Hey, you know Gardasil? The vaccine that is given in three doses to women up to age 26 which protects against certain strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, the number one cause of cervical cancer? Which by the way can be transmitted even if you use a condom? Well, as our Catherine discovered, many gynos don’t actually carry Gardasil in stock and it’s up to the patient to fill a prescription for the vaccine and bring it to their doc for injection. And as our Emily also discovered, most insurance providers don’t cover the $160 price tag because they don’t think the vaccine is “necessary”. Even though it’s an extremely effective preventative measure against a virus that can cause the kind of cancer that will kill nearly 4,000 women in the U.S. this year. Though, in the insurance companies’ defense, we suppose paying for the failed treatment for those 4,000 women may end up being cheaper. Anyway, we urge you to get the HPV-vaccine if you’re under the age of 26 and if your insurance doesn’t cover it, get on the horn and totally make it clear that your cervix is gonna be healthy and pissed. Keep reading »
What is the deal with HPV? Can guys get it? How can I prevent getting the infection? Does it ever go away? — Curious Hypochondriac in Chicago, IL
The Human Papilloma Virus is basically a group of viruses that include different strains and types. Roughly 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted, and can infect the genital area of men and women.
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Who needs to purr more than female cats? After all, male cats have scary pronged penises, so sex really is just about kitten-making for female felines. This video, courtesy of Nerve, is sort of NSFW (especially if you work at a pet store), but it does prove your cat is probably totally gettin’ busy when you’re not home to pet it. Frankly, I couldnâ€™t make it past the â€œnippleâ€ lick. This cat is hard-core! Keep reading »
Do you have any handy tips to avoid drunk dialing/texting? I always wake up soooo regretful! — Bad Judgment, St. Louis, MI
Do you know why it’s against the law to drive while drunk? Or why you were forced to watch those high school specials that showed some kid/dog/old person getting pummeled by a drunk driver? It’s because drinking makes you act like a total idiot on the road. You weave in and out of lanes, burn your butt on cigarette ashes, and drop mini cheeseburgers on your lap. If you’re not allowed to get behind the wheel, do you think you’re allowed to talk on the phone? No need to raise your hand…the answer is NO.
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For the week of March 3-9, 2008
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
A thrilling week is coming by way of a new moon in Pisces and Mars entering into the compatible Cancer sign. What does this all mean? You’ll be hotter than a habanero chile pepper in the middle of hell! Just point and choose, the minions are at your disposal, do with them as you will. Keep reading »
We sent our girl Lori out to ask people on the street (including Keenyah from America’s Next Top Model!) for their opinion on the ever important topic of how often healthy couples should be doin’ it. So what do you think? Keep reading »