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Getting Safe Condoms On The Shelf Is A Long, Hard Process

Good golly, does it take a lot for a condom to get on the market. According to this infographic from AccessRH, the process for condom factories to apply for pre-qualification from the United Nations Populations Fund and the World Health Organization can take 3-12 months, the ordering process takes another 1-8 weeks, production of condoms takes place after orders are put in and takes another 2-16 weeks, quality testing before shipping takes wo weeks, and shipping can take up to six weeks depending on the destination. Pre-qualification itself is a five-step process. Only 35 percent of the factories that have applied for pre-qualification have passed. Keep reading »

According To Stock Photos, Putting A Blister Pack Of Birth Control In Your Panties Is The New Masturbation Craze

Because this definitely isn’t the actual way to use birth control...

5 Interesting Facts I Learned From The Times‘ Graphs On Birth Control Effectiveness

The New York Times compiled data about birth control effectiveness for 15 different methods, over time, with perfect use and with typical use, and sorted them into handy-dandy interactive graphs. Birth control is sort of nightmarish for me because the least effective methods are non-invasive and non-hormonal, but those are the methods I have to use because I have horror story periods and react badly to hormonal medications. And also I do not want to get pregnant.

Anyway, here are some interesting facts I gleaned from the charts: Keep reading »

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

You Like Ugly Guys More When You're On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking birth control isn’t as convenient as you thought it would be. Read more on College Candy…

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

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  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
  • Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
  • Leslie Feinberg, legendary trans* activist, pioneering trans* historian, and communist, has died of medical complications. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

A Guy’s Advice: How To Tackle The Awkward Condom/STD Convo With Your New Man

A Guy's Advice: How To Tackle The Awkward Comdom/STD Convo With Your New Man

When it comes to awkward conversations with the new guy you’re dating, the STD/birth control chat takes the cake. It’s the necessary talk that neither of you want to have, not to mention, there’s that whole timing issue. You don’t want to get into it right off the bat (although Milton, 35, disagrees) and there’s no quicker way to kill the mood than to bring it up while things are getting hot and heavy.

To help us navigate this tricky talk, we asked 7 guys to dish on when and how to bring things up with your new boo—because, well, they would know! Read on to see what they had to say about the do’s and don’ts of having “the talk.” Read more on YourTango.com…

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