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5 Quick, Easy & Impactful Ways to Celebrate Planned Parenthood’s 100th Birthday!

Planned Parenthood’s Centennial is here — Saturday, October 16th — so get on the party bus to show your support for the organization that does so much to support women’s health and reproductive rights. 1.  Change your profile picture. Make sure your friends and family know you proudly support Planned Parenthood yesterday, today, and the next 100 years. Add […]

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Happy Indigenous People Day!

We’ve signed the petition to turn Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples’ Day (and you should too!). In honor of the holiday, we’re spending this Monday rereading Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire. Tune in tomorrow for new fun stuff.

Sexual Health
LELO’s Revolutionary Condom Is Now Available at…TARGET!

LELO, the award-winning Swedish designer of luxury pleasure objects, has done it again — it’s brought style and innovation to the bedroom, this time with a revolutionary new condom that maximizes sensation without sacrificing safety called the HEX. And now it’s at your favorite neighborhood TarJay. The crowdfunding campaign of the re-engineered condom outstripped all expectations: […]

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What Do You Call a Trans Man Who Gives Birth and Nurses?

Lucky! Time Magazine recently ran an article entitled “My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family” by Jessi Hempel about a transgender man getting pregnant, having a baby and nursing his child (which introduced us to our new favorite term, “chest-feeding”): Pregnancies like Evan’s—and the many that are likely to follow—will stretch our cultural perceptions […]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Writing about sex and relationships is hard work: all the Eyes Wide Shut balls we’re required to attend, all the whips and chains we need to inspect, all the pillow fights in our lingerie we have to have. It’s exhausting! So we’re taking the long weekend off (and hope you are too!). We’ll be back on […]

Sexual Health
Freezing Your Eggs: Could It Be Right for You?

Women have many more choices in contemporary society than in years past. This is especially true when it comes to when to start a family. Unlike our parents’ generation, who tended to have children earlier, women of today don’t have to be in such a rush to beat their biological clock. There are many more […]

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The 4 Physical Traits Found Most Attractive in Online Daters

We all have preferences for people we are attracted to, right? But have you ever wondered why certain types of people are just attractive and almost everyone’s type? In the world of online dating, especially, you are connected to various types of potential dates, yet there are some users who get more attention than others. The world’s largest […]

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In Memoriam: Joani Blank, Founder of Good Vibrations

by Dr. Carol Queen (pictured below with Blank) Joani Blank, who founded Good Vibrations in 1977, has died. She was 79 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over two months before. True to form for a woman who promoted her business with the phrase “If you want something done right, do it yourself,” Joani […]

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Want Better Self-Esteem? Science Says “STOP Using Tinder!”

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango It’s time for a group sob session, methinks. When Tinder first hit the scene I swore I would never try it. The idea of swiping to the right based solely on appearances reminded me way too much of a website with a similar premise that had tormented me in middle school. […]

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Casual Kink: Sooner, Faster, Weirder

Ever wondered what it takes to make two seasoned sex writers stammer and blush? Try mentioning casual rimming. We’ve devoted hundreds of words over the years to the fine art of analingus: the intimacy it both requires and engenders, the thrill of busting a taboo together, the importance of showering first… but we always, always […]

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The Best of #TrumpSacrifices

Twitter blew up this weekend after Donald Trump responded to the charge made by Khizr Khan, the Muslim American father of a fallen soldier, that the billionaire (millionaire?) has “sacrificed nothing and no one.” In response to Khan’s standout speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, Drumpf told ABC News: I think I’ve made […]

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7 Breast Issues You Shouldn’t Ignore

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango We spend a lot of time despairing over our boobs. Either we have too much boob to deal with, or not enough. They are sweaty, not fitting into tops, need stupid bras, ugh, what a hassle! Very often we don’t give our boobs the same TLC we give the rest […]

Sexual Health
If America Made Abortion Illegal…

by By Carla McKirdy for Bust Magazine If you’ve ever wondered what life in America would be like if the laws protecting a woman’s right to choose were reversed, look no further than Argentina. Underground abortion clinics whose addresses are revealed only in hushed tones via word of mouth. The paralyzing fear of undergoing what should […]

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Planned Parenthood on the SCOTUS Ruling Against Texas Abortion Restrictions

Embed from Getty Images The following is the statement released by Planned Parenthood Federation of America on June 27, 2016, in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling against the ridiculous/outrageous/bananas/bullshit Texas abortion restrictions:   “We are taking this fight state by state,” says Planned Parenthood Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United […]

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NYC Passes Legislation Making Tampons & Pads Free in Public Restrooms

The Council of the City of New York released a press release on Monday, June 21st, 2016, which read in part: Feminine hygiene products are essential for the health and well-being of women and girls. Inadequate menstrual hygiene management is associated with both health and psycho-social issues, particularly among low-income women. Access to feminine hygiene […]

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The Highlights from Hillary’s Powerful Planned Parenthood Speech

In her first speech after securing the Democratic Party nomination, Hillary Clinton gave a powerful speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in DC, slamming Donald Drumpf and reassuring voters that defending women’s rights will be a big part of not only her campaign, but her presidency. Here are the highlights from the half hour speech: […]