contraception

Nov 4, 2012

NuvaRing: “You Put That…There?!”

So Alex and I were watching Modern Family on Hulu and all of a sudden a commercial popped up for NuvaRing. We thought it would be a normal commercial where they ramble off side effects and what not. FALSE.

Oct 9, 2012

Free Birth Control is Good for Society [Sex in the News]

Access to free birth control leads to low teen birth and abortion rates. After letting 9,000 mostly poor and/or uninsured women in the city choose what type of contraception they'd use if it were free, researchers found that women that have access to free contraception don't get pregnant as often.

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Oct 4, 2012

STDs Are So Hot Right Now [Sexy Time]

The other day, my supervisor barreled into the office and proceeded to freak out about this article he'd read in the New Yorker about a new strain of gonorrhea that can't be treated with antibiotics. He and my other boss - both of whom are married and ostensibly free from contracting STDs - were utterly appalled and proceeded to disparage people who have casual sex, and said they hope this news would teach the "floozies" a lesson.

Aug 6, 2012

Free Birth Control? What New Health Care Laws Mean For College Women [Body Blog]

Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans will eventually have to cover preventative health services for women, including birth control pills and cancer screenings.

Apr 12, 2012

Male Birth Control Does Not Excite Me [Sexy Time]

The medical community has noticed a need for more male contraception options and one in particular has been getting a lot of buzz. While I totally support men having the opportunity to do their part to keep babies from being formed, I am not nearly as gung-ho about male birth control as a lot of people are.

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Apr 10, 2012

Mo Contraception Control, Mo Problems [Sex in the News]

Conservatives claim to love one thing more than anything else. And that's cutting the size of government. Yes, they want fewer taxes and less government spending. But recently it seems they also want to control contraception and other rights that affect women's control over their reproductive systems. Unfortunately for those trying to make both these things happen is that they're mutually exclusive.

Sexy Time: What You Should Know About Your Birth Control Pill

Occasionally, despite my generally laissez-faire, non-judgmental attitude towards sex, there are a few things that perturb me. Rape, of course. Slut shaming. Abstinence-only sex education. And ignorance about contraception.

Feb 9, 2012

Is the $68 Louis Vuitton Condom Real?

Louis Vuitton has always been the signifier of luxury lifestyle: suitcases, satchels and...contraception? Pictures of a monogrammed condom have been spreading faster than an STI after Halloween, and it's said to sell for a whopping $68. Because when wrapping it up in such a fashion, the sex will definitely be better than when using the free condoms given out on campus, right?! Talk about getting some serious bang for your buck.

Dec 10, 2011

Getting Into Bedsider

I love Bedsider because of its honesty. Let’s get real…mostly everyone in our demographic is having sex or something similar to it. We young guys and girls can be pretty hard headed…no one really picks up (or reads) those sex pamphlets at the doctor anymore. Bedsider features “Real Stories” from people our age who tell us about their contraceptive preferences.

Nov 15, 2011

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Jun 16, 2011

Sexy Time: Pregnancy Scare

A condom can break, you can slip up and miss a pill, you can leave your NuvaRing out a few days longer than necessary. All of those small failures can lead to one of the most stressful times in a woman's life -- the unplanned pregnancy scare. That sinking, gnawing feeling that your uterus may not be uninhabited. You start freaking out at every little symptom. Nauseated in the morning...Am I hungry or is this morning sickness?

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Mar 31, 2011

Sexy Time: 5 Sex Facts That Will Scare the Ish Out of You

Two days ago, I went to my university’s health center. Now, usually I completely disregard any information I get at the health center on the grounds of either A) I have heard that every year since I first took sex ed in 7th grade, or B) Those 'doctors' are full of ish. But this time, by the luck of the draw, I happened to get a check-up from someone that (gasp!) actually knew what they were talking about.

Jul 30, 2010

Duke It Out: Free Birth Control?

Birth control is one of many things on a list up for consideration to be included as required free preventative care on overhauled healthcare plans. If BC makes the cut, it could eliminate the extra costs to prevent pregnancy for women all over the country - but should it be included?

Apr 2, 2010

Duke It Out: College Condoms

This week, under the category of “news that made me say WTF!” was this little story about students at Georgetown University taping their mouths and chaining themselves to a statue in front of the school in protest of the fact the Georgetown doesn’t provide or help to provide contraceptive options like condoms to it’s students.

Mar 25, 2009

The Unreasonable Cost of Birth Control on Campus

When someone wrote into College Candy asking us to investigate the raising prices of birth control on and near college campuses across America, I was moderately shocked. My freshman year, not to intentionally date myself--rather to make a point, was 2002.

Jan 29, 2009

Sexy Time: 5 Facts That Will Scare the S**t Out of You

Two days ago, I went to my university’s health center. Now usually I completely disregard any information I get at...

Jan 15, 2009

Durex Balloon Porn

</center? We’re not sure this commercial will convince guys that wearing a condom will still “feel the same,” or that...

Oct 3, 2008

Coca Cola: Thirst Quencher and Sperm Killer

VS. I have been addicted to Diet Coke for years. I used to start off with a jumbo fountain D.C....

Sep 23, 2008

Pillow Talk with Diana: Should I Stock Up on Plan B?

Q:What exactly is “Plan B”, that abortion pill, and should I really stock up now in case I need it ...

Apr 3, 2008

Vaginal Contraceptive Film? At Least it’s Free!

Good news, everybody! Now you can get a free sample of a really creepy vaginal contraceptive product! It’s a piece...

Feb 1, 2008

To Take Or Not To Take The Pill

My love-hate relationship with the Pill is something I have come to accept. I always feel as if I technically...

Aug 1, 2007

Newest Form of Old Birth Control

Okay, I’m pretty sure that the last people to ever use “Sponges” as a contraceptive method were our moms…maybe our...