(Closed) Male contraception (Wet Heat Method and RISUG)

posted 6 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

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
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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 # 6
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 7
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why not use NFP?

Post # 8
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is a dream of mine (I can’t take hormonal birth control either) .. someday they will find something.

Post # 10
331 posts
Helper bee

@Eva Peron:  “I definatley would not reccomend the boil the balls in hot water one.

LOL, love it.



Post # 11
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 14
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t imagine convincing any guy to soak his balls in hot water. More power to you if you can.

Post # 16
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LMD84:  Haha, true. He’d be like….do WHAT, for HOW LONG? Not happening here. 

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