Are there other forms of male contraception that we've not heard of? we might need some voluteers to test this out
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 04:34 PM
Now I look at that short list and I thought "Sheesh there's got to be more than this." so I did some digging on the world wide web to find some other possible solutions and I discovered this:
In 2002 researchers took 50 mg/kg/day of chloroform extracts of Carica papaya seeds & fed to adult monkeys for 360 days. Days 30-60 there was a total inhibition of sperm motility,a decrease in sperm viability & increase in sperm abnormality. Azoospermia was observed after day 90 of treatment & continued during the whole treatment period. By the way Azoospermia means an absence of spermatozoa(sperm cells) in the semen. Researchers then stopped feeding them papaya seeds and 150 days later their sperm cells went back to normal. There's more details about it in that link,but I don't think I can talk about it here since it looks confusing to me. haha
I also found this:
In 2010 researchers took 50,100,250 and 500 mg/kg of methanol sub-fraction of the Carica papaya seeds and fed them to albino rats for 52 weeks. They also checked whether the papaya seeds will affect the rats in other ways,such as body weight,organs weight,food & water intake,etc. The results showed it didn't affect any of those except the sperm cells of the rats. Also the sperm count and viability in the 50mg/kg rats showed significant reduction,while the rats in the 100,200,500 mg/kg group showed observations of Azoospermia. Again the link has more details about the study.
Besides those links^ I kept looking around to find if there were any studies that involved humans instead of animals and I had no luck so far. I even tried to find stories about guys eating papaya seeds to prevent pregnancy in their female partners and so far...nothing.:/
I did however find websites out there in the world wide web that did say that papaya seeds can be use as a natural male contraceptive.
I have to admit I am willing to test this out for myself,even though I don't like papaya fruit,but unfortunately I don't have a GF to experiment with.
What about you guys? Would any of you be willing to eat papaya seeds for a number of weeks just to prove that it can work on humans?
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012 06:12 PM
maybe if it was done in a trial where it was studied on actual human beings, it would be worth looking at.
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 03:33 AM
please dont...not the type of thing ya what to be the test subject for lil g-bud considerin the risk.
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 09:08 AM
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:53 AM
Use of "wet heat" is the most common, and arguably, effective method. It is fairly easy to understand why this method have never been extensively tested or better known by the general public. Pharmaceutical companies are not interested in this kind of contraception; there is no financial incentive (read profit) simply because there is no product for them to sell. No product to sell = no adverts = no general awareness. Some research work have been done back in 50s and 60s but that was pretty much all about it. Again, with no potential product to sell there was not enough funding for the research work.
I would suggest you to Google and read about Dr. Martha Vogeli and her sitz baths method. Inexpensive sperm test kits and thermometers which are easily available in most places will allow you to try the wet heat method and see if it works for you.
Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012 09:26 AM
Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:07 PM
ButtercupLocket -Yeah I was looking for that too and I haven't had any luck yet.
Risc1971 -What are you talking about? You mean like using a twist tie around men's testicles? ha I don't know about that one.
babykissme -I appreciate ya concern mini but I was thinking of trying this out by myself first.
SirFoggy -What you say sounds like the heat-based contraception idea that I've read about quite a bit. You know what this also reminds me of some years ago when I heard on the news that men were having some issues with their sperm activities when they were using laptop computers on their laps. They said that the heat from the laptops were interfering with the sperm creation in their testicles and were damaging the sperm cells.
Not only that I've read some more news stories about these similar events,some of them more recent than others.
If this is really true then maybe I would get a sperm test kit just to find out. I just need to know where to buy one. :S
This post has been edited by Xeste: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:09 PM