the blue boner m&m.

The contents of my spam comments repository:

40% Viagra

20% Cialis

10% Insurance

10% Porn

10% Doxycycline

10% Miscellaneous (non-sensical alphabet soup, or random service offers (“Learn how to make hemp necklaces!”))

There must be a huge potential market for those little blue pills.  On a side note…isn’t it interesting how many insurance companies will cover Viagra, but not the pill, or IUDs?

Regardless of your position on abortion (and please don’t kick off that debate in Comments), I am firmly convinced that if men could get pregnant, you could get insurance-covered drive-through abortions at CVS twenty-four hours a day, in all fifty states, with no questions asked.

16 thoughts on “the blue boner m&m.

  1. easilylost says:

    Now isn’t that the God’s honest truth :))
    Some wouldn’t even have to give birth once😛

  2. Paul Simer says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an insurance plan that didn’t include the Pill, at least at reduced rates.

    Not that it’s all that expensive anyway. I think the most we ever paid (on the worst plan) was $25/month. Now it’s more like $6/month.

  3. Marko says:

    Robin’s health plan at St. Mary’s didn’t cover anything that had to do with contraception or fertility. They do cover Viagra, though.

  4. Melody Byrne says:

    Most insurance plans don’t cover the pill, including ours (even though it’s a medical necessity in my case). However many plans will at least partially cover abortions. No, it doesn’t make sense.

    And I totally agree, MANY things would be different if men could get pregnant.

  5. Phillip says:

    I don’t know if it would be as far as the 24 hour any street corner abortions, but one thing that I’ve wished for many times over the years would be developed. A more convenient way for men to use birth control. Surgery or condoms… why isn’t there a pill for men?

    Oh yeah, cause we’d forget to take it… Maybe a shot similar to the depo-provera?

  6. LabRat says:

    Mostly pure biological reasons. It’s relatively easy to go into a woman’s complicated hormonal stew and convince it it doesn’t need to ovulate; much, MUCH more difficult to go into a man’s simpler chemistry and convince it it doesn’t need to produce viable sperm anymore.

    It’s very much like convincing someone they don’t need to buy a car right now versus convincing them they don’t need to buy a lottery ticket right now…

  7. Alchemist says:

    In New Zealand most of our private medical insurance plans don’t cover sterilization surgeries like Tubal Ligation or vasectomies. Do American plans cover these things?
    Also, I wonder how long pain relief during childbirth would have been “sinful” had men been doing the pushing and screaming ?

  8. crankylitprof says:

    I’m guessing that the key here is that Robin’s plan was from “St. Mary’s.” If it was a Catholic institution, they don’t cover contraception, et al because it goes against Church doctrine.

  9. Marko says:

    Yeah, that’s the amusing part.

    God frowns upon mucking with the baby-generating process in any way (including fertility treatments), but He doesn’t mind it when you use a little chemical help to boost the ol’ male hydraulics a bit.

  10. Rusty P. Bucket says:

    Good lord kid, who brought you up like that?

    In better days being a man meant assuming responsibilities and being proud to bear them.

    But I suppose all that went out the window when homosexuality, veganism, atheism and nose jewellry came into fashion.

  11. Marko says:

    Who brought me up like *what*, exactly?

    Are you suggesting I’m not assuming responsibilities, or that I’m not proud to bear them? Or are you saying that vegans, homosexuals, atheists, or people with nose jewelry are unwilling or unable to shoulder any sort of responsibilities?

    Sometimes I don’t know what century you’re posting from, Rusty.

  12. Phil says:

    I’m still surprised at how many insurance companies have extremely restrictive policies on female birth control, but ED remedies are covered like any other drug. Female birth control is not that expensive either (and is a darn sight cheaper than paying for childbirth).

    As for “God frowns on messing with babymaking,” don’t make the error of assuming that all Christian groups take the Roman Catholic view (which, IMO, ignores basic human biology). I even wrote a post on that at one point at my own blog (tooting my own horn).

    We’re going to a HSA, so it will cover whatever drugs we get, as opposed to depending on The Incredible Shrinking Formulary that Anthem has been using the past few years.

  13. farmist says:

    As a pharmacist I see MANY more insurance plans that cover oral contraceptives than cover ED meds.
    I do not know if that is nationwide or varies by area.
    The few that do cover ED meds mostly limit to 4 tablets a month.

  14. Rusty P. Bucket says:

    Yes I am Munchkin. And I know I am obsolete and have been for quite some time. It is only my opinion and it is worth less than what you paid for it.

    I break with my fellow religous conservatives on abortion, actually – there is a time and a place for it. Unfortunately, for the last couple decades it has been used to allow people to dodge the consequences for irresponsible behaviour.

    If my generation were as irresponsible with it as yours is – many of you wouldn’t be here today.

    And the world would be worse off for it too.

  15. CarolG. says:

    I know that 4 short years ago my insurance would have covered my late husband getting a vasectomy but would not cover Viagra or any similar medication
    despite absolute medical necessity.

  16. Jeff says:

    Insurance debate aside, I’m just surprised no one’s trying to sell him a Rolex!

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