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 […]

Sexual Health
Teen Sex? Planned Parenthood Has an App for That

Actually, make that nine apps. Planned Parenthood knows better than anyone that most teenagers in this country don’t get the sex ed they need. Some schools continue to preach abstinence-only education, despite the fact that research has shown this leads to less safe sex, when the sex finally occurs (and in most cases it doesn’t […]

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

Advice from three of’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, […]

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 […]

Personal Essays
Confession: It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It

photo via Flickr Our new intern, Vanessa Martini, a senior at Bard College, has a confession to make. Well, it’s more of a rant really than a confession, but we’re with her!: Though the furor around this electoral season’s contraception debate has quieted somewhat in mainstream media, the topic continues to rumble around feminist spaces […]

What's Up Doc?
Dr. Kate’s Top 5 Reasons Why Contraception Should Be Covered

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on To ask her your own question, click here. This week, she addresses the recent debates about contraception. I’m an OB/GYN, and my specialty is family planning. This means […]

Naked News: The Women’s (Dwindling) Reproductive Rights Edition

photo via Flickr SNL has an actually funny and actually informative round-up of all the bullshit last week. The testimony Republicans didn’t want you to hear last week. Hello? Why aren’t we talking about the tons of unplanned pregnancies — and their sky-high costs — that contraception saves us from? For great coverage on all the latest […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can I Use More Than One Contraceptive?

photo via flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Is it possible to be on more than one contraceptive method at the […]

Poll: Would You Rely on a Male Birth Control Pill?

If a male birth control pill hit the market today, would you rely on it? Pick the answer that best reflects your strongest conviction, men in the first poll, women in the second: Men Only Poll: Would You Take a Male Birth Control Pill? Ladies Only Poll: Would You Trust a Male Birth Control Pill? […]