Male contraception is bound to become reality shortly - Alpha Male Nation
Is there a need for male contraception?
Although the notion of male contraception could seem bizarre and useless for the most part, not everyone shares the same opinion, which is very important to mention. Over the past several decades, more and more contraceptive methods have appeared, offering quite a few alternatives for those that, for some reason or another, cannot adopt, some of the previous.
The advancement in this area has been particularly important because it helped to reduce the impact of poverty. It is also a sign of higher education and it allows people to have more control over both their lives. The classical contraceptive measures have grown more diverse and refined and nowadays we have about 15 different types, each working in different ways.
But, as of today, another one is set to be released to the public: male contraception. At a first glance, this could sound confusing, because what else is the condom, if not means of male contraception? But this is not what the scientists have in mind. The notion has nothing to do with preventing the sperm from reaching inside the vaginal tract, but everything to do with lowering its quality at a biological level so that the pregnancy’s probability will be close to 0.
Why is this a scientific breakthrough and how does it work?
Before anything else, what we have now is merely an announcement of what is to follow in the years to come. Even if male contraception is being looked into quite serious today, according to the scientists, it will still take years to develop a rock-solid method that could deliver actual results.
Regarding its nature, male contraception will definitely be a major step in improving the market for contraceptive products. In terms of non-invasive methods, the options today are quite a few. We are talking about pills, as being the most used of all, while the rest are resumed by the use of various tools. Condoms, vaginal rings, contraceptive patches, injections, IUDs (Intra Uterine Devices), cervical caps, female condoms, diaphragms, and sterilization, are all invasive procedures that come with a certain degree of either insecurity or physical discomfort, taking away the pleasure of the sex act.
The pills are also less desirable than we would hope for because they can interfere with the body’s hormonal balance, causing headaches, stomach pain, irritation and delayed menstrual cycle. Male contraception, on the other hand, is set to revolutionize the contraceptive market and the mechanism by which it is believed to work involves peptides.
These are strings of amino acids believed to be capable of altering the state and the functioning of the sperm and this is where it gets interesting. In essence, it seems like peptides are able to influence the motion capabilities of the semen. Under the right conditions, these short-stringed amino acids could both speed up or lower to a stand-still the movement of the sperm.
As a result, not only it could lower high fertility in men, but it could also promote higher fertility among those who have various problems in this regard.
The possibilities are exciting
The term of male contraception, however, hilarious and redundant it may seem, could prove to be one of the most important medical breakthroughs in the past half of century. It could basically put an end to male fertility problems, associated with poor sperm motility, which is actually quite often among those who cannot procreate.
The interesting thing about peptides is that they are the only amino acids that can penetrate the hard layer of the sperm, otherwise gruesomely difficult to break. Peptides, on the other hand, can easily enter in its core, allowing for a more effective biological manipulation. In this regard, it could be discovered that there are other new and exciting applications for peptides we had no idea existed.
And there is another reason why male contraception is such a desirable medical advancement. Nowadays, aside from condoms and the calendar system, the most used contraceptive method is relying on pills. Contraceptive pills, though, are highly unstable, in the sense that they come with a wide array of side effects. As we have mentioned above, they could disrupt the hormonal balance and cause pains, stress, and irritation, whereas the use of peptides in male contraception is believed to be side effects free.
On the other hand, men should also bring their contribution in the contraceptive industry, because a child is always born of two parents, thus the responsibility should be shared.