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Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong dept.

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TeslaBoy writes "The BBC has an article about using ultrasound aimed at the testicles as a reversible male contraceptive. This can last for six months. With a grant of $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers at the University of North Carolina will push ahead with more clinical trials, fine tuning, and safety tests."

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A word to the wise: (5, Funny)

Narcocide (102829) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176540)

Don't let Microsoft point ultrasonic emitters at your nuts.

Re:A word to the wise: (3, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176602)

At least not until after they release the first service pack for it. "Nutrasonic, by Microsoft! Guaranteeing geeks will never reproduce"

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Funny)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176690)

I don't think you need a contraceptive to stop geeks reproducing...

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Interesting)

AmberBlackCat (829689) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176966)

True. But I have a friend who is trying to get her husband to have a vasectomy. I bet this would be a much easier sell. Especially if it comes up after the vasectomy argument.

Re:A word to the wise: (2, Interesting)

cheesybagel (670288) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177020)

Married people have sex? Who would know.

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Funny)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177036)

Marriage is almost a better contraception than being geeky.

Re:A word to the wise: (1)

guruevi (827432) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177102)

A vasectomy is much safer, much simpler and lower cost compared to tubal litigation.

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177056)

I don't think you need a contraceptive to stop geeks reproducing...

Yup...Computer games, iPhones, Android phones, GPS devices, FOSS projects, Linux distros, ... (the list goes on) will all do the trick. Of course the effect of those are only temporary. To permanently prevent a geek from reproducing try giving him a Dell laptop and make sure it has a Sony battery.

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Funny)

Kell Bengal (711123) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176694)

I'm so glad there's finally a solution! I'm so tired from outrunning those mobs of horny women lusting for geek guys.

In Soviet Russia, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176996)

contraceptive sexes male.

Re:A word to the wise: (5, Insightful)

Garridan (597129) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176940)

Man. I'm gonna start tin-foiling my nuts. Ultrasound emitters can be made compact enough to hide anywhere. It'd be trivial to hide them under ATM's, seats in public places, etc. This leads to all sorts of spooky eugenics conspiracy scenarios.

Re:A word to the wise: (4, Informative)

Alphathon (1634555) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177006)

You'll have to try harder than that - this is sound we're talking about, not EM. What you really need to do is cover your nuts in sound-proof foam.

Re:A word to the wise: (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177046)

If you're a well-to-do ivy league educated white liberal, you'll be fine. Only undesirables will be targeted.

Blue Screen of Sterility (3, Funny)

sanman2 (928866) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177052)

Maybe a strong enough monitor could allow the BSOD to irradiate your nuts

Re:A word to the wise: (1)

BagOBones (574735) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177150)

Funny but the ultrasound machines both my children where scanned with where running embedded windows os. I noticed when the dialog came up after they burned a DVD of the video and photos.

No. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176556)

Stay away from my nuts!

First Post (-1, Redundant)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176560)

Just want to say, NOT HAPPENING. I'm happy using abstinence as a contraceptive. 100% effective. (:

Re:First Post (4, Funny)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176570)

I hope it's more effective than your first post attempts or somebody will be calling you Daddy soon ;)

Re:First Post (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176604)

rofl

It is definitely more effective. ;)

Re:First Post (1)

value_added (719364) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176844)

I hope it's more effective than your first post attempts or somebody will be calling you Daddy soon ;)

If not, he'll be lucky if someone calls him Daddy. Chances are better that he'll be foregoing a large portion of his income for the next 18 years with nothing to show for it.

Re:First Post (3, Funny)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176584)

You are on /. , I don't think anyone of us has to worry about birth control. On the other hand, Microsoft having access to people's nuts... That could be worrying.

Re:First Post (-1, Flamebait)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176626)

I dunno.

Yeah, MS having access to people's junk? That's disturbing.

Re:First Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176714)

they don't: the foundation is just funding the research, it's just a standard ultrasound machine.

Re:First Post (3, Informative)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176698)

How exactly is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation connected to Microsoft? The largest transparently-operated private foundation in the world doesn't have a lot in common with Microsoft Corp. In fact, there's only one thing I can think of that they do have in common.

Re:First Post (4, Funny)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176858)

In fact, there's only one thing I can think of that they do have in common.

Virility-destroying products?

Re:First Post (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176872)

Evil intent?

Re:First Post (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177066)

A bunch of dumb people on slashdot making stupid, worn out jokes about them?

Re:First Post (2, Funny)

Nikker (749551) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177086)

You mean their respecive founders right? Amirite? Do I get a prize?

Re:First Post (2, Funny)

quickpick (1021471) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176596)

Just want to say, NOT HAPPENING. I'm happy using abstinence as a contraceptive. 100% effective. (:

I agree, keeping it in your pants sounds a lot easier than someone pointing something at your boys and saying "this might tingle a little..."

Re:First Post (3, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176732)

" "this might tingle a little..."

"..but for an extra 100, it will tingle a lot."

Re:First Post (3, Funny)

JesseL (107722) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176758)

That works great right up to the point where some girl with a thing for nerds decides to jump you.

Don't laugh, it could happen to you (it's not likely of course, but it is possible).

Re:First Post (-1, Troll)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176854)

There's always plan b [wikipedia.org] ....... ;)

Yes, I'm going straight to hell.

Re:First Post (3, Insightful)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176796)

I'm happy using abstinence as a contraceptive.

See, you -say- you're happy, but then you say you're abstaining... which is it?

Who wants customers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176810)

Yes Bill, give more money for contraceptives...
= Less people on the planet...
= Less people to buy your great software...
How smart are you?

Re:Who wants customers? (2, Funny)

Narcocide (102829) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177140)

He's very smart. Genius in fact. You see, much like the "great software" this contraceptive doesn't work either.

Re:First Post (-1, Flamebait)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177154)

tell that to Mary.

You know, the Woman God raped.

Ultrasound Aimed at the Testicles (5, Funny)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176564)

>> ultrasound aimed at the testicles

That just sounds nuts!

Re:Ultrasound Aimed at the Testicles (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176576)

You win the Internets!

Re:Ultrasound Aimed at the Testicles (1)

risma2006 (1809424) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176906)

That's a very huge cost for ultrasound aimed at the testicles

Re:Ultrasound Aimed at the Testicles (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176946)

Actually, this is the first thing they do if there's any suspicion of testicular cancer. I had some aches and pains and a little lump on Rightie, so I was sent off right away to have a scrotal ultrasound.

Does anyone know if/how that sort of diagnostic ultrasound differs from this? They didn't say ANYTHING to me about it affecting fertility.

Ultrasound? (4, Funny)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176600)

Jesus fucking Christ, why didn't I HEAR about this earlier?

Ultrasonic Ball Tag everybody! (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176616)

ZAP! . . . you're it!

I'll need something a little more definite... (5, Insightful)

Sepultura (150245) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176618)

This can last for six months.

There are a number of areas in my life where YMMV is fine, and I'll take the risk, but I don't think contraception will be one of them.

Re:I'll need something a little more definite... (2, Interesting)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176926)

I had thought about that too. It would take several weeks before it "kicked in" because of the lag time for sperm production. Shut down your testicles tomorrow and you'll still be fertile until the stored sperm in the epididymis is used up. Given that, I don't see this method as being particularly popular unless you can keep "zapping" the testicles to ensure they don't resume sperm production. If they do then you are looking at another few weeks of having to use alternate birth control methods and in that case what's the damn point?

Re:I'll need something a little more definite... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177064)

Not unnecessarily. You could probably get yourself shooting blanks in about a day(from what I hear).

Re:I'll need something a little more definite... (2, Insightful)

Kneo24 (688412) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177076)

It's really no different than what women have to go through with their birth control methods. Each method is different, but if they miss it once they generally have to wait like... a month for it to work.

Involuntary response. (4, Funny)

Zarjazz (36278) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176632)

So was I the only one who crossed their legs while reading the story?

adjudin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176640)

http://malecontraceptives.org/methods/adjudin.php [malecontraceptives.org] It is very effective and most importantly safe. You only need an injection of it every few months, and it is bound to an inactive version of the FSH hormone that only gets picked up by one place in the body, the testes. It is perfect and I want it now!

How did they discover this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176648)

I wonder what the original researchers were thinking to discover this. Sounds like a close intimate moment with pregnant mother and unborn baby went a bit, ahem, south.

Sign me up! (3, Insightful)

CasualFriday (1804992) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176656)

If this is cheap and effective, it sounds like a good decision. If you're in a monogamous relationship, say bye-bye to condoms! You also don't have to subject your female partner to a birth control regimen, which throws her hormones out of whack and can have all kinds of terrible side effects like migraines, random menstrual flow, etc.

Re:Sign me up! (1)

Third Position (1725934) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176846)

Yeah, well... after you, Kimosabe!

Re:Sign me up! (0, Troll)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176918)

Little known fact: for about the last 10 years there's been implants available that completely eliminate the female menstrual cycle. This is completely reversible and requires no surgery (the implant is just injected in the arm). So every time you have to put up with a woman with PMT, understand that you are enduring it because they're either ignorant or negligent.

Re:Sign me up! (1)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176970)

random menstrual flow

Don't most hormonal birth control methods stabilize the timing of the menses? An ex of mine had very irregular periods (2-4 months between them) until she started using hormonal birth control. After that she could set her watch by the timing.

Re:Sign me up! (1)

Kneo24 (688412) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177100)

That depends on the woman. I've known woman to have irregular cycles and be complete and utter sex hating bitches where I'd rather kill myself than put up with their bullshit for another second while on hormonal BC. Fortunately most women aren't like this.

if 'twere permanent... (0, Flamebait)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176672)

...I might consider it. There's no more selfish act in the world than having your own children.

Re:if 'twere permanent... (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176716)

With that attitude I don't think you need to worry about having kids.

Re:if 'twere permanent... (1)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176756)

Agreed! No sex for me with my girlfriend unless we're using effective contraception. Which we are, so it's all good.

Re:if 'twere permanent... (3, Interesting)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176842)

How are children a selfish act?

Continue the species, taxpayers for social programs, potential to do something great, etc

Re:if 'twere permanent... (2, Insightful)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176888)

You're mischaracterising nature. More organisms means more intra-specific competition (inter-specific is bothersome too, if you're environmentalist). Free minds and/or those chained by instinct are, by and large, not altruistic.

There are lots of underprivileged/dying people you could help if you wanted to "continue the species", farm "taxpayers for social programs", or help fulfil "potential to do something great".

If you want kids, have kids, but don't deny that it's the supremely selfish act.

Re:if 'twere permanent... (3, Insightful)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177120)

If you want kids, have kids, but don't deny that it's the supremely selfish act.

Maybe for you. I can think of nothing more selfish than to deny the awesomeness of my genes to future generations ;)

Re:if 'twere permanent... (4, Funny)

hamburger lady (218108) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176928)

There's no more selfish act in the world than having your own children.

not when my children are better than you! my 16 month old is already doing calculus. it's in the form of spaghetti, so it takes some interpreting, but it's there.

Why not (4, Funny)

turing_m (1030530) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176674)

just get married instead?

Re:Why not (1)

digitallystoned (770225) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176742)

Just make sure you pay for your idiot friends WoW accounts and they'll be fine

Re:Why not (1)

CasualFriday (1804992) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176750)

What? Are you implying that the need for contraception goes away when you get married? It is this logic that is causing overpopulation. Unless you're saying that sex stops when you get married, in which case I offer a hearty "DOHOHOHOHO!" to you.

Re:Why not (1)

euxneks (516538) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176902)

Why is marriage a prerequisite for sexual intercourse and/or baby-making?

Re:Why not (4, Funny)

euxneks (516538) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176916)

nm. just got the joke. Been a long day. *facepalm*

Re:Why not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177126)

...because one needs more proof that a thirteen month long pregnancy just isn't plausible?

Why is this here? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176682)

What possible use could the average /.er have for a contraceptive?

Oh, wait- it's here because of the cool technology (to be used on someone else).

And it is fascinating. I wonder how they manage to keep a tight beam?

Hmmm... (4, Funny)

Howard Roark (13208) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176688)

Gives new meaning to the term "Hum Job."

Re:Hmmm... (2, Funny)

URL Scruggs (1230074) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176786)

If you can hum that high I'd guess you've already had the treatment.

Club Of Rome Fascism (1, Informative)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176720)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's guiding philosophy is the Limits To Growth [wikipedia.org] as described in the '72 book commissioned by the Club of Rome. The interest in the third world is the reduction in population growth to head off the bloody global competition for resources. Predominately the approach for this has been in trying to raise the conditions of living to first world standards, as population growth in the first world is basically nil or declining. However, the dark side to Limits To Growth (or I guess I should say "darker") is the prediction that this will fail and only a China style One Child Policy and mass sterilization programs will be effective for limiting population growth. As such, seeing that they are funding this kind of research now is a very bad sign.

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (2, Interesting)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176864)

However, the dark side to Limits To Growth (or I guess I should say "darker") is the prediction that this will fail and only a China style One Child Policy and mass sterilization programs will be effective for limiting population growth.

I don't see what the alternative could possibly be. As a species, we have two choices: 1) voluntarily limit our population, so that don't have so many problems with resources and environmental destruction (which leads to more resources shortages), or 2) ignore the problem, and suffer the consequences. Since the consequences of ignoring the problem would most probably be disastrous, as there's simply no way we can provide a 1st-world standard of living for 100 billion people (at least not without some major technological advances which aren't here yet and may take centuries to achieve), #2 sounds like suicide; it could result in severe environmental damage which would then lead to the world being unlivable for most humans, and a massive die-off would then happen along with the total collapse of civilization.

Ultrasound contraception sounds like a pretty good alternative. Even unwilling men could easily be subjected to it, perhaps even without their knowledge as they walk in a public area. Of course, the Catholic Church would be up in arms about this, but they've never had any realistic alternative for the problem, and deny the problem altogether.

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177114)

Natural family planning or abstinence are alternatives supported by the church. They are only "unrealistic" to some people who don't understand how to use them.

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (0, Troll)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177118)

Of course, the Catholic Church would be up in arms about this,

huh? I'm pretty sure just about everyone would be up in arms about mass sterilization.. I mean, if you're not going to defend your right to breed they you probably shouldn't even bother arming yourself.

BTW, I hope you fucking die fascist.

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (1)

ShakaUVM (157947) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177142)

>>2) ignore the problem, and suffer the consequences
>>simply no way we can provide a 1st-world standard of living for 100 billion people

Riiight. Because all the 1st-world countries are suffering such massive population growth.

Oh, wait.

They're all declining in population (immigration excluded).

The solution to the Malthusian trap is to make everyone live at 1st World standards, not the opposite.

Where's the connection? (1)

StefanJ (88986) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176904)

Why do you assume that this is the Gates Foundation's "guiding philosophy?"

Is it the mere mention of contraception?

Why do you assume this will somehow be mandatory, or for that matter lead to "fascism?" (Historically, fascists regimes were big of keeping women at home making babies to grow up to be soldiers.)

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176968)

I think sterilizing peasants would be a good idea. There are too many chavs around just causing trouble, breaking/stealing things, fighting etc. There are enough people around now to be getting on with. Preventing people from being born can only be a bad thing if there's not enough people. There are.

Re:Club Of Rome Fascism (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177038)

the approach for this has been in trying to raise the conditions of living to first world standards

Something that we can't do - there simply aren't enough resources.

We'll overshoot to 12 billion people in 2050, then we'll see the big die-off.

sounds like that Ronco product from Weird Al song (1)

Phizzle (1109923) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176724)

that can scramble an egg while its still inside its shell... presumably without the use of a needle... I am sorry you want to point an ultrasonic what at my what?!

Godwin's Prophylatic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176754)

The Nazis did this with x-rays at Auschwitz and Birkenau (that I know of, and probably others). Apropos of nothing, but this is hardly groundbreaking!

Kick in the nuts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176762)

So you're basically signing up to a good solid kick in the balls every 6 months?

I'd imagine that's what a "blast of ultrasound" feels like...

Or maybe it's more akin to a solid grinding...

The B&M Gates Foundation Does Care About Pop. (1)

bezenek (958723) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176764)

As a result of an earlier Slashdot article discussing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support for eliminating diseases in developing countries, there was a discussion suggesting population control might be a better place to invest.

It looks like the Gates foundation is not ignoring this issue.

-Todd

Re:The B&M Gates Foundation Does Care About Po (3, Insightful)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176800)

Eliminating disease is about population control. Wherever there is high mortality rates there is high population growth. It's just human nature: death is all around, make more babies.

Oblig. Futurama... (5, Funny)

A L 1 E N (1177827) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176782)

Bender: What should we point it at first?
Fry: I dunno. Try it on me!
[Zap]
Fry: Ow! My sperm!
Bender: Wow! Neat! Mind if I try that again?
[Zap]
Fry: Huh, didn't hurt that time.

mass sterilization anyone ? (1)

heftysmurf (562778) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176788)

seems like a great way to conduct mass sterilization on populations that are swelling out of control.....

Mixed feelings (1)

Mabbo (1337229) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176804)

Look, if you're an STD, this is like finding out you get 3 Christmases this year. No more need for condoms, hurray for HIV.

But at the same time, as a man who is paranoid about accidentally reproducing, having extra reassurances like this is a nice benefit, to say the least. Women can reassure themselves by going on birth control, but for men, we have the condom, and trusting that she's actually taking whatever BC she says she is.

Re:Mixed feelings (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176886)

Look, if you're an STD, this is like finding out you get 3 Christmases this year. No more need for condoms, hurray for HIV.

I'm pretty sure if you are going to get this procedure the people doing it are going to be obligated to make sure you understand that the procedure will only prevent pregnancy and not stop any diseases what so ever. You still need condoms for that. And if you are going through all the trouble of doing this to your junk, [I would hope] you probably already understand that fact.

I can see where this would work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176808)

"Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive"

So they idea is to aim the sound of Freddie Mercury's voice at your balls? I can see where that would shrivel them up.

Just get a screechy wife (1)

peterofoz (1038508) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176826)

Has anyone else noticed how the high pitch screech of a wife or girlfriend yelling at you has the same effect?

Malda's Had His Nuts Taken A Long Time Ago (1)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176828)

Rob Malda is a 26-year old white male with a stocky build and a beard. His head is shaved. He responded to my ad to be interviewed for this article wearing only leather pants, leather boots and a leather vest. I could see that both of his nipples were pierced with large-gauge silver rings.

Questioner: I hope you won't be offended if I ask you to prove to me that you're a nullo. Just so that our readers will know that this isn't a fake.

Rob: Sure, no problem. (stands and unbuckles pants and drops them to his ankles, revealing a smooth, shaven crotch with only a thin scar to show where his genitals once were).

Q: Thank you. That's a remarkable sight.

(laughs and pulls pants back up). Most people think so.

Q: What made you decide to become a nullo?

(pauses). Well, it really wasn't entirely my decision.

Q: Excuse me?

The idea wasn't mine. It was my lover's idea.

Q: Please explain what you mean.

Okay, it's a long story. You have to understand my relationship with Michael before you'll know what happened.

Q: We have plenty of time. Please go on.

Both of us were into the leather lifestyle when we met through a personal ad. Michael's ad was very specific: he was looking for someone to completely dominate and modify to his pleasure. In other word, a slave.

The ad intrigued me. I had been in a number of B&D scenes and also some S&M, but I found them unsatisfying because they were all temporary. After the fun was over, everybody went on with life as usual.

I was looking for a complete life change. I wanted to meet someone who would be part of my life forever. Someone who would control me and change me at his whim.

Q: In other words, you're a true masochist.

Oh yes, no doubt about that. I've always been totally passive in my sexual relationships.

Anyway, we met and there was instant chemistry. Michael is a few years older than me and very good looking. Our personalities meshed totally. He's very dominant.

I went back to his place after drinks and had the best sex of my life. That's when I knew I was going to be with Michael for a long, long time.

Q: What sort of things did you two do?

It was very heavy right away. He restrained me and whipped me for quite awhile. He put clamps on my nipples and a ball gag in my mouth. And he hung a ball bag on my sack with some very heavy weights. That bag really bounced around when Michael fucked me from behind.

Q: Ouch.

(laughs) Yeah, no kidding. At first I didn't think I could take the pain, but Michael worked me through it and after awhile I was flying. I was sorry when it was over.

Michael enjoyed it as much as I did. Afterwards he talked about what kind of a commitment I'd have to make if I wanted to stay with him.

Q: What did he say exactly?

Well, besides agreeing to be his slave in every way, I'd have to be ready to be modified. To have my body modified.

Q: Did he explain what he meant by that?

Not specifically, but I got the general idea. I guessed that something like castration might be part of it.

Q: How did that make you feel?

(laughs) I think it would make any guy a little hesitant.

Q: But it didn't stop you from agreeing to Michael's terms?

No it didn't. I was totally hooked on this man. I knew that I was willing to pay any price to be with him.

Anyway, a few days later I moved in with Michael. He gave me the rules right away: I'd have to be naked at all times while we were indoors, except for a leather dog collar that I could never take off. I had to keep my head shaved. And I had to wear a butt plug except when I needed to take a shit or when we were having sex.

I had to sleep on the floor next to his bed. I ate all my food on the floor, too.

The next day he took me to a piercing parlor where he had my nipples done, and a Prince Albert put into the head of my cock.

Q: Heavy stuff.

Yeah, and it got heavier. He used me as a toilet, pissing in my mouth. I had to lick his asshole clean after he took a shit, too. It was all part of a process to break down any sense of individuality I had. After awhile, I wouldn't hesitate to do anything he asked.

Q: Did the sex get rougher?

Oh God, yeah. He started fisting me every time we had sex. But he really started concentrating on my cock and balls, working them over for hours at a time.

He put pins into the head of my cock and into my sack. He attached clothespins up and down my cock and around my sack. The pain was pretty bad. He had to gag me to keep me from screaming.

Q: When did the idea of nullification come up?

Well, it wasn't nullification at first. He started talking about how I needed to make a greater commitment to him, to do something to show that I was dedicated to him for life.

When I asked him what he meant, he said that he wanted to take my balls.

Q: How did you respond?

Not very well at first. I told him that I liked being a man and didn't want to become a eunuch. But he kept at me, and wore me down. He reminded me that I agreed to be modified according to his wishes, and this is what he wanted for me. Anything less would show that I wasn't really committed to the relationship. And besides, I was a total bottom and didn't really need my balls.

It took about a week before I agreed to be castrated. But I wasn't happy about it, believe me.

Q: How did he castrate you?

Michael had a friend who was into the eunuch scene. One night he came over with his bag of toys, and Michael told me that this was it. I was gonna lose my nuts then and there.

Q: Did you think of resisting?

I did for a minute, but deep down I knew there was no way. I just didn't want to lose Michael. I'd rather lose my balls.

Michael's friend restrained me on the living room floor while Michael videotaped us. He used an elastrator to put a band around my sack.

Q: That must have really hurt.

Hell yeah. It's liked getting kicked in the balls over and over again. I screamed for him to cut the band off, but he just kept on going, putting more bands on me. I had four bands around my sack when he finished.

I was rolling around on the floor screaming, while Michael just videotaped me. Eventually, my sack got numb and the pain subsided. I looked between my legs and could see my sack was a dark purple. I knew my balls were dying inside.

Michael and his friend left the room and turned out the light. I lay there for hours, crying because I was turning into a eunuch and there wasn't anything I could do about it.

Q: What happened then?

Eventually I fell asleep from exhaustion. Then the light switched on and I could see Michael's friend kneeling between my legs, touching my sack. I heard him tell Michael that my balls were dead.

Q: How did Michael react?

Very pleased. He bent down and felt around my sack. He said that it felt cold.

Michael's friend told me that I needed to keep the bands on. He said that eventually my balls and sack would dry up and fall off. I just nodded. What else could I do at that point?

Q: Did it happen just like Michael's friend said?

Yeah, a week or so later my package just fell off. Michael put it in a jar of alcohol to preserve it. It's on the table next to his bed.

Q: How did things go after that?

Michael was really loving to me. He kept saying how proud he was of me, how grateful that I had made the commitment to him. He even let me sleep in his bed.

Q: What about the sex?

We waited awhile after my castration, and then took it easy until I was completely healed. At first I was able to get hard, but as the weeks went by my erections began to disappear.

That pleased Michael. He liked fucking me and feeling my limp cock. It made his dominance over me even greater.

Q: When did he start talking about making you a nullo?

A couple of months after he took my nuts. Our sex had gotten to be just as rough as before the castration. He really got off on torturing my cock. Then he started saying stuff like, "Why do you even need this anymore?"

That freaked me out. I always thought that he might someday take my balls, but I never imagined that he'd go all the way. I told him that I wanted to keep my dick.

Q: How did he react to that?

At first he didn't say much. But he kept pushing. Michael said I would look so nice being smooth between my legs. He said my dick was small and never got hard anymore, so what was the point of having it.

But I still resisted. I wanted to keep my cock. I felt like I wouldn't be a man anymore without it.

Q: So how did he get you to agree?

He didn't. He took it against my will.

Q: How did that happen?

We were having sex in the basement, and I was tied up and bent over this wooden bench as he fucked me. Then I heard the doorbell ring. Michael answered it, and he brought this guy into the room.

At first I couldn't see anything because of the way I was tied. But then I felt these hands lift me up and put me on my back. And I could see it was Michael's friend, the guy who took my nuts.

Q: How did you react?

I started screaming and crying, but the guy just gagged me. The two of them dragged me to the other side of the room where they tied me spread eagled on the floor.

Michael's friend snaked a catheter up my dick, and gave me a shot to numb my crotch. I was grateful for that, at least. I remember how bad it hurt to lose my balls.

Q: What was Michael doing at this time?

He was kneeling next to me talking quietly. He said I'd be happy that they were doing this. That it would make our relationship better. That kind of calmed me down. I thought, "Well, maybe it won't be so bad."

Q: How long did the penectomy take?

It took awhile. Some of the penis is inside the body, so he had to dig inside to get all of it. There was a lot of stitching up and stuff. He put my cock in the same jar with my balls. You can even see the Prince Albert sticking out of the head.

Then they made me a new pisshole. It's between my asshole and where my sack used to be. So now I have to squat to piss.

Q: What has life been like since you were nullified?

After I got over the surgery and my anger, things got better. When I healed up, I began to like my smooth look. Michael brought friends over and they all admired it, saying how pretty I looked. It made me feel good that Michael was proud of me.

Q: Do you have any sexual feeling anymore?

Yes, my prostate still responds when Michael fucks me or uses the buttplug. And my nipples are quite sensitive. If Michael plays with them while fucking me, I have a kind of orgasm. It's hard to describe, but it's definitely an orgasm.

Sometimes Michael says he's gonna have my prostate and nipples removed, but he's just kidding around. He's happy with what he's done to me.

Q: So are you glad Michael had you nullified?

Well, I wouldn't say I'm glad. If I could, I'd like to have my cock and balls back. But I know that I'm a nullo forever. So I'm making the best of it.

Michael and I are very happy. I know that he'll take care of me and we'll be together always. I guess losing my manhood was worth it to make that happen for us.

Hmmmm (-1, Flamebait)

DaMattster (977781) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176884)

Wow, and what, if any, kind of lasting damage would this produce? Could this potentially damage the testicles or lead to birth defects. It would seem that Bill Gates should stick to what he does best, software. By funding this research, what kind of potential pandora's box just go cracked open for men?

Re:Hmmmm (1)

osgeek (239988) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176938)

With this technology, why just limit yourself to Pandora's box?

Volunteers needed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32176950)

These guys are geniuses. How else are half a dozen clinical researchers going to get laid, anyway?

"Why does this request for research participants say 'No Uggos'? Is that code for something?"

Ultrasound contraceptive, or baby scans (1)

GuyFawkes (729054) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176964)

Please tell me how / why / what the difference is (SPL? Hz? Interference pattern?) because on the face of it you're talking about two opposing effects.... ... unless of course it is decreasing male sperm counts correlating with the use of ante-natal ultrasound scans...

thank fuck I'm old enough I only had to (retrospectively) worry about thalidomide and rickets.

First ultrasound... (1)

Schnoogs (1087081) | more than 4 years ago | (#32176990)

then music...guys will be suffering from Blue Grass Balls

Duplicate post? (4, Funny)

ciaohound (118419) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177002)

Didn't we just see a story about this? Or is Ball Lightning [slashdot.org] not the same thing?

Unpleasant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177030)

Sounds unpleasant. Fortunately, being a regular Slashdotter, I have no need of contraceptives.

Ringtone (3, Funny)

MDMurphy (208495) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177072)

Now if I can just get a ringtone for that...

Sounds like a good alternative (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32177134)

I want to get fixed, but getting clipped honestly scares the crap out of me. Just the thought of it has me closing my legs tightly.

I have such a low tolerance for pain just the thought of it makes me ill.

EEP! (1)

sea4ever (1628181) | more than 4 years ago | (#32177174)

I'm not letting them get anywhere near me with those sonic screwdrivers.
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