Words to Scrap: Chastity
Originally published on SexReally.com on November 23, 2009. I’m about to toss another word into my trash bin. It can rest nicely there alongside “wedlock” (marriage is not necessarily a prison); “lost my virginity,” (have you found it yet?) and “practicing abstinence” (let me know when you’ve got it down). The word this time is “chaste,” defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary as “not...
No Pain, No Gain: The IUD Insertion Process
Originally published on November 11, 2009 on SexReally.com. I wish I could say that getting the IUD was easy once I made my decision that the love affair with the Pill was over. In reality, it took me three visits (one of which was an appalling comedy of errors) before I finally baby-proofed my uterus. First, I had to get a pap smear, since STIs in IUD users can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder...
How I Dumped The Pill And Met The IUD
Originally published on November 4, 2009 on SexReally.com. Two weeks ago, I ended my longest and most tumultuous relationship to date. Four years and hundreds of dollars after my first prescription, I decided that I had swallowed my final birth control pill. I tossed out my last packet, lay back in stir-ups, and got an IUD. It was a long time coming. I was never one of those people who had...