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Hmm, well the appointments didn't go well.

First off - the only male pill is one that is *in development* and is currently being studied and tested out. I was asked if I wanted to join the study for it but seeing that they don't know it's long term effects, side-effects, general effectiveness AND I'd have to have an injection every three months (I'm needle-phobic) as well as a daily pill I gracefully turned down the suggestion.

Why isn't there ANY male pills available already? Christ, we've had the female pill for decades now you'd have thought someone would have gotten off their scientific-butt to make a working variant for blokes. One of the possible side-effects of the test pill is that it might make you sterile and also cause loss of sex drive.... well I guess both are forms of reliable contraception but not ones I'd like to currently sign up for.

Then the opticians. My LENSES (not frames, just lenses) are going to cost me £228!!!! Shitf**k! Will I never be allowed to have money in my account??? Anyway, I've ordered them and am going to recycle an old pair of frames for the time being to save on costs. Another reason for saving on frames is that the current trend seems to be for small rectangular frames for blokes and I don't think they look good on me. I prefer my larger, slightly squashed, rounder frames. Anything else and I wouldn't be the adorable Angus people love :-p

Am also feeling old thanks to Melissa. She rang up for a chat and mentioned it's her birthday on Thursday (not fishing for presents....). Now I went out with this girl when she was 19/20 so when she said she was going to be 27 I almost died. It really doesn't seem like seven years ago! That means I'M SEVEN years older too which is quite scarey. Time is just moving too quickly. Anyway, also chatted about work stuff and we'll hopefully be meeting up within the next couple of weeks for a proper catch-up and chat which will be good.

Anyway, Freeport calls and so does ordering pizza....

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kostika
Jun. 29th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
The reason we have had a female pill for ages, besides the social stuff, is that its a hell of alot easier to affect one than millions of tiny little spirmies.

Its only recently that society pressures have really pushed the creation of a male pill/injection. (at least in my opinion)
kostika
Jun. 29th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
Affect one egg I meant.
karohemd
Jun. 29th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
This is the thing. A male pill would have to either stop production of sperm altogether (no fun) or kill it, and both would have the problem Angus describes.
karohemd
Jun. 29th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Glasses
One of the big advantages of small lenses is the reduced weight. My current ones are about half the size of the ones I had before and the difference in comfort was immense and it only took me a few weeks to get used to the smaller frames and to ignore the rims.

I'm assuming you're wearing tinted lenses all the time for a specific reason (other than to look cool) so smaller lenses would decrease the effect as well.

And yes, your glasses are a big part of you, just like the hair. ;o)
angusabranson
Jun. 30th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC)
Re: Glasses
I'm probably going to put my old lens into a smaller, rectangular, frame to see what they're like for future reference.

I wear tinted lens because my eyes are light sensitive. Stick me in bright sunlight, or icy glare, and my eyes start streaming. I've worn tinted glasses since my teens.

At present, with each new perscription, my optician is lower the tint level in order to both climatize my eyes to brighter lights and also to help prevent them becoming even more lazier/light sensitive.
gypseymission
Jun. 29th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yes time does seem to be getting faster and faster. I oleft for NEw York in October 98, that makes it nearly 6 years ago. It really doesn't seem that long.
angusabranson
Jun. 30th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC)
At least my memory of events is still holding out. Even if some of those events are now well over a decade old :-(
gypseymission
Jun. 30th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)
Ahh but there's the acid test. Does it take you all night to do what you used to do all night?

No need for answers or details, just mull it over mate ;-)
angusabranson
Jun. 30th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Mulled.

A few months ago I may have been worried about that question ;-p
ex_purplekaz150
Jun. 30th, 2004 01:56 am (UTC)
Use a condom.
angusabranson
Jun. 30th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)
Which would be a sensible and reasonably secure option. Unfortunately I'm not very sensible and also once you've tried without it is VERY hard to start using them.

One of my biggest sort-of regrets is that I lost my virginity without using a condom so I got off on the wrong foot. Using a condom after that was such a different experience (and a let down - where's all the sensation gone!!??!!).

Actually, it's not a regret - it would have just been more convienient in the long run.
ex_purplekaz150
Jun. 30th, 2004 05:53 am (UTC)
Sorry but that's just plain irresponsible. That's the kind of answer I would expect from a teenager.
angusabranson
Jun. 30th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
You've just got to be careful with who you sleep with and make sure (or as sure as you can be) about past histories and medical check-ups.

If I slept with even remotely anything that moved then it would be terribly irresponsible and dangerous but considering I've only had two partners in the last seven years (who were and are both clear of anything nasty) I'm not too worried. I don't sleep around and have very rarely done so even if my reputation six+ years ago claimed otherwise. I've actually been a very careful boy and have turned down more people than I've slept with (something that occasobnally annoys me ;-p). Hell, I had a bad reputation as a womaniser when I was still at school and I didn't loose my virginity until I was 19!
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