Was birth control a positive invention for our world?

History shows prior to birth control if someone got pregnant most of the time they would get married to raise the new life. I see feedback that girls seem to fear that guys will leave or ghost after they get Sex, so that affects dating and hookup culture today; and wouldn’t be an issue without BC. Also watched a yt recently talking about girls getting off BC as science shows it negatively affects their body and cycle.
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In the sake of fairness Guys if male BC was invented would you take it every month? It could help your sperm be less potent but also you would: gain weight, likely suffer some depression, higher risks of cancer, have lower testosterone, and have to remember to take it.
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  • Absolutely. It allows women to enjoy sex without the fear of pregnancy. They can pursue school and careers and still enjoy sex. It gives them control over their lives.

    It also allows married women to have sex without popping out a baby per year.

    I'm grateful for women who love sex and don't think they have to get married to engage in it.

    I had girlfriends from the time I was 16, and all of them were on the pill. We had unbridled, unprotected sex all the time. I estimate that I've cummed inside women well over 5000 times with never a mishap.

    All of them were on the pill voluntarily and I never heard one complain about adverse side effects. Their bodies functioned perfectly normally.

    The main ones I hear complaining about it are religious fundamentalists and butt hurt guys who long for the days when women were chattel and had to depend on guys to survive.

    Those who oppose abortion should be celebrating the availability of contraception.

    • How many girl friends did you have? Must have been lots of emotions if you had that much sex and didn’t stay with them

    • I had 8 girlfriends, including my wife. 4 were when I was young, beginning when I was 16. I was with the first three for about a year or two each. I was with the fourth one for over three years. They were all very pretty and really good people. I was the one who eventually moved on because I was young, didn't want to get married, and wanted to see more of life. I was with the fifth one for a few months in my late twenties. After that, I gained weight due to my job and a radically changed lifestyle. I didn't like myself and didn't want the kind of girlfriend who would want me. So I went through about a five year dry spell When I was 34, I lost the weight and got back in good shape. I had adjusted to my job and new persona and liked myself again. The sixth one was a girl named Leila who I had sort of known in my early teens. A bunch of us used to swim in one of my best friend's pool. Leila was his younger sister's friend from down the street, s so she would come over to swim, too. She was absolutely gorgeous with wavy-curly, strawberry blond hair, the cutest fact, flawless skin, and the more delectible bubble butt in the world. She had a crush on me but I never did anything about it because she was was too young for me at the time. I had heard that she moved away and got married. She contacted me out of the blue shortly after I got back in shape. I invited her over and she was more beautiful than ever. Long story short, I rented out my condo and we rented a house together. We were together for close to a year but she turned out to be a psycho. I left for work one day, and when I came home she had brought some of her friends and a moving van. She cleared out all of her stuff and some of mine, including $500 I had set aside for rent.

    • I got the money back and was glad to be rid of her. I had been stupid to move in with her in the first place. But during the time were together, she gave great head and I got to fuck the shit out of her all the time, so I figured it was worth it. I had fantasized about her since I was 14 and got that out of my system. LOL The seventh girlfriend was absolutely amazing. Petra was 30 years old, 5'2" and really cute. When I first saw her nude, she was my idea of the perfect feminine ideal. She also turned out to be hypersexual and orgasmic. I kept the really nice apartment that I had found after the psycho left me high and dry. Petra was renting a house with two room mates who lived in the back half. Actually, one lived in a granny house in the garage. Petra had the front master bedroom and bath and usually had the living room to herself. I moved in with her and kept my apartment where I still kept all my furniture and stuff. We lived together for over a year. We went on vacations and did lots of fun things. The sex was beyond my wildest imaginings. She was the first woman I ever loved with my heart and soul. And she loved me. We separated for reasons that are complicated but didn't have anything to do with cheating or anything mean. Once we were apart, I thought I was going to die. It felt like I had been kicked in the gut all the time to the point of sometimes feeling nauseous. Sometimes when alone, I would curl up and bawl. It's the greatest pain I have ever experienced. She wanted to get back together, but I knew that we could not make it as life-long partners so I didn't go back because I didn't think I would be able to survive another breakup. And, at that point, I wanted a life-long partner. She is the only woman I ever truly mourned. I never stopped loving her and will never forget her. The next woman I met was my future wife. We've been happily married now or almost 26 years.

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  • No. Consequence-free sex didn't exist, so people actually had to take responsibility for their actions. Nowadays, anybody can f anybody and pretend it never happened. There's very little risk, so people act with reckless disregard. Hookup culture and feminism is why society is so screwed up with fatherless children and single mothers having babies with multiple men.

    • But other answers have said it gave women more freedom. Isn’t freedom a positive?

    • Unrestrained reckless freedom is not always a positive for society.

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  • Nah not postive at all. Birth control is unnatural and pushes women away from understanding their own bodies. So many women don't even know how to track ovulation to avoid pregnancy even tho its extremely easy. They'd rather get on birth control that has side effects like death and cancer then learn their own body...

    • Yes I’ve read that ovulating is natural and is a signal girls are fertile. So while on BC a girl doesn’t know her cycle?

    • On birth control girls do not ovulate or have a real period. They just have a withdrawal bleed from a hormonal shift so basically a fake period

  • I think so. I mean, obligated marriage is not the same as love marriage. Honestly, I just think there needs to be better sex ed. You still hear of sexually active 13 years olds who are shocked to find out you can get pregnant your first time.

    • I fully agree that more education can help our society. And in my opinion the source of that sexual education must start with parents.

    • Yeah. Unfortunately, lots of parents aren't equipt to teach their children in an extensive and informative but still wholesome way. I never had sex ed, so I'm still finding things out randomly. Like, I was lastweek years old when I found out the majority of girls don't actually feel anything from vaginal penetration 🤷‍♀️ Responsibility is a big thing as well, for boys and girls. That seems to be pretty low on the radar these days.

    • Not all guys tho

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  • Absolutely. It's the only thing that can save us from war and starvation.

    • How so?

    • With modern hygiene and medicine, human population would grow exponentially without birth control. This would correct itself the old-fashioned way, peacefully via famine, but more likely violently in wars, probably both. The war in Syria was fuelled by population growth, for example. The war in Ukraine is not, which is an anomaly, but that only proves we are capable of waging war even without young people to spare. If we have those plentiful young people, it still gets worse.

    • That assumes our culture stays the same with casual sex and hookups. However if people wait to have Sex it might balance out

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  • Absolutely. Fewer unwanted children seems like a huge improvement.

    • Interesting answer. Are many children unwanted? I thought that children were a gift and parents love their kids.

  • Yes.

    • How has it been helpful for you?

    • For family planning.

  • I think it was

    • Great, can you say why it was positive for society?

    • It gave women freedom to explore their sexuality without getting pregnant

    • Happy more freedom was available.

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  • To be fair, male birth control was made, but during testing the side effects were too much for the guys. The same side effects we have.

    But to answer the original, yeah, definitely

    • That answers my update. So guys will choose not to take it as the drug is unhealthy but girls still choose to suffer from those same effects

    • Yeap. It's either that or we don't have sex, we risk guys actually pulling out when most won't, we risk condoms that not infrequently break or we have to give birth or abort. :/ so most would rather take a harmful pill and prevent even more harmful things.

    • Seems unfair for the girls then. The guys don’t have to suffer from the pill and can have casual sex and then ghost if she becomes pregnant

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  • Your thought process is so wrong I don't know where to start.

    Birth control is definitely a good thing.

    • What makes it a good thing? I asked the question to hear opinions.

  • Yes, it was

    Knowing republicans, they'll take it away too

  • That's why we have the Chinese people 🙂

    Was birth control a positive invention for our world?
    • Could you expound on your answer?

  • Fuck no

  • Allowed for sexual exploration. Overall a good thing as people can experience sex with someone and not have to worry about sticking with him even if he's not a good guy.

  • no it was originally designed as a eugenics tool to wipe out the undesirables which was POCs and dimwits, which started in America before Hitler, killed off 80,000 people including native americans (black people).


    The goal of birth control has alway been genocide

  • Yup, IMHO. But most of the religious dogma Kool-Aid drinkers will disagree.

    • Why do you see BC as helpful for the world?

    • It gave women another freedom of choice whether they want children later or if at all.

    • True sounds like it also gave men the freedom. So bottom line more sex and less commitment.

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  • I doubt hat. Most positive inventions had turn out not to be as positive.

  • Yes it can mess up our bodies when you get off it to start having children you dont have period for like 3 months. Plus I heard it makes you sick. I think why girls use it so much is to just make sure not to get pregnant when their not ready. Cause yes a lot of men do leave or walk away if they find out they became a father. I'm sure your not ready to become a father yet right?

    • Becoming a father in the next few years seems ideal.

    • Well it takes finding the right woman also for that. Have you found one yet?

    • Not sure. What makes a woman the right one?

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  • it made female's life easier yet difficult. choice is yours.

    • Actually as a guy I don’t make a choice on BC. What makes it more difficult?

  • Overall I think it is good. There are less kids being born that are unwanted.

    • Thought every kid is wanted? Currently 2 million parents are waiting to adopt a child.

  • Yes. Before birth control, you had families having more children than they could support. You had mothers throwing their newborns into ditches because they couldn't take care of them. You had women killing themselves trying to induce an abortion because they knew they couldn't care for the child. Birth control is absolutely a positive invention, it prevents far more suffering than it causes.

    • Today it seems like abortion is much safer for the pregnant person so it would be less suffering. But regarding suffering don’t the studies show many more girls are depressed now than 100 years ago?

  • I don't think so. I think it's quite unnatural for the woman's body and cause health problems over time. I think condoms could have been more of a positive invention for our world but that can be argued that its bad for womans health as well because its been studies saying that it can cause cancer in women. So is any form of birth control really healthy for women? I think it's better to just do things naturally and just hope the pull out method works wonders lol

    • If the girl was much more likely to get pregnant do you think it would change hook up culture and how guys act also? Knowing they are more likely to become a father.

    • Yes I think it would for sure. Either that or the abortion rates would go up even more than they already have.

    • Right, if casual sex was still happening many more unplanned pregnancies would occur. However if the risk was pregnancy was there it could change how guys and girls make sexual choices early on in dating.