Holiday, Celebrate: Happy Halloween!
Whether this Halloween means rocking a creative contraceptive costume, rocking your walk of shame, or some combination of the two, check out our tips for a happy Halloween. And if you’re doing the former, remember to upload a photo on our facebook wall for a free Bedsider t-shirt.
Birth Control for Halloween?
Sure, we all know you should be using birth control if there’s any chance of some Halloween action this year, but what about being birth control? (What could be sexier than that?) Since we would totally vote for these people in a costume contest, we want to preemptively show our appreciation for other creative contraceptive lovers. So whether you’ve been collecting copper wire for days to be a...
5 Things You Should Never Do on a First Date No...
Recently I asked how our bad economy has been affecting our dating lives. The fact is most of us are watching our bottom line. And that means coming up with creative things to do on a date that stay within our decreasing budget. As a single gal myself, I can definitely relate that! However, I believe there are still a few dating no-nos both men and woman should avoid—no matter how bad the...
"You want me to wear a condom? In THIS economy?"
This (totally in jest, we hope?) tweet by @WritingWilkie pretty much sums up what we were afraid we might hear from the folks interviewed in this video about how the economy affects their love lives. Fortunately, no one Veralyn talked to said they’re foregoing condoms to save money—all the interviewees grasped the faulty logic of that equation. How do we know? Check out Nick and...
In Review: "Birth Control Brigade"
A new game created by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) in celebration of World Contraceptive Day was designed as “a way to reach the youth of Canada and teach them about their birth control options,” according to Dr. Edith Guilbert of SOGC. We’ve read some good things already, but what better (totally unscientific) way to get the real story on...
XOJane Post Reminds Us Why Sex Ed Ain't Just for...
Whew. A lot has been written over the past couple days about a post by Cat Marnell on XOJane. Marnell wrote a (maybe, debatably, slightly tongue-in-cheek?) rant about her use of Plan B for—well—plan A, and how a shortage of it in NYC was causing her to reevaluate her choices. The bad: Cat’s post offered scant factual information about avoiding unwanted pregnancy and a solid dose...
Okay, maybe birth control isn’t as sexy as a smart phone, but shouldn’t it be?– Kirsten Moore, Reproductive Health Technologies Project (writing for RH Reality Check on October 4, 2011). Yes, it should be. We’re all about supporting the development of better birth control options (especially those that could join the male condom in protecting against both pregnancy and...
I think because I’ve accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really...– Beyoncé Knowles, when asked why she decided to have a baby after 10 years with her now-husband, Jay-Z. (Sounds like an excellent way to approach parenthood to us… We wish their family all the best!)
Tell Congress how you feel about birth control...
Our “Get on Top” section has some bad news about a new threat to birth control access. It’s kind of scary, but don’t weep just yet—you can take action instead! “All the contraceptive pills are gone…” image by Gnarls Monkey.
Happy 40th, "Our Bodies, Ourselves"!
A lot has changed in 40 years, but Our Bodies, Ourselves (a.k.a. OBOS) continues to adapt. Above, Judy Norsigian, cofounder and executive director of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (now called Our Bodies Ourselves), talks about how the project started and why it still matters. Norsigian isn’t the only one who thinks OBOS is as important now as it was when the first edition was...