Post # 1
So my friends know I’m looking into birth control since me and the Fiance don’t want to have kids right away after marriage, but they also know I have problems with taking hormonal birth control. I wanted something a bit more natural and non invasive, condoms were the only thing I could really find that I didn’t have qualms about.
One of my friends found a new method though that I’m curious about, it looks to be pretty good for our needs although I will do a bit more research on it before I ask him to do it hehe 🙂
Basically the idea is you soak his dangly bits in hot water (not hot enough to scald, basically like the temp of a hot shower) for 45 mins every day for three weeks, and it causes sterility for 4-6 months. In studies spanning decades it was found to be accurate and effective with no lingering side effects as the fertility does return, and they have observed the children afterwards showing no ill effects. After I research more I’ll see if we want to give it a try, but so far its sounding pretty good 🙂
Heres the article I was sent: http://www.newmalecontraception.org/heat.htm
Also this procedure for men is in the works, and is said to last for 10 years, also a very non invasive one, which is said to be 100% effective and reversable: http://techcitement.com/culture/the-best-birth-control-in-the-world-is-for-men/
The first method (wet heat) has been known to work for a very long time and studied for years in India. The second method (RISUG) is brand new and won’t really be an option for awhile since it is just being developed, it may end up to be the new best way for birth control once it goes through more trials and is approved. Although it may never make it over here due to the drug company’s greed >.> since it’s an easy, one time thing that lasts for 10 years and is reversable sooner if needed.
But I figured I would post this for the girls who (like me) either can’t take hormonal birth control or don’t want to. :3
Post # 3
It sounds kinda like the whole sitting in a hottub thing – spermies don’t like heat, and it will kill some of them. The regeneration is about 3 months. I don’t know that it’d be 100% effective, but I could see there being some truth to it.
Post # 4
@Steampunk Angel: While it seems to make sense, as temperature has shown to effect sperm count, I don’t trust the study. Even vasectomies don’t offer 100% effectiveness. However, using the warm water would probably lower his sperm count, I don’t know that I would call it birth-control.
Post # 5
The heat one wasn’t 100%, that was the second one, which I don’t know much about as it is a new procedure being studied in India atm lol But yeah, that’s why I will do some more research before even suggesting it to him since I’m quite protective of his balls XD
Post # 6
I doesn’t sound very reliable. While it may work, it doesnt sound like the kind of thing thats effective enough to fully rely on to prevent unplanned pregnancy.
I’d stick to more conventional methods that are well proven. Condoms are nonhormonal, effective, and very easy to use.
Post # 8
I definatley would not reccomend the boil the balls in hot water one. I am not sure about the second method.
I would suggest using condoms if your looking for a simple and effective non hormonal method .
Post # 9
This is a dream of mine (I can’t take hormonal birth control either) .. someday they will find something.
Post # 10
@Eva Peron: “I definatley would not reccomend the boil the balls in hot water one.“
LOL, love it.
Post # 11
Sounds like something we could use for sure (the 10 year deal)… It’s probably not 100% effective but neither is females BC… this would be perfect for my Fiance and I because I can’t go on the pill. I’m not sure about the hot water thing though?
Post # 12
It is an interesting concept, though I can’t see it being overly reliable…and I doubt I’d ever get my hubby to sit still that long with his nuts in hot water for one 45 minute session, let alone 3 weeks worth. I do wish that they could find some sorts of hormonal BC for men that is reversible…I always feel slighted that the women are the ones who have to screw with their hormones, but that’s just me. I second NFP….we’re using that and it gives you a great feeling to know how your body is working (read the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” if interested!!). We use condoms on fertile days…but I wish we didn’t have to. I just hate how I feel on hormonal birth control…
Post # 13
Research is what I do for fun -w- so I will let you all know what I find about the boiling balls one XD (even though its not nearly hot enough to boil them!) Its a rather ancient way of doing birth control in India, and even though our society wants us to think newer is better sometimes they knew their shit back then (I also dabble in herbalism since I just hate taking pills in general).
So, I will let you all know! And if the second one interests you, keep up on the developments, I have a feeling we will need to get some petitions out once it’s studied a bit more to get it in the US because it won’t make the drug companies much money, even if it is the best thing out!
Post # 14
I agree that it doesn’t sound totally reliable….and that I, too, can’t wait for the day when there is a non-hormonal, non-chemical, non-lube-y, non-gross method of birth control available!
Post # 15
I can’t imagine convincing any guy to soak his balls in hot water. More power to you if you can.
Post # 16
@LMD84: Haha, true. He’d be like….do WHAT, for HOW LONG? Not happening here.