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Birth Control Pills For Men Are Very Close To Becoming A Reality

It's about time guys share the burden, am I right?

Mar 15, 2016

21-Year-Old Woman Tragically Dies From Taking Birth Control Pills

A scary story like this is almost enough to make you want to put away your pills.

May 27, 2015

I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With the Pill

Everyone knows that sex without a condom is better than with that thin latex lining. According to guys it “feels amazing” and is “probably the best thing on earth.” (Clearly, guys have never tried dipping pretzels into frosting....) But we also know that no matter how good it is, it isn’t good enough to risk getting pregnant and spending our days playing peek-a-boo instead of beer pong.

May 11, 2011

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!

Aug 10, 2010

Tuffy Luv Talks Birth Control

Dear Tuffy Luv, My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost five months, and until recently, it has been amazing. About a month and a half ago I began taking the pill - Loestrin 24 Fe - out of necessity. The condom broke a few times and I had to take Plan B. At first I was pleased with it. There's only one side effect. But it's a BIG one.

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?

Jun 2, 2010

Candy Dish: What if Birth Control Pills Were Free?

• That might be a possibility under the new health care reform... • The lines that won't get you laid. • A big "mazel!" to Jane Lynch! • 32 summer work outfits that are actually cute. • Is being cheap a dating deal breaker? • There might be a bun in Khloe Kardashian's oven.

Aug 27, 2009

The Doctor Is In: I Think I’m Leaking

Q: This is a really gross question, but I have to ask someone. I discharge...a lot. And it’s not just around the time of my period. It’s random and plentiful. Ew. Anyways, I don’t know what to do about it or if it's caused by something serious? Help. I’m afraid to be with a boy because he’ll be super grossed out.

Jun 12, 2009

The Weekly Wrap Up: We’re Ready to Party

Who loves Friday? We do, we do! The clock has officially struck 5 (for us, at least...sorry West Coast), the booze is officially in hand, and we're ready for the weekend! And, quite frankly, we deserve it. It's been a busy week around here and we are really effing tired.

Jun 9, 2009

Birth Control Gave Me Blood Clots

It's been almost six months since I wrote to you all about my blood clot experience, and, let me tell you, has it been rough. I've gone through a lot of snags that I didn't expect, but then again I didn't expect to get a clot either.

Apr 14, 2009

Tuffy Luv Says: USE CONDOMS

I'm really in love with my boyfriend and we've been dating for almost a year now. He's a great guy and I know he would never cheat on me. So I've decided to go on the pill and give up condoms. What's the quickest pill to kick in? I am so sick of condoms. I'm not even kidding.

Mar 25, 2009

He Said/She Said: Controlling Birth Control

I used to think that guys who carried condoms in their wallets were big cocky jerks...until I found myself naked in bed with a super hottie who not only didn't have one on him (or, rather, in his wallet), but didn't have one anywhere in his apartment.