Topic: Birth Control

Why It’s Important For Us To Talk About Our Imperfect Sexual Choices

Why It's Important For Us To Talk About Our Imperfect Sexual Choices

Last month, our sister site Blisstree posted a piece by lovely freelancer about how she never uses birth control. She received a ton of flack from people calling her an idiot, folks saying she makes women look bad, comments telling her it’s irresponsible to write about not using contraceptives, and well-meaning — if not a bit patronizing — emails explaining to her how to use birth control. More »

10 Reasons I Love Birth Control Pills

10 Reasons I Love Birth Control Pills

A few days ago, we published a post that a lot of you didn’t like called 10 Reasons I Stopped Birth Control Pills. So now, I’m offering a counterpoint of sorts. As someone who’s been on the pill since high school, I’ve had a pretty positive experience with it over the years, so I thought I should share my own reasons for loving it. I want to make it clear that I don’t think my personal experiences will apply to everyone, but I’ve also included some helpful facts, because facts + anecdotes = perfectly balanced ladysite, right? Right. More »

Is Sex Really Better Without A Condom?

Is Sex Really Better Without A Condom?

Condoms have long been considered a “necessary evil” in the sex and dating world. While I feel the term “necessary evil” is silly with regard to condoms because they’re not remotely evil (unlike Spanx, which are similarly tight but serve a much less important purpose yet have garnered the same title). People often assume that condoms ruin sex or, at the very least, make it less fantastic. But is this actually the case? More »