Sex on TV: 4 Pill Popping Celebs We Love to Love
If you’ve been through high school or ever watched a teen movie, you know the power popular kids have to influence the decisions of the masses. Well, as Bowling For Soup once told us, “High School Never Ends.” In the adult world, the popular kids are celebrities and instead of a student body of a couple thousand, they rule over an international population. Terrifying, right? Although some stars...
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect...– Tom Robbins (thanks to Elephant Journal for including this great quote in their post on “Love Quotes for Dummies.”)
Next Choice One Dose Is Officially on the Market →
In case you didn’t hear, earlier this month the FDA approved a one-dose version of the generic emergency contraceptive pill Next Choice. Three cheers for more EC options and fewer pills!
Fetish Friday: Narratophilia
What the French toast? Shut the front door! We’re feeling a bit demure, so forgive us for not unleashing a torrent of swear words, but if you like a good potty mouth, you should know about narratophilia. It’s a sexual fetish focused on telling—or listening to—dirty words. Card via someecards.
Just can’t get enough: Focusing on foreplay →
It’s Frisky Friday! Since foreplay is your friend, we wanted to send you off into the weekend with a hot little how-to guide. And even if foreplay isn’t your thing, we’ve got something for you, too.
We're Up for a Classy Award - and Public Voting...
Bedsider was chosen as a Top 5 Regional Finalist in The CLASSY Awards, but we need your help to get to the next level—and public voting closes tonight. Will you vote before midnight and reblog to help spread the word? 1) Go to the CLASSY voting page. 2) Select “EAST” as the region and find the “MOST EFFECTIVE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BY A CHARITY” category. 3) At the far right you’ll see an...
Dispatches from a College Sexpert: Smart, Sexy, &...
College students carry a lot of things: books, laptops, wallets, keys, backpacks…STIs (sexually transmitted infections). There are so many STIs that they, like your keys, can be hard to keep track of—even harder since many students don’t realize they have or are at risk for one. So, since we’re less invincible than we think, I’ve written up 8 things college students should know...
37% of U.S. births are "a surprise" →
From yesterday’s Get on Top: New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tell us that 37% of all babies born to 15-44-year-old women between 2006 and 2010 were, ahem, a surprise. And of course that doesn’t account for unintended pregnancies that ended in miscarriage or abortion. There was lots of useful information in the report (you can download it and nerd...
Five Fun Facts from Trojan's "Charged" Sex Life...
Trojan Brand Condoms released their Trojan Charged Sex Life Survey to uncover what Americans are doing in their bedrooms (or anywhere else we’re getting it on). Apparently we’re doing it more often than we were in 2011—hopefully using birth control responsibly when it’s not for procreative purposes. The survey had all sorts of titillating tidbits, but here are five of our favorites: ...
This part of the body is like the ears, it’s a part you cannot judge by...– Random 25-35-year-old guy on whether the size of the labia minora matters. Via Elephant Journal’s excellent post “Your Ugly Vagina Is Normal & Gorgeous. (Adult).”
Fetish Friday: Dacryphilia
Boo hoo. Calling someone a crybaby is usually an insult. Unless you’re into dacryphilia. That’s being sexually aroused by crying or emotional distress. “beyonce, make up, sad, tears, telephone” image from favim.com.
Sometimes shyness goes hand-in-hand with self-doubt and you might feel...– From today’s Frisky Friday, “The shy girl’s guide to breaking the ice.”
Semen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing...– That’s the blurb on the back of the cookbook Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes by Fotie Photoenhauer, discovered thanks to this Frisky article. Would you try it?
Young Americans are the least likely to be insured: almost three of 10 adults...– From a great USA Today article on health insurance for (broke, healthy) young folks. Highly recommend reading the whole thing. And if you’re one of those broke, healthy young folks and you’re looking for birth control, we also highly recommend trying out our free birth control...
Advances in HIV prevention and testing? Happy July... →
From our latest “Get on Top”: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is definitely doing its part to make this July, which just happens to be National HIV Awareness Month, a special one. It kicked off the month by approving OraQuick, the first DIY over-the-counter HIV test to be made available on the U.S. market. Now, mid-month, the FDA has approved a once-a-day pill that can seriously...
Dispatches from a College Sexpert: Be a Birth...
We’ve all said it—“I’ll have what she’s having,” “I’ll get the same as her,” “What she got,” or something along those lines. We may say it at the store, at the movie theater, or at a restaurant, but many of us also take that attitude when we’re getting on birth control. Of course friends generally give great advice and, if they recommend their birth control method, it’s with our...
Sex on TV: Top 5 Condom Moments
It’s not uncommon for sex to be shown on television. After all, it’s fun, entertaining and part of life— something that can’t really be ignored on a television show modeled after adult life. But what is uncommon? Safe sex on television. Too often characters get busy without even the most casual mention of birth control. I get that it kind of ruins the mood and eats into the already measly airtime...
5 Facts for HIV Awareness Month
If you were lucky enough to have sex ed in high school, your teacher probably told you that HIV/AIDS is the scariest, deadliest, and craziest sexually transmitted infection (STI) there is—in my health class they pretty much left it at that. Clearly, there’s more to know about HIV than that scare tactic, but since a lot has changed in the last few decades, I’ll give those sex ed teachers...
Family feud: What to do if your parents hate who... →
Yesterday’s Frisky Friday had some excellent advice (in our humble opinion) about how to deal with friction between your parents and your significant other. A taste: Do your parents still see you as their baby? They need to realize that you’ve got to grow up sometime. Talk to them. Communicate like an adult. Without any pouting or fighting, ask them why they don’t like your S.O. and what...
Fetish Friday: Dendrophilia
If you’re into dendrophilia, you pretty much want to get it on with trees. As in, make love to a redwood or schtoop a sycamore. Is being in a forest like going to an orgy? Gives the term “tree hugger” a whole new meaning. “Redwood” image by Shiny Things.
Before you wiggle into those skinny jeans... →
If your Friday the 13th hasn’t been scary enough yet, check out this article about the health effects of too-tight skinny jeans. It contains the phrase “gangrenous testicle”—need we say more? Heed or ignore as your see fit—maybe double-check your pant size if anything described in the article rings true. Most importantly, remember: skinny jeans are (still) not an...
Are we classy or what?
It’s a happy Friday around here—Bedsider was chosen as a Top 5 Regional Finalist for a CLASSY Award! (You can check out our story page on the CLASSY site.) In case you aren’t familiar, the CLASSY Awards are brought to you by StayClassy to recognize the efforts of nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. This year’s award pool...
Karezza Sex: Without An Orgasm, Couples Say Sex... →
Sex without orgasm for a better sex life? We admit to being intrigued…but mostly dubious.
Dispatches from a College Sexpert: Going Dutch
There are lots of Dutch things I like (pastries, Gouda cheese, sex ed, tulips, and clogs), but my favorite (and probably least authentic) is the term “going Dutch.” As you’ve probably figured out, going Dutch is not the newest sex position (if you’re looking for that, you can try these)—it’s the idea that each person pitches in when doing a shared activity. So, in...
Method Monday: Male Birth Control
We know we’re not the only ones who’ve ever lamented the lack of birth control options for guys. We also know there are already some good ways for guys to play a role in preventing pregnancy—and we make it a habit to cross our fingers for the promising prospects on the horizon. Like what, specifically? So glad you asked. First, the old (and available): Condoms. We love them...
Fetish Friday: Chrysophilia
Love gold? Wish you could dip something (or someone) in gold and use it for pleasure? If gold or golden objects get you all hot and bothered, you’re into chrysophilia.
The Arch Skill level: Intermediate This position proves that sex counts as...– For all you exercise addicts out there looking to spend some quality time with someone special this weekend. Read more about The Arch in this week’s “Frisky Friday Top 5: Unboring sex positions to heat up your weekend.”
When I realize that I forgot to take my birth...
whatshouldwecallme: No need to panic! We have an article by Dr. Andrea Jackson about what to do if you forget to take your pill on time. And daily pill reminders (you can even “snooze” them!) so it doesn’t happen again. Just sayin’…
Dispatches from a College Sexpert: Claim Your...
As an Independence Day baby, I try to be an expert on all things 4th of July (you should have seen my 5th grade wardrobe…one word: flags). However, this Independence Day I’ve decided to branch out and talk about celebrating independence regardless any time of year. Here are 10 ways to celebrate your independence, whether you’re single or not. Party in the U.S.A. Despite the fact that...
Rape Victim Can Sue After Being Arrested, Denied... →
We’ve written plenty about the many barriers that can make emergency contraception hard to get, but this is a particularly horrifying example (and very rare, we hope). The woman, who is listed as “R.W.” in court documents to protect her anonymity, was allegedly raped in January of 2007. After being examined at Tampa’s Rape Crisis Center, she was given emergency contraception. She...
Sex on TV: 4 Sex Scandal Songs Inspired by Justin...
Remember that time when a random girl accused Justin Bieber of fathering her child after she took his virginity backstage at one of his concerts? I know, after what seemed like months, the story finally dropped off the news cycle and I forgot about it for a few minutes, too. But then Bieber went on ex-Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show and dug it up again. Why now?...
Feeling Independent this 4th of July?
Fireworks, barbecues, patriotic cupcakes… Whatever you’re up to, we hope you’re looking forward to Independence Day as much as we are. And maybe we have a one-track mind (okay, we totally do), but does anybody else think of birth control when they hear the word “independence”? Really, though, what gives you more control over your life than being able to decide when...
GQ: You interviewed students all over the country about sex. What school had the...– According to a recent interview with GQ about the first season of his MTV show Savage U, Dan Savage’s award for horniest college students goes to Tulane University. Congrats, Greenies! …Doing a little roll wave to celebrate? ;)
If you have closed your senses around silk, light, color, odor, character,...– From a letter by writer Anais Nin—very much worth reading in its entirety.