I see the invention of the male contraceptive as a "freedom" for both males and females when being intimate with one another.
Yes, women carry the babies and should be responsible for their prevention of pregnancy until they are ready for it, but women wouldn't be pregnant without a willing or ------ sometimes....an "unwilling" partner. It is crucial for not just one sex, but for both sexes to have the maturity to THINK
before they act and protect themselves from having babies with a person (male or female) that they really don't see having a lifetime connection with as parents for a child created by them.
Women, we let men off the hook in this area of intimacy, and this is an area of our lives that needs to be addressed more maturely.
I believe that men should NOT plant their seed where they do not wish for it to grow, and a woman should not allow her seed to be planted by someone they wouldn't want as a constant reminder of a pregnancy not planned by them both. It's an equal responsiblity to bring to the intimacy table once a couple gets to that point.
Some men will ask a woman "Are you on the pill?" before the act takes place, and some men are only in the situation for the fun of it....(no sweat off their backs...so they may think initially).
How many women ask the man "Are you on the pill?" Show proof that you are protected because the pill isn't "100% protection guaranteed" either. Many women get pregnant using the pill....CORRECTLY too.
Mothers of sons: This should concern you, too. When your son becomes sexually active, and he is determined not to remain a virgin until marriage, having your son(s) put on birth control pills should be on your minds as a solution to unwanted pregnancies that neither your son or the female he's with is ready for.
Both male and female are fertile. WHY should only the woman be responsible for the planning of children? Another mindset that needs to be taken seriously.....IMO. I have grandsons, and believe me you...I talk about this to my daughters and make sure they know if there are new male contraceptives on the market in case their sons become sexually active way before they are emotionally and financially ready.
Since my grandchildren are being raised by Christian parents, they stress the biblical family order to them. I tell my 12 and 13 year old grandsons that they should NOT plant their golden seed in rotten soil or the end result may not be pretty. I tell them to be very particular about who they choose to carry their seed if they want control over the outcome of their future offspring God blesses them with because once that seed is planted, there's no going back.
It's important for men to realize that it is NOT just the womans responsibility, it's also up to them. If they would have protected themselves during those "oops" or "just having fun" occasions, they wouldn't have to sweat those paternity test or child support payments for children they did not plan for.
MEN.......are you listening???