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Tag Archive | "Safer Sex"

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


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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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Is There a Morning-After Pill for STDs?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


photo by Janine 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, I know that women can use emergency contraception to protect themselves from pregnancy after [...]

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A Mobile App with a Higher Purpose Than iFart

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


STD toys by Giant Microbes If using your mobile phone to simulate fart noises or fake an incoming call to escape a blind date are beneath you, try this one on for size: Researchers in the UK are working on a technology that would allow you to self-diagnose STDs on your phone. If you think [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Any Treatments for Rough Sex Syndrome?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


photo by todd neville Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’m a girl who likes it rough. Not a little bum-smack here, a little [...]

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Confession: I’m a Safer Sex Scold and Proud Of It

Thursday, September 16, 2010


photo by Lori Greig Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: College students have a lot of sex. They are horny, hot and away from home. Add in a drop (or gallon) of alcohol and you get strangers pairing off by 8pm — or [...]

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Oil Spill Condoms: Doing It For the Environment

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Okay, we know that the oil spill is BP’s problem, but that doesn’t entirely explain why so few people are eager to help out with the relief effort. It may not be the sexiest of world disasters, but a disaster it is. So here’s one way to help out: 20% of all proceeds from Oil [...]

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

Thursday, March 18, 2010


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 Jersey vs. California: Which State Is Worse for Sex?

Friday, February 26, 2010


photo via MTV.com Remember when former Miss California Carrie Prejean got famous for (a) getting pageant-funded breast implants and (b) saying “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there”? Well, suddenly No-Offense Prejean is looking like the picture of tolerance (after all, she did also [...]

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Wise Guys: What Are the Best Condoms for Men?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


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


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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