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Biology, Education, Safer Sex September 28, 2017


STIs are a topic that people tend to have a lot of misconceptions about—I even made a video last year addressing some of the most prevalent myths out there. But if there’s one sexually transmitted infection that folks tend to be the most misinformed about, it’s HIV. So today I want to bust some myths and fight the stigma surrounding the human immunodeficiency virus…

Biology, Education, Safer Sex November 11, 2016

Pregnancy Myths

Despite being one of the few topics that’s actually reliably covered in basic school sex education, pregnancy is still a subject that a lot of people are confused about. As someone who discusses sex online, a large percentage of the questions I get from people are about pregnancy concerns. If I do this, could I get pregnant? If I did this, could I be pregnant? …

Biology, Education, Safer Sex April 27, 2016

STI Myths

As some of you may or may not know, April is STD Awareness Month. I’m going to assume most of you are aware of STDs. If you had a US sex education, you probably saw some pretty gnarly pictures. But despite this awareness, there are still so many myths and misconceptions out there surrounding sexually transmitted infections/diseases…

Education, Guides, Safer Sex December 11, 2015

Condoms + Sex Toys?

One adage I see promoted frequently by sex educators is that you should be using condoms with your sex toys. This isn’t necessarily bad advice! But there are some important caveats that need to be addressed before you start wrapping up your dildos.

Education, Guides, Safer Sex September 26, 2015

5 Things That Break Down Condoms

Latex condoms are one of the most widely used methods of contraception, and definitely the most widely available. They’re awesome at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and you may have heard that they’re 98% effective if used correctly…

Education, Guides, Safer Sex May 9, 2015

Contraception 101

In human beings, conception occurs when an egg cell (or “ovum”) fuses with a sperm cell to create what will eventually become an embryo and then a fetus and then a baby. Contraception, also known as birth control, is what we use to prevent this pregnancy from occurring. Because babies can be inconvenient…