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Hear me out, and let me know.

So recently a UN-sponsored clinical study on male birth control was shut down because some participants suffered side effects and dropped out. Moodiness, weight gain, and shifts in libido were the main ones that torpedoed the otherwise promising study.

Those sound familiar? I bet they do, because they’re pretty much the same exact side effects women get from their birth control!

Umm, can you say double standard much?

You’re telling me women are just expected to suffer whatever side effects the pharmaceutical industry deems acceptable for preventing a pregnancy, yet men are too fragile and precious to go through the same things if they want to shoulder some of the burden?

Give me a break. This is just another one of the many prejudices women face in the healthcare industry and society in general, and I, for one, am sick of it.

I know it’s not available yet, but once it is… I will be the first guy in line to get those injections. Mark my words. But in the mean time, there’s no reason we couldn’t start something between us now.

If the study had actually been completed and a male contraceptive drug was approved for public use, I would totally take it.

So now that you see how good of a guy I am, will you have sex with me?

Listen, I’m not like the guys who dropped out of that study. I’m not a wimp. Even if I was having side effects, I’d grin and bear them so you wouldn’t have to. Pretty good indicator of my character, right? I’d take one for the team. Our team.

So what do you say?

I know it’s not available yet, but once it is—which I’m confident it will be—I will be the first guy in line to get those injections. Mark my words. But in the mean time, there’s no reason we couldn’t start something between us now.

We’ll figure out the details. If you want to continue your own birth control for the time being, that’s your call. But rest assured those days will be over as soon as the medical community starts valuing women as equals, like I do.

So are we doing this or not?

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