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Date: 11/05/10 08:31 AM

51 Responses to New Product Alert: Birth Control Lotion

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 6:37 am
    Link: New Product Alert: Birth Control Lotion - 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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Somewhere the Pope is very upset.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Meh, I`ll stick with what works for me, thanks anyway.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 8:41 am
    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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    kiiro_kitsun Female 18-29
    33 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Holy crap! This is awesome.

    Wait...five years?!

    Wait...blood clots?!

    Well crap.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:49 am
    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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    MyJobSucks Male 18-29
    177 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:53 am
    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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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:57 am
    Jesus, does anyone else find the `news voice` incredibly annoying?
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    Isobel Female 18-29
    245 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:59 am
    "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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 8:59 am
    @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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 9:03 am
    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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    shadowarrior Male 18-29
    226 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 9:10 am
    if everything does not go well. you can see the new baby boom.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 9:12 am
    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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    canusuck Male 30-39
    776 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Really, if you just rub the other cream on your body you wouldn`t get pregnant either
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    mosthead Male 18-29
    95 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 9:28 am
    My girlfriend just got knocked up while on the pill. I`ve lost all faith in birth control.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Girls! Just get fat and have a bad attitude! Fer sher you won`t get preggers! lolz!
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 10:52 am
    @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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    Hylia Female 30-39
    59 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am
    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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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 11:16 am
    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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    Aeladil Female 18-29
    518 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 11:30 am
    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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    Hylia Female 30-39
    59 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am
    @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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    frajola Female 18-29
    99 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 11:51 am
    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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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    So if I rub it on my boobs will I finally get beyond a B cup?
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    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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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    @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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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    that reporter was kinda sketchy at the end
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Well, if you`re the kind of person that puts lotion on daily, this would be great.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Alright guys - time for a Spilling-run!
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    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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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Sam - don`t tell me that`s what happened after you rubbed the lotion on your face!
  31. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Lucky having a baby isnt concidered to be a side effect!
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    It rubs the lotion on its skin BECAUSE it gets the hose again.
  34. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I was tempted to go there with my last comment, but - glad I saved that one for you NottaSpy.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    @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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    The pill for man is non-sense.

    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    I don`t know, doesn`t this basically mean you`re covered in female hormones?

    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.

    What if you want to hug your son?

    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.

    And how is this more practical than swallowing a pill?

    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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    Hylia Female 30-39
    59 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    @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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    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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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    it rubs the lotion on the skin or else it gets the hose again
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    November 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    what would happen if a man used it?? :0
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    mic_bastid Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    looks like I have a new hand soap
  48. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2010 at 5:24 am
    "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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    Untouchable1 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    November 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I`m imagining men replacing their girlfriends` hand lotion with this stuff
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    November 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Side effects?
    Sudden decapitation.

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