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Sep 10, 2009

The Doctor Is In: Do I Have an STD?

Q: I have had lower abdominal pain, sexual intercourse burns or hurts at times, it burns like hell when I urinate after sex and at night I get shooting pains across my lower abdomen and almost feels like I'm passing a kidney stone.

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.

Aug 26, 2009

College Myths Debunked: The Hidden Dangers of Ice Luging

While sliding down frozen mountainsides is somewhat adventurous, nothing compares to the college Ice Luge. 6 feet tall, carved into the shape of your school mascot, fraternity letters, or just a giant wedge, the ice luge will leave you liquored up and slightly frostbitten around your mouth and nose.

The Doctor Is In: Am I Sexually Active?

Q: This may sound really dumb, but when my doctor asks me if I’m sexually active, I never know how to answer. Have I had sex before? Yes. Am I having it now? No. (But I wish I were...) When I have it, is it with the same person? No. How do I answer this and, even more, is she judging me when I answer truthfully?

Aug 13, 2009

Sexy Time: Condoms and Commitment

Whatever happened to "no glove, no love"? These days, forgoing condoms is practically considered proof of love ... but intentionally unprotected sex isn't merely a practice exclusive to the betrothed or married.

Sexy Time: Demystifying Foreskin

Foreskin may be the only uncharted territory Americans have no desire to conquer. In our country, circumcision is common enough that a foreskin-free penis is the expectation, but elsewhere, that's hardly the case. Though it remains the most common elective operation globally, the majority of men in the world don't undergo it. Surprised?

Jul 13, 2009

Why You Should…Not Have Sex

Sex sells and nobody knows that better than our generation. We watch hours upon hours of gossip and celebrity news for the latest update on who's bonking who. We twitter about the Walk of Shame. We scour Facebook for photos of last night's hook-up. We share all the details with our friends over Bloody Marys and Sunday brunch. As much as it pains it to say this, maybe we should...stop.

Jun 6, 2009

OMG, Where Did The Condom Go!?

After countless years of sex education and awkward lectures from our parents, we all know to use condoms. They are the cheap, safe way to keep your uterus empty and your lovely vag disease free -- but we know that already.

Jun 4, 2009

The Doctor Is In: Is Birth Control Enough?

I am on the birth control pill and I want to stop using condoms with my boyfriend. I know he is clean, so I am not worried about STDs, but I am worried about pregnancy. Is the birth control pill enough to keep me from getting pregnant?

Jun 2, 2009

Move Over Condoms – There’s A New Birth Control In Town

Trojan, Durex, Lifestyles…watch out! A new study indicates that there is another method of birth control that may be almost as effective as condoms in preventing pregnancy. The best part is, it doesn’t require any pill, patch, or plastic; doesn’t include side effects of weight gain or nausea; and there’s no wasted rip’n’roll time.

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.

Apr 9, 2009

Is It Worth It?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And in the game of Bad Habits, you will always come out a loser. As I laid in a tanning bed, I thought about how this bad habit was going to affect me in the long run. Even though I love the immediate benefits of this vice (golden, sun-kissed skin!), I can't help but worry about my future as a leather-skinned freak.

Apr 7, 2009

Strangers with Candy…Or Condoms

Remember when you were little, and your parents gave you that "Don't talk to strangers" lecture? Well, approximately a decade or so later, we find ourselves in college. At bars. Talking to strangers.