Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Right now, clinical trials are underway for a new form of birth control for men. What is it, and how does it work?

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“An elusive medical advance might finally be within grasp, one that could make some couples’ sex lives a lot more convenient. This week, researchers officially kicked off the first wide-scale clinical trial of a male contraceptive topical gel.”

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“Several promising products are quietly making their way through clinical trials. A topical gel that blocks sperm production is the furthest along in development, followed by a hormonal pill contraceptive and a nonsurgical vasectomy.”

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37 comments

kaoruhonjou March 25, 2019 - 5:01 PM

I feel like this could explain background story to movies like Children Of Men.

Gabriel Petersen March 28, 2019 - 6:20 AM

Your Dad has entered the chat

Andrej Simko March 29, 2019 - 11:43 PM

You can not believe that there won't be any side effects.

M4carbine97boy March 30, 2019 - 8:55 AM

There will 100% be bad side effects after a year of using that crap. Its literally using steroids. After a year, i cant imagine what those guy's cholesterol levels will be yet alone if their natural reproduction of testosterone/ HPTA will kick back in. I can guarantee after long term use of these contraceptives like 2 years, all these "volunteers" will be on TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy)

Amelia March 30, 2019 - 11:22 PM

him: are you on the pill?
me: bitch, are YOU?

Rad Gaming May 3, 2019 - 3:18 AM

his ear are like rockets

Neocuriosity May 20, 2019 - 5:04 AM

Nobody better take that thing. insanely suppresses testosterone

Ruben Decampo June 2, 2019 - 5:26 AM

Testosterone supplementation causes testicular atrophy, after long enough time of not producing natural Testosterone the testicles stop producing
The hormonal axis is upset the pituitary gland can have alterations and can lead to gynomamastia , high progesterone and estriadol compared to t2 levels etc ..as well as many other alterations.. so yes there are many reasons not to take it. Male birth control is good idea but not in this form.

tubestick00 June 6, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Doinking??? Haha sheeeiit

Ja M June 12, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Just FYI for you men out there, please don't use this. Artificially manipulating hormones almost always has negative long term health consequences for both men and women. The Pill is infamous for causing a host of long term damage to women's bodies. This male version will likely have similar effects on your gonadal health as taking muscle building steroids; not to mention the increased cancer risk associated with elevated levels of progesterone and estrogen.

Don Augusto June 26, 2019 - 3:18 PM

If you make yourself infertile that means you are a proper dickhead.

PureLogic777 June 27, 2019 - 2:16 AM

Why is a hormone gel "much kinder" than a pill that women take? A pill is a much more convenient method than having to rub a gel on your back and shoulders and then have to wash your hands.

Hypolaristic July 8, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Why not vasalgel?

Trayton Williams July 27, 2019 - 11:25 PM

By 2022? That’s like tomorrow 😃

Jeff Alacrity August 8, 2019 - 1:25 PM

He posts the side effects for women’s options as this won’t have side effects. Hell, give me a patch if all I get is skin irritation. But this gel will cause three things, in all likelihood: lowered sex drive, weight gain, and testicular atrophy. Which will also include a loss of muscle mass. I understand that women shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of birth control. Condoms ruin the experience for me though. I’ll choose to be celibate if that’s the only option.

Richard Deese August 22, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Thanks! I'm not sure who'd be giving the man that massage, though. Women will be warned to not even touch the 'affected areas.' With both male & female hormones, the obvious fear is that it would interfere with their normal cycle. I can't imagine what would happen if a woman who's pregnant by her husband (or boyfriend) cheats on him with some guy who's using that stuff, & something happens to the fetus because of the hormones. If they want to say that it wouldn't harm her, then how could it be enough of a dose to help him? To wit: I guarantee you if they ever have a commercial for it, they'll say women should not touch the stuff, nor should they touch the affected areas on him, & they'll include the famous "pregnant or planning to become pregnant" warning. I think that's mandatory. Anyway, thanks again for the video. 𝓡𝓲𝓴𝓴𝓲 𝓣𝓲𝓴𝓴𝓲.

knight _knight September 20, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Haha men have to use is now see how it feels lol I cant wait

Kristen Gruber November 4, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Thank you for the timeline prediction 🙌 it's rough, but good info.

This is great! Every morning my partner and I rub our shoulder cream on lol

ElRiventt72 January 16, 2020 - 1:34 PM

I WANT THIS SO BAAAD

seth Appleton April 28, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Someone already invented male birth control long time ago, before I was even born actually.

Hard to get laid when I can't get my dad to leave the house

Asphalt 9 Dark Horse May 22, 2020 - 2:14 PM

Hold my vasectomy

Alexander Rodríguez June 21, 2020 - 2:07 PM

This dude has clearly never smashed with out a condom🤦🏻‍♂️

MoTastic777 July 24, 2020 - 9:59 AM

Why that shirt?

Monica Figueroa August 30, 2020 - 2:14 AM

Male contraception is a mans right if he is not ready to have a family. If a man wants to become a father he can easily decide to get off of birth control. Children deserve to be planed and to be wanted. This will result in happy and planed families.

Monica Figueroa September 1, 2020 - 8:08 AM

There is an injectable male birth control in India that is undergoing human trials called RISUG last I heard of it this had been updateded in December of 2019 and in America there is one called Vasalgel February 2017. I cant wait!! I'm excited for this opportunity. My opinion probably doesn't matter because I'm a woman taking about male birth control but I am very happy about it. I'm one of about a thousand woman in my county who can't be on hormonal birth control. The only options I had was a coper IUD that was too large for my frame, condoms or a tubal ligation. My husband was strictly against using condoms from the start so I had a tubal ligation. Worst surgery ever. It took 2 weeks to somewhat recover and about 6 months to be able to do light physical sessions in the gym without pain. If there was a possibility to put my husband on some type of Male birth control I would have jumped at the chance because this surgery came with lasting complications.

Monica Figueroa September 1, 2020 - 7:01 PM

There is also a birth control that acts as a switch. Its called Bimek SLV. It is non hormonal.

MeianJū Naihatsu September 16, 2020 - 6:10 AM

Yes I would use I'm currently looking for s solution so my girlfriend doesn't need to use the pill

J. Teunissen September 28, 2020 - 4:26 AM

Ive been waiting for this stuff for over 4.5 years now. When is this hitting the market?

Logan October 26, 2020 - 5:58 AM

Men need to have multiple ways to control birth. It's amazing how many "accidental" pregnancies woman have using birth control. Once a woman is pregnant, the man has no say in what happens next.

roshiron 18 November 20, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Eh, I was hoping he was going to talk about RISUG or Vasagel. Hormonal contraceptives are evil.

Oni Seven January 25, 2021 - 7:27 AM

But what about unwanted infertility when* not* using the gel.

Christian Flores January 25, 2021 - 12:43 PM

When's it coming out

021HUNDRED February 3, 2021 - 5:35 PM

This is chemical castration. But I wonder if the testosterone will help negate the negative side effects of excessive progesterone.

This Pleases The Nut March 6, 2021 - 6:50 AM

DNA Bullets

Tristan Lieske March 9, 2021 - 5:30 PM

im here bc i was wondering which hormones male birth control utilizes, but I wanna point out that unless both people involved need to take that birth control they absolutely shouldnt get a massage out of this because the gel is gonna affect the partners hands and can mess up their endocrine system hahaha

A Random Wolfman From Darkwood March 13, 2021 - 4:19 AM

Didn't one guy's balls explode because of male birth control?

Starslayer Jones April 8, 2021 - 5:07 AM

Both genders can get nuetered.