To some, birth control pills and condoms are no longer the gateways to women’s liberation that they were in they days of Margaret Sanger and her colleagues. New York Magazine’s Ann Friedman recently wrote a piece entitled “No Pill? No Prob. Meet the Pullout Generation” in which she discusses the possible benefits of "pulling out," especially for women.
My response to this idea was something along the lines of ... Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Apr 10, 2013
Boston College’s Students for Sexual Health, an unofficial group formed in 2009, advocate safe sex on campus by distributing condoms, health pamphlets, and lube-- or at least they’ve been trying to. Administrative staff at Boston College recently sent them a cease and desist letter stating that such behavior is “not congruent with our values and traditions.”
The campus group's behavior appears to be in complete opposition to the ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 09, 2013
You see this weird ass plastic-looking thing? Apparently it's a condom, and it could be the next big thing in safe sex. The Origami is a collapsible silicone condom inspired by, well, origami, and it's designed to be a stronger, more comfortable, and realistic alternative to latex. They're also going to make a variety of condom types, including a male, female, and anal condom.
From what we can tell, it looks a little thicker than the typical latex condom, but it ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Mar 13, 2013
As any hapless nerd in a teen sex comedy would tell you, the mere possession of a condom doesn't necessarily guarantee that you're gonna get laid. Unfortunately, New York City police seem to think otherwise, as they're known to confiscate condoms as evidence of prostitution. Sex-worker advocacy program Red Umbrella Project says this is super ironic considering how easy it is to access free condoms in New York: "In a state with a major free condom program and in a ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Oct 16, 2012
Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, somewhere in the middle, or just someone who likes to poke fun at politics, Fab's collection of political items seems to have something for everyone.
Two of the items are Romney and Obama candy dispensers, cleverly named Political Poopers. If you have a dog, you can buy eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags to show your preference or “smear the rival” (eww). There’s also a cool ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Aug 21, 2012
We know that hormonal birth control doesn’t protect against STDs, but now it turns out it might actually increase the risk of infection. Whoa.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a group of researchers at the University of Washington accidentally discovered a link between hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of contracting HIV during sex with an infected partner.
In conducting a trial testing the effectiveness of a drug in preventing the ... Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jul 26, 2012
Olympians aren't just great at setting athletic records. This year, they'll all take home the gold. The gold magnum, that is.
At the London 2012 Olympics, a record number of condoms will be distributed to the men and women of the Olympic village. That's fifteen condoms per person, courtesy of Durex. I actually feel like the Olympians might have more sex than that. They are, after all, the world's physical best, so they have to be doing something right in the ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on May 15, 2012
A recent survey looked into how young women and men feel about condom use, and not surprisingly, a quarter think it's a "hassle." Even though we all know how important safe sex is, sometimes we need reminders, so let's all remember the myriad consequences for having unprotected sex. Mull them over for a bit. If that's not evocative enough, just imagine me bouncing around in your bedroom, yelling the slogan I used to see on bus stops in San Francisco: "2-4-6-8, use ... Read More