“Personhood of Semen” and Other Hilarious Sex Laws

photo via flickr Some people hear about all the ridiculous uterus-related legislation being sponsored by Republican lawmakers and they join a protest or they blog about it or they post inspiring images on their Tumblr blogs. Other people — other awesome people — are using their position as lawmakers to go one step further: they’re proposing […]

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 […]

Republican Candidates Are to the Right of Mississippi on Birth Control & Abortion

photo via Flickr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data yesterday showing that the US still has the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world. And the new global abortion study from the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (that’s published in the Jan. 19 issue of The Lancet) found that abortion […]

Naked News: The Frothy Mixture Edition

photo via Flickr With Santorum’s recent surge in the polls, it’s important to take time out to remind ourselves what a crazy sex-police zealot he is: On Funny or Die, Dan Savage comedically threatens to change the definition of the name “Rick” if Santorum doesn’t agree to stop attacking gay people during his campaign. Rick “Family Values” Santorum […]

Question of the Week: When, If Ever, Is Nursing in Public Too In-Your-Face?

After a woman was recently asked to move to the changing rooms at a Texas Target to nurse her child, she and other breastfeeding advocates organized a national nurse-in at Target stores across the country last week on December 28th. A writer-friend of ours, Amy Keyishian, went to her local store and took a, shall […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Give Birth to a Baby Naturally, Sans Babydaddy

photo by karindaiziel Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: Some nights ago I had a really […]

The Female Reproductive Tract Explained in Rachel Maddow’s Man Cave

Wait, that title didn’t come out quite right. “Man Cave” is not meant as a euphemism here, especially for Rachel Maddow’s lady parts (for several reasons). No, the “man cave” is just one of her dorky gimmicks whereby she tells her female viewers to take a break, pops a brewskie, puts up some sport paraphernalia […]

World’s Largest Sperm Bank Says Redheads Need Not Apply

It’s bad enough that redheaded guys grew up with playground (or frat house) taunts about their ginger pubes  — now they’re being told that their sperm is not welcome either. Cryos, the world’s largest sperm bank, says that they now get so many donations that they can be picky — and, frankly, there isn’t enough […]

Comment of the Week: More Praise for IUDs

illus. of Paraguard IUD via Figleaf commenting on the post “Give Us an I, Give Us a U, Give Us a D!” It’s been, what, 45 years since sales of the infamous Dalkon Shield IUD were suspended. And virtually everything we “know” about how bad IUDs are comes from… the Dalkon Shield. It’s also […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, How Can I Increase My Sperm Count?

photo by Blyzz This week, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, Is there any way to increase sperm count to help my wife and I get pregnant? — Breeding Dear B,