1. Beyond  The Birds And Bees

  2. Male Sexual Organs

  3. Female  Sexual Organs

  4. Sexual  Intercourse

  5. Aphrodisiacs

  6. Impotence

  7. Frigidity

  8. Male Homosexuality

  9. Masturbation

  10. Sexual  Perversion

  11. Prostitution

  12. Birth Control

  13. Abortion

  14. Venereal  Disease

  15. Menopause

  16. September Sex






BIRTH CONTROL

What is birth control? Birth control refers to the hundreds  of methods  that have been employed to separate the act of copulation from the act of reproduction. 

Since the earliest  stages of civilizations men have sought   ways to deliver sperm into the vagina  and no farther abortion

Regrettably these little creatures  have a  compulsion to swim upstream and unite with an expectant egg; they stubbornly resist  any effort  to impede their progress.

The specter  of unwanted pregnancy has always cast its shadow over sexual enjoyment.

The prospect that each act of intercourse  might result in a new  addition to the family has dulled the sexual  appetites of untold husbands and wives. 

The possibility that sexual intercourse might start  a family has ruined the fun of a lot of people who aren’t married.  Some of the saddest lines ever spoken during sexual relations are these: 

Don’t stop, Roger, but this is the wrong time of the month.”Now, Alice, are you sure your period will start tomorrow?”I was just thinking, Milt aphrodisiacs. What will my husband do if I get pregnant  while he’s away?”

We might as well go ahead; I'm three weeks late already."Of course some people in this world never give a thought to birth control.

Why is that? Certain primitive tribes don't realize there is any connection between sex and pregnancy.

While they are as enthusiastic about sex as their distant cousins in say, Chelsea (maybe more so), they think pregnancy is a magical event resulting from prayers and animal sacrifices. Sex is for fun and babies come by themselves.

Actually they are lucky they don't know any better. Lack of sanitation and rampant disease claim so many of their infants that constant reproduction barely keeps the tribe intact. Other tribes are a little more sophisticated.

How is that? They know that sex brings babies. They even try to control reproduction by a crude technique of birth control.

A split-second before ejaculation the man jerks his penis out of the vagina. He squirts the seminal fluid all around, on his girl friend, or on himself, depending on his aim and degree of self-control.

If his self-control is substandard, he squirts it in the vagina. He hopes that one doesn't count. Dots it worker?

No, not really. The withdrawal method goes against human nature and the laws of physics. At the moment of greatest sexual excitement, it requires a cool head and good aim.

As far as physics is concerned, it compels the man to go backward when he wants to plunge forward, to stop when he wants to really get started, and to subtract when he wants to add. It also makes the woman feel left out.

At the moment of impending orgasm she is jolted back to reality as five or six jets of hot semen are sprayed on her tummy. Not exactly ecstasy.

Another point against withdrawal is the risk of pregnancy-very great. Even before ejaculation there are always a few drops of secretions in the penis; each drop contains about 50,000 sperm. If they leak into the vagina, one drop is more than enough to make egg into baby.

Sometimes there are more than a few drops. Imagine how a man feels if in spite of solemnly resolving to withdraw his penis at the ultimate moment, his reflexes get the best of him and he delivers 100 per cent of his ejaculation deep into the vagina. Then imagine how his girl friend feels. Then should women continue to take oral  contraceptives?

That is a matter for the woman and her doctor to decide  together.  If they are willing to take the risks involved   and if no other method of birth control  is satisfactory, the pill might be the answer.  Apparently for a lot of  British women, it wasn’t.

Isn’t there something as reliable as pills without  the risks? Not yet.  A new  injectable contraceptive, requiring one injection  per month, is in the final stages of testing.  It is a long-acting form of progesterone and is said to be as effective as the tablets.  Its safety remains to be established.

A male contraceptive that is given the same way is also under development. This monthly injection would render men temporarily sterile for the next thirty days.

Birth control applied to the male has never been particularly successful;  motivation is lacking.  Unfortunately  the ideal contraceptive has yet to be developed impotence.

What would the ideal pill be? One which is adapted to human  nature.  In sexual matters men and woman  usually act first and think afterwards. 

Once the sperm  have been launched, there is no calling  them back,  the process of reproduction proceeds relentlessly  to its inevitable   conclusion  nine months  later. 

If the  lady forgets her pill once the egg and  sperm unite a thousand pill won’t send them back where they came from.What is  needed is a retrospective method of conception control. 

In Japan, where birth control  pills are not available, legal abortion  fulfils that need.  Modern biochemistry is struggling to come up with an easier way.  The ideal drug  is the morning –after pill. 

Taken  anytime up to a week or so after   intercourse, it would prevent implantation in the uterus of the  fertilized egg frigidity

With seven days to think it over, reason might prevail, parents might be a little  happier, the children who are born might be loved a little more, and the world might be a little less crowded.