Birth Control
How To
How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner in 10 Steps

We know you don’t want to hear it, but: you’ve got to have the hard conversation with each new sexual partner about where your junk has been and what it’s seen.  Especially in an age when casual sex is de rigueur, and Tinder is causing STD rates to skyrocket. We’re not going to candy-coat it: […]

Sexual Health
Get a FREE Hex “Super Condom” to Help Fight “Super Gonorrhea” & Other STIs!

April is STD Awareness Month (thanks to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, aka the CDC) and it could not be more relevant in 2016. We started this year with the knowledge that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections are on the rise in the USA; then came the discoveries surrounding the spread and implications of Zika […]

Pop Culture
11 Real Reasons Young Men Get Vasectomies

When you think of vasectomies, you think of silver-streaked, 40-something dads with 2.5 kids. But plenty of guys in their 20s and 30s undergo the snip — the safe, quick, relatively painless and permanent form of birth control for men. (Compare it to the more common tubal ligation that women undergo, which is more invasive, more expensive, more […]

Confessions
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 […]

Wise Guys
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 […]

News
Planned Parenthood’s Epic Birth Control Timeline

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Dear Em & Lo
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 […]

What's Up Doc?
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
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, […]