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?



Stressful “Friends”

I just deleted a friend from Facebook.  A “friend” I “met” on the internet when I was in 9th grade.  He’s always been a grade A ass, but I’ve been able to put up with it or ignore it, but today he pissed me off and it was time to cut him off.  Ah, it feels so good to delete another person from my Facebook.  I wonder why that feels so good? Hmmm…

So, somehow, we got on the subject of Low T.  He says that it’s caused by men being “lazy, couch potatoes who won’t get up and exercise and eat right.”  So I went a little crazy on him.  I know two couples who are struggling to make their families because their husbands have Low T.  They are spending thousands of dollars on medical treatments to try and have a child any way they can.  I THINK if they could just workout and eat differently, they would.  Then later in the conversation (I guess after he Googled it) he said that it could be caused by other things, but that the majority is caused by men just being lazy.  I was fuming.  My husband doesn’t have the lowest testosterone, but it is lower than average, which causes a low sperm count with low motility and high morphology.  This is part of our struggle, and this jackass claiming that he knows all about it because his libido was low once because he hadn’t worked out in a couple weeks makes me SO ANGRY.  My husband plays basketball, softball, football, disc golf, regular golf and any other type of sport he can and he also eats right and isn’t over weight.

Did I overreact deleting him?  Nope, it was time.  He just happened to cross a line he didn’t know he was crossing and then once he was told there was a line and that he was walking all over it, is proceeded to do a dance on top of it and rub his dirty shoes all over it.  So glad I don’t have to deal with people like that in my real life.  If I did, I would hope that they would be smart enough to believe someone who obviously knows more about it than they do and shut their mouths until they are more informed.

Whew… sorry about the rant, but that really made me upset.