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Postby Fartsniffage » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:45 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48756761

A couple from Edinburgh are among the first people in the world to use a male hormonal contraceptive.

James Owers, 29, and Diana Bardsley, 27, are part of a University of Edinburgh study involving 450 couples who are relying on a hormone gel as their sole form of contraceptive for the next 12 months.

The gel is a mixture of progesterone and testosterone. The progesterone switches off sperm production in the testes and the testosterone compensates for the drop in testosterone that this causes.

The hope is that couples in long-term relationships could eventually use the gel as an alternative to the female contraceptive pill.


This is simply brilliant if it works as advertised. Being able to bare back in a committed relationship with control as to the chance of conceiving for men is a huge step forwards.

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Postby Arcturus Novus » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Oh, this is fascinating. I hope that this will help de-stigmatize contraception for AFAB people as well.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:51 pm

I hope one day we find a way to remove the need for condoms altogether and can bareback who ever whenever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ladies and gents, history is being made
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Postby Fartsniffage » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm

Arcturus Novus wrote:Oh, this is fascinating. I hope that this will help de-stigmatize contraception for AFAB people as well.


AFAB?

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Postby Araraukar » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm

I don't think it's advertized yet, if it's only in clinical trials now. :P

The male contraceptive pill has been talked about for more than a decade, so I won't hold my breath until that trial's ended. Would be nice, of course, if it did work, as then the guys who worry that who ever the woman is they insist on dicking without a condom (which is still a bad idea with a stranger) isn't actually on the pill that she said she was, can take precautions. And share the side-effects.
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Postby Arcturus Novus » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:53 pm

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Arcturus Novus wrote:Oh, this is fascinating. I hope that this will help de-stigmatize contraception for AFAB people as well.


AFAB?

Assigned female at birth. So, cis women and trans men who can still get pregnant.
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Postby Necroghastia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:53 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Arcturus Novus wrote:Oh, this is fascinating. I hope that this will help de-stigmatize contraception for AFAB people as well.


AFAB?


Assigned Female at Birth

It's a gender-neutral way to say people with vaginas.
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Postby Hirota » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Anything that gives people control over their reproductive rights has to be considered a good thing
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Postby Andsed » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Nice. If this does work than that would be a pretty huge step forward.
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Postby The New California Republic » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:56 pm

I have been watching the development of this gel with great interest. It should be another great addition to the arsenal fighting against unwanted pregnancy.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:56 pm

Hmm interesting,
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Postby Scomagia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:59 pm

Hard pass. I'm not interested for the same reason my wife doesn't take the pill. I'm not interested in fucking with my hormones.
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Postby Kombinita Socialisma Demokratio » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:01 pm

Too bad it is not an aerosol so it could be spread by aeroplanes like the conspiracy theorists insist that the government does through chemtrails for a similar effect.
I wonder if a version meant to be taken orally could be made...
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Postby Galloism » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:02 pm

Excellent!

Has been needed for a really long time.
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Postby Kowani » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:04 pm

Oh, that’s good.
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Postby Saiwania » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:06 pm

I'm never going to trust it. It's better in my view, for the woman to take contraceptives instead if they're so inclined. They only have one egg at a time, so its easier to intercept that than to interfere with a man's sperm supply.

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Postby Arcturus Novus » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Saiwania wrote:I'm never going to trust it. It's better in my view, for the woman to take contraceptives instead if they're so inclined. They only have one egg at a time, so its easier to intercept that than to interfere with a man's sperm supply.

If it makes you feel any better, progesterone is a hormone many trans women use for HRT, and the girls I know who're on it swear by it. It's pretty widely effective.
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Postby Valrifell » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Scomagia wrote:Hard pass. I'm not interested for the same reason my wife doesn't take the pill. I'm not interested in fucking with my hormones.


You internal chemistry was practically made to be fucked with
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Scomagia wrote:Hard pass. I'm not interested for the same reason my wife doesn't take the pill. I'm not interested in fucking with my hormones.

The pill is a God-send. You know whether it really is PMS or just the wife giving you shit.
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:10 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:I hope one day we find a way to remove the need for condoms altogether and can bareback who ever whenever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ladies and gents, history is being made

STDs and STIs are still a thing dude
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Postby Kaztropol » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:I hope one day we find a way to remove the need for condoms altogether and can bareback who ever whenever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ladies and gents, history is being made

STDs and STIs are still a thing dude


I think that was their point ? Eradicating all STDs and the chance of unplanned pregnancies, with 100% success rates, would be a significant thing.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm

This is a great step forward provided it makes it through trials.
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Kaztropol wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:STDs and STIs are still a thing dude


I think that was their point ? Eradicating all STDs and the chance of unplanned pregnancies, with 100% success rates, would be a significant thing.

Which is nearly impossible to do
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Postby Bear Stearns » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:18 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:I hope one day we find a way to remove the need for condoms altogether and can bareback who ever whenever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ladies and gents, history is being made


This helps prevent contraception, not the contracting of STDs.
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Postby Purpelia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:18 pm

I don't really see how this is any more attractive than just a rubber. But I guess more options is always better.
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