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Before You Stop Using Condoms….

It is very common for couples to start off the relationship using condoms and then, as the relationship lasts, their reliance on condoms decreases. But there are some steps to take in order to make this transition away from condoms a healthy one. In this article from Bedsider, Jessica Morse breaks down the things to consider and how to follow through when taking condoms off your sexperience. Prepare to take yourself to a health care provider. In summary, here are some important points to consider if you plan to stop using condoms: Condoms and internal (or "female") condoms are the only form of protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Many STIs do not show symptoms all the time. It's worth taking a trip to the health clinic and getting a full-screen STI test. As … [Read More...]

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How Do I Share A Dildo?

How safe is it to use the same dildo on yourself as on your partner? This question is posed to Megan Andelloux of The Center For Sexual Pleasure and Health (the CSPH). Sharing sex toys can be very safe with low risk of passing on STIs (sexually transmitted infections). However, in order to maintain that […]

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3 Questions About Taking The Birth Control Pill

Knowing how to use the birth control pill in the most effective way can seem confusing, especially considering all the different brands and varying information out there. The most common questions tend to center around the risks of pregnancy if the pill is not taken at the same time everyday, as well as what to […]

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What Does Sexual Consent Look Like?

When it comes to sex, consent is essential. As JoEllen Notte of the RedHead Bedhead writes in her article, consent is to sexual play as a doorbell is to a home. We do not question the validity of houses having doorbells rather than opening the door and walking on in without asking first. And yet, […]

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Sexuality: WTF Is It, Anyway?

Sexuality is made up of various working parts, all of which are fundamental to being human. It involves a vast array of experiences including family and peer relationships, dating, physical development, emotional development, sensuality, gender, body image, media, and so much more. That is why it is such a difficult term to define. What one […]

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Monogamous? This STI Doesn’t Care

New research published this year suggests that Lyme disease is sexually transmitted between humans. These new findings could fundamentally change the way we think about STIs. The study (headed by microbiologist Marianne Middelveen and an international team of medical researchers) is the first to officially investigate sexual transmission between partners. However, it has been suggested […]

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Condom Love: Find out how amazing safer sex can be…

You’ve probably been told how to use a condom but have you ever been told how to choose a condom? It’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are sizes, shapes, materials, flavors, lubes- oh my! Melissa White, CEO of Lucky Bloke, to the rescue! She explains everything you need to know, from size to shape, from […]

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What Is Cis?

Gender identity is one of those overlooked concepts in sex education and yet is a basic factor in our sexual lives. It influences how we dress, what roles we play in relationships and, to a large extent, what we’re attracted to sexually.  So why not incorporate discussions of gender identity within the framework of safer […]

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National Coming Out Day: Tell Me Who You Really Are

Dr. Karen Rayne writes, “We all have something we can come out about, and we will be the better for it.” National Coming Out Day is an opportunity of observance that begun 26 years ago on the anniversary of National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights. It’s a day to celebrate coming out and […]