Ways To Make Yourself Infertile… Geez

Every morning I watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.  To be honest, it took me a while to enjoy The Colbert Report.  I thought he was a little over the top compared to Jon, but now that’s why I love him.

So last night he was talking about the product Andro-gel.  Apparently it’s a testosterone gel that men can apply to themselves to help increase their testosterone level.  Now, after it’s applied, they cannot touch a woman.  The “medicine” is so potent that just having it on the sink after applying, and having your children or wife touch it, can cause their testosterone levels to rise.  It can also cause prostate cancer and lower sperm count.  So, yea.

Then, Colbert started talking about a nasal spray for women.  It’s actually a gel that women shoot up into their nose.  It’s to help women increase their sex drive in order to have better or have an orgasm at all.  The gel is testosterone that women shoot directly into their brains.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging a women for wanting an orgasm.  I know that some find it impossible to have one and that makes me sad for them, but there has to be a better way to fix these problems.  Women taking extra testosterone, and men taking extra testosterone all seem to be factors in increasing societies infertility levels.  If you listen to the voice over telling you all of the terrible things these medicines can cause it’s amazing that someone would say “yea, worth it!”.  Look at us already… 1 out of 8 couples cannot conceive on their own.  What is all this testosterone flying around going to do for us?  Science, I beg of you, try a little harder and don’t just take the easy way out on this.  The future generations rely on you to help and not hinder the fertility levels.  Thanks!

So if you have a few minutes to watch, take a look and see what I’m talking about from the mouth of the amusing Colbert. 🙂

Oh, and I’m not trying to say that trying to help increase sex drive is bad, I’m trying to say that there needs to be a safer way to do it that won’t lower sperm count or cause women to take extra testosterone.  Coming straight from a women with too much male hormone (hello!) I will say that I do have a stronger sex drive than any woman I know, but I also cannot conceive on my own.  I’d take a few less shags in my life if it meant I could conceive like the majority of the population.  You know?