I mean, I think the headline pretty much says it all. The BBC reported recently that a new contraceptive gel called Nestorone is being tested, and it looks to be as effective as the pill but offers women who really, really love lotion another option:

“The gel can be applied to the abdomen, thighs, arms or shoulders and is quickly absorbed, with no residue.”

OK — let me get this out of the way. I am not against more options. More options are great, and so this is great.

But can I imagine feeling comfortable rubbing gel infused with birth control all over my body? No. I cannot. Can you?