Posts tagged "the pill"

You Like “Ugly” Guys More When You’re On The Pill

Uh oh. A new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (sounds fancy), recently discovered that women who start or stop taking birth control while they’re in a relationship experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction… especially if their boyfriends or husbands are uggos. Looks like meeting the love of your life while taking…
By: College Candy / November 18, 2014

The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it's "dangerous" not taking birth control -- and yet, so many people are willing to look the other way or not get angry when the highest court…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2014

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps -- the main purpose, as the name suggests, is to prevent pregnancies.  It is just one of many forms of contraception used by those who are not ready to have…
By: Sarah Gray / March 6, 2013

OB-GYNs Recommend The Pill Be Available Over-The-Counter

Birth control pills should be available over the counter without a prescription, the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended yesterday.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2012

Girl Talk: The Pill Ruined My Relationship

At 26 years old, I felt like a birth control virgin. How had I survived all those years without managing to know anything about the Pill? My reasons for going on Ortho Tri-Cyclen were simple: I was prepping for a move across the country to be with a guy named Isaac who I was i…
By: Vera Rose / November 1, 2012

One-Night Stand Etiquette: Who Should Cover Birth Control?

The indie rom-com "The Pill" is about the day after a one-night stand that the man fears will result in a pregnancy; hilarity and the pursuit of emergency contraception ensue. It's a little bit of "Run Lola Run" meets "Knocked Up," but without the dialogue that you'd picture a Katherine Heigl character saying. And it…
By: YourTango.com / May 14, 2012

Study Finds That Access To Birth Control Increases Women’s Wages

The income gap between men and women in the United States has been narrowing over the past few decades and new research says we have the birth control pill to thank. Research conducted by The University of Michigan analyzed the careers of 4,300 women and found that the earlier they had access to the Pill,…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

I Am Never Trying To Skip My Period Again

I have been fascinated by the notion of going without a period since the 8th grade, when I heard about an older, incredibly beautiful girl at my school who didn't wear underwear. I was a maxi pad user at the time -- tampons did not register as an option until 10th grade -- so I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2011

Condoms As Popular As The Pill For Young Women

A new study has found that British women under the age of 50 choose condoms for birth control as often as they choose the Pill. This is the first time the two contraceptives have been used equally (each is used by 25 percent of women under 50) since statistics have been collected. Campaig…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 22, 2009

A Warning About Your Birth Control

Earlier this year, the FDA approved a generic low-dose birth control called Tri-Lo Sprintec. Afterward, many insurance companies — including mine — switched coverage from the name-brand Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo to the much cheaper, newly approved generic brand. In July, just a few days before my wedding, my pharmacist informed me of the switch and…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 20, 2009

Does Going On The Pill Curse A Potential Relationship?

I've been on birth control pills off and on since I was 21 years old. I started taking them in college, when I was sleeping with someone off and on. Looking back, I suspect that going on the pill is what made that relationship so irregular, because I have this theory that deciding to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2009

Cosmo’s Orgasm That Killed!

Cosmopolitan’s bread and butter is teaching women how to sex things up, in a billion different ways, which is precisely why we were shocked to read this cover line on their March Issue: “An Orgasm Almost Killed Her!” with the laughable tag, “We Are Not Kidding.” Are they biting the hand that feeds, or ha…
By: Simcha / February 18, 2009

Quickies!: Salma Hayek Will End World Hunger, Christian Bale Was Just Having A Bad Day

Don't expect to see Salma Hayek in any movies anytime soon unless she's able to breastfeed because the actor is addicted. She recently breastfed a starving baby in Sierra Leone whose mother was unable to provide milk. We think it's cool that Hayek, who is a UNICEF activist, is willing to help in any way…
By: Annika Harris / February 6, 2009

Dating Drama: No Glove, No Love? Not Always.

2006 was a year of unprotected sex for me. No, not every time, but I started off the year with a fling with a slightly older man I was besotted with, who didn’t speak a word about condoms, and, in response, I didn’t either. I wanted to trust that he had some magical knowledge that…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 24, 2008

The Top Six Excuses For Getting Out Of Sex

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Whether he's a handsome stranger you don't want to lead to the promise land or your boyfriend trying to gorge on girlfriend pie, here's how to just say "Later lover." Sterilization Screw-Up A simple birth control slip up could cause penis pandemonium. No dude wants to…
By: Simcha / August 22, 2008

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…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 23, 2008

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…
By: Simcha / May 22, 2008

Poll: How Do You Keep The Babies Away?

Every month, when my period arrives at 9am on the dot on (usually) the first Sunday of the month, I say a little silent thank you to the person who created Ortho-Tricycline Lo. Birth control, in all its many forms, is a wonderful thing. Which do you use?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2008