After having their 11th child, a redneck couple decided that they had enough children and it was time to do something about birth control.
So, the husband went to his doctor, who also treated mules, and told him that he and his wife didn’t want to have any more children.
The doctor told him that there was a fairly new invention, a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix their problem.
The doctor instructed the man to go home, light a cherry bomb, put it into a beer can, and then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.
The redneck said, “I may not be the smartest guy on the block, but I don’t see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can, and putting it next to my ear is going to help me.”
The doctor assured the man that the procedure was guaranteed to work.
The man left the doctor’s office and when we arrived home, he lit a cherry bomb and put it into a beer can.
Then, he held the can up to his ear and began to count. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”
The man paused, placed the beer can between his legs, and resumed counting on his other hand……..
I can’t imagine the results, but years ago birth control was rather more complicated than it is now, especially when the church stepped in and banned simple forms of contraception like the condom for example.
Did you know that 2020 was the 60th anniversary of the birth control pill being approved by the FDA in the United States? This is an interesting article on how The Approval Of The Birth Control Pill 60 Years Ago Helped Change Lives.
If you really want to know what forms of contraception were used years ago, I mean before the invention of the condom even, this article on Early Birth Control is really enlightening, amusing and also rather scary.
If you have any funny stories about birth control, either bizarre methods or where it went horribly wrong, we would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment for us usung the form at the bottom of this page.
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