Birth Control
The Pill May Be Killing Your Orgasms

The following comment by reader “Maddy” came in response to the post “How Do You Round the Final Bend When Sex Feels Amazing But You Don’t Orgasm?“ This was true for me for years — and I was afraid too. I was experiencing pleasure and feeling a build but right when I felt close to […]

Is Sex with a Condom Really All That Bad for Guys?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: Okay, so how different is intercourse with a condom? What does it feel like? Do different kinds of condoms make a difference? Straight Married Guy (Fred): It’s different.  It’s not as good.  Think pancakes without the syrup.  Scratching an […]

Planned Parenthood’s Epic Birth Control Timeline

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Dear Em & Lo: Where Did My Sex Drive Go?

photo via flickr Dear Em & Lo, When I was in my teens, I had a perfectly healthy (if not overzealous…) sex drive. Now, in my mid 20’s, I find myself totally disinterested 95% of the time. I am trying to figure out if perhaps it could be due to hormonal birth control, as I […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Nuva Ring

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City. Here’s one of her most popular Em & Lo columns from the archives: When it comes to hormonal birth control, I get more questions about the NuvaRing than any other method — for proof, just check out the comments sections […]

Wise Guys: Could Men Be Trusted to Take a Birth Control Pill?

Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Would most guys take the birth control pill if it was available to them? When it does become available, should women trust guys to take it correctly, so it’s effective?” Ask the Wise Guys Your Own Question! (Two of the guys, completely independently, […]

Will a Sex Strike Give a Bunch of Liberal Guys Blue Balls?

photo via flickr Where reason fails, satire sometimes works — hence the sudden trend of tongue-in-cheek proposed sex laws, like the “personhood of semen” bill. And where satire fails — will a sex strike work? That’s the hope of a group called Liberal Ladies Who Lunch (love it!). They are proposing a national sex strike […]

AZ Law Would Let Employers Insist Women Use Pill Non-Sexually Only

photo via flickr This week, research showed that men become “cognitively impaired” when around women — even if they just think they’re around women. So does that explain why Utah and Arizona broke out the crazy? Proposed new Arizona law would would allow an employer to request proof that a woman using insurance to buy […]

Comment of the Week: Another Great Argument for Contraception Coverage

Dave, in response to the recent post “It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It“: Here is the argument that feels strongest to me. The US Constitution says that the government cannot force religious beliefs on US citizens. Pretty much all hospitals in the US get 50% or more of their money from the […]