There’s now a male contraceptive injection and it goes in your BALLS
This is nuts
A new male alternative to the pill means you can be protected with just a short, sharp jab straight to the scrotum.
The curiously named Vasalgel could make fumbling around for condoms a thing of the past.
On the bright side, you only need an injection once every 10 years, and it should keep unwanted pregnancy out the way in the meantime.
Unlike a permanent vasectomy, this is supposed to be easily reversible with another quick injection to the nuts.
We won’t have to wait too long either, as it’s expected to hit the US market in 2018 and is set to become available here soon after.
Unlike the female pill, it’s non-hormonal so it shouldn’t mess with any masculine testosterone levels too much.
Vasalgel is injected – thankfully under local anesthetic – into the sperm carrying tubes and through the scrotum.
Taking the responsibility off your girlfriend, it’ll block out semen but still allows the guy to orgasm
But we’ll only truly know how effective it can be and whether it’s reversible once trials begin next year.
Researchers from Oxford Uni reckon over half of men would use some form of male contraception and note how millions of men every year opt for vasectomies.
It’s not the only contraception for guys, doctors are trialing a range of alternatives which might help you avoid sticking a needle in your manhood.
Gendarussa works by taking a pill and is expected to prevent sperm’s ability to fertilise an egg, and it’s currently being tested in India.
A similar US pill is in development, which will make your sperm unable to swim.
But closer to home is the “Clean Sheets Pill” in development in London, which allows you to orgasm while stopping any ejaculation.
This comes after more than 12,000 fake condoms were seized last week with over 60,000 still thought to be at large across the UK.
They were made from cheaper materials and are therefore considered more likely to split during sex.
A new male contraceptive injection or pill would remove the need for condoms, but would give no protection against STIs.