Safety first -- and we're not talking about helmets.
And that's not all it does...
It's called hydrogel.
I can't stop laughing.
Looking to spice things up in the bedroom? Tired of the same old latex condom? Well the guys over at J&D's have created something for you: bacon flavored condoms.
In the wake of the Steubenville rape trial, there has been increased dialogue about the importance of consent. Unfortunately, the societal narrative around consent is so muddled, distorted, and harmful. There's a ton of emphasis on the absence of no and not nearly enough about the presence of yes.
I love condoms. Sometimes I feel alone in this, because a lot of people who commit to using condoms regularly always seem to do so with reluctance and resignation.
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.
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.
Gonorrhea (nicknamed The Clap) is only one antibiotic away from becoming untreatable. Yep, all the previous treatments are no longer responding.
Many students make the mistake of assuming that applying to college is an entirely objective process where you send grades, essays and test scores through an electronic medium and are filtered through some computer program that determines whether or not you have a shot at getting into a program.
I'm a virgin but my boyfriend and I have been doing oral. We both do it, so it's going good but I just want to make sure. I can't get pregnant from oral?
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health held a condom wrapper design contest as part of a campaign to increase condom use and decrease the spread of STDs.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 months, and our relationship is very strong emotionally. However, he normally can't stay hard after putting on a condom.
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Every time I see a banana, I can't help but think of the health class scene in Never Been Kissed. I think we tend to assume that most people who have made it to college know how to use a condom. A little reminder never hurts, so sit back, relax, and let the experts tell you how it's done.
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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?"
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I'm totally up for reclaiming Valentine's Day and making it about sexy self-indulgence. That's definitely something our society doesn't value nearly as much as it should; and I mean, who isn't in love with feeling sexy and sensual, whether it's for a partner or for yourself?
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?
At least that’s the mission behind the hot, new, perfectly plaid-patterned condom company, Sir Richard’s condoms. In honor of National World AIDS day, we wanted to give it up (pun intended) to a fairly new company that makes it their mission to help out countries in need. I recently met with one of Sir Richard’s leading ladies, Mia, to talk about their company, their philosophy and their branding.
Getting to know someone else's body is a learning process. Sometimes there's a very steep curve, depending on level of intuitiveness, experience and communication. Some people can pick up cues far quicker and better than others and all is well, while sometimes...you're laying on your back, staring at the ceiling and thinking of your to-do list for the next six months.
Male and female condoms. Birth control pills, shots, patches and rings. As a smart, independent college woman, you’re no doubt familiar with the range of contraceptive options. But soon, a new one may be added to the list – male hormonal birth control.
In high school, my sex ed was what you would call minimal. Since Texas firmly believes in abstinence only education (which so doesn't work - my high school had a day care program for crying out loud!), I consider myself very lucky that I had a very open-minded mother who taught me about sex. Here's what they should be teaching high schoolers in order to better prepare them.
Now since I have lost my virginity I have found condoms extremely uncomfortable. I mean to the point where I am in tears from the pain. I have not found the reason behind this, I've tried ultrathins and pre-lubricated condoms, I've even tried using extra lube. It just hurts.
I was absolutely terrified to lose my virginity. I had built it up in my head to be a significant, life-altering step, one that would cement my status as a sexually desirable woman. It turned out to be a disorienting, uncomfortable, disgusting experience that shook my confidence for months. The guy and I were getting hot and heavy, clothes came off, and suddenly he was penetrating me. I went along with it for literally five seconds, and then I rolled off. That was not what I wanted.
If there's any place where causal sex would be seen as the norm, it's college. People are humping like wild pitts off their leashes, and these days a committed relationship is no longer a requirement for sex. There are so many different things to consider when choosing the perfect freak-and-forget partner though. Even though you're wrapping it up and taking all STD-free precautions, it's hard to know who's a complete sketchball and who's not.
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Dear Tuffy Luv, I recently lost my virginity about a month ago. I've had sex a couple times with this guy (we're dating) and I'm always on the bottom. What do I do while he's...going into me? I always feel bad because I'm just lying there while he's going at it pretty hard. I haven't tried anything because I don't really want make a mistake and be embarrassed or something.
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!
Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day - a day to take action towards informing yourself about how to protect yourself and others from HIV while reducing the prejudice of those infected. AIDS may seem like a problem only in the developing world, but it's not. Over 1.1 million people in the USA have HIV. There remains a stigma around AIDS that can reduced the more we talk about it.
There are a lot of decisions to be made in a long-term relationship -- whose friends to hang out with more often, if and when to cohabit, whose place to crash at more often, and what you’d both like the future to look like. Once sex enters the relationship – whether if it’s on the first date or on the first night of marriage, there comes a whole new set of decisions to make.