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sonya, 28, sponge

"I got the sponges for free and have enjoyed them ever since."

9 days ago
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Intelligent. Sexy. Historical badass. Getting to know foxy Cleopatra.

She is the stuff of legends, but what do you really know about Cleopatra?

14 days ago
APHRODISIAC RECIPES
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Tostada de Aguacate

Aguacate is Spanish for avocado, a fruit loaded with nutrients that benefit sexual health.

20 days ago
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It's official! Oregon pharmacists can prescribe birth control

In Oregon, you can get the pill, the patch, or the ring straight from the pharmacy.

about 1 month ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY
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First date etiquette: going dutch, hitting the sack, and breaking all the rules

We say, there’s no such thing as the right way to date.

about 1 month ago
REAL STORIES
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rob, 23, male condom

"...I think the sex is going to feel good either way..."

about 1 month ago
APHRODISIAC RECIPES
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Spiked Mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon whipped cream

This recipe—which includes aphrodisiacs—is meant for two.

about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Comedian. Actress. Activist. Getting to know Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho is many things and we love and respect her for all of it.

about 1 month ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Birth control when you're living with HIV/AIDS

If you're living with HIV or AIDS, you still have many birth control options.

2 months ago
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How to be fabulously and unapologetically abstinent

Here are some tips for living it up when you're not getting it on.

about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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December horoscopes: Happy holidays!

The final weeks of 2015 might be intense, but they'll be quite fabulous too.

2 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Body love: It’s a movement & you can be part of it

A few of our favorite body love movements in this week's Frisky Friday.

3 months ago
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Health insurance 2016: It’s time to explore your options

Open enrollment is here again! Head to the health insurance marketplace to get insured or shop for a better plan.

3 months ago
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Safe travels: Birth control when you're abroad

Whether you're traveling with your partner or putting a pin in the map for each international fling, don’t forget the birth control.

4 months ago
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Why you probably shouldn't worry about the pill and strokes
4 months ago
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The perfect threesome: Pulling out + spermicide + Caya

A review of the new and improved Caya diaphragm.

5 months ago
METHOD MONDAY
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The girl’s guide to getting emergency contraception

Everything you need to know about getting ella, AfterPill, or Plan B One-Step.

5 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Is this relationship right? How to tell if you’re working too hard
5 months ago
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Getting tested for herpes can be a pain... in the finger

A new, cheap blood test lets you find out if you have herpes with the prick of a finger.

5 months ago
REAL STORIES
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justin, 27, diaphragm

"You need to be willing to have strong communication, as well as trust."

5 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Pull out all the stops: Doubling up with withdrawal

The oldest method of birth control plays well with others.

6 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Waiting for “the one”? How to let that go and find love
6 months ago
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The sweet escape: How to rock a road trip

All you need is a car, the perfect playlist, and someone to share the experience.

6 months ago
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LGBTQ health research? There's an app for that

LGBTQ? The PRIDE Study is looking for you.

6 months ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY
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Comprehensive safer sex part 3: Take it to the next level

Always bring a raincoat even if you’re not expecting rain.

7 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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the ring

Think James Bond could get ready for a hot date and tell you about the ring at the same time? Probably not, but Guy Nottadadi can.

7 months ago
REAL STORIES
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tim, 27, the ring

"I like to feel my partner when we’re having sex and that's the best part of the ring."

7 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Can you get an STD from oral sex?

There's good news and bad news: You can’t get pregnant from oral sex, but you can get a sexually transmitted infection.

7 months ago
On the hottest day of the year, ice is your secret weapon of lust. Run it down his back and make him melt.”

You’re hot, he’s hot, the weather’s hot… All you need to know about having a sexy and safe summer fling.

7 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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withdrawal

Control. Focus. Skill. Guy Nottadadi is here to explain why "pulling out" can be tricky.

7 months ago
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How to use barriers like a pro

They literally block sperm from egg, and they work best if you use 'em right.

7 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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July horoscopes: Enjoy your independence
8 months ago
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My glamorous life with HPV

Everything you should know about HPV—from one of the 80% of women who will have it.

9 months ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY
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5 ways your dating life may be driving your friends crazy

Friends are forever. (Here's how to keep it that way.)

8 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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ParaGard vs Mirena: Which IUD is best for you?

More info to help you make the best decision.

8 months ago
If you really want to be a sex kitten, that comes from within.”

But lingerie doesn't hurt.

FRISKY FRIDAYS
8 months ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY
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15 Warning Signs He Doesn’t Support Your Contraceptive Choices
8 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Shhhh! How to do it quietly when there are people nearby

Sometimes you just have to make your own privacy...

8 months ago
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The Frisky Friday Top Five: How to say period without saying period
9 months ago
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Got a crush? Make your move

Make it happen. All by yourself.

8 months ago
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Still paying for birth control? Oh helllllls no

It should be covered. For real.

9 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Staying healthy in your 20s: What to do, who to see, and when

Your 20s are awesome—keep yourself healthy so your 30s are, too.

9 months ago
HOROSCOPES
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May horoscopes: Spring fever is making things hot

The last month of spring may just be the best one yet.

10 months ago
Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

Blunt. Busty. Brooklyn-born. Getting to know Mae West

10 months ago
Herpes can lay dormant (sort of like it’s in hibernation) for years without causing any noticeable symptoms.”

Good to know. See "5 myths about herpes, busted" to find out more.

10 months ago
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Can menstrual products mess with your birth control?

Can I use tampons with my IUD or NuvaRing?

10 months ago
GIRL'S GUIDE
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The girls' guide to getting some privacy on your parents' health insurance

Your health, your business.

10 months ago
HEALTH INSURANCE
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Need health insurance? You may still have options

If you paid a penalty for not having insurance in 2014, you have till April 30 to get coverage!

11 months ago
REAL STORIES
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elsa, 25, iud

Elsa loves her ParaGard IUD because it allows her to focus on school and her son.

10 months ago
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Generic vs. brand name birth control: But, I thought it was all covered?

Here's the scoop on what kinds of birth control insurance has to cover.

10 months ago
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April Horoscopes: Ready for a romantic spring fling?

See what April has in store for you.

11 months ago
Don’t ignore it. There are many things that can throw your hormones out of balance as you age.”

Check out our quickie guide to birth control and hormones.

11 months ago
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The HPV vaccine, new and improved

A new version of Gardasil will protect against nine common strains of HPV.

11 months ago
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Sexual assault: What it is and what to do

Here's what you should know.

11 months ago
HOROSCOPES
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March horoscopes: It’s spring…time to go at it like bunnies

Find out what March has in store for you!

12 months ago
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death tub

Think you can’t get pregnant having sex in a hot tub? Guess again. (They call sperm “swimmers” for a reason.)

12 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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Guy's Guide to the IUD

Catch up with Guy Nottadadi as he goes under the hood to give you the IUD basics.

12 months ago
FACT OR FICTION
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itchy situation

Even if you have special x-ray glasses or the observation skills of a ninja, you still cannot tell if someone has an STI just by looking.

12 months ago
PERFECT BOYFRIEND?
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Single no more? A fling with Invisible Boyfriend

It's here. An app that lets you create and communicate with a significant other.

12 months ago
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.”

Gwyneth Paltrow, from "LOL.OMG.WTF. Sex advice from celebrities"

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.

Gwyneth Paltrow

about 1 year ago
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jannette, 29, IUD

"Be responsible and do what you gotta do."

about 1 year ago
Horoscopes
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February horoscopes: Start flirting now

Your guide to a very sexy February.

about 1 year ago
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IUD Expulsion: Is it as scary as it sounds?

IUD expulsion isn't common, but it happens. Here's what you should know.

about 1 year ago
IN THE NEWS
Does birth control cause brain cancer?

Let's take a look at the data behind the headlines. (It's a lot less scary than it sounds.)

about 1 year ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Gaining weight: Is it the birth control?

If those skinny jeans are feeling a bit too skinny, don't assume your birth control is the cause.

about 1 year ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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pregnancy

Would he dare to explain how pregnancy happens while sharking at pool? Yes. Yes he would.

about 1 year ago
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A prick, a squeeze, and 3 months of birth control

Women in 69 countries may soon have access to Sayana Press, an affordable new birth control shot.

about 1 year ago
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Getting the snip is on the rise for guys

U.S. couples are still more likely to choose female sterilization over vasectomy, but guys are starting to catch up.

about 1 year ago
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F#@K YES: Could enthusiastic consent improve your sex life?

Great sex is about so much more than just not saying "no"…

about 1 year ago
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Generic vs. brand name birth control: But, I thought it was all covered?

Your insurance has to cover birth control under the Affordable Care Act—so why are some women still paying out of pocket?

about 1 year ago
FACT OR FICTION
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the good, the bad, the barren

You do it, do it, do it and never get pregnant. Does that mean you’re infertile?

about 1 year ago
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That little T: A step-by-step guide to getting an IUD

Considering an IUD? Get the ball rolling by thinking about these questions first.

about 1 year ago
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5 reasons to say "thanks!" for birth control
about 1 year ago
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Ring risks: Separating hype from fact

Before you write off the NuvaRing because of scary headlines, make sure you've got all the facts.

about 1 year ago
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Waiting and wanting: Sex, birth control, and long distance relationships

We believe in love, so here are a few tips to keep things going when there are just too many miles between you.

3 days ago
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Mismatched libidos: What to do when you want different things (in bed)

Whatever you're going through, we're rooting for you!

8 days ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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5 myths about getting HIV, busted

There are a lot of myths, so here’s the real deal on how HIV is transmitted.

19 days ago
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nicole, 21, diaphragm

"It's easy to use, undetectable, and reliable."

25 days ago
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Need health insurance in 2016?

The last day to enroll is January 31. Read up and sign up!

24 days ago
HELLO, BEDSIDER MOBILE
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Birth control info on your phone

Take your birth control experience anywhere you go with Bedsider's mobile features.

about 1 month ago
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Family feud: What to do if your parents hate who you’re dating

Patience. Persistence. Peace. We've got your back.

about 1 month ago
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lisa, 29, cervical cap

"It's not something that has to be put on in exactly the moment."

about 1 month ago
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Nice package: More sexy gift ideas for the holidays

If you need some (naughty) gift ideas, we have a few recommendations.

about 1 month ago
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Hello seat warmers: How to rock a winter road trip

Stay warm. Stay hydrated. Stay together. How to rock a winter road trip.

2 months ago
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It took two doctors five tries to place my IUD— And I'd do it all again

The pain and frustration were intense, but having an IUD is so worth it.

2 months ago
I had three blissful, worry-free, baby-free, mostly-period-free years of birth control with the Implanon implant.”

A tale of two birth control implants

A tale of two birth control implants

Getting my implant replaced wasn’t a walk in the park, but it was so worth it.

2 months ago
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elliot, 24, the pill

"It’s better than having to go buy condoms. Condoms are expensive."

2 months ago
Give yourself time. Take baby steps. Don't beat yourself up.”

Did someone break your heart? How to trust again.

3 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Depo SubQ: The do-it-yourself birth control shot

Three months of birth control in one shot, DIY-style.

3 months ago
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Today is Thanks, Birth Control Day!

Take a moment to say thanks for everything that birth control makes possible.

3 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Did someone break your heart? How to trust again

Trusting someone new can be tricky if you just had your heart smashed, so here are some tips to help you stay open to love.

3 months ago
REAL STORIES
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jannette, 29, iud

"Birth control... for a woman it's like revolutionary."

4 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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How to respond if asked, “When are you going to have kids?”
4 months ago
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Frisky Friday Top 5: Crafty/sexy DIY projects
5 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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IUDs, STIs, and PID: What’s the deal?

Contrary to popular myth, modern IUDs don't cause pelvic inflammatory disease.

5 months ago
The average woman needs 20 minutes to reach orgasm. (Most men can get there in 4 minutes.)”

20 things you may not know about orgasms in this week's Frisky Friday

5 months ago
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The shy girl’s guide to breaking the ice

How to go from blushing bashful to admiral audacious.

5 months ago
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A lip-smacking good time: Going in for the kiss

Apply some lip balm and read on for mouth-on-mouth tips.

6 months ago
REAL STORIES
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lindsay, 20, female condom

"The female condom makes me feel in control."

6 months ago
REAL STORIES
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james, 34, sponge

"I don't have to worry about things breaking because the sponge will not break."

6 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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August horoscopes: No regrets, just love
6 months ago
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Luscious Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Creative. Seductive. Good to eat. This recipe—which includes aphrodisiacs—is meant for two.

7 months ago
She’s like your favorite, tiny grandma, but instead of cookie recipes, you get her tips for better orgasms.”

4 feet 7 inches of everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sex: Meet Dr. Ruth

7 months ago
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BTB Flatbread

Creative. Seductive. Good to eat. This recipe—which includes aphrodisiacs—is meant for two.

7 months ago
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Birth control users saving big thanks to the Affordable Care Act
7 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Groundbreaking Somalian supermodel: Getting to know Iman

Fashion icon. Philanthropist. Beauty mogul devoted to cosmetics for women of color. We really love Iman.

7 months ago
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Wicked Watermelon Margaritas

Creative. Seductive. Good to drink. This recipe—which includes aphrodisiacs—is meant for two.

7 months ago
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. —Unknown”

Long days and warm nights, the perfect recipe for a steamy summer romance.

7 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Frisky Friday Top 5: Nude beaches

Seriously, you're gonna need sunscreen.

7 months ago
SAVE TITLE X NOW
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Take action now to save birth control access for millions of Americans!
8 months ago
U.S. taxpayers save at least $6 in public sector medical costs for every dollar spent on contraceptive care.”

Action Alert: Take action to save Title X! Contact your representatives now.

8 months ago
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Don’t go changing: Why imperfections are hot

When it comes to celebrities, a physical flaw can make them unique, relatable, and drop dead sexy. Good news: The same is true for you.

8 months ago
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OMG, a vibrating female condom!

A Michigan-based company that specializes in barrier contraception methods has created the first ever vibrating female condom.

8 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Rise and shine: The sleepy magic of mornings

Trust us: Even if you’re not an early bird, you’re gonna want to try some of these.

8 months ago
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How to have 'the talk' with your mom

Talking to your mom about sexual health may make you blush—but it'll be worth it.

9 months ago
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Sex in America: Some things never change - and some do

Boomers, GenX'ers, Millennials... How do different generations feel about sex?

9 months ago
Your 20s are a big deal. You go from your teens to your thirties—when shiz really starts getting real.”

It's National Women's Health Week. Read our checklist for staying healthy in your 20s and get started!

9 months ago
METHOD MONDAY
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the implanon conspiracy

An implant in your arm? What’s next, alien abduction?

9 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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No Hollywood baby bumps here: Celebs who are not having kids

Parenting isn't for everyone—and that's cool, too!

9 months ago
FACT OR FICTION
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the big o no

Can you get pregnant if you don't orgasm?

10 months ago
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monique, 26, the pill

The pill helps Monique and her BF stick to their family plan.

10 months ago
...if you use it, don't start sweating yet—your health care provider or pharmacy may have plenty of Ortho Evra patches on hand.”

The Ortho Evra patch is being discontinued, but a new patch, Xulane, is on the market.

10 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Which medications can mess with birth control?

Avoid a slip-up and know which meds can interfere with your birth control.

10 months ago
Thankfully, April brings fresh energy and a boost of momentum just when you need it.”

April Horoscopes: Ready for a romantic spring fling?

10 months ago
Are you a parking ticket? Because you've got fine written all over you.”

From Pickup lines: The good, the bad, and the ones so ridiculous they might work

11 months ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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Is it really okay to skip periods?

Is it safe to RSVP 'no' to that time of the month?

11 months ago
REAL STORIES
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daniel, 26, sterilization

"There's no worry."

11 months ago
FACT OR FICTION?
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pull and pray

We’ve all said the silent prayer. If he pulls out in time, everything will be okay. Right?

11 months ago
If you text ‘I love you’ and the person writes back an emoji, no matter what the emoji is, they don’t love you back.”

Chelsea Peretti via this week's Frisky Friday, "Laughter and sex: Quotes from people who put the 'O' in comedy"

11 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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condoms

Guy Nottadadi has a few key points you’ll want to hear about your best bro, the condom

11 months ago
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Well-woman visits: 6 things you should know

"Going to the doctor only when you're sick is so last-century."

11 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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the implant

Guy Nottadadi coaches us on the implant.

12 months ago
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He's smart and funny, but is he vaccinated for HPV?

Getting vaccinated can be good for your health and for your dating life.

12 months ago
You could be the most delicious sex goddess on Earth and still experience the occasional dry spell.”

Dry spells are totally normal—but when you're ready to get back in the saddle, look to this Frisky Friday.

12 months ago
The bed feels bigger, but the closets feel smaller. You discover that only one of you has strong feelings about the color of bath towels.”

Moving in together is kind of a big deal. We've got tips for getting it right in this Frisky Friday.

12 months ago
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Love your implant or Mirena IUD? Keep it for an extra year

As if you needed another reason to ❤ your birth control.

12 months ago
SIDE EFFECTS
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Side effects: The good, the bad, and the temporary

If you're worried about the side effects of birth control—or if you've had a bad experience—here are a few things you should know.

about 1 year ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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How to: Birth control and the pharmacy

Got a prescription? Don't got a prescription? Whatever your situation is, here's how to get your birth control at the pharmacy.

about 1 year ago
REAL STORIES
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stephanie, 23, the shot

When you have a busy schedule, it's easy to forget to take a pill every day. That's why Stephanie chose the shot.

about 1 year ago
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Got health insurance? Hello, birth control options!

Is full coverage of your birth control method too good to be true? Not anymore!

about 1 year ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Good to know: STI prevention hacks

What do you do when there’s no time to plan ahead and you really, really want to have sex?

about 1 year ago
METHOD MONDAY
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5 things you really should know about female condoms

They look kinda funny at first...but dual protection from STIs and pregnancy is worth a second glance.

about 1 year ago
PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
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I’m trans. Do I need birth control?

All pregnancies require 4 things to get going: a uterus, an egg, sperm, and for the egg and sperm to come together.

about 1 year ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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4 ways to make 2015 the best year ever

Kiss 2014 goodbye and kick off 2015 with a bang! (Puns totally intended.)

about 1 year ago
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Pineapple

Eating pineapple can sweeten up your partner's body fluids down there.

about 1 year ago
If I told you I worked for FedEX would you let me handle your package?”

Pickup lines: The good, the bad, and the ones so ridiculous they might work

about 1 year ago
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Condom love: Find out how amazing safer sex can be

If you think condoms aren’t for you, you just haven’t found the right one yet.

about 1 year ago
Fact or Fiction
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ring wrong

Birth control device or a carnival game?

about 1 year ago
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Selfie Post Sex

Hmmm...what do we think?

about 1 year ago
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- Charles Bukowski

- Charles Bukowski

about 1 year ago
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Fertility awareness: Birth control and beyond!

Understanding your body's natural cycles can be useful for getting pregnant—and for avoiding pregnancy.

about 1 year ago
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Why women use birth control

99% of women who’ve ever had sex have used birth control at some point in their lives. Obviously there’s gotta be a lot of reasons why so many have joined the party―BuzzFeed asked 22 women for theirs.

about 1 year ago
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Sleeping together 101: Breakfast in bed

Set the scene. Cook your heart out. Then go back to bed, together.

5 days ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Monkey business: Where the wild things get it on (and on and on)

How much sex is too much? This tiny marsupial in Australia knows...

18 days ago
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A sexpert’s dating advice: Throw out the rulebook

After centuries of bad dating advice, here are 5 tips you can actually use.

26 days ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Work it out: Dating someone of a different religion

Coming from different religions doesn’t have to be deal breaker.

25 days ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Striptease 101: Seductive moves you can actually pull off

You are a divine temptress capable of a sexy striptease. Get ready to take it off.

about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Dream big. Use a vision board. Get more of what you want in 2016.
about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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January extended horoscopes: Sweet 2016

A taste of all the amazing things to come, this month and beyond.

about 1 month ago
REAL STORIES
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kimberly, 29, iud

"It's one more thing I don't have to think about."

about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Do you wanna touch: Foot reflexology to get you in the mood

Foot rubs and then some hot sex? Yes, please!

about 1 month ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Wrap it up: Bedsider's naughty (and nice) gift guide

Feeling naughty or nice? Our holiday gift guide has you covered for both.

3 months ago
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Does more sex make you happier?

This study looked into how much sex is really enough.

2 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Monkey business: The animal kingdom's Mr. Big

Big animal, big package. Guess whose erect penis can weigh up to 66 pounds?

2 months ago
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Does Depo Provera increase the risk of getting HIV?

It may sound scary, but our experts say it's not as bad as it sounds.

2 months ago
We keep trying, but I think our careful use of birth control is getting in the way.”

How to respond if asked, "When are you going to have kids?"

3 months ago
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What you need to know about UTIs

Don't wait until you have a UTI to learn about them!

3 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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18 ways to keep a relationship hot when you're really effing busy

Love notes. Morning sex. Flirt alarms. 18 things worth making time for.

3 months ago
REAL STORIES
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andi, 22, ring

"You literally don't feel it."

3 months ago
REAL STORIES
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jim, 29, sterilization

"Me and my fiancée… neither of us ever wanted to have children."

3 months ago
When my mom found out I was having sex, it wasn’t an ideal situation...Funnily enough, that was the moment everything changed for the better...”

Awkward or not, starting a conversation with your mom about sexual health is probably worth it.

3 months ago
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Bite me: Mexican-inspired aphrodisiac recipes

Good food is like good sex. Just take your time, do your thing, and enjoy.

4 months ago
If you want to help your bad kisser, you’ll have to become an expert kissing coach.”

Dating a bad kisser? Help is on the way in this week's Frisky Friday

4 months ago
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October horoscopes: There’s magic in the air

We see thrills and chills in your future...

5 months ago
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Taking it outside: How to have safe sex outdoors

In a Park. On a Rooftop. At the beach. In a tent. Just don't get caught.

5 months ago
REAL STORIES
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natalia, 27, sponge

"The biggest perk is the 24-hour window."

5 months ago
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THIS Is How You Eat Popsicles For Breakfast

So you can have popsicles for breakfast and still be an adult, via Refinery29.

5 months ago
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A tale of two birth control implants

Getting my implant replaced wasn’t a walk in the park, but it was so worth it.

5 months ago
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Shaved, trimmed, or au naturel? Research takes a closer look at pubic hair
5 months ago
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”

A little inspiration and motivation to help you go after what you want.

5 months ago
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Are Millennials closing the orgasm gap?

According to a survey by SKYN Condoms, the answer is yes, yes, yeeesssss...

6 months ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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Anniversary gifts: Getting (and giving) what we really want

A list of the relationship milestones we’d like to celebrate...

6 months ago
It's important to remember that for every unfamiliar thing you might encounter down there, many, many other women have shared in your anxiety.”

UTIs, funky smells, and discharge, galore. The 10 health issues that happen to everyone, via Marie Claire.

6 months ago
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Yup, the pill prevents uterine cancer

Birth control pills: Good for preventing pregnancy and protecting your uterus!

6 months ago
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Frisky Friday Top 5: Awesome sexologists
7 months ago
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Calling all women with Essure

How's it going with your permanent birth control? The FDA wants to know.

7 months ago
THROWBACK THURSDAY
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Comprehensive safer sex part 2: Reduce your risk!

Talk to your partner before getting down to your skivvies.

7 months ago
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jenna, 24, iud

"It was awesome—only $20 and they covered the rest."

7 months ago
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It's official: Caya is available in the U.S.

In case you missed it, the one-size-fits-all diaphragm has arrived.

7 months ago
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4 steps to avoid a catfish situation

catfish: a person who lies about who they really are in order to forge or maintain a romantic connection

7 months ago
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Bite me: Introducing Bedsider’s new aphrodisiac recipe series

Creative. Seductive. Good to eat.

8 months ago
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michelle, 23, condom

"We don't even need to talk about it - we just grab it."

8 months ago
Full Coverage
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Got health insurance? Hello, birth control options!

"Has birth control ever given you sticker shock?" Not anymore. Your birth control should be fully covered under your health insurance.

8 months ago
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scott, 29, the patch

"I look and make sure it’s there… just to avoid any issues."

8 months ago
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Frisky Friday Top 5: More awesome destinations (where we want to have sex)
8 months ago
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aj, 23, implant

"The process of her getting Implanon was pretty quick."

8 months ago
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elektra, 21, the shot

"I like that I don't have to worry about it."

8 months ago
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Men and emergency contraception

The good news: Dudes are totally allowed to buy emergency contraception! The bad news: Some pharmacies still don't seem to know that.

9 months ago
Love is thrilling and all consuming after May 9th. Feeling seductive? You’re drawing people to you like a red-hot temptress.”

Cancer is all about the love this month. See what's in store for your sign in our May horoscopes.

9 months ago
I am knowledgeable about my sexual and reproductive health because my mother knew it was my right to be.”

Shout out to all the moms who've helped their daughters take control of their sexual health. Happy Mother's Day!

9 months ago
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emergency contraception

Watch Guy Nottadadi dominate some paintball and explain EC.

9 months ago
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daria, 20, iud

"The actual insertion did not bother me at all."

9 months ago
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Blunt. Busty. Brooklyn-born. Getting to know Mae West

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

10 months ago
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Does the pill change your brain?

Seen the headlines about brain-shrinking birth control? Keep calm and read on.

10 months ago
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Oral HPV: Another reason to brush and floss

Taking care of those pearly whites could make you less likely to have oral HPV.

10 months ago
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Sex toys and smooching: Can they give you HPV?

Share your kisses, not your sex toys.

10 months ago
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the ring

Guy Nottadadi explains the ring while getting ready for a hot date.

10 months ago
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Tainted love: How not to be bitter

Getting over bitterness isn't always easy, but it's worth it.

10 months ago
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check, please

Just started a new birth control method? Awesome! But check this out before jumping into bed...

10 months ago
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rosa, 21, implant

"A 'three-year' thing fits perfectly into my schedule."

11 months ago
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Lights! Camera! Action! Is making a sex video ever a good idea?

Making your very own sex video? This is where we get all big sister on your ass.

11 months ago
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Mail order birth control for a good cause

Sweet! You can order the pill or EC online and help another woman get birth control at the same time.

11 months ago
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Stop censoring sexual health information

Speak out against online platforms censoring and blocking sexual education content.

11 months ago
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alyssa, 19, the pill

Alyssa only gets her period 4 times a year on Seasonique—making her life that much easier.

12 months ago
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Birth control top 5: What methods do health care professionals use?

What birth control methods do women's health care providers choose for themselves?

12 months ago
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Shhhh! How to do it quietly when there are people nearby

Who says discretion can't be hot?

12 months ago
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andi, 22, ring

"I really like the NuvaRing because I don't have to worry about it on a daily basis."

12 months ago
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evan, 30, not right now

"I've just kind of dropped out of the scene to be honest...more like just waiting for that one special person that I like."

12 months ago
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Getting charged for birth control? Look into it!

What's a dollar between pharmacies? It's a dollar out of your pocket! Make sure you're not paying for free birth control.

about 1 year ago
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Your health in 2015: Get covered, stay covered!

Here's what you need to know, and what you need to do.

about 1 year ago
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anastasia, 21, female condom

Anastasia had to open a few female condoms before figuring out exactly how they work (and because the first one got sand in it—youch!), but eventually she got the hang of it.

about 1 year ago
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downtown date

When it comes to STIs, is oral sex safer than sex-sex? One word: Nope.

about 1 year ago
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Too cold to take it off?

Tips for cozying up when there’s a chill in the air in this week's Frisky Friday.

about 1 year ago
CONDOMS AND CANCER?
Here's what you really need to know...

If you've heard rumors about the health risks of condoms, keep calm and read on.

about 1 year ago
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Stop the presses: Hooking up in college is pretty common

Freshmen use condoms, seniors hook up less, and other fun findings from a new survey of college students.

about 1 year ago
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Getting birth control online

A few clicks and presto...birth control shipped right to your door.

about 1 year ago
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Birth control when you’re living with HIV/AIDS

Taking medication for HIV? Here's what you should know to avoid an accidental pregnancy.

about 1 year ago
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Before you stop using condoms…

If you and your partner are thinking about going bare, here are a few things to do first.

about 1 year ago
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The girl’s guide to getting emergency contraception

We bought three kinds of emergency contraception so you don’t have to. (Unless you do, and then you’ll have all the details.)

about 1 year ago
Dreamland is generally a pretty cool place and if you’re average, you have about three to five dreams a night...”

Ever had a sex dream? We've got deets about a few common scenarios in this Frisky Friday.

about 1 year ago
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Breaking up, making up, and getting it on with an ex

On-again, off-again, and maybe getting it on even when you're off? You're not alone.

about 1 year ago
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February horoscopes: Love is in the air

There’s a lot of sex in the stars. Really. A lot.

11 days ago
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No pain, no gain: The IUD insertion process

One woman's (painful) IUD insertion—and why it was totally worth it.

19 days ago
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Getting to know Aunt Flo: Apps for tracking your period

Want to understand your cycle better? There are (so many) apps for that!

29 days ago
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Foods that make your vagina happy and healthy (yes, really)

See you in the produce aisle.

about 1 month ago
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Frisky Friday Top 5: Unboring sex positions to heat up your weekend

Sitting 69. The Jellyfish. On the Edge. Five new moves to add some ooomph to your O.

23 days ago
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Just can’t get enough: Focusing on foreplay

Sensual. Romantic. Sweet. Sultry. Whatever your style, just do more of it.

about 1 month ago
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Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Think of churros as Mexican donuts sent straight from the dessert gods.

about 1 month ago
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stephanie, 23, the shot

"It's not constantly on my mind and I think that's a great feeling."

2 months ago
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Sigh: The most common STIs are getting even more common

Yet another reason to get tested and know your status.

2 months ago
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Pregnancy by packaging error? 3 tips for spotting a faulty pill pack

What you can do to help prevent pregnancy by birth control packaging error.

2 months ago
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5 myths about living with HIV, busted

With all the myths about HIV, here's one important fact—people with HIV can have normal, healthy (sex) lives.

2 months ago
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ashley, 19, implant

"It's there all the time, like a security blanket."

3 months ago
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Can you feel the IUD during sex?

Worried that you or your partner(s) will be able to feel the IUD during sex? Keep calm and read on.

3 months ago
So many birth control options = so much to be grateful for. Please join me to say #ThxBirthControl”

Tuesday Nov. 10th is Thanks, Birth Control Day! Join our Thunderclap now to help celebrate everything birth control makes possible.

3 months ago
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November horoscopes: So much to be thankful for

Winter is coming, but things aren’t cooling down just yet.

3 months ago
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How I dumped the pill and met the IUD

Two weeks ago, I ended my longest and most tumultuous relationship to date.

3 months ago
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How shaving caused me to (literally and figuratively) grow balls
4 months ago
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lindsay, 20, fertility awareness methods

"I've been charting and tracking for three years."

5 months ago
Wake and quake. Afternoon delight. A midnight booty call. There are 24 hours in a day and every single one of them can be a good time to have sex”
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Time flies (when you’re having great sex)

Wake and quake. Afternoon delight. A midnight booty call. There are 24 hours in a day and every single one of them can be a good time to have sex.

5 months ago
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sterilization

From baseball, to golf, to ping pong, Guy Nottadadi explains sterilization from the sporting man’s perspective.

5 months ago
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rachel, 26, fertility awareness methods

"It doesn't mean 'sexless' during those 'unsafe' days—you get creative!"

5 months ago
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September horoscopes: Autumn looks awesome

See why we're looking forward to sweater weather in this week's Frisky Friday.

5 months ago
Waves are great for sex. Just follow the water’s rhythmic motion and rock that boat.”

Where to have YOLO sex (don't forget the birth control).

6 months ago
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My BFF has genital herpes

Her life-changing news altered my thinking about sexual health.

6 months ago
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Summer of love: How saying yes can heat things up

Sunshine, downtime, fun, flirting, romance, and sultry flings.

6 months ago
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Nope. Sorry. Nah. Not gonna happen: How to say no in any situation
6 months ago
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pregnancy

Would he dare to explain how pregnancy happens while sharking at pool? Yes. Yes, he would.

7 months ago
GUY’S GUIDE
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iud

Catch up with Guy Nottadadi as he goes under the hood and gives you the IUD basics.

7 months ago
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marisela, 29, spermicide

"It is a really good way of backing up the condom."

7 months ago
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Intuition and relationships: You know when you know...or do you?
7 months ago
FACT OR FICTION
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weight a minute

Going on the pill doesn’t mean you’ll be putting on the pounds. (That’s what bacon wrapped tatertots and fried banana splits are for.)

7 months ago
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Comprehensive safer sex part 1: It’s personal

I thought STIs wouldn’t happen to me.

7 months ago
FACT OR FICTION
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the big o no

ORGASMS! (Do we have your attention now?)

7 months ago
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More (and more) Millennials delaying marriage
7 months ago
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brittany, 24, iud

"I want to have accomplished a lot before I have kids."

8 months ago
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Introducing Liletta: A(nother) new IUD

Meet Liletta: a brand new, more affordable IUD.

11 months ago
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kelly, 28, the shot

"You walk in, you get your shot, you're in and you're out."

8 months ago
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Foot fetish: What if your guy’s into your feet

If your guy is showing A LOT of interest in your feet, and you think it’s a sexual thing, here’s some info to help you decide if you’re into it or not.

8 months ago
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Lubricant: U.S. women agree it's not just for engines
8 months ago
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June Horoscopes: Summer loving starts now

See what the first month of summer has in store...

9 months ago
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What's in a birth control label?

The good, the bad, and the fine print.

9 months ago
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kyesha, 29, implant

"I don't have a boyfriend now, but you never know."

9 months ago
FACT OR FICTION
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douche and don'ts

Coca Cola goes down nice with a basket of fries. But does it have other uses?

9 months ago
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Talking to your health insurance company 101

Tips on getting what you need from your health insurance company

10 months ago
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Give yourself a break (between pregnancies)

Birth spacing: Another reason to say "Thanks, birth control!"

9 months ago
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April Horoscopes: Ready for a romantic spring fling?

See what April has in store for you.

10 months ago
Australia’s male scaly cricket can have sex over 50 times in a three to four hour span. With the same lady cricket.”

See more crazy facts in this week's Frisky Friday: Guinness World Records to make you squirm

10 months ago
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The long goodbye to Ortho Evra

The Ortho Evra patch is being discontinued...but there's a new patch, Xulane, on the market.

10 months ago
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the pill

Guy Nottadadi tells us what's up with the pill.

11 months ago
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Is there a connection between birth control and Crohn's disease?

Researchers found a link between using the pill and developing Crohn's disease. Should you be worried?

11 months ago
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4 STI myths that get in the way of a healthy sex life

Think you know everything you need to know about STIs (a.k.a. STDs)? You might be surprised...

11 months ago
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anthony, 27, the shot

"We're not in a rush at all...We're enjoying our time."

11 months ago
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Quickie guide to birth control and hormones

Hormones and birth control—good? Bad? We're here to clear things up for you.

11 months ago
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Coming soon: The Liletta IUD

A new IUD is coming to the U.S. market.

11 months ago
If you do it face-to-face and kiss when you climax, you should be able to curb the sounds you usually make in the heat of the moment.”

Shhhh! This week's Frisky Friday is all about how to do it quietly when there are people nearby.

12 months ago
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How to avoid 6 common condom problems

If you're running into problems with condoms, get the fix here.

12 months ago
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marc, 19, condom

"Just put it on and have fun."

12 months ago
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Love lessons we’ve learned from the movies

A few things we’ve learned from classic rom-coms in this week's Frisky Friday.

12 months ago
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4 apps for tracking your fertility

Considering using fertility awareness as your birth control method? These apps will make your life easier.

12 months ago
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Should I stay or should I go? What if only one of you wants to get married

Is it a deal breaker?

about 1 year ago
FACT OR FICTION
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grace period

Sex on your period: Safe and sound or just plain messy?

about 1 year ago
We don’t want to get your hopes up, but some women have been known to 'O' from these moves alone.”

Hardcore pelvic floor: A workout routine to keep you fit down there

about 1 year ago
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nicole, 20, the ring

"I never thought I'd find a birth control for me."

about 1 year ago
REAL STORIES
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tabitha, 20, iud

"Day through day, night through night, I’m covered."

about 1 year ago
FRISKY FRIDAYS
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How to be deliciously, luxuriously, and unapologetically single
about 1 year ago
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More women choosing low-maintenance birth control

The IUD and the implant are more popular than ever among women in the United States.

about 1 year ago
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withdrawal

"For it to be effective, you’ve got to have some serious skill."

about 1 year ago
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Remote-controlled birth control?

16-year birth control that can be switched on and off by remote control? It's in the works!

about 1 year ago
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ramiyah, 23, condom

Ramiyah prefers to use condoms as her method of birth control. What if the guy doesn't have one? Not a problem. Ramiyah does.

about 1 year ago
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george, 22, iud

George’s girlfriend uses the Mirena IUD. He likes how easy it is, how it feels better than some other methods, and that it’s always there.

about 1 year ago