History of Birth Control 1914 to 2014

Below is a brief history of birth control over the last 100 years. When our grandmothers were young, pregnant women hardly left the house and were rarely seen in public. How new lives were brought into this world¬†was a topic that was not discussed, and birth control was unthinkable. How the times have changed. This…

Birth Control Methods

Above image from Bedsider, which has an excellent birth control method guide. Before we get started, it should be noted that while birth control methods are meant to prevent pregnancy, they may not have any effect, or limited effect, on protecting against STDs. Read more about the different kinds of STDs and how they are…

Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image ¬© Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual and happy sexual relationship looks like. Whether or…

How to Practice Safer Sex

Safer Sex is not called Safe Sex because there are no guarantees of sex being risk-free from STDs and other unintended consequences that can result in emotional pain or unplanned pregnancy. There are some general guidelines that reduce these risks, such as using condoms or engaging in sexual play but not intercourse, which will be…