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So it looks like we’re getting closer to a marketplace available effective male-specific birth control method.  The latest trials of a male contraceptive have proven to be 96 percent effective in trials. This could be revolutionary as, right now, women bare the lion’s share of the birth control responsibility from costs to having to take the actual pill, so I imagine the hills will be alive with the sound of music once this hits the streets. Glory day and cheers to the freakin’ weekend; I’ll drink to that. We should all be sharing in the birth control responsibilities, people. Sharing is caring and shit! Just so it’s clear, I’m ALL for a male-centric birth control method.

But hold the phone. See, I only said we’re getting closer since apparently the trials have been halted. Peep game (emphasis mine from an editorial):

But the trial of the drug has already been halted – because just 20 of the men (out of 320, don’t forget) found the side effects of the injection intolerable and it was decided that more research needed to be done to try and counteract them. Those side effects included depression, muscle pain, mood swings, acne and changes to the libido.

Sounds reasonable to me. I mean, EYE don’t want to be subjected to any of those side effects. It’s bad enough I had to deal with some of those things as a teenager, but now? Fucketh thateth.

I mean who WOULD want to deal with that? From the same article:

Do any of those side effects sound familiar? Oh yes, they’re the minor side effects of the combined pill, used by 48 per cent of women aged 16 to 19, 64 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 and a majority (55 per cent) of those aged between 25 and 29.

How sad for these poor men – they couldn’t handle the side effects that so many women have to deal with every day just to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. Women have had to bear the responsibility of contraception since the pill was first launched in 1962 – and all of the side effects that go along with it.

Oh.

(Here’s the actual report from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, beeteedubs.)

Wow, so it seems that these trials were halted because some men didn’t want to deal with side effects of birth control that many women have had to deal with since the dawn of time. Hmmm. It’s a bit of an inaccurate re-telling of the story as evidenced here, but let’s assume that’s the driving force.

That makes total fucking sense to me. To be more clear: Good. I’m glad they halted the trials. They SHOULD keep trying to get it right until they have minimized to the absolute level of minimization all of the side effects. (And according to the study, the vast majority of men, even who experienced the unbearable side effects did want to continue, so stick that in your old wazoo.)

AS THEY SHOULD BE DOING FOR WOMEN. Somebody tell somebody to science that shit for both of us.

Look, I can understand why women would be annoyed that men don’t want to deal with the same things they’re willing forced to deal with and therefore changes get made. Patriarchy and Sexism isn’t just the name of the most awesome garage band in history, it’s the way of society. And that blows. Headphanie. But the fact is, since I don’t HAVE to take this method and therefore don’t HAVE to deal with these side effects, I’d tell those scientists to keep on pushin’ until they had eliminated all of the unfortunate side effects or the side effects were at “reasonable” levels.

And if I was a woman, I’d say the same. Condoms exist for a reason. I realize some of us have a more complicated and tenuous relationship with them and if I’m keepin’ it 100, I’ve always thought the good Lord was a little bit rude for making some women allergic to latex. That’s just cruel. But there are also non-latex condoms.

I realize some women take birth control for medical purposes and well, that sucks for you since I suppose your options are limited. But as a dude, why the hell would I willingly sign up for a bunch of shit that alters my mood and feelings (that isn’t illegal) JUST so I can rawdog some randoms and in case I shoot up the club, hopefully not have to serve an 18 year sentence. Shit, it aint’ like its 100 percent effective which would make it worth it. I have to risk depression, too?

Fuck. That. Patriarchy is a bitch but the status quo seems to be working out okay for now, b.

I get it. In the trials, significant adverse events occured that for women seem to be the norm, so science said, “naw, bitch I said naw”. Man talks, world listens. That’s terrible. In this case though, it ain’t crazy. Plus, it might end up being MORE game-changing once they get it right, two step, and let their shoulders lean. Shit, it seems to me that perhaps women should vote with their feet, too. Instead of using the pill that has similar affects, just make their butt buddies use good ole fashioned condoms. And prayer. Lots of prayer.

And if you decide that you just have to run raw, like, in your soul, you just gotta, well Plan B is a (expensive) thing and again, prayer, and the rhythm method are out there. But nobody should be stuck having to deal with shit – men or women – that sucks, even a little bit, when there are so many other means on the market to achieve the same goal, which if math serves correctly is unwanted pregnancy.

I understand why a woman would feel a kind of way that men aren’t willing to put up with what they have, but shit, I can’t see a single reason why we would want to. Women complain about birth control all the time. If I’m one of the dudes who is part of the trial and I notice I’m complaining about the same thing, I’d be like, “Garcon, I’d like to send this steak back for a new one. It’s not pleasing me.” And there’d be not a single thing wrong with that.

If anything, women should be doing the same. Demand a better pill with less side effects or at least with minimized side effects and then we can all win together.

Otherwise, Trojan has an entire line of products geared towards the same goal and your only depression might come if they fail.

Which, remember kiddies, does happen.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • Janelle Doe

    PJ does demanding anything go well for women?
    And how do we know women haven’t demanded?
    I think there have even been class action lawsuits from deaths from versions of the pill.

    I mean it’s only taken 277 years to get a woman president (maybe).
    Have we ever even had a woman veep?

    • panamajackson

      I don’t think outright demanding will change anything. Shoot, the men didn’t even demand anything. The scientists made the determination. If you’ll read some of the links, the guys wanted to keep using the BC anyway. I’m saying vote with your feet. If women ain’t using those forms anymore wouldn’t businesses take notice?

      • Sigma_Since 93

        The male dominated board of directors wasn’t going to object.

      • Deeds

        I’m cynical, if women in mass stopped taking BC, then I think they would just stop making it.

      • Gibbous

        The word is “SOME.” Some women experience side effects, just as SOME men did. I’ve been on BC for more than 20 years and the only times I have problems (ER type problems) is when I get sick and the pill doesn’t stay in my body long enough to release the hormones.

        Later this year I’ll have surgury so that I won’t have to suffer the effects of life not on the pill when I reach a certain age. BC has given me my entire life, and not having kids was just a pleasant side effect.

      • DianeWZ

        I think one thing that hasn’t been mentioned is the inherent sexism that surrounds the pill on a multitude of levels.
        1. The fact that there is already a pill means we don’t have the leverage to push for a better pill .Why are pharma companies going to invest in further research when the current pill is already approved and women are already paying for it? There’s simply no economic incentive for them.
        2. At the end of the day men are in a much better position to demand more primarily because y’all have been going without it this long. A male BC pill is simply not an emergency. You can wait them out till a better option comes along where as women don’t have that option.

    • Medium Meech

      Women don’t have to ask anybody for any type of president. 53% of voters are women and women hold the majority of wealth in the country. If that was the issue that drove women then we would have a female president.

      • wakakaja

        There’s this thing called internalized sexism, and the same reasons and forces that cause men to reject women leaders are also present in – oh nevermind, I just… I’ll let this slide.

        • Medium Meech

          I think it’s a bit more… complicated than that. It isn’t a zero sum game. I’m not arguing that sexism doesn’t exist, just that a female president is a poor marker for a nation’s progress on that issue. A number of countries with horrible records on feminist rights have elected female presidents, sometimes decades ago. I’ll put it like this, the current patriarchal system hasn’t harmed all women equally. Based on wealth, gender is not the dividing line between the haves and have nots.

      • Janelle Doe

        I see your point MM. I don’t know if I agree but I see it.
        Maybe Sheryl Sandberg needs to write a 3rd edition of Lean In ( the politics and power edition)

  • Other_guy13

    I saw this debate lat night…i’m staying out of this

    • panamajackson

      You better jump in! I know you see what I’m saying!

      • Other_guy13

        PJ you tryna ruin lives this afternoon lol. How was the trip to the A BTW?

        • panamajackson

          It was lit. Totally lit.

      • Scorpiogoddess??

        I wish they had a rolling eye emoji or one with upside down eye!!!!

    • Tambra

      Because you all got smacked around.

      • Other_guy13

        I like getting smacked a little

        • L8Comer

          We know

          • Other_guy13

            *snickers*

  • PinkRose

    “Rawdog some random”? I see I need to “show and tell” up in here the next time I’m working the STD clinic.

    • Other_guy13

      Stay out of this one….it’s a lot to digest at one time

    • panamajackson

      That’s a line from one of my favorite movies, “She’s Out Of My League”. It was also the name of one of my bands on Rock Band. Rawdoggin’ Randoms.

  • -h.h.h.-

    75% of the males that participated in the study said they had no problems with it…

    i say push the product now, and work on getting rid of side effect as an upgrade lol.

    • panamajackson

      No.

    • L8Comer

      I agree. Few medications are w/o side effects. In my experience, the bad bc side effects went away in a few months. And if it becomes intolerable for some men they can just opt not to take it.

  • Eri Cad

    I’m surprised there aren’t more comments but I’m hoping they will come. What I took from Panama’s take on the male birth control trials being halted is its good they go back to the drawing boards so that they can create a birth control with as little side effects as possible so men will feel inclined to take it. While I am pro-birth control and continue to modify it so it can be safer for all that use it I didn’t see any mention of the slight increase risk of blood clot and stroke that women have to endure, yes I said endure because as he said some women HAVE TO TAKE BIRTH CONTROL. It’s been interesting to hear men’s take on this since the dominant argument has been why should they have to be subjected to a bunch of unwanted side effects. Can’t say I’m surprised by the callous response but I don’t think male birth control will fly off the shelves whether there or no side effects or not.

    • panamajackson

      Thing is, I’m all for a male birth control. I think both parties need to take responsibility for their own reproductive choices. I also think it sucks that there are serious issues for women who do have to take BC and have no options.

      My point overall is, and based on the study as it was reported in the actual journal, the benefits did not outweight the consequences, which showed that men had more adverse events than even women using similar practices so the scientists halted the study. It wasn’t because the men dropped out. Most of hte men in the study wanted to continue using the BC methods. Overall, it seems like they’re almost there, so instead of putting some mess on the market that comes with a disclaimer that is likely to turn folks off, fix it Jesus and let’s get to male BC that we’re happy to take. Cuz if there is something on the market, I promise you I’l lbe one of the first in line.

      Sharing is caring.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        “so instead of putting some mess on the market that comes with a disclaimer”

        Every product out there has a disclaimer. I don’t see the disclaimer for Viargra stopping dudes from popping those blue pills.

        • panamajackson

          You know what though, I wonder if this was out on teh open market, how would dudes respond to it. Even if it was minimized from all effects. Thats the test.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            It’s all in the marketing dollars. What would be interesting is the spin that would be put on this in the various market segments

            • panamajackson

              It would also be intersted to see if they had separate Black vs white marketing campaigns. Oh, you just said that. lol. my bad. i reed gud sumtymes.

              • Sigma_Since 93

                I could see them using a Newport, a 40, and the male BC pill in an add called the perfect combination.

                I could also see Republicans running with this since they say we hump like rabbits. Maybe this will allow them to form a partnership with Planned Parenthood.

        • miss t-lee

          Possibly going blind and/or deaf ain’t stopped a dude yet, I’m sure.

          • grownandsexy2

            This had me hollerin’

            • miss t-lee

              Girl…lol

        • grownandsexy2

          “Every product out there has a disclaimer. I don’t see the disclaimer for Viargra stopping dudes from popping those blue pills.”

          This doesn’t surprise me at all.

      • #FixItJesus

        Dead.

      • pls

        The participants didn’t have to drop out of the study because the scientists considered their humanity…unlike the women’s scientists who had no problem putting medicine out there that are known to have serious health risks, not just side effects of acne or depression. My cousin had a real live stroke from her bc and she is not very old at all.

    • We all tryna work for once… Lol

  • cakes_and_pies

    Fine. If I have to remind you to take out the trash, there is no way in HAYLE Imma feel comfortable with you taking the pill on time everyday. Y’all still aren’t the ones getting pregnant, we are.

    • Eri Cad

      And let the church say, “Amen.”

    • panamajackson

      This is also a good point. Though, I’m OCD about the household chores. lol. Ask about me.

    • I think those who really wanted to, would with ease. The men who are in the mind frame of taking a pill to prevent pregnancy are probably the ones who do not want to deal with supporting a child.

      • cakes_and_pies

        I can see older men using it. Younger ones? Nawp.
        I just can’t risk you forgetting to take the trash to the curb, and now we’re paying $800/month for daycare.

        • That $800 made me laugh out loud. We were seriously was paying $360 a week.

          • cakes_and_pies

            Heck naw…

          • pls

            I was about to say, where is the $800/mo daycares at?

            • Sigma_Since 93

              I know right. My neighbor pays $300/ week

              • grownandsexy2

                The price of daycare is birth control enough. lol

        • sounds terrible. gotta marry a woman with a big family that likes taking care of babies

          • cakes_and_pies

            Ain’t no old lady who lived in a shoe situation happening over here.

            • lol naw so grandmas and aunties can help rear the child. like a village.

            • grownandsexy2

              lol. I have one daughter and I remember some older lady saying to me, “Girl, I had 18, why don’t you be like me.” Say what???

        • grownandsexy2

          I can see the guys I know not wanting to take a pill everyday. A number of them are taking pills now and their main complaint is “I’m tired of popping a pill everyday.” And these are pills that are vital to their health and mostly a life or death affair. They act as if taking a pill is so tiresome. It’s like brushing teeth (hopefully something they do everyday) and it’s helping to keep them alive. You swallow a pill and drink some water. I don’t understand it. So no, they’re not considering bc pills.

          • cakes_and_pies

            Thank you. We have beg Black men to get a yearly prostate exam. I just can’t trust some of them with their own health, let alone my health.

      • Tambra

        Girl, it is issues like this that has caused my pivot on abortion.

        • I wish America had better maternity and paternity leave.

    • Cleojonz

      I just know if I have to rely on a dude to take a daily pill I’m getting pregnant. I’m way too fertile to eff around with that ish.

      • grownandsexy2

        I used to tell my daughter as far as I know, no one in the family has a problem getting pregnant, so let that be your guide.

    • Glo

      Yeah, I’m only male BC if it’s something like the IUD that’s low maintenance and has less room for human error. Otherwise, nah.

      • grownandsexy2

        I was one of the lucky ones who had no problems with the pill. At some point, the doctor took me off, for reasons unrelated to the pill. Inserted an IUD and I promptly got pregnant. I had not planned to have children. *sigh*

    • grownandsexy2

      I said as much on another thread. I wouldn’t trust a guy to take the pill everyday. Just not happening.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    Menfolk this makes us look bad. For years, women had had to deal with side effects from the pill. I even remember one lady passing away from using the patch. Now we have a small sample size of men that complain and testing is stopped because some dude is complaining about the possible effects until we can get it right….where was this thought process when it came to the ladies???

    • panamajackson

      Y’all really should read the study. It wasn’t as cut and dry as that.

    • Medium Meech

      I don’t think they stopped the study because 6% of the people dropped out, they stopped it for safety concerns because one of the guys committed suicide. But that suicide was probably unrelated to the trials. FDA and pharmaceuticals are cautious like that.

      • L8Comer

        Yeah they said the suicide was unrelated

    • -h.h.h.-

      “These side effect rate is pretty high with this new study of men when compared with contraception studies for women,” OB-GYN and blogger Jen Gunter wrote. “For example and perspective, a study comparing the birth control patch with the pill found a serious adverse event rate of 2%. The pill reduces acne for 70% of women and in studies with the Mirena IUD the rate of acne is 6.8%.” Remember that in the study, nearly half of the men got acne.

      The desire to vent about the lack of male contraception — and the side effects the women who use it may endure — is of course understandable; women have always carried the burden of birth control. But we shouldn’t blame the men in this study for that inequality.

      In fact, 75 percent of the men wanted to continue using the shot, according to a press release from the study. “Despite the higher than expected number of adverse events, many participants expressed their satisfaction with the method and indicated that their partners were relieved that they did not have to bear the burden of contraception themselves.”

      http://www.vox.com/2016/11/2/13494126/male-birth-control-study

  • panamajackson

    You know what throws me for a loop in all of these convos: Ain’t condoms male contraceptives? Like, is the point of male injectatlbe BC and sh*t so we can all just run raw with reckless abandon? Or is it like, the triple up affect? Her on BC? He on BC? Plus a condom? Or is this one of those marriage things.

    • Medium Meech

      Low key, isn’t that why a lot of women use BC? We get the blame, but women like their meat rare just as much.

      • Brass Tacks

        Thank You!

      • Other_guy13

        This is true…it’s apparently the next step in a relationship before engagements…..or so I have been told.

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          ***No Look Daps***

      • TeeChantel

        We do?

        • Medium Meech

          I mean, read QueenAT’s comment above. I’ve personally gotten push back on using them because it doesn’t feel the same. I think I read something about it having even more of an impact on women because of oxytocin.

      • It’s never made that much of a difference to me. In my experience it’s always been the man tryna be like “let’s just do it raw” and I’m like “but why tho?” Cause…if I pop up fertilized it’s gonna be ME making all the tough choices. It was never worth that to me.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          So when the homie comes through on the Trailways later this month, there won’t be a VSB lovechild????

          QTNA

          • Quirlygirly

            Why he gotta be on Trailways tho?

            • Sigma_Since 93

              A wise woman once said, I don’t care how you get here. Just get here when you can.

              • Jennifer

                Don’t you throw Oleta Adams into this savagery.

                • Cleojonz

                  Cackling!

                • I literally laughed out loud.

              • I almost had this Lemon Lift tea all over my keyboard.

              • Quirlygirly

                But YOU put him on Trailways..lol..He may have wanted to reach her by caravan!

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  You saw what happened to Ern when he relied on the caravan……control your own ride situation!

                • miss t-lee

                  At least it wasn’t Spirit.

                  • grownandsexy2

                    Don’t even get me started on Spirit.

                    • miss t-lee

                      I’ve heard horror stories.

          • LOL wayment tho… does a visit mean I’ve agreed to open up for business? Cause…I didn’t read the fine print on that one.

            • It should. I’m 0-3 in out of town “visits”. I thought it was understood. I was severely disappointed.

              • You better get confirmation before you buy that ticket.

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  But you and I know that this trip has been in the works for some time now. @twilishalynnmcclelland:disqus I know you singing You should be here to my dude. lol

                  • LOL I like how imaginative you are…are you a writer?

                • Oh I learned my lesson. I went to see an ex once. Missed out on work and the “work”. I was more upset about the money I didn’t make but that what youth does.

            • miss t-lee

              Girl…you know what that means.

              • Nobody asked me anything so…

                • miss t-lee

                  Hahahah.
                  Good luck, buddy.

        • Medium Meech

          Maybe your p#ssy broke? Broken p#sssy. I kid, word to Issa Rae. Women’s bodies experience things entirely different so I’m not trying to tell anyone what their personal experience should be. Just in mine, some women want the tar tar.

          • LMAO Issa is a fool for that one.

        • Epsilonicus

          In my experience, I have had women pressure me for the raw feeling. It threw me for a loop

          • Every experience men tell me they have with women seems to be in direct opposition to what I would do in the same situations. IDK maybe I’m a weirdo.

            • Epsilonicus

              Dating is like that. When I was single, women pressed and some pressed really hard.

      • Namia

        if only there was a magic scented spray with zero side effects.. raw all day.. every day !!!

    • Sooo keeping it all one hunnadid. If I am on BC (which I am #TeamIUD) and he on an injected BC AND it’s just us (clean test to prove it and I’m on PrEP), the condom is going out the door. Not reckless abandonment…very thoughtful abandonment.

      Because…

      Feels.

      No ring needed. Straight like that.

    • Now you KNOW n iggas love raw sssex >_>

      • Other_guy13

        True

      • Does everyone love is bare? It’s the consequences we try to mitigate.

        I mean It’s warmer, tighter, slippery, wett….

        you know what, I’ll see myself out.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          *clears throat and channels inner O.D.B*

          Sing along if you know the words!

          Oh baby I like it rawwwwww

        • I mean…IMO the risks of raw do NOT compare to the benefit. I’ll accept a lil less sensation if it means I don’t have to deal with unwanted kids…or unwanted other things. No Thank You…It’s really not ever that serious.

          • TeeChantel

            I’m with you.

          • You must’ve miss the painted scenario above. I respect your opinion. I’m just keeping it 100. It the risk can be mitigated, “raw” is how most people would choose.

            I can only speak for me, but I don’t have an IUD, taking PrEP, and asking BAE (when I had him) about STD check so we could wear condoms.

            But as I have stated before, I am the minority a lot of time among VSS’.

            • Other_guy13

              I’m with you on this…I don’t see the issue…no use faking the funk…it’s how most choose to deal with life. Why do you thing the product was made in the first place.

            • ehh I get it…I just still don’t find it worth all the extra. Plus ME, I can’t take any hormonal treatments. I tried to be that girl…the one that taking charge of my reproductive health and getting on the pill cuz raw was happening, and children were NOT wanted…ended up with multiple blood clots in both lungs, had to take blood thinners for like 9 months AND I’m not even with ol’ boy anymore. After all of that…I’ll take a condom any day. Simpler and safer.

              • Oh, no. I am so happy to hear that everything worked out. Yes, in that case I can totally get it.

              • How about not being able to take them because you has MULTIPLE larger fibroids removed & estrogen BCP encourages them to grow. And you put on a lower dose that almost cause the pharmacy cashier at PetsMart to CATCH.THESE.HANDS.

                I had every side effect listed and now I am just on hormones cuz PCOS. And I am bout to come off those cuz my skin looks a hot mess. URGH

                • Yes ma’am…I am team HUGH fibroid removal as well. Scars to prove it. Hormonal BC can kiss my #WHOLEass…LIKE awwlllll of it.

                  • not got talk about these keloided scars. Just when i had my baawddyy on point.

                    • Girl…those keloids tho :( and over a year later they still itch sometimes…like…all this?! For raw sssex? At what cost Twi?

                    • almost a year later and the one over my navel. PAINFUL

                    • I was gonna like this to acknowledge you, but I’m like “I don’t like that” :( mine don’t hurt anymore but yea…I feel it’s a pretty steep cost to pay for some raw dog.

                    • grownandsexy2

                      Have you ever considered getting it removed? It’s a simple procedure. Steroid shot in or directly on keloid. I forget which. Show up a month later to have it excised. My daughter used to have huge keloids on both ears.

                    • I’ve thought about it. I have to get a quote, most likely insurance will not pay for it because it isn’t medically necessary.

                      Womp Womp

                    • Namia

                      I am just seven months post myomectomy….the scar looks half decent.. scarved thin line (#love my doctor) but the itching! does that ever stop..?

                    • IDK. Mine will itch randomly. They don’t ALWAYS itch. My scars probably turned keloid on me because…I’m a picker :(

                    • Namia

                      Picker! OK..u can make them pretty again if I like…..they burn the keloids..away I ve seen it done with ears

                    • Other_guy13

                      Well…didn’t know all that happened off of BC…*rethinks Condoms*

                    • Kas

                      I walked in a conversation not meant for me.

        • Other_guy13

          *Leans in* Please stay and share…no judgement from us men…maybe the VSS’s but who cares about them.

        • Spread knowledge

        • Mr. Mooggyy
        • Kas

          Find a corner.

      • miss t-lee

        He got 3, he already know that.

        • ahahaa FACTS

        • afronica

          I was like, “Is someone gonna say it? Bueller? Anyone?”

          • miss t-lee

            Ha!!!!

    • Other_guy13

      Me thinks its for a random moment…but i’m not right in the head

    • miss t-lee

      Because y’all don’t half azz like to use the things already readily available. Gotta cover bases from 17 different angles.

      • Glo

        THANK YOU. I’m surprised that men everywhere are suddenly like, “what’s wrong with condoms?” when they have been more than willing to talk about the “loss of sensation” for who knows how long.

        Also, condoms break, so I like to have backup. I primarily think of condoms as a method of preventing STIs.

        • miss t-lee

          Girl. We know the jig when we see it.

    • afronica

      From what I understand, condom effectiveness rate is 90% when used properly. BC effectiveness rate when used properly is 98%. That 8% difference = a lot of children roaming the earth.

      Plus, “it feels like swimming in a wet suit” is y’all’s favorite line.

  • Other_guy13

    “And if you decide that you just have to run raw, like, in your soul, you just gotta”….https://culturallydisoriented.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/tumblr_m82s8jem7c1rcroveo4_250.gif

  • PriceIsRightHorns

    I prefer to use condoms and the pill, but nowadays it’s only condoms. The last brand of birth control pills I tried gave me restless leg syndrome and had me crying while watching a Meow Mix commercial. No thanks.

    • LOL oh my a meow mix commercial got you? A Big Brothers and Big Sisters of American commercial got me when I was about to start my cycle.

      Sunday afternoon, I’m watching the commercial and I legit start crying like “OMG…that’s so beautiful what they’re doing for these kids!” LMAO hormones are crazy.

      • PriceIsRightHorns

        Yup. Starting reminiscing and sniffling about my pet cat that ran away in the 8th grade. I tossed the pills that very day. I don’t have time for that nonsense, lol.

    • TeeChantel

      Lol, those pills have you go through all that? Yep, condoms are the only way to go for me.

      • PriceIsRightHorns

        Lol, I was so moody which is out of character. I probably needed a pill with a different level of estrogen, but I wasn’t interested in trying to figure it out.

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