New Invention Could Revolutionize Sex, Replacing Condoms, Pills & The Vasectomy
The invasive vasectomy may be a thing of the past thanks to a new invention by Clemens Bimek. The “sperm switch” will allow men to turn off and on their fertility by simply flicking a switch inside of the scrotum.
Sounds pretty far fetched doesn’t it? Well it’s not! But before we go any further it’s worth considering why this new contraceptive device is so revolutionary, especially in light of what’s currently available for men.
What is a Vasectomy?
For those not familiar with the process, a vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception. When performing the procedure, the male vas deferens are severed and then tied or sealed in a manner so as to prevent sperm from entering into the seminal stream (ejaculate) and thereby preventing fertilization.
Because the procedure is considered a permanent method of contraception and is not easily reversed, men are usually counselled/advised to consider how the long-term outcome of a vasectomy might affect them both emotionally and physically. For obvious reasons the procedure isn’t encouraged for younger men as their chances for biological parenthood are thereby more or less permanently reduced to almost zero by it.
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With the Flick of a Switch Men Can Control Their Fertility
The “sperm switch” invention comes at a time when many men are trying to take personal control of their fertility and contraceptives instead of relying solely on women to do the job. It is designed to allow men to decide if and when sperm reaches the penis during intercourse.
With the sperm switch, called the Bimek SLV, men would no longer have to choose between long-term contraceptive options and potential infertility in the future, as the device would allow men to turn off and on fertility with the flick of a switch.
How Does it Work?
According to the German inventor Clemens Bimek, the sperm switch works by diverting the flow of sperm back to the man’s testicles when switched on. The device is slated to be just as effective as a vasectomy without being permanent. If the user decided they would like to become fertile again, the man can simply switch the device off via a switch in the scrotum, and the sperm would again be allowed to be ejaculated.
The sperm switch is inserted into the man’s scrotum via outpatient surgery and usually only takes about 30 minutes. However, it is noted that the sperm switch is inserted in the “open” position, allowing sperm to flow freely. Once the Bimek SLV is closed, sperm will remain present in the ejaculatory fluids for about three months or approximately 30 ejaculations.
“After the valve is closed there will still be sperm cells present in your ejaculatory fluids for up to 3 months or about another 30 ejaculations. To be completely sure of sterility it is essential that you undergo a sperm analysis, or spermiogram, with a urologist. This is the only way to be 100% sure.”
Unlike a vasectomy, there is no need to have the Bimek removed or a “reversal” performed because the man can simply flick the switch back to open and fertility will immediately return.