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 are about as trustworthy as Regina George, thankfully there are some celebs we can look up to as great role models. Birth control role models, in this case. Four of ‘em, to be exact.
1) Lo Bosworth. There’s nothing better than real life high school royalty skyrocketed to fame. If reality TV is a guilty pleasure for you like it is for me, then you probably remember Lauren Conrad’s super adorable BFF, Lo Bosworth. When she wasn’t involved in the drama constantly surrounding her bestie, LC, she was acting as a spokesperson for the birth control pill, Yaz. As much as I loved the ever present drama on The Hills, I’m glad that Lo wasn’t afraid to talk about how she played it safe in her real life.
2) Amanda Seyfried. She once played a brainless mean girl, but in real life she’s smart enough to stay on top of her birth control. The blogosphere went into a frenzy when Seyfried popped one of her birth control pills during an interview for Esquire a couple years ago. If you want to take your birth control in private, that’s your prerogative, but there’s absolutely no shame in taking your pill in public. If men can get a trophy and a round of high fives every time they buy condoms, women can at least pop their pills with pride, right?
3) Katy Perry. Celeb standing, like high school social status, is a temporary phenomenon. But it’s undeniable that the Queen Bee of the moment is Katy Perry. She’s got the catchy summer-time, top-down tunes that we all love, she can pull off an exploding firework bra, and she’s all about her birth control. She claimed that she chews her birth control like Vitamin C (She’s totally kidding—only take one pill a day) because she’s not ready to have a family yet. Katy, I applaud you for being scandalous with your songs and safe with your sex.
4) Chad Ochocinco. What’s hotter than a guy who’s excited about your new haircut? A guy who’s excited about your birth control. Guys could take a hint from the Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who recently tweeted a picture of his fiancé’s birth control pills. She thought it was TMI, but personally I’m all about guys who publicly support their women in every aspect.
I’m a big fan of all these stars and their dedication to birth control. Go ahead and tweet about it, Instagram it, pop it on the sidewalk, flash it to your neighbor on the metro—be proud to be protected!
“Mean Girls” image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Bisi Orisamolu is an intern for the entertainment media department of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She’s a Georgetown University undergrad and a social justice advocate who is passionate about a million things. She loves chocolate covered pretzels, discovering good books, and aimless wandering. Stay tuned for the resurrection of her personal tumblr boris321.tumblr.com. In the meantime you can find her on twitter @Bisi_O.
Spotted: Bedsider does DC!
What do Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, LA, Miami, NY, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and DC have in common? They’re the cities where our “Don’t Give Up” posters should be cropping up in bars and on college campuses in the coming weeks. Yup, our friends at the Ad Council sent posters to locations in those twelve cities and we’ve already spotted one in DC.
This is where you come in. Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and should you live in or plan to be visiting one of these cities), is to take a picture of any Bedsider posters you happen upon and send us your photos. Ready? Go!