contraception

May 24, 2021

Protected: Which Contraception Is Right for You?

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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.

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.

Oct 4, 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

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?

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

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