Posts tagged "safe sex"

Do Something New: Get Tested For HIV

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2015

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 condom…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

A Guy’s Advice: How To Tackle The Awkward Condom/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&#8217…

YourTango.com / November 15, 2014

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

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…

Kitty Stryker / May 15, 2014

Best Ever Condom Commercial Banned For Being Too Raunchy

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…

The Stir / December 15, 2013

Girl Talk: Taking A Pregnancy Test At 36

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.

Rachel Kramer Bussel / September 13, 2012

Girl Talk: My Birth Control Gave Me A Mental Breakdown

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…

Jessie Lochrie / August 2, 2012

5 Worst Excuses Men Use To Avoid Wearing Condoms

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…

YourTango.com / May 20, 2012

HIV/AIDS Ad Is So Clever, Yet So Tacky

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&#8217…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Mind Of Man: So Many Condoms, So Little Time

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…

John DeVore / January 4, 2012

Condom Company Scares Guys Into Wrapping It Up Via Facebook

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

Guys, Using Condoms Will Make You Popular!

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…

Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2011

Chad Ochocinco Schools Twitter On The Pull-Out Method

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]

Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: MTV’s New iCondom App Helps You Find Places To Buy Condoms

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 ca…

Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2011

Get Yer Ke$ha Condoms

“If you come to a live show, it’s a sensory assault. You will leave covered in sweat, beer, glitter, and, just maybe, you’ll get a special edition Ke$ha condom. If it breaks, you have to name your daughter or son after me.”
Ke$ha tells the BBC that at upcoming concerts, 10,000 specialty Ke$ha condoms will…

8 Condom Commandments

Imagine this: You’re a young, single woman out in the jungle that is the urban dating world. One fine night, you meet a good-looking guy at a holiday party. “Hello,” he says, as you push your way through the crowd toward the makeshift bar. “Do I know you?” you ask. “No, but I’d like to…

Ami Angelowicz / December 16, 2010

What You Need: Over-Priced Condoms

Sir Richard’s Condom Company. It sounds fancy, doesn’t it? If you’re tired of sneaking around drug stores late at night to buy condoms, there’s a new company that makes picking up prophylactics not only chic, but economically sound. Now, these condoms don’t come cheap. They’re $14 for a pack of 12. But for every condom…

Susannah Breslin / December 9, 2010

HIV+ Porn Star Speaks Out

The L.A. Times has an interview with Derrick Burts, the 24-year-old male porn star who contracted HIV recently. Burts, who has worked in gay and straight porn, as Derek Chambers and Cameron Reid respectively, discovered in early October through the adult industry’s AIM Healthcare Foundation that he had contracted the virus. Burts believe…

Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2010

Bristol Palin And The Situation Talk About Sex, Baby

It seems as if this would be a “Saturday Night Live” skit, not an actual safe sex PSA, and yet The Candie’s Foundation has managed to blow our minds with a little video clip of Bristol Palin and “Dancing With the Stars,” um, coworker, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino talking about abstinence. The Situation says he…

Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2010

Condoms, Not Candy, The Halloween Treat Of Choice From Oregon Couple

Which would you rather find in your trick-or-treat bag: a giant-sized Baby Ruth bar or a condom? I’d take the Baby Ruth, but one couple in Silverton, Oregon, handed out prophylactics — and toothbrushes — to teenagers on Halloween. Lame-o! Dr. Daniel and Kathleen Harris have been treating trick-or-treaters with Trojans for the past 24…

Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010
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