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Tag Archive | "Safer Sex"

Dear Em & Lo: My Booty Call Wants to Ditch the Condoms

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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photo by Alaskan_Dude Dear Em & Lo, I was celibate for the first 20 years of my life, so considering that, it was surprisingly easy to jump into bed with a guy who lives in my building…every few nights for the last two months. We have a nurturing and adventurous sexual relationship, I think, and [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Can You Get Pregnant Without Intercourse?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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photo by Marina(im.back) Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Can you get pregnant without having actual intercourse? And if so, how? – Curious Georgina [...]

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Masturbation Study Provides Material for the Lovers AND the Haters

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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photo via flickr A recent study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine looked at the masturbation habits of American teenagers (age 14-17) — and the results are likely to please both the self-lovers and those who think that adolescent boys and girls should be forced to sleep in mittens to keep [...]

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Confession: Top 10 Things I Learned from an Anti-Condom Boyfriend

Friday, July 8, 2011

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photo by Jenny Lee Silver A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: I came into college and out of my first relationship ready to be single and to enjoy my new-found singledom with as many new people as possible. Generally, things went pretty well for me. [...]

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Comment of the Week: More Praise for IUDs

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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illus. of Paraguard IUD via Med.unc.edu 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 [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: When Should I Tell a Partner About Oral Herpes?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I am a woman with oral herpes. Is this something I should tell new partners [...]

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Confession: The Top 10 Reasons I Love My IUD

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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photo by Liz Henry (laptop included for scale) Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, confesses her love for her IUD: No hormones! But if you like hormones, they offer one with hormones. I don’t need to remember take a pill, change a patch, get another shot, or visit [...]

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Wise Guys – Is Painful Sex an Issue for Some Guys (Like It Is for Some Gals)?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “Considering all the questions the doctors on this site get about women experiencing painful intercourse, I was wondering: do guys ever experience pain during sex?” Straight Single Guy (Max): While the good normally outweighs the bad, I would say that yes, sex [...]

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Dear Dr. Joe: Can Pre-Ejaculate Get a Woman Pregnant?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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photo by rightee Once a month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, answers your questions on male sexual health. To ask him your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, Can pre-ejaculate get a woman pregnant? – Leaky Dear Leaky, Pre-ejaculate, or ‚Äúpre-cum,‚ÄĚ as it is commonly known, is the predominantly clear fluid that [...]

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Wise Guys: How Do Men Feel About the Female Condom?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Get the female condom at EdenFantasys Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “How do men feel about the female condom? And if you’ve never had experience with one, how would you feel if your partner wanted to wear one?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. [...]

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