I haven’t talked about the male birth control pill that much. That’s because I don’t see much progress happening with it in the near term. Unlike something such as VR sex, the male pill is a very discrete concept and easy to legally ban. VR sex will be impossible to ban without banning video games in general and there are too many corporations making many billions of dollars to allow it to become illegal. The male pill will also be like porn where both feminists and socons/tradcons will be against it.
Sooner or later we will have a male pill. It’s a fool’s errand to try to stand in the path of human progress even if you’re successful for a while. In theory the effects of a male pill would be massive. Expect birth rates to fall like a rock even more than they have in the last several decades. I suspect that the male pill won’t cause a dramatic drop as we would expect because VR sex and other technologies would have already taken a bite out of the fertility rate.
I doubt a male pill will increase promiscuity. The limiting factors for men having sex aren’t based on women getting pregnant. Where it will have an effect is preventing “oops” pregnancies. A man on the male pill knows that if his woman has an oops pregnancy, she has been cheating on him. This is why the male pill will be opposed by both feminists and socons/tradcons. Feminists won’t want men to easily be able to get out of being entrapped by women and paying child support for children that are not theirs. Socons and tradcons will be against the male pill for similar reasons plus they’re paranoid about not having enough babies. Plenty of marriages happen right now because of an “oops” or unintentional pregnancy. Without that even more men will never bother getting married (at least not without marriage becoming a proposition that is beneficial to men). Expect more sermons in churches about how men are not manning up and getting married and having kids.
I suspect you will see some women desperate for babies end up like the following video:
Knowing that such things like in the video will happen, single mothers will have even lower SMV than they do now. Without being able to find out who the father of a baby is in such a case because there are too many possible guys, who will get stuck with the child support bill? Any guy that comes after and is around long enough to have a “paternal relationship” with the child. The best way to avoid that will be to avoid single mothers altogether.
Those men who want kids will really be in the driver’s seat because they will be able to dictate where and when they have children. Regardless it’s going to be a while before we see a male pill. I suspect technologies like VR sex will show up first and the male pill will get somewhat overshadowed by them.