Topic: the pill

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 »

Real Talk: How Do You Stay STD And Baby-Free?

Real Talk: How Do You Stay STD And Baby-Free?

You know what’s great? Avoiding unplanned pregnancies. It’s probably the best thing about being a responsible adult, besides maybe eating cake for dinner sometimes. So, in the wake of a certain internet fiasco, we decided to talk to a bunch of smart, responsible, female adults who 1) care about their health and 2) care about the health of their partners… and therefore practice safe sex.

This is not to say that people don’t make mistakes–condoms break and no form of birth control is 100% effective–but it is to say that adults who make mistakes learn from them. Otherwise, they’re not adults. So, for today’s Real Talk we asked women to tell us about their preferred methods of protection. More »

Party Favors: Powers Combine

Party Favors: Powers Combine

A Captain Planet movie?! -The Frisky

The pill can help prevent HIV infection? -YourTango

Concerning the stigmatization of STDs. -College Candy

Ridiculous home-related fights we’ve had. -ShelterPop

Today in Hollywood sex panics. -DoubleX

Do you know about butter tarts? -The Hairpin

The 10 best Twitter feeds in the fashion industry. -The High Low

Apparently Alexander Wang only eats extremely delicious foods. -Styleite

Ignore the Kardashian sticking out of it: that ivory blazer is pretty and summer perfect. -The Budget Babe

Public service announcement: how to wash your face. -YouBeauty

A checklist for getting bikini-ready (without having to hit the gym). -Birchbox

…Or you could exercise! …For your body type! -Betty Confidential

The Pill Isn’t Making You Fat, Says Science

The Pill Isn't Making You Fat, Says Science

You know that 20-lb weight gain you’ve been blaming on “the pill”? Well, a new study from the University of Gotherberg in Sweden suggests that that’s actually on you, fatty, now please put down the mashed potatoes and gravy. In said study, carried out over a number of years, they found that women on birth control pills didn’t gain any more weight between their teenage years and age 34 than women who were not taking the pill. More »

Party Favors: Tampons Do Not Belong In Your Cereal

Party Favors: Tampons Do Not Belong In Your Cereal

A Georgia couple is suing their grocery store for selling them cereal with a tampon in the box. The husband didn’t find the tampon until he took a bite of his cereal. Perhaps he’s blind or it was a junior size, but shouldn’t he have seen it before he took a bite of his Chocolate Chip Crunch? – Yahoo! News

It’s September, which means it’s almost October, which means it’s almost Halloween. Do you have your sexy Sesame Street costume yet? – The Consumerist

A 27-year-old creeper posted pictures of himself and his 14-year-old fiancée on Facebook. He was then obviously arrested for statutory rape. – Gawker

A husband and wife in Brooklyn fought over the husband’s possession of a porn DVD. The husband had a knife, the wife had scissors. Scissors beat knife and now the wife is being charged with murder. – The Frisky

Realizing you’re the one who’s the hot mess of the night is the worst, especially after your face is buried in the toilet of the men’s restroom because it was the only one that was empty in time. Here’s how to avoid being “that girl.” – College Candy

If you think you know nothing about sex, you’re right. Apparently you’re supposed to sleep with 12 people before settling down and if you’re on the Pill, your taste in men is skewed. Err… – YourTango More »