Men, would you use birth control other than condoms?

I've always wondered why the responsibility of pregnancy prevention is on the woman's shoulder who can only have a child every 9 months, in comparison to the man who can impregnate 3 women a day.

Am I mad about it? No, but it also poses the question, why hasn't a male contraception other than the condom been invented?
All of these side effects are already in womens contraceptives.
All of these side effects are already in women's contraceptives.
As you see here, these are some reasons why male contraception doesn't exist, because of the side effects.

1. Women's contraception includes ALL of these side-effects already and MORE, but for men, it's 'too dangerous, yet no contraception other than condoms do not have side effects for women.

2. Injectables already exist for women and a lot of women choose the injection, but again for men, it's a 'no go'. But it's fine for women to deal with all the side effects?

I personally believe both genders should have options for contraception other than condoms, men often complain about paying child support (even though they could've used a condom), and this would solve it as they get to take control of their body, just as women do.

**Again I have no issue at all taking responsibility for my womb, and making sure I do not have a child, I'm just putting this out there as there may be men who do not trust other women/want to take control themselves without having to use a condom.**

Any rude comments will be ignored and reported, I'd like to have a civil discussion on this even if people disagree with me.
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  • Personally my ex and I shared in the birth control aspect and hell I always said she never had to worry about it.

    BECAUSE how rough it can be on you guys, bit she insisted. I still used condoms and never complained because safety first.

    I personally rather where condoms for the same reason girls hate birth control

    • Thank you for your input and being considerate of side effects that women have to deal with! Despite the fact you wouldn't use a male contraceptive other than a condom, do you think there should at least be more options for men?

    • I of course think there should be more options. More options for sharing responsability is alwaysss a must

  • Yeah, if all I had to do was take a pill everyday I'm pretty sure I could learn to set an alarm. Sure there might be side effects, but there's side effects with everything anymore, You can't eat an orange without getting some side effects.

    • This is exactly what I mean, side effects exist and why are they too 'much' for men, yet all women contraceptives have them and are released? I think they should be an option for men who would like a pill.

    • I agree, they're absolutely should be an option. There is one caveat though. How many women would trust the man they're having sex with to actually take his pill?

    • Probably more than you would think, it all depends on who the man is and more. A lot of men also distrust women who are on the pill, I still think it would reduce unexpected pregnancies since 82% of men in 2019 said they would take a pill if they had the option to. But of course there will always be deceptive people :(

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  • I'd actually consider using a condom a male version already.
    There is also the option of a vasectomy. A little more daunting on account of being a surgery - however simple.

    As for the contraceptives made for men the side-effects were all considerably worse than pills for women. Mostly in that a portion of them were permanent. Permanent erectile dysfunction for example is not something a lot of us will be happy to sign onto. But sure, limit it to genital pain, hormonal swings and a headache when bad and make the good version actually make me feel better, healthier and more sexually keen and I am taking it.

    If there was a functional pill I'd consider it. I would also be potentially open to a vasectomy, and using a condom is always an expectation in an earlier relationship.

    That said even if I do this, indeed even if I do all of it, I do not believe it will change anything for women. You are still there accepting the consequences and trusting others carries risk. And so the burden of contraceptives is to some extent on you because you are more at risk -not to say it isn't potentially life-changing for us too.

    • I cannot find an article or study that mentions these permanent side effects of a male contraceptive pill, could you please link them? I also did mention 'Other than a condom', I did not mention that it would reduce the responsibility of women, it is still very much there I just believe there should be more options on the market, and it should be highlighted that side effects women deal with daily are not seen as safe for men, and that there is a lack of options for men. As for the vasectomy comment, I think more men should look into it and realise it is mostly reversible, of course it's their choice but again not as daunting as some may think, and it's nice to know it's something you would consider.

    • On a second examination my memory betrayed me and these effects while somewhat frequent were indeed not permanent in any recent tests. Good catch! Recent studies did include people actually suiciding though. Which I suppose, from a person with a clean bill of health, is not exactly a welcome outcome. Either way progress is being made. However I would like to reiterate that I was wrong. I'd change it, strike a line through it or something but Gag does not allow this so, not too much I can do.

  • I would but it is actually more complicated for a male birth control pill.

    For women, the pill has to trick the body into thinking it's pregnant so it doesn't drop the egg. They tap into an existing biological function.

    There is no normal biological function to stop sperm production.

    The most logical course for male contraception is to block the vas deferens. They have worked on an injectable that would plug the vas. It would require a second injection to break up the plug and allow the flow again.

    Advances in reversible operations similar to a vasectomy would also be doable. And I mean close to 100% reversible. Current techniques have a high failure rate when trying to reverse them. That's one of the reasons many doctors won't do them until a man is older or until he's already had a number of children. One reversible method they were working on were clamps. They would crimp the vas like bending a garden hose. I'm not sure what became of that research.

    by the way, I've had a vasectomy so I did take contraception into my own hands. My ex is allergic to latex and the pill was causing her some issues. So I got the snip. The reason why it's close to being 100% effective is they don't just snip, they remove a length of the vas then they cauterize the ends. Keeps those swimmers from randomly getting into the other severed end.

  • I guess, if they were safe and effective.

    I hate condoms and never used them with any girlfriend because they were all on the pill. I never heard a girl complain about side effects from the pill, but I've heard that some women do suffer side effects.

    But there are so many other methods of contraception available to women. Although I can understand why women might think it's unfair that the only contraception methods available are for women.

    Aside from condoms, the only option for men is vasectomy, which is fine for guys who never want children.

    • All those other contraceptives still include side effects, and they're also very common. Not a single contraceptive lacks side effects. Vasectomies are also reversible 90-95% of the time, thank you for your input.

    • That's just wrong. Vasectomies are not reversible 90-95% of the time. They may be in the first year or so but after that the chances go down quickly. I agree that there should be more options for guys but a vasectomy is pretty much guaranteed to be permanent so it's not really an option for anyone who might want to have kids at some point.

  • The responsibility of pregnancy isn't just a woman's. It's the responsibility of both men and women. It takes both to create a child. In cases of a unwanted pregnancy both sides are quick to put all the blame for the unwanted pregnancy onto the other person. So we wind up in this never ending blame game. Yet if both parties accepted their responsibility and where smarter about sex there wouldn't be a unwanted pregnancy to shift blame over.

    For example a man insisting on using the pull out method is just as responsible for a unwanted pregnancy as the women that goes ahead with it.

    Also male birth control is already making it's way to the market.
    https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2022/march/non-hormonal-pill-could-soon-expand-mens-birth-control-options.html

  • Yeah, vasectomy. As I have already done (since I never wanted to have children).
    I think all men would gladly use birth control if it didn't involve a costly, semi-permanent surgical procedure with long recovery time or physical barriers that lower their enjoyment from sex.

    I reckon men's contraceptive options aren't any good because the difficulty of developing them to an acceptable standard is simply much higher.
    Healthy men are fertile at all times, they produce sperm at all times, women's contraception is concerned with only compromising the release and viability of a singular egg cell once per hormonal cycle.

    • Any longterm side effects from getting snipped? (other than being sterile).

    • No, but you will feel like someone kicked you in your balls for a very long time. It was 3 months for me, but I was told it generally doesn't last that long.

    • temporary side effects I'm not concerned with, I just want to feel as if no surgery even happened longterm. I don't want permanent discomfort, pain, scarring, or changes in shape or feel or drive.

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  • Of course I would it's just as much my responsibility is her responsibility and even more so mine I would think because in this moment in time I would want to bring a child into this world not knowing where we are headed at is a country and not knowing how crazy things could get I want to protect the girl that I want to protect myself it's the same way it was when I was younger there were times where I used a condom there's times where I didn't use a condom and it depends on if she was on birth control or not but if she wasn't on birth control I was going to wear a condom because I do not want to be a father at that time like I said it's just as much my responsibility as it is her responsibility and for any girl out there is this a guy talked her into him not wearing a condom it's on her as much as it's on him if you're going to do something good for each other do it all the way protect each other

    • I wish I would read your whole page I see that there are side effects four men taking a birth control do you happen to know what the same side effects are for a woman when they take birth control I'm sure that is even more things they could happen on a women than men women are just bad ass that's all I have to say but yeah if you have the results to a woman side effects from their birth control I would love to read that too

    • Here are the most common side effects from womens contraceptives www.medicalnewstoday.com/.../290196

    • Katie thank you for that for years and years look what women have to hp through to be responsible any man that would. Choose to take a birth control of some sort is it worthy of being with that girl I don't think it's a two-way street and if a guy is not going to put effort into this relationship then he should not even be consider to be in that relationship

  • Yes, I would certainly consider it, if it could be made to be effective and safe. I do think one reason that female birth control methods are more developed, and perhaps easier to develop, is that a woman generates one viable egg per menstrual cycle, whereas a man generates as much as 500 million sperm in one ejaculation. It only takes one of those 500 million sperm to fertilize a woman’s egg. So, an internal male birth-control method would have to neutralize all 500 million sperm every single time a male ejaculates, whereas female birth-control just has to neutralize one egg per month. I believe it is the differences between male and female reproductive systems that has caused the inequity in birth control methods.

  • Yes the answer is definitely yes honestly I prefer other birth control methods over condoms no matter what! I would have unprotected sex n pull out or just nut all through that pussy n accept the effect my penis has caused n enjoy being a daddy...
    Before ever wearing a condom!

    I fuckin hate condoms and I don't want anything between my rock hard cock and the slippery little pussy my penis is sliding in and out of! Condoms take away from the feelings and stimulation of sexual intercourse!

    I would go spend money on VCF films over using condoms any day of the week!
    Vaginal Contraceptive films!

    • VCF films are a spermicide poison film that is inserted into the vagina and it melts in there right before you start having sex with her. It allows you to cum inside of her vagina and allow your penis to enjoy it's full experience inside of her and enjoy every moment of pleasure to the fullest as the penis is OVERWHELMED with pleasure as it orgasms so you can enjoy every single spurt of jizz you shoot all the way to last without having to pull out of her n start beating your dick off to keep enjoying your orgasm after your penis has started spitting out your hot sticky load. Normally what you have to do if you have unprotected sex n pull out... Or you can savor the few very short seconds of your orgasm that you can enjoy before the your dick's ejecter buttons signal is triggered and you feel the first pulse of cum start to shoot up the shaft of your penis and then pull out to the cold and desolate empty air between her thighs and the whole orgasm is ruined from the second that your penis stops being stimulated by the sliding of vagina walls up and down it's shaft.

  • My boyfriend doesn’t like condoms n 2 of my ex bf’s would pull them off in the middle n I’ve felt them finish in me. I’m using my cycles chart 2 know when I’m ovulating.

  • Male contraceptives are on their way to market.
    Regarding me, I always use a condom unless in a permanent relationship and am looking at getting a vasectomy soon.

  • Male birth control + condom + woman's birth control sounds like a hell of a good way to avoid accidents. Plus, a lot of my friends started taking birth control to help with hormones and the like, it'd be nice to get some extra testosterone. More energy.

  • Its mainly on the women's shoulders as as we all know yes it takes two to make a child the women's life is the one that is immediately effected by it so she should be more so responsible just for her own sanity of being in a situation where she believes a guy has her best interests when he may simply not care equally I do feel there should be more contraception for males on the market

  • A lot of married dudes just cheat and do secret buttsex with other people because their wives aren't into it.

    • sometimes i do buttsex but its not so secret and is perfectly consensual.

  • Yeah if it existed and I felt it worked I
    And I didn't actually want a kid then sure I totally would

    For now though I'm just not going to have sex
    It's pretty safe and I'm unlikely to get anyone pregnant

    That said yeah birth control options should be broadened on both sides

    For example what if instead of preventing sperm production we just found a way to kill sperm? It might not be 100% right off the bat but I'm sure we could get it to work

    Sure it would probably have to be something a woman would have to insert inside herself as that would be the shortest lasting option while remaining both safe and effective

    • Well I guess we could make something that a man could put on his dick but by that point you basically just have one of those things some guys wear to make their dick feel bigger during sex and by that point you could just contain the sperm like a really thick condom

    • I'm not saying we shouldn't develop better burt control by the way I'm just thinking on how it would work

    • What if their was a way to temporarily block the cervix without causing any damage? If the sperm can't pass the cervix then it can't reach the eggs

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  • I don't care, after I bust a nut it won't really matter what technique was used cause it will be over, whatever makes shit easier

  • Yes I would do so

  • I never thought as the responsibility of the woman to be only set for pregnancy. Is the responsibility of both practically it is the man's because he decides whether or not to choose her grounds to fertilize. Therefore he is the first defense within contraceptive protection. So either wrap it up or pull it out. As far as the male pill injections and all of that no not for me, I will gladly strap up if need be with the condom before taking any of those other options.

  • I'm not taking pills or injections regularly for any reason. I'll pass.

    I get that you think it's unfair, but you have to CHOOSE to take them, no one is forcing them on you. And I simply choose not to.

    it's better to develop something with no side effects, instead of releasing and recalling them like women's "birth control" (it's in air quotes because it doesn't even prevent pregnancy lol).

    It just makes more sense to do hand stuff and oral, and just not have regular sex unless one or both people are perminently sterile.

  • it'd be cool, we already have a daily pill or a shot to prevent HIV 99%, so having birth control for men would be a boon too.

  • Of course I would! It shows how I account myself responsible for my own sperm

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