Look, I know. I know that no one wants to use dental dams; no one even wants to talk about using dental dams. And itâ€™s understandableâ€”to the uninitiated, they can seem cumbersome, awkward, hard to use or just plain silly. However …. More
Topic: safe sex
Even if you’re not doing it with a partner, safe sex is smart sex. Which is why it’s a good idea to know how to properly care for and, most importantly, how to clean your vibrator or any other sex toys you may use. Because, after all, anything that spends that much time up-close and personal with your body should probably be clean, right? More
Ahem. Let me first start by saying that I know you are skeptical. I would be skeptical, too, if this were not an actual true story of a thing that happened to me which I later asked an OB/GYN about and had it medically confirmed. So if you can kindly suspend disbelief, I will tell you about the time a condom got lost in my own body. Behind my uterus, to be exact. More
You know what’s great? Low teen pregnancy rates. And what’s even greater? That those rates are low not because abstinence-only education is working (it’s not, by the way), but because teens are wising up about condoms and other forms of birth control–and because schools are finally getting the message that kids are going to have sex. It’s just a thing they do. Which is why it’s really great to read that some high schools have been providing free condoms after prom. More
A new study says that alcohol consumption ups your chances of having unsafe sex…It’s not rocket science, but it could help clear up some misconceptions about the “kind” of people who forego condoms and spread HIV and other STDs. In the past, people have questioned whether it’s alcohol, or the personalities of the people drinking the alcohol, that make for irresponsible mating. But researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health say pretty much anyone who’s had more than four or five drinks is more likely to have unsafe sex. More
The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to allow over-the-counter sales of Plan B, the morning-after birth control pill. Over-the-counter sales would let women purchase emergency contraception in more locationsâ€”drugstores, supermarketsâ€”without regard to restricted pharmacy hours. So what’s taking them so long? More
As anyone who has a teenager knows, telling them not to do something is more like giving them an invitation to do it. This is particularly true for sex education. Preaching to “just say no” does not work. And now there’s research to prove it. More
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Do they make a difference? Yes, and you already knew it. But when I asked men what they really think about condomsâ€“how they feel, whether they use them regularly, when they choose to use them, whose responsibility it should be to buy/have themâ€“the resounding answer wasn’t just “they suck.” More
Condoms are pretty effective birth control when used correctly; unfortunately, they won’t do anything if you don’t use them at all, which is the case for a lot of men and women who complain that sex just isn’t all that fun with a piece of latex tubing involved. Problem solved (and finally, the solution doesn’t just lie in a new pill for women): The “Viagra condom” is here! (Well actually, it’s still getting approved, but almost it’s almost here!) Just leave it to drug companies to find a way to make safe sex sexier (and more profitable). More
I ask two vital questions of each patient who comes to my office: 1. Howâ€™s your energy? and 2. Howâ€™s your sex drive? No doubt, a change in either of these factors is a very good indication that something’s out of balance with your health. Unfortunately, a lot of us are out of balance. According to an extensive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 43% of women and about 30% of men experience symptoms of sexual dysfunction including lack of desire, arousal issues, inability to orgasm or ejaculate, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, lack of enjoyment, erectile dysfunction, and performance anxiety.
If you think sex has fallen away simply because you’re getting older, aren’t in a relationship, or havenâ€™t done it in a long time, think again. Pleasurable sex is something that every adult should enjoy for a lifetime â€“ with or without a partner. And remember, sex doesn’t just mean intercourse alone. Masturbation (on your own or with a partner) and other forms of sexual play that get your hormones revving are definitely recommended. If you’re currently having great sex, keep at it, because itâ€™s good for you. More
Thank you, Grace Kelly, for making a night of erotic indulgences seem ladylike. I donâ€™t have a Mark Cross bag in which to secret overnight essentials like Lisa Carol Fremont did in Rear Window, but a boxy Ferragamo works just as well. And, for those times when you donâ€™t plan ahead, run like hell. Donâ€™t do a walk of shame â€“ rather, run to the nearest subway, bus, or train stop. Not out of actual shame, but because your makeup is half-eaten-off, and you really donâ€™t need the entire worshiping congregation of the Baptist church near your latest conquestâ€™s home to see you ambling crookedly down the street in four-inch heels, with bedhead and ripped stockings to boot.
After a very sexually-deprived marriage (how do you not have sex on your honeymoon?), and a subsequent clinical depression and various addictions to numb the pain of the void, it really was time to jump back into the dating game. And it is a game; donâ€™t let anyone tell you otherwise. When you’re 35 +, all those familiar dating rituals and crane dances are nonexistent. What you have at your disposal are other divorcĂ©es with baggage, young men, and very strange characters that donâ€™t fit into any tidy category. Iâ€™ve run into all of them during the past few years. More
My life was made possible by the recall of an intrauterine device. It was the mid-1970s and my older sister had been born a few years before. My mother, bleary-eyed, blissfulâ€”and definitely not ready for a second kidâ€”went to the gynecologist and, like many women at the time, was introduced to a piece of plastic shaped like a small bug or a fish, her free pass to a life without worries about birth control for the new few years.
Everything was fineâ€”wonderful, in factâ€”until her gynecologist informed her that the Dalkon Shield had been recalled. It turned out her carefree birth control method also had a proclivity to cause ectopic pregnancies and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
â€śPlease donâ€™t take my IUD,â€ť my mother pleaded with her doctor. â€śI love my IUD.â€ť (Seriously, thatâ€™s what she said.) The doctor apologized, removed it, and one year later she was expecting me. More