Contraceptive Pill for Men: This Sperm-tastic Invention is Coming Soon

Scientists at King’s College London recently announced work on a new contraceptive pill for men. A male form of the birth control pill isn’t a new idea, but researches have yet to find a concoction that is safe and reliable on a long-term basis. However, by taking a different approach, King’s College thinks it’s on to something.

Imagine this: a birth control pill that only has to be taken as regularly as the man engages in sex, whose effects are reversible within 24 hours, and that doesn’t interfere with the man’s personal satisfaction. According to a recent BBC article , it’s on the horizon. Years ago, scientists noticed that drugs used to treat schizophrenia and high blood pressure had the unexpected side effect of preventing ejaculation. King’s College London isolated the chemical culprits and think they could have an oral contraceptive within five years.

What’s different about this pill is that it doesn’t have to be taken daily, unless the man is engaging in intercourse every day. In fact, the pill can be taken between two and 24 hours prior to the encounter and still be effective. After 24 hours the effects wear off and the man’s fertility returns to normal. The chemicals prevent muscles in the vas deferens from contracting, therefore stopping the sperm from leaving the shaft.

Currently, when males are the relationship partner dealing with contraception, condoms, vasectomies, and withdrawal are the only available options. Hormonal injections and implants, as well as plugs for the vas deferens, are in the pipeline as well, though none has reached the market. Globally, papaya seeds, neem oil, lemon juice, and other natural remedies have been sought over the years to kill or reduce sperm in order to prevent pregnancy. This simple pill may be more reliable.

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Dec 7, 2006
by Michelle
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Cool find Emily. I love the

Cool find Emily.

I love the idea of this but will men actually take it?

Men, your thoughts?

Dec 7, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

It's noncomittal, like most

It's noncomittal, like most men, so why wouldn't they take it.

On the other hand, if they take it everytime they think they're going to have sex, they would be taking it every day. Yes, the inner workings of a man's mind is not that difficult to figure out. Always thinking they are going to get lucky.

Dec 7, 2006
by Ben (not verified)

I'd definitely take it.

I'd definitely take it. Although it would apparently diminish some of the more dramatic, porno-verite conclusions, you wouldn't have to worry about the mess.

Unfortunately, at the current rate, I'd get away with purchasing the sampler pack for a years worth of sex.

Dec 9, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

How can they say that not

How can they say that not ejaculating doesn't interfere with a mans personal satisfaction. No orgasm equals a definate loss of satisfaction. Also, would this give a wicked case of blue balls? No thanks to this pill.

Dec 9, 2006
by Just a guy (not verified)

But i like to Ejaculate.

But i like to Ejaculate. Thats half the fun.

Dec 11, 2006
by logan (not verified)

maybe it prevents the

maybe it prevents the spermies leaving but not the rest of the, uh, stuff. that might be OK.

Dec 11, 2006
by Jake (not verified)

I see the potential for

I see the potential for making male multiple orgasms leaps and bounds easier... it's the reflexive contractions of the PC muscle on the vas deferens that trigger the "coming down" after an orgasm... without the contractions or the ejaculation, you're simply left with the sensation, and no "recharge cycle"... I'm down.

Dec 12, 2006
by Bucky (not verified)

Oh yea, I'd take it.

Oh yea, I'd take it.

Nov 16, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

You're an idiot. Take a

You're an idiot. Take a health class and figure out how your balls work. sperm and ejaculate are not exactly the same thing. there's liquid but there are no soldiers in it.