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Post by Izmuth on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:48 pm

I'm getting quite the professional lurker, but reading the thread about "Entitlement, Nerds and Neanderthals" made me wonder something.

As far as I'm able to tell, quite some guys looked into varying forms of chemical castration. Anyone actually got experience with those?
I tried my hand at SRII's, hoping they would make me feel better but also kind of hoping for the common side effects of killing your sex drive, but they didn't work out for me.

The health hazards of stronger medication are plenty though, so I'm hesitant to try those out. Not to mention I would need to tell my doctor why I'd want that.

Anyone any input?
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by The Wisp on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:58 pm

I see threads like this pop up in the sex subreddit from time to time. The TLDR of the responses is basically there's no good method to reduce libido and that coping with your libido is almost always better.
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by Izmuth on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:03 pm

Sad

That's a pity... Can you link me such a thread?
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Post by The Wisp on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:25 pm

I couldn't find the thread I was thinking of, but I did a little research and your options are basically either unhealthy behavior (poor/reduced diet), risky to your health (chemical castration), unreliable (random herbs), or come with side effects and aren't intended for libido reduction.
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Post by BasedBuzzed on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:56 pm

There have been people experimenting with this stuff in the LessWrong community and empirically documenting their findings, including importing over-the-counter stuff from other countries that isn't illegal in America. Perhaps try asking there?

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Re: Libido reducers

Post by The Wisp on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:22 am

BasedBuzzed wrote:There have been people experimenting with this stuff in the LessWrong community and empirically documenting their findings, including importing over-the-counter stuff from other countries that isn't illegal in America. Perhaps try asking there?

Not really on topic, but if they're doing it for the reasons I think they are, that's yet another reason to dislike the community.
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by BasedBuzzed on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:27 am

The Wisp wrote:
BasedBuzzed wrote:There have been people experimenting with this stuff in the LessWrong community and empirically documenting their findings, including importing over-the-counter stuff from other countries that isn't illegal in America. Perhaps try asking there?

Not really on topic, but if they're doing it for the reasons I think they are, that's yet another reason to dislike the community.

From what I glossed, it's a a heavy focus on nootropics and annoyance at the fact that there's no unified study of medicine(so lots of double testing per region).

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Re: Libido reducers

Post by Aggrax on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:35 am

Damn, sad to hear their isn't anything that can work safely and effectively. If there was a safe alternative I would take it in an instant.
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Post by LadyIkaros on Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:54 am

I think the odds of ever finding something that will shut down an impulse that's intrically interwoven with brain functions and your hormonal system, but which doesn't come with side effects and/or risks, aren't worth holding out for.
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by Izmuth on Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:30 am

The Wisp wrote:I couldn't find the thread I was thinking of, but I did a little research and your options are basically either unhealthy behavior (poor/reduced diet), risky to your health (chemical castration), unreliable (random herbs), or come with side effects and aren't intended for libido reduction.

...that doesn't bode very well.

BasedBuzzed wrote:There have been people experimenting with this stuff in the LessWrong community and empirically documenting their findings, including importing over-the-counter stuff from other countries that isn't illegal in America. Perhaps try asking there?

I'll take a look over there, thanks! Although I don't really like to take advice from communities I don't know very well, since it's hard to tell trolls from the real deal.

Aggrax wrote:Damn, sad to hear their isn't anything that can work safely and effectively. If there was a safe alternative I would take it in an instant.

I'll keep you updated if I find something!

LadyIkaros wrote:I think the odds of ever finding something that will shut down an impulse that's intrically interwoven with brain functions and your hormonal system, but which doesn't come with side effects and/or risks, aren't worth holding out for.

Yeah, you're probably right Sad

Although I've got some hope to find something that induces erectile dysfunction without too adverse side effects. That would already help a LOT with camouflage.
I'd almost call the lack of obvious ladyboners an instance of female privilege Razz (J/K!)
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by LadyIkaros on Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:01 am

Izmuth wrote: Although I've got some hope to find something that induces erectile dysfunction without too adverse side effects. That would already help a LOT with camouflage.

Jockstraps? Duct tape? Wink
I don't think there's much of a market for the anti-viagra, so again, anything medical you might find would be something whose primary effect would be something you wouldn't want, and the erectile dysfunction would be considered the unfortunate side effect.
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by InkAndComb on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 pm

Late to the response game here, but are you looking to reduce an 'average/healthy' libido or a hyperactive libido?  Pardon me if this was said in the other thread previously and I somehow missed it.

I've had a doctor tell me that for some women, birth control pills have this sideeffect as part of the hormone regulation. If it's an unusually high sex drive, maybe asking your doctor about potential hormone imbalance could be in order. You are male (from what I saw in your post) so it wouldn't be quite the same, but I've heard they're working on pills similar to bc for men, maybe there is a trial available?
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by Aggrax on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:13 am

InkAndComb wrote:Late to the response game here, but are you looking to reduce an 'average/healthy' libido or a hyperactive libido?  Pardon me if this was said in the other thread previously and I somehow missed it.

For me, personally, it's about reducing the 'average' libido down as far as possible. Preferably to the point of getting rid of it entirely. Having one isn't doing anything to benefit me, so I don't see the point in keeping it.
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Re: Libido reducers

Post by Izmuth on Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:42 am

LadyIkaros wrote:Jockstraps? Duct tape? Wink
I don't think there's much of a market for the anti-viagra, so again, anything medical you might find would be something whose primary effect would be something you wouldn't want, and the erectile dysfunction would be considered the unfortunate side effect.

I had actually thought of those chastity belts kinds of deal, but I regularly undress to my underwear in front of other people, so that would be a bit... complicated to know when to wear 'm and when not.

...that sounds like I'm a stripper, mostly meant that if you sleep over at a friend's house after a party boxers are about the only masculine accepted nightwear you're allowed to wear.

InkAndComb wrote:Late to the response game here, but are you looking to reduce an 'average/healthy' libido or a hyperactive libido? Pardon me if this was said in the other thread previously and I somehow missed it.

I'd say average but unconventional.

InkAndComb wrote:I've had a doctor tell me that for some women, birth control pills have this sideeffect as part of the hormone regulation. If it's an unusually high sex drive, maybe asking your doctor about potential hormone imbalance could be in order. You are male (from what I saw in your post) so it wouldn't be quite the same, but I've heard they're working on pills similar to bc for men, maybe there is a trial available?

Wouldn't sell if it reduced male sex drive Razz

Female privilege again! Patriarchy doesn't give one shit about your sex drive, which is why you've got all kinds of nice options for birth control that double as chemical castration! (heavy, heavy sarcasm on privilege implied)
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