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@Twitter: Keeping us safe from condoms, one tweet at a time (Part 2)

Is your sexual health important to you? Us too! Lucky Bloke, where I am founder and CEO, has been inundated for months with emails from “Twitter for Business,” urging us to try out @TwitterAds and turn our followers into customers. We submitted this sponsored tweet to @TwitterAds program. It was swiftly rejected: This is hardly explicit or x-rated. (Frankly, it's not even r-rated.) Furthermore, neither this tweet (nor our website) link to explicit “sexual content.” Nonetheless, not only was this tweet rejected, our entire account was deemed ineligible because Twitter doesn’t actually allow promotion of safer sex items or contraceptives – even including education around safer sex. What is actually at work here is the perpetuation of stigma and shame around sex. Our … [Read More...]

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Hello, Birth Control!

When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot to choose from. All of us who need birth control want to find the right method that fits perfectly in our lives. Each of us have different needs. Thankfully, there are many effective methods to choose from today. Before you start deciphering between different brands, […]

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

BY MELISSA WHITE 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! Melissa explains everything you need to know, from size […]

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Today’s Debate: Providing condoms for your teens…?

BY DR. KAREN RAYNE | KarenRayne.com No side: BUT THEN THEY’LL HAVE SEX! Yes side: But if they want to, they’ll have sex anyway. I do an experiment with my classes every now and then, for fun. I ask them through an anonymous question and answer system whether they plan to have sex later in […]

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Can Pre-Ejaculate Cause Pregnancy?

This is an important question for anyone who can become pregnant, or is having sex with someone who can get pregnant. Particularly for those who use the pull-out or fertility awareness methods, understanding the risks involved is fundamental to making the proper health choices for yourself. The answer to this question however is not so […]

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Tips and Resources: Disabled People Need Sexual Health Care Too

BY ROBIN MANDELL | robinstoynest.com Most safer sex guides take it for granted that all of us are going to have the manual dexterity (ability to move our hands) to unwrap and use a condom, that getting STI testing is as easy as booking (and keeping) an appointment at a free or low-cost sexual health […]

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Q&A: Sex Advice for Intersex People

  Intersexuality is not uncommon, it’s just rarely spoken about or represented in everyday media and conversations. Very few people go public to announce their identity as intersex. However, according to the Intersex Society of North America, approximately 1 in 1500 births require a “sex differentiation specialist” to be called. Many more are born with […]