New Product Alert: Birth Control Lotion

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Science

This isn"t an Onion parody. Scientists have actually developed a lotion you can rub on your body and not get pregnant.
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Male 5,413
Side effects?
Sudden decapitation.
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Female 1,356
i can only imagine what happens when you use too much, or too little. There`s bound to be one woman who`d do that.
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Male 31
I`m imagining men replacing their girlfriends` hand lotion with this stuff
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Male 36,400
"what would happen if a man used it?? :0"
Well, for sure he`d never get pregnant!! lolz! I just had to say that :-P

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Male 84
looks like I have a new hand soap
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Female 850
what would happen if a man used it?? :0
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Male 1,834
it rubs the lotion on the skin or else it gets the hose again
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Male 15,832
You can do the same thing with skunk scent. Just rub some on, and you`ll never get pregnant (unless, of course, you happen to be a skunk).
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Female 3,562
Hylia, can`t say I`ve had that problem. But I won`t get into the gross details. Still, having a smelly vag isn`t that bad of a side effect, in comparison to the rest.
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Female 59
@Kegomatic:
Mirena have estrogen. it release it just very slowly. And you have to have a regular partner because there is a small wire that stick in the vagina (for removal) and if you get a STD, it could run of that wire and get straight to the uterus and screw things up. Mirena is not ideal either (even tho that`s what I`ve been wearing for the past 8 years)

@Sarahofborg:
Nuvaring is just as bad as the rest. To have such a concentration of hormones so close of your ovaries is a bad thing. A lot of woman can`t use it either because it screw quite a bit your vagina`s normal balance in PH and flora. or how ever you guys call this in english.

@Angilion:
I didn`t said it was perfect, I just said it was promising. Of course there is possible complications. Just like the pill or any other form of birth control can lead to complications. I just think that from a environment and convenience point of view, it seem like a good idea and a fair solution.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I don`t know, doesn`t this basically mean you`re covered in female hormones?[/quote]

Only where you rub the gel. Which is transparent, so you can`t tell exactly where it is. It will be on your hand too, of course.

[quote]What if you want to hug your son?[/quote]

You`ll dose them too, if you touch them where you rubbed the gel. Which is rather likely to happen if, like in the examples, you rub it on your arm. Or if you touch them with the hand you rubbed the gel in with.

No doubt it washes off, at least partly.

Which means you`d have to time your washing to the gel. Shower twice a day, only get part of a daily dose per day, get pregnant.

[quote]And how is this more practical than swallowing a pill?[/quote]

Beats me.

If it applied to me, I`d be saying "Thanks for another option, but I`ll choose something else."
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Male 12,365
[quote]The pill for man is non-sense.[/quote]

Maybe not completely. There have been at least half a dozen clinical trials (i.e. on people) in the UK.

They`ve all failed safety tests, but they did work.

A couple of them weren`t chemical castration lite, too. They caused blood vessels to rupture in some of the men...but...OK, it does look like nonsense.

But maybe they`ll find something that works and allows men a bit more of a choice.

Blocking the vas deferens (the "temporary vasectomy" you refer to) has a host of problems of its own. Obviously, there is a pressure build up behind the blockage. That`s bad news. Maybe fatally bad news. Also, reversing it would not necessarily restore fertility for the same reasons that reversing a standard vasectomy isn`t. Reconnecting the tube or removing the blockage might or might not restore fertility. It`s NOT temporary.
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Female 1,101
@SarahofBorg Yes, I have heard that too. Poor fish and amphibians being subjected to the female sex hormones left over our human pee! Somehow I think that the gel would be even worse for them, although I could be wrong...
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Female 3,562
Mosthead: I`m gonna guess she either screwed up the dose or forgot that antibiotics counteract the birth control effect. Too many idiots take the pill, especially when it`s the most complicated form of protection. The other ones out there are usually much better.
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Female 3,562
NotTHATBored: the effecting animals things is already a SERIOUS concern. First of all, the main ingredient in birth control is horse estrogen, which is harvested from constantly pregnant horses. Second, you pee out all the progesterone eventually, so our water supply is already heavily polluted with it. So the animals are already royally screwed.
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Female 3,562
I don`t know, doesn`t this basically mean you`re covered in female hormones? What if you want to hug your son? Sounds like a nasty hormonal roostertail to simply have rubbing everywhere. And how is this more practical than swallowing a pill?
I still think Nuvaring is the best of them all. It`s the only birth control that allows you to have a normal period, so it still allows you to cycle naturally. Plus you can forget about it for 3 weeks at a time.
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Female 1,101
This freaks me out. A pill or an injection isn`t going to rub off on anyone else. What if you rub the lotion on and then have sex with your significant other? Would he absorb some of the female hormones? Is it going to wash off in the shower, go down the drain, and effect the animals? What if you have kids and they get it on them?
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Male 3,631
I was tempted to go there with my last comment, but - glad I saved that one for you NottaSpy.
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Male 881
It rubs the lotion on its skin BECAUSE it gets the hose again.
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Male 25,416
Lucky having a baby isnt concidered to be a side effect!
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Female 1,963
They already have pills, implants, patches, injections... I`m not really all that surprised that they have a lotion. It`s the same kinds of hormones you are getting, although in different quantities and compositions.

I took the pill for 5 years and gained like 40 pounds. Been off it for 6 months now, have lost over half of it with absolutely zero effort. I am officially done with hormones.

Condoms, then pop out a kid at some point, then sterilization.
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Male 3,631
Sam - don`t tell me that`s what happened after you rubbed the lotion on your face!
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Female 3,598
put that poo in the water, put it in the foods in middle school... god dam make these kids stop having babies!!!!
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Male 3,631
Alright guys - time for a Spilling-run!
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Male 1,882
Well, if you`re the kind of person that puts lotion on daily, this would be great.
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Female 1,894
that reporter was kinda sketchy at the end
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Male 1,341
@Aeladil

Not even Mirena? Its an implant and doesn`t release anything into the body. Good for 5 years to, I think its the best bet for birth control and its more effective than the pill.
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Female 2,674
I think I`d use it as lube just to be on the safe side. Take THAT ovaries, I`ll teach you to ovulate!
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Female 2,120
So if I rub it on my boobs will I finally get beyond a B cup?
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Female 99
This seems like too much of a hassle. Taking a tiny pill is much faster.
And I don`t understand why there would be less side effects, except for the different composition, but you have a ton of different pills with different compositions, so same thing, no?
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Female 59
@Aeladil
What about the mini-pill? I know it takes a lot of discipline, but the dose are so minimal (doesn`t have estrogen at all, only small dose of progesterone) it reduce incredibly the chances of side effect.

Ask your doctor about it.
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Female 513
This is great news, especially for women such as myself who have been told they cannot ever again use birth control. Used Yasmin last year for 30 days and developed blood clots in my lungs the diameter of US quarters. Almost died (75% chance of dying). No one`s sure if it was the progestin or the estrogen - so can`t use anything ever again. Pill, shot, ring, patch, etc are never allowed. Fantastic.

Still, this is an interesting concept but I`d be concerned about how much is actually being absorbed into the body. It seems like a very inaccurate dose (one pump of the bottle). How long must you wait before putting clothes on? Those sorts of questions.

If they CAN get rid of the risk of blood clots, this may be a very favourable option for me.
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Male 1,598
Yeah, they didn`t see any short term side effects. Give it a few years, I`m sure it will cause some kind of long term complications.
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Female 59
Hormones, may they be in a pill, a patch, a gel, a shoot, a ring or any other way IS bad not only to the body, but also to the environment, since it pass trough urine into the water. I do realize it`s the most convenient way for a lot of people, I don`t condemn it. It`s just not ideal.

The pill for man is non-sense. BUT there is a very promising "temporary vasectomy" solution that is being tested. A gel is injected into the "tubes" between the testicles and the rest, making "sperm free" seminal fluids... and when the guy wants to have kid, a simple second injection dissolve the gel and sperm can pass again making him fertile again.

Of course, this doesn`t protect against STDs and should be used only for people who have a regular partner, such as couples that don`t want kids yet, or think their family is already completed.

Always protect yourself kids! Sex is great but you shouldn`t be willing to die for it ~ :P
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Male 2,586
@mosthead

Congratulations! You`re going to be a daddy :-)

I love how people get all shocked when their girlfriend gets pregnant... If you`re retarded enough to cum inside, it`s your own bloody fault.

I mean the only certain way is no sex at all (unless you`re God/ Mary)

Next best I would say is condom+withdrawal+pill... that way the woman is doing something, the man is doing something and you`ve pulled out before anything `comes` anyway so...

The way I see it is if you decide to cum inside, then you should accept that her biology/ chemistry or whatever MIGHT screw up... so stop whining. If a condom breaks, then accidents happen and then whomever decides to keep it, tbh, I think it`s solely their responsibility. Abortions are so safe and easy early on that there`s no excuse.

The pill is virtually as safe as a condom which 5% of people out of the year will get pregnant on if continuously using.
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Male 36,400
Girls! Just get fat and have a bad attitude! Fer sher you won`t get preggers! lolz!
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Male 95
My girlfriend just got knocked up while on the pill. I`ve lost all faith in birth control.
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Male 808
Really, if you just rub the other cream on your body you wouldn`t get pregnant either
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Female 4,039
I`d really like to see more of this research going into a BC pill for men. Though I think that neck beard might do the trick.
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Male 226
if everything does not go well. you can see the new baby boom.
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Male 37,888
so? the dermal patch has been around for years and it goes through the skin. nothing new.

nothing to see here folks. move along.
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Male 15,510
@freddyferret

I agree with you, so far it all looks like just advertisement, lets wait for the real serious studies to kick in
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Female 245
"Condoms. Condoms. Putting a bunch of extra hormones into your body is bad for you. Even the pill ends up giving girls lots of problems later in life. These things are not good for you, ladies. Just use condoms!"
But pills+condoms works best!
"Wait...five years?! "
These things take time for a very good reason: f*uckloads of clinical testing to make it safe.

Looks legit to me, good work people.
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Male 2,788
Jesus, does anyone else find the `news voice` incredibly annoying?
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Male 177
Condoms. Condoms. Putting a bunch of extra hormones into your body is bad for you. Even the pill ends up giving girls lots of problems later in life. These things are not good for you, ladies. Just use condoms!
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Male 11,740
I call total BS. All drugs have side effects. They`re either lying or it really doesn`t work.

I really don`t think 18 women is enough of a test group either. Let`s see what happens when they do more tests and come up with side effects or a lot of pregnancy.
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Female 33
Holy crap! This is awesome.

Wait...five years?!

Wait...blood clots?!

Well crap.
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Male 774
Anyone else notice how almost every news reporter behind a desk looks bored to death?
Maybe someone should send them a link to this site.
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Female 843
Meh, I`ll stick with what works for me, thanks anyway.
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Male 2,796
Somewhere the Pope is very upset.
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Male 19,850
Link: New Product Alert: Birth Control Lotion [Rate Link] - This isn`t an Onion parody. Scientists have actually developed a lotion you can rub on your body and not get pregnant.
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