Birth Control

Mar 15, 2016

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

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

May 27, 2015

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.

Apr 16, 2015

Birth Control Pills Might Be Messing With Your Brain

Those little pills that keep you sane when your period is a few days late aren't foolproof.

Nov 18, 2014

You Like Ugly Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Good news for ugly dudes, bad news for everyone else, ever.

Nov 25, 2013

The Morning After Pill Doesn’t Work For Women Over 176 Pounds

There are far too many women who way more than 165 pounds for this to be an issue.

Jan 12, 2013

What Exactly Is Safe Sex? [He Said/She Said]

So CC's lovely editor Alex was browsing Reddit this week and came across this post, with a guy asking if it was unreasonable to ask his girlfriend of four years to give him a blow job without a condom. My initial thoughts? That must taste weird, very latex-y and possibly like spermicide.

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.

Aug 22, 2012

Get The Facts: Abortion Laws in the US

Do you feel well informed about your rights to abortion? Or overwhelmed by opinion and debate?

Jun 15, 2012

I Like Sex. Does That Make Me a Slut? [Friday Faves]

I know I am not a slut, but is it possible to enjoy myself without others labeling me that way?

Mar 16, 2012

Why Meghan McCain is Someone to Watch Out For

Meghan McCain used to really bother me. I thought the only reason she had become a well known political commentator was because her father, John McCain, was a prominent politician. It's obvious that she's worked hard to brand herself as a new, young voice of the Republican party. This interview she just did with Playboy is an example of that – she has some good things to say, but she's trying hard to seem cool and relatable.

Mar 5, 2012

Body Blog: Should You Become an IUD Diva?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (which is totally possible, it is midterm season), you’ve heard about all of the controversy surrounding birth control. From Congress to the presidential debates to Twitter to Facebook, everybody is talking about birth control, who should have access to it, and how they should get that access.

Mar 1, 2012

Sexy Time: Why Are We Using Condoms Less Frequently?

How many of us have been in a situation where we're hooking up and the guy just slides in without much warning? Or how many of us have encountered men who are absurdly petulant when their partner asks them to put one on? They always have a litany of excuses or justifications -- "It doesn't feel as good"/"I can't stay hard with one on"/"I'm clean, don't you trust me?"

Feb 21, 2012

Sex in the News: Real Cost of Birth Control

After the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform filled a panel discussing President Obama's Affordable Care Act and the birth control mandate with only men, it's time to explain one thing. If you don't use birth control you probably don't fully understand it, am I right? Yes, and as such, many of the men who want to control your reproductive rights fail to realize the cost of birth control.

Feb 13, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Don’t Blaze and Drive

A federal appeals court knocked down California's Prop 8. President Obama backed off on a rule that would require religious organizations to provide their employees with health insurance covering birth control. The violence in Syria is getting worse and worse. Scientists say don't drive stoned. In an attempt to save their troubled economy, Greek Parliament passed a number of spending cuts on Sunday, leading to mass protests in Athens.

Jan 10, 2012

Tuffy Luv Dispenses Condoms

I'm a senior in college and have been in a serious relationship for the past 5 years. He's my high school sweetheart. I know, we're so cute! We just got engaged and are getting married when I graduate (he's two years older and is already working). Now that we're engaged, I want to go on birth control, but I'm not sure what to try. What do you recommend?

Dec 20, 2011

When Safe Sex Goes Horribly Wrong

I was struck with complete disbelief after reading about a woman who, despite using multiple forms of birth control, keeps getting pregnant. Like, pregnant seven times in 5 years. Like, she and her husband only had sex three times since September and she's currently expecting another kid. Did I mention she's tried the Pill, condoms, injections and an IUD...and they still don't work?