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Good to Know: STI Prevention Hacks

There is nothing worse than getting your sexy on only to realize that you don't have any condoms (or dams). Preparation makes safer sex very easy to practice without interrupting your groove. But did you know that there are quick solutions if you do find yourself unprepared? Bedsider here sharing five ways to expedite your access to safer sex tools. Only one thing we would add to this list: Purchase easy-travel pillow packs of lube so that you can have them with you anywhere you go. This post was originally published here. BY BEDSIDER | Bedsider.org Think STI prevention kills the mood? Or that it’s always kind of a hassle? No way. A little planning makes it very easy to protect yourself against an unintentional pregnancy and STIs. But what do you do when there’s no time … [Read More...]

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How Can I Use Safer Sex Methods Without Killing the Mood?

Forget your dull sex education class. Being safer does not have to kill the mood or make your sex life a chore. Sex educators Kate McCombs and Louise Bourchier will tell you that all you need is a little preparation and imagination to make safer sex easier and hotter. Take the time to watch this […]

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Condoms Breaking? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

National Condom Week 2015 is here! From Feb. 14th to Feb. 21st, we are celebrating by providing a new article every day by prominent sexual health advocates focused on condom use and education. Here is Heather Corrina, sex educator and founder of Scarleteen, discussing the common reasons why condoms break. The truth is that condom […]

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Pleasure: Sexual Anatomy For Every Body

No two bodies are exactly alike- even those of the same sex or gender. This may be stating the obvious. However, the meaning and variation of gender and biological sex becomes even more significant after reading the following article by Heather Corrina of Scarleteen. She explains in an inclusive way the biological components of pleasure and […]

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WE NEED YOU: Join the #LustforLife Campaign

The #LustforLife Campaign shines a spotlight on the fact that nearly 70% of the 50,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. each year occur in urban communities. In fact, HIV prevalence in low-income urban areas throughout the U.S. is similar to that of countries where USAID has declared HIV epidemics. Among heterosexual people in urban […]

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Silicone-Based Lube: Alternative Uses

There are many reasons why silicone-based lube plays a worthy addition to your sex life. As we discuss elsewhere, not only does silicone lube heighten sensitivity, it can also make sex safer because it reduces the risk of condom breakage, particularly when using ultra thin condoms. Studies show that silicone lube is the safer choice when […]

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Ask Oh Megan & The CSPH: Unsafe Sex Toys

  Consumers beware. Did you know that the US government does not regulate or test sex toys? Therefore, toy manufacturers can make products out of whatever material they want. This lack of oversight raises serious public health concern as the wrong toys can introduce infections, bacteria and harmful chemicals into the body. For now, the […]

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What Is It Like To Be Tested? STI/STD Testing In 5 Simple Steps

With all the stigma and fear surrounding sexually transmitted infections (STIs), going out of your way to specifically get tested can seem like a burden. According to the CDC, less than half of Americans ranging from 18 to 44 years old have never EVER been tested for STIs. This is a serious obstacle that cannot […]

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Wetter Is Better: How To Choose The Right Lube

Natural lubrication is commonly believed to happen biologically for all women, all the time. In actuality, many women (and men) find that a little extra lube is worth the investment. Melissa White, CEO of Lucky Bloke, explains the “what” and “why” of the various lubricants available. Don’t miss her helpful video! This article is meant […]

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How To Choose the Best Condoms for You (and Your Partner)!

When it comes to condom information, how do you know which are the best condoms? There exists thousands of variation that explain the same, step-by-step instructions of how to open a condom package, put it on, and dispose of the condom. Unfortunately, very few people learn anything else beyond that. This short-sighted approach allows for […]

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4 Effective Condom Alternatives to Latex Sensitivity

Latex sensitivity or latex allergy causes symptoms that can range from unpleasant to— in severe cases— deadly… nothing about that is sexy. So what is one to do when it comes to condoms? Lucky Bloke, global condom experts, to the rescue with several safer sex suggestions. This article is intended to inform you of the […]

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4 Common Condom Myths Debunked

National Condom Week 2015 is here!  From Feb. 14th to Feb. 21st, we are celebrating by providing a new article every day by prominent sexual health advocates focused on condom use and education. Today we address myths about condoms that every person has encountered at some point in their lives. Dr. Karen Rayne, who writes about […]

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25 Ways to Build Intimacy and Why You Should

There are many definitions of intimacy and ways of being intimate. When it comes to sexual health, the degree of intimacy we willingly express impacts how we accept ourselves and how we share our bodies, minds and lives with others. In this article, Heather Corrina of Scarleteen breaks down what “building intimacy” means and looks […]

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7 Ways to Make Sex with Condoms Sexier

National Condom Week 2015 is here! From Feb. 14th to Feb. 21st, we are celebrating by providing a new article every day by prominent sexual health advocates focused on condom use and education. Pleasure is an important yet seldom discussed feature in condom education. As Lara Worcester of Condom Monologues argues, “There is a difference […]