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Jan 15, 2013

New Year, Same Crazy Politicians In Washington [Sex in the News]

Instead of focusing on one issue, I thought I'd share a smattering of new issues that came up this week, and judge from afar (aka Canada - the land of legal abortions and same-sex marriage).

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Aug 12, 2012

Planned Parenthood is Ready To Fight! Are You? [Candy Dish]

Ladies, are you going to Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes? You should be.

Apr 4, 2012

$500,000 and 10 Other Awesome Things I Wouldn’t Take From Tucker Max

Planned Parenthood just turned down a donation of $500,000. At first glance, that seems like an awfully dumb thing to do. Why would an organization that needs so much support right now turn down a donation that large? Because the proposed donation was from Tucker Max. Yes, the same Tucker Max that has made a career of being a slimy, misogynist womanizer.

Mar 1, 2012

Social Media for Sex?

Just when you thought social media sites couldn't get any less private...you can now 'check in' when you're getting it on. Because everyone is dying to know when and where you're doing it?

Feb 3, 2012

Komen Rethinks Defunding Planned Parenthood

Yesterday, I wrote about the controversy surrounding Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to defund Planned Parenthood. Today, the Komen Foundation has issued a statement apologizing for that decision.

Feb 2, 2012

Why Did Susan G. Komen for the Cure Defund Planned Parenthood?

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter lately, then you’ve heard about the controversial decision made by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to defund Planned Parenthood. The Komen Foundation – the nation’s largest breast cancer charity – had a longstanding partnership with Planned Parenthood, providing funds for cancer screenings and education for low-income women.

Oct 17, 2011

Candy Dish: Big and Husky

Joe Manganiello is Big Dick Rickie in 'Magic Mike' for a reason •Ryan Gosling's best on and off screen kisses •Apparently there are tons of single guys at Occupy Wall Street •Do you still support Planned Parenthood, knowing that the founder was an a-hole

Aug 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.

Apr 8, 2011

How the Government Shutdown is Going to Ruin Your Week

If you've been neglecting the news in favor if E! and had your homepage set to Perez since forever ago, you may not have heard that there's a very good chance the government is going to be shutting down tonight. If you're rolling your eyes and thinking this doesn't matter to your life, think again. Here are five reasons why you should care--and how the shut down of the Federal Government is going to affect you.

Mar 24, 2011

Sexy Time: The (Literal) Cost of Sex

With the latest events surrounding Planned Parenthood, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much it costs to be responsibly sexually active. Birth control, condoms, PAP smears, STI tests, and Plan B — it adds up fast!

Mar 10, 2011

I Have Sex (and So Do A Lot of Young Americans)

There's something in the government water because lately it feels like all they want to do is control our uterus's (Uteri?). Like back off politicians, I know how this organ works, and until you get your period in the middle of 10th grade math class while wearing khakis, don't tell me what to do with my body. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. A bunch of awesome college students made this awesome video.

Feb 24, 2011

Sex in the News: Planned Parenthood & Abortion Law

The House in Arizona passed a bill to ban abortions performed on the basis of race or sex. This means women would have to justify the reason they want to have an abortion. This is especially problematic because a selective body could try and target a women's race as the reason she wants an abortion rather than the fact that maybe she can't afford to support a child at that stage in her life.

Feb 22, 2011

Stand Up, Speak Out: The College Girl’s Guide to Activism

As college students and young women, we should be aware of what's going on around us. Sometimes sitting around doesn't seem good enough, but people often say "I'd get involved, but I don't know how." Consider this your friendly college guide to activism so you can get involved:

Jun 3, 2010

Teens Are Relying on the Rhythm Method, But Why?

Here's a little statistic that will make your head spin: According to a new study, 17 percent of teens have used the rhythm method for birth control, and the number is growing day by day.

Apr 2, 2009

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

HIV/AIDS — A Very Real Risk for College Women

Once in a while, we get a variation of this question via e-mail: “I’m a woman in college, and I’m wondering if I still need to be worried about getting HIV. Isn’t it pretty much under control by now?”

Apr 1, 2009

CollegeCandy’s STD Awareness Day

Did you know that April is STD Awareness Month? Probably not seeing as it's not the most exciting thing to celebrate. I'm not sure many cities or towns hold parades with condom floats rolling down the street and children with "Yay, Herpes!" balloons tied to their wrists.

Feb 17, 2009

Wrap It Up for National Condom Week

This year, to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week (from February 14th to the 21st), in order “to...

Dec 5, 2008

The Weekly Wrap Up: We Learned So Much This Week!

Finals are coming, which means we are spending every waking moment trying to learn all those things we should have...

Dec 4, 2008

Happy Holidays! Here’s An Abortion!

I am all about creative gift giving for the holidays (homemade cookbook filled with the best drunk food recipes? Oh yeah), but even I am not sure about the most recent promotion from Planned Parenthood.Gift certificates. For abortions.

Mar 9, 2008

HPV: What Is It? And Could I Have It?

The first time I heard about HPV (Human papillomavirus), I’m pretty sure it was during a flash of a Gardisal...