Men can buy emergency contraception, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
A very strong message from the latest comic in the Oh Joy Sex Toy series.
This is only an edit I made from the original comic - the art and the concept all belong to the awesome Erika Moen whose tumblr you can find here
Quality advice from Erika Moen. If you’re consensually sent a picture that’s meant to be private, don’t share it!
Important to keep this in mind, especially when you are in a bad spot with someone who you could get back at.
Speak up. It will make a difference.
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” insurance companies are now required to cover ALL TYPES of birth control without co-pay. They are not required to cover every brand, but they must cover every method. This includes the NuvaRing, the patch, pills, the shot, IUDs and the arm implant.
Today we are going to talk about the Nexplanon Arm Implant.
The implant is a matchstick-sized rod that is implanted into arm to prevent pregnancy. It does this by releasing a hormone called progestin that prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg and thickens cervical mucous so that sperm cannot reach the uterus.
The implant is inserted with a needle after numbing the arm. The insertion usually does not hurt, but the arm is likely to bruise. If you would like to see a video of the procedure, click here.
The arm implant lasts for 3-5 year and less than 1 out of 100 women will become pregnant each year while using it. This high effectiveness rate is due to the fact that human error is largely erased with this method. You don’t have to remember to take pills, apply a patch or insert a ring! The only birth control methods deemed more effective are the IUD and abstinence.
If you think this method might be right for you, contact your doctor! They may have to order it in advance, so call a couple weeks before you want it to be inserted.
Someone asked us:
Are birth control pills effective during the week that you take the sugar pills?
Great question. The simple answer is: yes!
Source: Women are dying to be thin.
Dara Keo was just 12 when her mother sold her virginity for $500 to a wealthy, powerful Cambodian man. The virgin trade in Cambodia thrives due to a cultural myth that sex with a virgin can help men stay young and prevent illness — and also because no one has ever been convicted of purchasing virgins in Cambodia’s courts.
Rattana Chey, 21, learned that her mother was planning to sell her virginity six years ago, and sought help from Riverkids, an organization that provides refuge, schooling and vocational training for children. The organization bribed Rattana’s family with rice in exchange for not selling her. She also learned sewing, making her the family breadwinner, and also allowing her to saver her two younger sisters. “My mother wants to try to sell their virginity, but I will never let that happen,” Rattana says. “Thanks to my earning ability, I am the most powerful person in our family now. I am determined to break the pattern.”
Learn more via Marie Claire.
If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent the spread of HIV up to 72 hours after exposure.
Learn more and get people talking at PEP at TalkPEP.org.