You may have heard that Rick Santorum financial backer Foster Friess proposed one weird old trick for birth control: an aspirin between the knees. (If you don’t get it, try holding an aspirin between your knees, and then imagine that you only knew one sex position and it was missionary.) We found some file photos of Friess explaining his theory, which he put forth on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.
Here’s the full quote:
I get such a chuckle when these things come out. Here we have millions of our fellow Americans unemployed, we have jihadist camps being set up in Latin America, which Rick has been warning about, and people seem to be so preoccupied with sex. I think that says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are. And this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s such inexpensive. Back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.
Friess didn’t specify how the aspirin would deal with polycystic ovaries, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, hormone imbalances, or indeed pregnancy resulting from other sexual positions, but we’re sure he has a plan. After all, he has absolutely no other goals besides reliable population control.
Santorum Super PAC Backer: “Back In My Days, They Used Bayer Aspirin For Contraception”, Buzzfeed.