safe sex

Love & Sex

Letting logic slip because of a pretty (or handsome) face could have serious consequences. READ MORE »


Luckily for all of us braving the swipes of the dating world, Tinder has just made it even easier to hook up responsibly with their new Health Safety section on Tinder, which allows users to link with Healthvana to find free STD clinics and HIV testing in their area. … READ MORE »


Entertainment

The newest gorgeous ripple in the trending tides of the internet is the hashtag #CondomChallenge, which seeks to promote safe sex by urging participants to fill a condom with water and drop it on the head of a friend or enemy, submerging them like a latex mermaid. The cool thing is that condoms are so… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Just in case they don’t get it. READ MORE »


health

Getting tested for HIV might be daunting, but it’s worth it. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this seems like a win for sexual health, right?
Well, sort of. The headlines I keep seeing aren’t actually… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

For an advertisement meant to promote safe sex — arguably one of the greatest ways a person can pass time on a random Monday night — you’ve got to admit condom commercials are usually pretty stale. You can count on no hands the number of times you actually sort-of see folks doing the deed while… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The first time I bought a pregnancy test I was 17. I’d gotten my period but was so new at the whole sex thing, not to mention paranoid, that I wanted to be sure. We hadn’t used condoms, but instead a small, see-through film that hardly seemed like it was going to do its job. READ MORE »


health

This piece by Jessie Lochrie was originally published on xoJane.com.

I can count the number of times I’ve had sex without condoms on one hand. This isn’t to brag about how I’m some model of safe sex — it’s because with the exception of a brief, two-week period, I have never been on birth control.

I’m… READ MORE »


Guys

It doesn’t matter how charming he is. It doesn’t matter how sexy he is. Your health is still the number one priority.  If you are prepared when he bats his eyelashes and runs his very sexy hand up your thigh, you will stay in control of both your safety and your pleasure. Here are the top five… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Clever use of Facebook Places, Finnish condom PSA! Too bad you had to resort to slut-shaming to do it. Twenty sexual partners might sound like a lot, but all you need is one roll in the hay with one person with HIV. The number of partners a person has really isn’t the point. (And FWIW, there’s… READ MORE »


Guys

Somewhere, last night, a young man stood in his apartment wearing nothing but a condom.  He stretched  his arms out, closed his eyes, and whispered “if I wear it, they will come. THEN COME AND COME AGAIN.”

The condom was one of dozens he keeps strategically hidden throughout his apartment. He keeps a… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Of all the good reasons to wrap it up, not bringing a bundle of joy into the world who you are ill-prepared to care for is a big one. A Brazilian ad agency took this idea to the extreme by Facebook friending young men with a profile of their fake “baby” with their name followed… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A new study found that college guys with higher levels of testosterone (the macho ones!) were more likely to use condoms than their less manly peers. This initially confused researchers because high levels of testosterone are linked to risk-taking. And you’d think that unprotected sex is risky behavior. But no, the young men of today… READ MORE »


Celebs

Football player Chad Ochocinco outraged people WHO TYPE ANGRILY IN ALL CAPS this morning when he tweeted a little joke about the pull-out method. No, pulling out is not safe sex, but I don’t take my sex advice from people who’ve competed on “Dancing With The Stars,” anyway.  [Twitter]

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News

MTV’s Staying Alive HIV prevention campaign partnered up with iCondom for a new iPhone app that allows users to search via GPS for places to buy condoms. While I commend MTV commitment to promoting safe sex, I also think it’s stupid to make it seem to adolescents that condoms are hard to find. You can… READ MORE »


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