Are Stayover Relationships the Wave of the Future?
Originally published on SexReally.com on September 29, 2011. When my friend started dating a new dude this past summer, he didn’t think things would get serious. My pal’s a law student; the new dude studied fashion. The two made a seemingly unlikely match, yet before long, they were dating exclusively and spending every other night together. It felt natural and convenient,...
smilesinseattle: Bedsider, you just saved my blog.... →
Aw, so glad we followed in time - we’re looking forward to reading more! ifellintoarabbithole: I have been on the verge of deleting this for weeks. After unsavory types found my blog again, I felt like I lost any sort of privacy, and lately I’ve been scared to post anything for fear of the wrong people reading the wrong posts, walking away with the wrong idea. People clearly lost...
Guests on Dr. Phil remind us why we love birth...
A sorority girl, a baby, a baby daddy…and his new girlfriend? This is why we are so very, very into birth control. According to the folks from Dr. Phil: Meleah broke up with her college boyfriend, Greg, because he was snooping through her phone, her Facebook, and trying to gather information on her from her sorority sisters. Two weeks later, Meleah discovered she was pregnant. Now, the...
The act of penetration is a force of nature that is loaded with meaning and...– From Elephant Journal, Oct. 1, 2010.
Holiday, Celebrate: World Contraception Day!
Every year (since 2007) on September 26th, World Contraception Day (WCD) draws attention to the importance of contraception. According to USAID, this year’s theme is “Take Responsibility.” The “Your Life” campaign is doing awesome things to spread the word about WCD, including a survey of youth around the world (you can even compare two different countries!) and videos like...
Hilarious and good for you?
It all started with sex standing up… We wanted to make sure everyone knew that it’s just for fun, not for birth control. So we worked with Third Floor Productions and comedian Danny Rouhier to make a PSA of a cheesy spokesman getting really, really angry when he learns that almost 1 in 5 guys (ages 18-29) thinks having sex standing up significantly decreases the risk of pregnancy...
Eat your heart out...
’The single biggest factor, though, is the education of young...– September 19, 2011 in The New York Times
Students: Get in on the FWB action this week!
It’s not what you’re thinking—at least not this time… Actually, the Getting Covered campaign, courtesy of The Young Invincibles, is all about the other kind of benefits—the health insurance kind. Which are, of course, totally awesome, especially when they help us get our preferred method of birth control (whatever that may be). This week (till 9pm Saturday,...
They say romance is dead...
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I've Had HPV. Have You? Share Your Story! →
Bedsider has a Provider Perspective about HPV, too. Let’s just say that the author, Dr. Robin Wallace, referred to HPV as the common cold of the sexually active world! lenachen: I’ve had HPV. I’ve written about it. I’ve been mocked and criticized for it. But because of that entry and my admission, I’ve had countless readers reach out anonymously over the years to share their own stories...
The Overachiever of Birth Control
Not only does it work longer than any other method (and more effectively than the majority of them), but now there’s yet another benefit to using the IUD: a recent study shows using it is associated with a lower risk of cervical cancer! As if we needed another reason to love this method… “Overachiever” image by Jeff McNeill.
The hormones don't lie: guys are wired for...
Turns out women aren’t the only ones whose hormones are affected by having a child—according to a recent study, men’s hormones change too. What kind of changes, you ask? In a nutshell, the more involved a guy is in raising his child(ren), the lower his testosterone levels go. According to a New York Times article on the study, this doesn’t mean he’s any less...
Baby roulette, anyone?
An article in Glamour’s September issue highlighted findings from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s Fog Zone survey. Not to spoil the ending for you, but we liked the simple but poignant conclusion: “The women’s movement was all about giving us choices,” says Marjorie Sable, Ph.D., a professor of social work at the University of Missouri, who...
Big plans for the weekend?
May you have at least enough fun to not consider having a baby out of boredom. Happy weekend from Bedsider!
We saw these adorable conceptual IUDs thanks to Jezebel, where many commentors compared them to Mickey Mouse. Doesn’t it also look kinda like a koala, though? Or is it just our love of koalas clouding our judgment? Koala or mouse? You decide. “Koala” image by Mshai, “Mickey Mouse” image by web-superhero.
Love Your Birth Control? Tell Me About It...
Bedsider wants to know what you love about your birth control. And if you’re 18 to 24, live in the U.S., and use the IUD, the implant, the ring, the patch or the shot, you could end up with $1000 ($2000 if you get your guy involved) or a 64G iPad to show for it. Not too shabby, right? We’re teaming up with ISIS to sponsor the “Works Like a Charm” contest—the idea...