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The tampons have eyes in this Swedish music video– they are dancing tampons teaching kids about menstruation. From the Swedish television station Barnkanalen, catchy musical clips like these are combatting the stigma of periods by emphasizing that they're a healthy sign the body is functioning correctly. Alex Hermansson, one of the show's hosts, sings along, declaring we should "Hip Hip Hooray for Period!" while tampons dance.  Cute right? At the end, it kind of looks like Hermansson is thinking about taking a bite out of the tampon, but it's cool. Read More
Everything You Need To Know About The IUD Plenty of pregnancy-preventing people have been washing down daily birth control since the ’60s. But a 21st-century makeover of an older, easier method has recently been giving The Pill a run for its money. The IUD—also known as an Intrauterine Device—is an inch-long T-shaped gadget that is inserted into the uterus by a doctor, sans surgery, and can prevent pregnancy for years. That’s probably why the number of people using the device has quadrupled since 2002. In the States, there are two types of IUDs, copper and hormonal. Read More
  The latest survey on the sex lives of college students, which apparently the entire world (myself included) will never get tired of fixating on, comes from New York Magazine. In the article “Heirs to the Sexual Revolution,” after having polled more than 700 college students from a wide range of schools they concluded that “the sexual revolution has been won” because students are having lots of sex within the bounds of all kinds of relationship frameworks and they are identifying across a wide and complicated spectrum of gender and sexual orientation. Read More
Q: I’m the mom of two boys, ages four and eight, and I want to be open and honest with them about sex—when the time comes. I feel like my eight year old is close to ready, but I’m nervous about starting a conversation he may not be ready for. Should I wait for him to ask me? I’d also love any recommendations about this conversation in general. I want to make sure that we can always talk openly and respectfully. I definitely want to educate them beyond the norm. Read More
From “conscious climaxes” to watching strangers get fingerbanged—my curious time in a transformational erotic society It was a pretty typical Wednesday evening for me: I was huddled with a dozen or so men and women in a brightly lit Los Angeles bungalow for our weekly Divination of Love and Existence meeting. Our guru himself, Sandoval, stood at the front of the room next to his wife, Brianna, who lay on her slightly arched back, a soft pink bathrobe splayed open to reveal her naked torso. Read More
 Starting in March 2016, Playboy magazine will no longer publish fully nude images of women. Why the sudden change? According to the New York Times, Playboy editor Cory Jones approached the magazine’s 89-year-old editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner last month, who then agreed.  The decision was a matter of logistics: given the proliferation of internet porn and the generalized decline of adult magazines, Playboy has lost the edge and exclusivity that made it so alluring to generations of American men. Read More
Q: Sex has always been painful for me. Right after I started having sex, I had an extensive yeast infection that resulted in vaginal nerve damage. Pelvic floor therapy worked wonders, and I learned a number of exercises to do on my own and with my boyfriend before sex, which included everything from massage to dilators. My then-boyfriend was very supportive, but we’ve since broken up. I’m hoping to start dating again soon, but I’m not sure how to approach sex with a new guy. Despite the progress I’ve made, sex remains difficult. Read More
In our world today, you could get pregnant. If you’re a woman having sex with a man, that is. I mean, I’m saying it could happen if you don’t use birth control. But then again, maybe it could still happen. Condoms break, dosages can mix weirdly with other prescriptions, or like, God or Chester Cheetoh or whoever could just decide randomly to bestow the crying, shitting, diaper-bearing gift of life upon you’re already frantic life. Ug. Read More
As women, many of us are not taught the fundamentals of our vaginal anatomy, let alone socially permitted to explore the far-reaching gradient of the female orgasm. It’s a jungle of female pleasure out there, and there are a million ways to have a good time. One of those ways is vibrators! Two Bust Interns took a handful of shiny new toys for a spin. Isabel and Elizabeth tested and reviewed the Tango WeVibe, the Silhouette S17 by Calexotics, the Vibratex Princessa, the Eroscillator Top Deluxe Ultimate Combo, and the Womanizer. Read More
Flibanserin, also referred to (incorrectly) as “female Viagra,” has been a hot news topic lately. A few weeks ago, BUST wrote a story about this pill, and I couldn't stop think about what this whole thing would mean for women who identified as asexual. After years of debate, flibanserin, the first drug designed to boost women’s libido, was finally approved by the FDA last week. Most feminist communities had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the pill and its approval. Read More