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Tag Archive | "Condoms"

Herpes – the Good News, the Bad News, and the Really Bad News

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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photo by Nathan Csonka A new study out from the CDC shows that herpes is twice as common in women than men, and three times as common in blacks than whites. A massive 48% of new herpes cases are among black women. We called on Dr. Vanessa Cullins, an obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical [...]

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New York City Wants to Turn You On

Friday, March 12, 2010

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Good design used to be completely unheard of in the world of sex accessories — neither function nor form was particularly paid attention to, whether it was a vibrator or a pair of latex undies. Fortunately, in the last decade or so, both form and function have improved immeasurably, and we could not be happier. [...]

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Wise Guys: What Are the Best Condoms for Men?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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photo by Alaskan_Dude Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What are the best condoms for guys? And please don’t say the imaginary kind. We want brand names…” Gay Single Guy (Daniel): Don’t be surprised that the best condoms are made by the Japanese. The two best are Crown [...]

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Sex at the Winter Olympics

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Vancouver is continuing the tradition, started in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics, of making free condoms available to athletes. They’re matching the amount of 100,000 that the Chinese provided at the last Summer Games. But since there are fewer athletes in the Winter Games than in the Summer, it works out to more condoms per [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Should I Teach My Goddaughter Sex Ed?

Friday, February 19, 2010

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photo by our ‚Äúwise guy‚ÄĚ Figleaf Dear Em & Lo, My goddaughter has reached the age where sexual exploration is something she might be considering delving into (if she hasn‚Äôt already). I‚Äôm not sure how to approach the issue of birth control with her. If she is wanting to have, or already is having sex [...]

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What Kind of Birth Control Should You Use?

Friday, February 19, 2010

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The good news is there are a lot of birth control options available to women. The bad news is you have to figure out which one is right for you — how to choose?! Planned Parenthood has a pretty cool, new widget that can help take a little bit of the guesswork out of it. [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can I Get HPV Orally?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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photo by db*photography Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Can you get genital HPV orally? – Orally Fixated Dear O.F., Yes, you can.¬† [...]

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How Consumer Reports Tests Condoms

Friday, November 13, 2009

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photo by trec_lit Consumer Reports recently tested a whopping 15,000 condoms (bought by one dude!) representing 20 models. (Check out the video here to see how they do it — try to ignore the cheesy wink-wink-nudge-nudge commentary.) To get the specific models and their exact ratings you have to be a subscriber. Damn you, Consumer [...]

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It’s Sexual Health Week in Australia

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Australia kicked off its first ever Sexual Health Week yesterday (running through the 15th) to promote condoms, STI tests, birth control, etc . (To paraphrase Paul Hogan, now that’s a fight!) As part of the project, a survey was conducted showing that¬†nearly all adult Australians taking part in the study have had unprotected sex, but [...]

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Wise Guys: Do Men Fake Orgasms?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Director’s clapboard via Amazon.com Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer, quite diversely, the following: Do guys fake orgasms? Straight Single Guy (Colin): Of course! We probably don’t faux the Big O as much as women do, but every now and then the circumstances might call for us to fake. If [...]

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