Forms Of Contraception For Men
While new forms of contraception for men are being researched, as of 2010, they remain in clinical trial phases (not yet approved by the FDA). With limited forms of contraception for men, the most popular contraceptive is the condom. As you probably already know, there are an assortment of different condom varieties, depending on your personal preferences. Some men use the "withdrawal method" as contraception, but this is the least effective method and there are many risks. If you are looking for a permanent solution to contraception, there is a surgery (called a vasectomy), which will make you sterile and prevent your partner from becoming pregnant.
As stated above, condoms are the most commonly used contraceptive by men. Condoms are one way for you to take some control of your sexual health. If used correctly, condoms are generally 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and STDs. If you don't like the feeling of wearing a condom, there are ultra-thin varieties that you might find more pleasurable. Many condoms can be used with spermicides and other female contraceptives.
The withdrawal method of contraception might feel the best, but it carries many risks. If not "executed" properly, it can result in pregnancy. Additionally, the withdrawal method does not protect you or your partner from most STDs. Experts say that you should not rely on the withdrawal method unless there is no other option.
If you are in a committed relationship where you know you don't have to worry about std's and you know you don't want to have kids, vasectomy might be the best form of contraception for you. A vasectomy is minor surgical procedure which permanently blocks the vasa deferentia (i.e. the tubes that carry sperm), so you will not be able to impregnate a woman. This form of contraception is only for you if you are certain that you do not want to have kids, since this procedure cannot be reversed. It should also be noted that a vasectomy does not protect against STDs.