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The Daily Squeeze: Online Abortions, David Beckhams Fave Food, And An Online Soap Opera

  • In some countries where abortion is prohibited, women are going on line to buy medications to help them terminate the pregnancy. Almost 11 percent of the women needed a surgical procedure after taking the medication. [BBC]
  • David Beckham said the thing he misses most about England since moving to LA is the food. He might be the only person in the world who feels this way. [AHN]
  • A racy online soap opera called In The Moment, depicts gay LA and promotes safe sex. Over the last few months, tens of thousands of viewers have watched the show. [LA Times]
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    Microbicides: Condoms May Become A Thing Of The Past

    While sticking a bunch of microbicides up your hoo-ha may seem like a bad idea, turns out it may save your vaj from the likes of HIV and other STD’s. Researchers are currently conducting clinical trials at UCLA’s AIDS Institute for microbicides, a shield you would schmear in your vajane. Nowadays, women must rely on making sure their male sexual partners use condoms, but the hope is that this type of safeguard will help ladies take matters into their own hands. The study in the U.S. is based on the larger 12-month trial of microbicides involving 10,000 people currently underway in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda and Belgium. Fingers crossed we girls can get some protection! [Newswise]
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    Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Rubber Usage

    So, you know that story we’ve been chatting about lately? The one about how one in four New Yorkers with multiple partners (potentially a reflection of the rest of the country) doesn’t use condoms all the time? Well in addition to our poll(s) on the subject, I decided I wanted to pester the guys on my IM about this because I think it’s kind of easy to say to blame dudes for low condom usage — after all, they’re the ones who have to strap ‘em on either at their own discretion or because the chick they’re having sex with makes them in order to get any nookie. So do dudes leap at any opportunity to go rubber-less? Let’s find out. Keep reading »

    Obama & McCain Condoms: Protection You Can Count On

    The November elections seem close, and now the political powerhouses of John McCain and Barack Obama are getting even closer to the things that matter most to us. Both are faces imprinted on a line of condoms — but we gotta ask…who would you rather have protecting YOUR crotch? [ObamaCondoms.com and McCainCondoms.com] Keep reading »

    Free Condoms All Around In Antarctica

    During Antarctica’s long winters, the McMurdo research base has a staff of only 125 scientists — but if any of them are in a position to get lucky, they won’t have to brave the cold to buy condoms. (Do they even have drugstores in Antarctica anyway?) Nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered to the base last month and will be available free of charge throughout the year. “Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a little bit uncomfortable,” said Bill Henriksen, the base’s manager. And you thought your pool of men was small. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Roadtrippin’ With Lifestyles Condoms

    Traipsing through Europe with nothing but a briefcase of glass phalluses and a bunch of condoms, the silly and sexy team of Noah and Baron make us happy they brought along a video camera to catch all the hilarity on tape. Sent around the continent by Lifestyles condoms to talk about safe sex and cultural differences in the sack, these boys pull lovable Harold & Kumar-style hijinks as they try to cop a feel in each country. They hang off a balcony throwing condoms and telling people to go eff themselves in Amsterdam, they ask drunken Slovaks about penis size, and they get Swedes to come out of their shy shells and talk smack. The film shorts are like tagging along with your favorite guy friends from college as they try to get laid, but they’ll at least succeed at making you laugh. [Ad Freak]

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    Poll: Which Gender’s B-Room Is More Revolting?

    Today’s Nookie Know-It-All posed an interesting question. Is it cleaner to have sex in a men’s room or a ladies’ room? Sexpert Lindsay thinks the ladies room is better for boning, but a man in our office disagrees. So what do you think? Keep reading »

    Johnny Depp & Trojan To Pair Up?

    Trojan has asked Johnny Depp to be the spokesman for their brand, hoping that he’ll star in TV commercials promoting magnums (we knew it!) and help them with their sex safe campaign in which the brand plans to send free condoms to Third World countries. DListed suggests that the tagline for the Magnum campaign be, “If if it’s big enough for Johnny, it’s big enough for you”, which cracks us up and also makes us kind of hot. [DListed] Keep reading »

    Teaching Kids About Safe Sex Doesn’t Make Them Go Out And Hump Like Rabbits

    In today’s “Like, duh?” news, a new study suggests that teaching teens about safe sex not only might lead to less teen pregnancy, but also does not increase the number of sexually active teens or incidents of STDs. Not that the debate over abstinence education versus sex education is going to be over any time soon. [News-Medical.net] Keep reading »

    Syphilis Is a Nasty, Nasty Disease

    The number of cases of syphilis is on the rise. In Britain, there are 10 times the number of cases there were a decade ago, and France has almost 16 times the number of cases that it did just three years ago. Thankfully, we have antibiotics these days, so if you get syphilis, you most likely won’t die from it like poet Charles Baudelaire and painter Paul Gauguin might have. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have safe sex, because we just looked up “syphilis” on Wikipedia and this disease can do some nasty things to you — and these photos just show the PG version! [Note: Don’t look if you’re easily grossed out.] [International Herald Tribune]
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