taking the pill after I was attracted to them.  And *then* they got fat and crazy.  In some cases, they later stopped taking the pill and....lost a bunch of weight and had a personality shift.

I also have seen the impacts of changing from one birth control to another thanks to international travel/living abroad.  Going from a 'low dose' to a 'regular' because that's all they have in this country, brought about similar changes to the girls I knew who went on birth control....weight gain/emotional/personality changes.

I really don't see why it's so popular.


Okay, you've got women who have sucky doctors then.  Different formulations have different effects; not everyone does great on Tri-Cyclen and that's that.  Sometimes women don't even know that!  If you ever get into that situation again it might be worth suggesting a change-up.

I'm fortunate that my body does pretty well handling it; due to non-contraceptive reasons I'm on Provera now and it's awesome.  

IUDs are awesome as well.  I was going for a Mirena when we discovered the issue that put me on Provera.
 
2014-03-16 11:06:18 AM  
Aspirin truly is a wonder drug. Put a tablet betwwen your legs and presto, no AIDS or babbys
 
2014-03-16 11:16:35 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


here you go.

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-16 11:16:44 AM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 11:43:09 AM  

soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.

Have you considered the possibility that you're attracted to fat psychos?

If that were the case - I'd be happy with birth control.

I'm talking about girls I met when they weren't on the pill, who started taking the pill after I was attracted to them.  And *then* they got fat and crazy.  In some cases, they later stopped taking the pill and....lost a bunch of weight and had a personality shift.

I also have seen the impacts of changing from one birth control to another thanks to international travel/living abroad.  Going from a 'low dose' to a 'regular' because that's all they have in this country, brought about similar changes to the girls I knew who went on birth control....weight gain/emotional/personality changes.

I really don't see why it's so popular.

Okay, you've got women who have sucky doctors then.  Different formulations have different effects; not everyone does great on Tri-Cyclen and that's that.  Sometimes women don't even know that!  If you ever get into that situation again it might be worth suggesting a change-up.

I'm fortunate that my body does pretty well handling it; due to non-contraceptive reasons I'm on Provera now and it's awesome.  

IUDs are awesome as well.  I was going for a Mirena when we discovered the issue that put me on Provera.


Nexplanon is equally awesome. It's surgically implanted in your arm (10 minutes tops) and you're good for three years. If you have a reaction it can be removed.

And if you get babby fever, fertility returns shortly after removal.
 
2014-03-16 11:47:36 AM  

aevorea: Nexplanon is equally awesome. It's surgically implanted in your arm (10 minutes tops) and you're good for three years. If you have a reaction it can be removed.

And if you get babby fever, fertility returns shortly after removal.


The implants weren't even an option for me (family history of high blood pressure), so they completely slipped my mind.  Good reminder!  :)
 
2014-03-16 12:00:36 PM  
So all this time a cockring was the final solution?
 
2014-03-16 12:01:47 PM  
Hell, I'll just zip-tie it the next time I'm headed for the bar.
 
2014-03-16 12:46:14 PM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


cdn.justpo.st
 
2014-03-16 12:57:12 PM  

soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: soze: Fark_Guy_Rob: If it's a reliable alternative to 'the pill' that doesn't make chicks super emotional/fat...sounds good.  I swear, either I've got the worst luck in the world, or the pill really f***s with girls in ways that are far worse than people would have you believe.  I guess it's better than getting pregnant, but yeah, the girls I've dated who were on it ALL had bat-crazy side-effects.

Although, I have to say, a plastic something you stick up your whoooohoooo! for 3 months at a time sounds kinda gross.

Have you considered the possibility that you're attracted to fat psychos?

If that were the case - I'd be happy with birth control.

I'm talking about girls I met when they weren't on the pill, who started taking the pill after I was attracted to them.  And *then* they got fat and crazy.  In some cases, they later stopped taking the pill and....lost a bunch of weight and had a personality shift.

I also have seen the impacts of changing from one birth control to another thanks to international travel/living abroad.  Going from a 'low dose' to a 'regular' because that's all they have in this country, brought about similar changes to the girls I knew who went on birth control....weight gain/emotional/personality changes.

I really don't see why it's so popular.

Okay, you've got women who have sucky doctors then.  Different formulations have different effects; not everyone does great on Tri-Cyclen and that's that.  Sometimes women don't even know that!  If you ever get into that situation again it might be worth suggesting a change-up.

I'm fortunate that my body does pretty well handling it; due to non-contraceptive reasons I'm on Provera now and it's awesome.  

IUDs are awesome as well.  I was going for a Mirena when we discovered the issue that put me on Provera.


I'm going to, respectfully, call B.S.

It's not the doctors fault.  Even if they are completely versed on the likelihood of side-effects for each drug at their disposal, they don't have any way of knowing which particular patient will experience which particular side-effects.  We don't have that level of medical understanding.  So the doctor, even the good ones, doesn't really have anything to go on.  They might ask a few questions and, based on whatever limited info they have, prescribe whichever of several drugs that all are comparable.

If the patient comes back and reports a problem with side-effects the doctor will consider moving them to something else.  If the patient says, 'Oh yeah, it's fine' then it is fine.  There isn't an easy way to quickly ascertain slight emotional/behavioral changes - they just ask.  And people are NOT good at objectively measuring their emotional state.  Hence the drunk guy that says, 'I'm not drunk' or the batshiat crazy guy that says, 'I'm not crazy!'.

My girlfriend at the time turned into a complete emotional trainwreck after starting the pill....but she didn't seem to notice.  I don't know how it is possible.  She would burst into tears because a TV commercial was sad.  And when I tried to talk to her about it, well, it was like WW3 broke out.  After the semester ended and she went home to her parents her Mom was like, 'What the hell is wrong with you' and sorted it out.  They took her off birth control and it was like....3 weeks until she was back to her same personality/disposition as before.  The doctor never gave her anything else because she never said she had a problem.

She eventually went through a whole bunch of different ones, personally, I didn't see the point.  She ended up with the 3 month shot in the arm (or was it 6?  I don't remember) but everything she tried caused her to gain some amount of weight and go some amount of crazy.  None were as bad as whatever the first thing was - but nothing was close to when she wasn't on it.

But yes - absolutely, there are lots of options and I won't pretend to have any direct experience with any of them.  I'm not a doctor.  But, every girl I've been in a long-term serious relationship, to the point where I'd know about their birth control habits, has had the same issues (but perhaps less pronounced).  Certainly, if there is another medical reason for it, then sure, I'd recommend taking the drug - but at that point it's not really birth control, it's treatment for another medical issue.
 
2014-03-16 01:38:15 PM  

taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?


I got mine. My balls were only sore for two weeks after.
 
2014-03-16 03:06:47 PM  

Nick Nostril: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

I got mine. My balls were only sore for two weeks after.


two weeks? you poor bastard. Maybe a day for me.
 
2014-03-16 03:20:56 PM  

The6502Man: Nick Nostril: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

I got mine. My balls were only sore for two weeks after.

two weeks? you poor bastard. Maybe a day for me.


Same here. Sat around that day, binged the first season of American Horror Story, was out and about the next day.
 
2014-03-16 03:57:07 PM  

The6502Man: Nick Nostril: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

I got mine. My balls were only sore for two weeks after.

two weeks? you poor bastard. Maybe a day for me.


Had mine four days ago, still feeling it. But considering my wife had six years of increasingly painful periods with her IUD, definitely the better option.
 
2014-03-16 04:04:47 PM  

Uncle Tractor: If they can send a man to the moon, you'd think they could come up with a device that prevents HIV and pregnancy in women...oh, they did

Yup, they did:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 275x220]


Also works as the answer to the questions about male birth control.

/just wear one
//you'll get over it
 
2014-03-16 04:39:08 PM  
To the women who may be reading this:

How would something stay inside you constantly for 3 months?
Does it melt into the flesh? Would it move around?

I just don't understand the mechanics of something like this.
 
2014-03-16 04:39:20 PM  

Uncle Tractor: If they can send a man to the moon, you'd think they could come up with a device that prevents HIV and pregnancy in women...oh, they did

Yup, they did:


I'm guessing someone may have the idea of introducing the new ring device to various countries in Africa with HIV epidemics. Their problems involve guys not wearing condoms.
 
2014-03-16 05:02:52 PM  

Virtual Pariah: To the women who may be reading this:

How would something stay inside you constantly for 3 months?
Does it melt into the flesh? Would it move around?

I just don't understand the mechanics of something like this.


This FAQ might help.
 
2014-03-16 06:24:31 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Virtual Pariah: To the women who may be reading this:

How would something stay inside you constantly for 3 months?
Does it melt into the flesh? Would it move around?

I just don't understand the mechanics of something like this.

This FAQ might help.


Thanks,
Doesn't seem very comfortable...
 
2014-03-16 06:25:54 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Also works as the answer to the questions about male birth control.


It's surprising how often that condom pic is the correct answer to a headline or post here on fark.
 
2014-03-16 06:56:46 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I'm talking about girls I met when they weren't on the pill, who started taking the pill after I was attracted to them.  And *then* they got fat and crazy.


This is a fairly normal progression in ... women I've observed. Exceptions aren't really the norm but they do occur.

The other salient moment comes some time around the age of 40 when they realize they will never become princesses. If you hang around during this time, you are nothing but a target of opportunity.
Avoid the princess wannabes at all costs.
 
2014-03-16 06:58:34 PM  

Virtual Pariah: To the women who may be reading this:

How would something stay inside you constantly for 3 months?
Does it melt into the flesh? Would it move around?

I just don't understand the mechanics of something like this.


This chemical permeated plastic ring goes up inside the vagina and rides on the saddle of the cervix like a little cowboy.
 
2014-03-16 07:48:36 PM  

hardinparamedic: Well yes. The coat hanger was invented in 1869, submitter.


Is it the aluminum, steel, iron, or  copper that cures the HIV?  I'd prefer to stick a lump of metal in my urethra than snake the wire to my bladder.
 
2014-03-16 09:21:23 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Dental dams for everyone!

/Lick that latex, serfs!


When I have asked planned parenthood where I could get dental dams, they either had no idea where they could be obtained, or had no idea what they were.
 
2014-03-16 09:25:41 PM  

MintyBurns: taurusowner: Can we get our male birth control yet please?

Having women believe men who say, "Don't worry baby, I'm on the pill" sounds like the worst idea ever.


If only women had some sort of birth control method available to them... maybe a pill or a shot or a patch or a subcutaneous implant or a device that can be inserted inside the uterous... I don't know, just coming up with things that obviously don't exist for you to have this concern.
 
2014-03-16 11:39:41 PM  

utah dude: ". However, neem bark extract and neem
seed oil caused arrest of spermatogenesis within 2
months, with a decrease in the number of Leydig cells
(responsible for the manufacturing of testosterone)
(Randhawa 1996). "

no thanks. testosterone is responsible for tissue repair and maintenance.


Huh. I'd read that neem didn't affect testosterone levels, but it seems that's only the case when injected in the vas deferens. Well, no worse than vasagel I guess.
 
Displayed 50 of 52 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report