When it comes to male contraception, you have more traditional products like condoms. Alternatively, there is always the option to go for a vasectomy, but for men who’d rather not wear condoms or want something less permanent like a vasectomy, you could be in luck as German inventor Clemens Bimek has a device you could be interested in.

Dubbed the Bimek SLV, this is a device that pretty much lets men turn their sperm on/off with a switch. How will this work? According to Bimek, this device will divert the flow of sperm back into the man’s testicles when switched on, thus ensuring that the sperm will not reach the penis during sexual intercourse. Due to its ability to switch on and off, it is a decidedly less permanent option than vasectomy.

The Bimek SLV will be inserted into the man’s scrotum via outpatient surgery, with the procedure reportedly only taking about 30 minutes to complete. This means that you could have it done during your lunch break and go back to work, with no one being none the wiser.

However, it will not work right away. According to Bimek,“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.”

We’re not sure when the Bimek SLV will actually be available for purchase, but guys out there, what do you make of this invention? Yay or nay?

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