It’s great that Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute! By saying what he did, this misogynistic ignoramus inadvertently launched public awareness on this important issue like never before. I’m sure that was the last thing he was trying to accomplish, which is exactly why it’s extra satisfying. To add delicious icing to the cake, Sandra Fluke has handled the potentially devastating situation with dignity, grace and intelligence. Instead of shrinking in horror from the public attention and disgusting remarks, she rose to the occasion in a way that makes all of us self-respecting women proud.
After researching both sides of the Sandra Fluke saga, I find it hard not to side with the courageous third-year law student, who testified on Capitol Hill on Feb. 23, advocating for birth control to be covered by insurance — and was subsequently inexplicably shamed by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for being a "prostitute" and "slut."
Every single part of sex should be fun. Yes, even the condom part. Hey, all the more reason to spice things up in the bedroom right? Here are a few of our favorite ways to integrate safe sex into your routine. 1. Role Play: What man doesn’t love a “naughty nurse” night? Dress up in your medical best, and tell him he is due for a “check up”. Make it the grand finale (well, at least to the role playing part), and slip a condom on. Just make sure you are doing it right.
College Magazine recently came out with their list of the Top 10 Most Prude Colleges in the country. As a student at the seventh-prudest college of them all, Fordham University, I can say that College Magazine certainly did their research well. I'm not surprised that any of those schools made the list, especially mine.
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The recent Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was a high-profile example of how women's health can fall prey to politics. Considering this is an election year, we can expect reproductive rights rhetoric to heat up on both sides.
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If you've been feeling a little underwhelmed with your sex life, now is the perfect opportunity to turn things around and make sure 2012 is full of exciting intimacy for you and your partner.
Some of you may remember my issues with the birth control pill, Yaz. After surviving a pulmonary embolism, I can now consider myself relatively healthy although doctors are not sure if I will have more complications in the future. Even though I've been off my medication for two and a half years, I am still dealing with what happened every day.
The government just overruled the FDA's decision to allow Plan B (the pill which, if taken 72 hours after sex can very significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy) to be sold on drugstores shelves to anyone of age.
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More proof that birth control pills can be evil: Women who are on the drug tend to choose partners who are less attractive and worse in bed.
xoJane's "Health Editor," a term we're going to use very loosely, wrote a piece about why she prefers the Plan B method of birth control to all others. Why? Well, in her words, the Pill will make her "fat," make her "spot," and according to her, will not prevent her from getting preggers because she's in that teeny-tiny minority who got knocked up on it.
Despite what you may have learned in high school sex ed class, the rhythm method may actually be quite an effective form of birth control.