"The Pill" -- For Him??  

daisy_lincoln 46F
3002 posts
10/27/2005 2:45 pm

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"The Pill" -- For Him??

After almost 40 years in the making, a contraceptive pill for men will apparently be released soon. Organon, a pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands, has developed a pill that is set to go on the market in the near future, and has proven to be 100% effective in preliminary clinical trials.

The pill contains desogestrel, a synthetic hormone that is the main component in the female pill, as well as the male hormone testosterone. This combination blocks the production of sperm while maintaining male characteristics and sex drive. In order to maintain their sex drive and their "male characteristics," the men receive testosterone replacement therapy injections every four to six weeks over the course of the yearlong study.

What are your thoughts on this generally? Would you be willing to give it a try? What do you see as being the pros and cons of shifting this burden to the male after all these years?

gnr8nrg 46M

10/27/2005 8:45 pm

I love the idea of a male pill. I thought a few years ago when I lived in Colorado they were testing a male pill in Boulder. I lived in the Springs, too far to drive to be a part of a study. If they need people in SoCalifornia then sign me up. I'd be willing to do this because I've been in two relationships where my girlfriends didn't want the pill. Problem solved if I'm on it. One pro is being able to take responsibility ourselves. I know a couple that had a baby and they always used condoms.(99.9% effective)The main con is it's steroids.(Organon)If you've ever seen a roid rage, it's not good. I'd still do it because it's better to mess with my horomones than a womans.

rm_mysyn 46M

10/28/2005 12:39 am

I have a hard time believing anything's 100%. I'd stick with what's tried true in the game. Then again, married men may look at it as an alternative to vasectomy. The single type is a different story. It's kind of like that frat-boy saying "Nah babe, I'm sterile." No offense, fratboys

Efilnikufecin69 47M

10/28/2005 6:00 am

Well Daisy, I generally dont like to take Pharmaceuticals at all, not even when I have a headache, but it is up to each male to know what is best for him and his partner.

Personally I have 3 children and decided on Sterilization. Doing so improved my sex drive remarkably and there are no more unwanted accidents. The condom is still used by a new partenr until the trust can be built. Safety first and always!

Love and kisses


rm_8StreetPlaya 43M
15 posts
10/29/2005 2:47 am

Pharmaceuticals bad.
No way.
Pros: More options overall.
Cons: Men won't use it.

rm_CptRico 34M
3 posts
10/29/2005 12:53 pm

I would be all over this. Hell, I'd take part in the studies. Self-responsibility is something that's been difficult for men in the past, and this would give us a more attractive option than condoms.

Torsky 63M
3 posts
10/31/2005 12:24 pm

Sounds like a vasectomy would be easier. The main drawback is not the pill but having to go in for the testosterone treatments.

In a monogamous relationship, where a couple might not want to use condoms for std safety, it would take the burden of pregnancy prevention off of the woman and place it on the man--which would be a nice change for the woman. Women have always had to bear this responsibility. But on the con side, would men be as motivate to keep up the use of the pill? Afterall, they aren't the ones who will be stuck with the repercussions of irresponsibility.

LongStrokingUrt 42M

11/1/2005 2:37 pm

Given the fact that sexually transmitted diseases are usually passed on by men who know that they are infected but don't necessariy want to strap up, that is the one major con I would have with it being so easily accessible. As for the options, it would open up a myriad of possibilities but the one con is larger than it looks. Some women don't practice good judgment as well, so its almost like the old saying goes in reference to two ugly people having children. You don't want to leave the decision of safe sex versus the heat of the moment to two people who won't view the situation in a mature manner...i.e. using protection even though they "can't" get anyone pregnant. Now if I were married and not planning on venturing out, I'd use it in a heartbeat if it were with my wife/girlfriend/significant other and we didn't necessarily want any additional kids.

RaterWivesParty 56M
51 posts
11/17/2005 3:07 am

I think its about time they released it. It cum's from a cucumber extrat and I eat them all the time. Think how many men in this world have been forced into being fathers. The time has cum 4 men 2 hav control over that without needing to wear a condom. There is nothing wrong with a conbom but when u r with only 1 mate 4 a extended amount of time it's nice to get rid of the rubber things (unless they are toys or used to cover a toy)and really feel one another. Now men can also make a choice on being a father and have control of there own future's as parent's with the comfort of the place we spend 9 months trying to get out and the rest of our live's trying to get back in.

roadwraith 39M

1/16/2006 11:19 am

To be quite honest, no. I don't even like taking aspirin! As far as shifting the onus onto the male side of the equation. I'm not sure women should be using the pill either. Its really a personal choice but I would err on the side of caution in either case. We really don't know the long term effects of these pharmaceuticals.

Dallas_Male_35 47M
255 posts
2/14/2006 12:00 am

I think I'd rather go with the vasectomy and stay away from the 'roids.

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