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Monday Quickies!

  • Lily Allen’s grandmother passed away just a few hours before her performance at Glastonbury. Oh no, this wasn’t Grandma as “Nan, You’re A Window Shopper” is it? The Grandma who likes her tea milky, who has a kitchen where everything’s got a label, and has done her Christmas shopping and we’re only in April? [Daily Mail U.K.]
  • Weighing in on the male pubic hair debate, Boinkology wants dudes to be individuals with their pubic style. [Boinkology]
  • Um scary. Half of all unintended pregnancies are the result of “contraception failing or people not using their chosen method of contraception properly”. [Daily Bedpost]
  • The sworn virgins of Albania… [College Candy]
  • Robert Buckley from Lipstick Mafia is so hot it’s SICK. [Popbytes]
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    The Daily Squeeze: The Pill Online, Keira Knightley’s Mom, And Family Dinners And Drugs

  • A private company in the U.K. is going to offer the pill to women over the age of 18. Say a woman has taken the pill before, well, with this website, she won’t have to go to her doctor when she needs to get her prescription refilled. This doesn’t really make sense to me since women should be getting yearly checkups. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    The Nookie Know-It-All: Low Tide For The Crimson Wave

    “I’ve heard about the various birth control pills that you can take to go without your period for a few months and longer. Are they really safe and recommended?” — Banning Aunt Flo, via email

    Have you seen that SNL skit (clip after the jump!), where the women are going ape sh*t because they haven’t had their period in months? I have, and I have to say it scared that crap out of me. Keep reading »

    Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

    The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest and worst innovations and ideas of all time. While the wheel took the top spot, with the internet close behind, equal rights for women and the pill cracked the top five. Plus, two famous feminists, Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst, also were recognized as “People in History Responsible For the Best Ideas.” Hooray! We modern women sure have accomplished a lot — from the right to vote to the right to orgasm. Speaking of which, it’s National Masturbation Month, so be sure to congratulate yourself for all you’ve achieved! [Metro UK]

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    Tony Blair’s Wife Tells All

    Accidents happen, even to good Catholics like the former-Prime Minister of the U.K.’s wife Cherie Blair. Her hubby isn’t the only one getting political — in interviews and in her book, the longtime birth control advocate pushes for the Church to embrace contraception. But that’s not the only thing she’s been pushing… In her gossipy new autobiography, Speaking For Myself, she openly talks about her happy accident — their third child, Leo, who was the result of forgetting to pack birth control on a vacation. Whoopsies! She also reveals that she slept with Mr. Blair on their first date. Salacious! (And yet totally relatable.) While her critics are screaming TMI from her tell-all, we’d like to applaud her for telling it like it is and standing up for something millions of women depend on! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

    Poll: Preventing Pregnancy Should Not Be A Game Of Russion Roulette

    Half of the American women who get pregnant each year hadn’t planned on it. Mostly, they either fail to use their contraceptive properly or forget to use it at all. Researchers at the Guttmacher Institute in New York say women who are the least motivated to avoid pregnancy are less likely to use birth control pills, or any contraceptive method, on a consistent method. Basically, they’re tempting fate. And many other women aren’t satisfied with their current method of contraception, so they forget to take their pills every day or keep condoms handy.
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