I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
The good news is someone has developed a form of male contraception that’s as easy to use as a light switch.
The bad news is that the “someone” in question is a German carpenter with no medical training, and the contraception itself is literally a switch that has to be implanted in your scrotum.
Clemens Bimek, a carpenter by trade, came up with the idea of a sperm-blocking valve 20 years ago while watching a documentary on contraceptive methods. He approached several doctors about his idea. While some were dismissive, others encouraged him to press on with his work. I assume they were just being sarcastic, but regardless, as the following video explains, Bimek’s dream is now a reality:
To many, the idea of involving an eccentric carpenter with no medical training in matters of contraception might seem pretty weird. But for those of us who grew up Catholic, it’s nothing new.
So far, the only one who has had the tiny valves surgically implanted on his vas deferens is Bimek, so we’ll have to see how things turn out for him. And while there is no denying he’s come up with an interesting idea, there’s also no denying the prospect of having a glorified light switch implanted in your ball sack is horrifying. The question is whether it’s more or less horrifying than the prospect of an unwanted kid.
(Source: The Telegraph)