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 kpooks
Joined: 12/23/2008
Msg: 97
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Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?Page 4 of 11    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Yep, the guy should use a condom every time. If you want to buy the pill for extra protection, if he's using condoms, that cost is on you. But a lubed-up condom is pretty reliable. If he's NOT using condoms, he should pay for half the cost of the pill, yeah.

Amazes me, these lazy guys, and you overly generous women who put up with them...
 Helen0426
Joined: 6/2/2009
Msg: 100
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 8/11/2009 9:06:54 AM
Health insurance should pay for it.

It really frosts me that Viagra and Cialis are covered by virtually all plans - including Medicare - but contraception is not. There has been a good deal of improvement in this, and some states now require that prescription coverage include contraception coverage, but it is unfathomable to me that it isn't just a no-brainer.

Grrrrr.
 barbee1970
Joined: 12/29/2008
Msg: 101
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 8/11/2009 11:26:11 AM
Not if we can get it for free. There are alot of clinics that offer free birth control methods.
 sammylg
Joined: 12/20/2006
Msg: 102
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 8/11/2009 11:31:20 AM
first half the birth control, what's next? Half the makeup because she wants to look pretty for me when we go out?
 HazelRose
Joined: 6/15/2009
Msg: 104
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 8/11/2009 2:46:07 PM
What's cheaper, BC or B.C. Smith Jr?
 UnzippedPassion
Joined: 10/30/2005
Msg: 105
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Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 8/11/2009 4:12:58 PM
It seems to me that if both parties would be responsible for the outcome should birth control not work, both parties should be concerned and responsible for preventing that birth if a child isn't wanted at the time. No matter which partner takes the precaution one would hope as responsible adults they'd discuss the form they want to use and how it will be paid for. Of course I'm assuming this is concerning two mutually committed adults who care about each other and discuss where and when children will play a part in their relationship.

Other than the deductible, most health insurances cover the major expense related to the pill but even if they don't have health insurance the pill isn't that expensive especially if the cost is shared. To some people 20. to 30. per month may be hard on their budget but what's 10. to 15. per month if shared especially compared to a court ordered support for half the child's expenses for the next 18 some years, not counting college? Gee, I think I'd spring for the approx. 15. per month if it meant she couldn't afford to pay the whole thing.

I'd also bet if it were someone he was really into and she told him she couldn't have sex with him unless he chipped in or even paid for her pills, he'd find a way to cover their cost. lol JMO

All and all my opinion is the responsibility should be both parties whether it's to prevent conception or raising a child after birth. I also feel they should both be mature enough to verbally communicate how things will be handled BEFORE the sex takes place so each partner is in full understanding and agreement before any unexpected/expected outcome.

 BikerBiker53
Joined: 6/11/2005
Msg: 106
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Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 9:06:54 AM
I'd be more than GLAD, to Pay the Full Cost,...

AND, wear a Condom,...

Seriously,....

IF,...I could find someone that I was attracted to, and considered having SEX with,..
and Vice Versa.

I sure dont want any more "Mini Me's" running around,...
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 107
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 10:45:29 AM
I have never thought about birth control being a shared cost. In my mind, me not getting pregnant was reason enough to be in control of the method of birth control I wanted and to pay to protect myself. I feel birth control its no different than the costs associated with me taking vitamin suppliments to be healthy - by body, my health.

I'm big into communicating, so the discussions about intimacy usually surfaces long before intimacy happens. If I guy does not ask me about pregnancy protection, I see that as a red flag. I the guy says he only rides bare back, I usually tell the Cowboy to check out another rodeo, cause with me its "no glove - no love".
If the guy is smart enough to use a condom, I let him know that I'm looking after the pregnancy protection and he can look after the condoms. This way he can buy the correct size and have a choice in what type he wears.

STD's and unwanted pregnancies are too important to ingore.
 whatsallthis
Joined: 5/1/2008
Msg: 108
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 11:24:06 AM
If you are middle aged and still need the pill, I wouldn't want to date you anyway. I put up with PMS (or at least it was used as an excuse for bad behavior often enough) that I don't want to ride that horse again. If you haven't had menopause, ditto. When you are done with all that, I will give you a copy of my blood test certifying that sex with me will not prove fatal. If you have trust issues and think I will give you an STD, I won't pay for half your therapy to get over that either. I figure I can safely assume that when involved in a relationship, I will pay half or more for everything one way or the other anyway, so does it really matter what the money goes for in the end, does it?
 mascot1
Joined: 5/3/2008
Msg: 109
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 12:50:19 PM
I would say no. Just because whatever birth control used is by your choice. No matter the cost for birth control, still much less stress/cost of a baby!

This is a really good question though!
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 110
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 12:51:07 PM
Whatsallthis - nothing wrong with being 50+ with a working baby factory. I have never been psycho with PMS, as some women get (or use as an excuse). I have and still do work hard understanding how to have my body chemistry in balance.

Your tongue in cheek humor, might be taken wrong, and you sir seem quite high maintenance................
 stylist24
Joined: 3/6/2009
Msg: 111
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:12:14 PM
That is being a tad catty
 stylist24
Joined: 3/6/2009
Msg: 112
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:14:04 PM
I blame it on the bra burners. And the feminazis.
 GEOSCH
Joined: 8/9/2008
Msg: 113
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:22:20 PM
OK How about this. I got fixed after divorce so would you pay for 1/2 the comdom so I dont get a STD?
 Sabrosura
Joined: 1/7/2009
Msg: 114
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:24:29 PM
OP: I'm assuming you are paying full price, and no insurance coverage? I guess this depends on the two individuals and their finances.
 I am LLR
Joined: 5/7/2009
Msg: 115
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:24:34 PM
No.
Of course this is all I reallywanted to say, but it's to short to be posted.
 english lass
Joined: 11/14/2007
Msg: 116
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:41:00 PM
no, i think you should take care of meeting the expenses of your own body; your own responsibility... if you can't afford to do so, then communication is key
 Capitano_Blaugh
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 117
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 3:58:52 PM
I'd only want to pay half if I'm having sex with her.

If she's having sex with some other guy, there's no fvcking way I'm going to be paying for his half....


 Capitano_Blaugh
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 118
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 4:57:29 PM

He should pay her for the amount of time she used it on his behalf. Eleven minutes per day, pro-rated per 24 hour day, for example.




... and that's at the beginning of a relatsionship...

... the longer it goes on, the less she'll be using it on his behalf, so it'd be like, what, 5 minutes every 14 days or so?

... and then he should get additional deductions for her having headaches too....

 Arabianangel
Joined: 6/9/2007
Msg: 119
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 7:16:50 PM

I'd only want to pay half if I'm having sex with her.

If she's having sex with some other guy, there's no fvcking way I'm going to be paying for his half....


I can always count on CB for a good laugh!
 ChancesRMD
Joined: 4/11/2009
Msg: 120
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 8:22:49 PM

And why the hell should we? We pay for everything else, now we need to pay to keep your honeypot from ruining our lives with unwanted children too?


How stupid can you be? You were a part of what happened. Share in the consequences. I'm really ashamed or the males who wouldn't step up and be a real man.
 ChancesRMD
Joined: 4/11/2009
Msg: 121
Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 8:26:59 PM


You were on the pill before him,its your respociblity to pay.LOL...you have some dam nerve.
wow Bill. I bet your Mom would be so proud of you now. Do you have any sisters? Daughters? Dictionaries?
 schweig0
Joined: 9/3/2009
Msg: 122
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Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 8:57:27 PM
yes, but extra protection never hurt either.
 ~*Isabel Kitty*~
Joined: 7/6/2009
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Should men pay half of the expense of women's birth control?
Posted: 9/7/2009 10:52:17 PM
I don't think a guy SHOULD have to pay half. But if you couldn't afford it, and it was the only method of birth control your using, he could offer to pay for it. I am not a guy, and yet I have bought condoms. So I guess it depends. If you say "I can't afford the pill this month" then the responsibility would be on him to buy the pills, or buy some condoms. I personally don't trust birth control as my only method, I have a fear of getting accidently pregnant & getting blamed for not taking them right. I prefer condoms, as even if I was on the pill i'd insist on them, so I just don't bother.
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