Generally, an unplanned pregnancy is the last thing on your mind when a one-night stand is in the offing. That's why pharmaceutical companies have given us Plan B. But what happens when a person isn't thinking straight the morning after? The FDA approval is close for a drug called Ulipristal that will provide birth control up to 5 days after conception may have occurred.
Whether it's on the radio or in the news, we're always hearing about how the birth control pill decreases women's sexual desire. But what is the scientific process behind this, and is it natural?
According to a recent Popular Science article, scientists speculate that sex for reproduction may soon go out of style. Don't get us wrong, sex itself will stick around, but thanks to advancements in embryology, our descendants who are actively trying to get pregnant may ditch traditional babymaking in favor of invitro fertilization.
According to a group of new studies, young women between the ages of 18 and 30 are suffering from low libido at rates never seen before: 43 percent of women have sexual problems, they say. And 1 in 10 women doesn't want to have sex at all, trumpeted a recent ABC News story. The weird part isn't the fact that women are reporting what experts like to call "sexual dysfunction," but that women this young are: Usually we think of sexual issues as the stuff that plagues the over-40 set. But sexperts are now blaming 20-somethings with low libido on everything from stress (we're worried about our jobs/working longer hours) to birth control/antidepressants (both are potent chemical cocktails that can make lust dry up), and, well, Hollywood.
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Scientists haven't yet given up hope on the Holy Grail of a male birth control that can bridge the gap between boring, erection-threatening condoms and the semi-reversible vasectomy. The most recent developments in birth control for men involve injections that may have to be administered every other month.
Yesterday, National Geographic ran a piece designed to once again whip us up into a frenzy over the possibility that a male contraceptive might finally be developed and released unto the world. Color us unconvinced. Similar pieces seem to run every few years, yet our prayers are never answered. And, now that we think about it, this initiative's continued failure might actually be a good thing.
Here are my resolutions for 2010: to go to Bikram yoga three days a week, to get in touch with friends I haven't seen in awhile, to pursue a new hobby (maybe photography), and to take two really awesome vacations. Oh, and I have a few sex resolutions too. Last year I vowed to give less blow jobs (achieved!), but 2010 is here, I'm back on the blowie train, and I'm ready to make a few new sexy vows for the next decade. After the jump are 25 sex resolutions—a few of them are mine, but I'm not telling which. What are your sex resolutions for the new year?
Women try to stay focused during sex. We really do! Some nights our minds wander to more mundane things in life; other nights we get a little existential. Can you really blame us for not being fully present every second? We're busy women with work, friends, a softball league, and seven seasons of The West Wing to watch! After the jump, 30 things women think about during sex ... you know, other than how your big boy is rocking our world right now.
While the IUD has long reigned supreme as the world's most widely used form of birth control, you'd be hard-pressed to find an American woman under 40 who's familiar with the intrauterine device. In the U.S., less than two percent of women use the IUD, which has been overlooked as a mainstream birth control option. If you haven't though seriously about the IUD, there are benefits to consider.
After I decided to stop using The Pill, my husband and I got our hands on a variety pack of condoms from Babeland and started our search for the Perfect Condom. We weren't too thrilled about using condoms as our main method of birth control, but maybe we could find a one that could trick us into believing that we weren't using a condom at all.
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Not to get all TMI on you—we're all friends here, though, aren't we?—but my husband and I are thinking about changing up our birth control to the ol' pull-out method. Actually, correction: I'm thinking about it and he's biding his time, not saying too much, hoping I come to my senses before my prescription for the Pill runs out. Think I'm crazy?
Kourtney Kardashian, like a lot of reality stars, has chosen to be open about almost everything in her life, and her recent unplanned pregnancy is no exception. But while some people have chosen to criticize her bun-in-the-oven candidness in recent weeks, we can't help but applaud it. In fact, we think there's a lot we can learn from Kourtney Kardashian and her situation.