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The "S" is for sad

Sometimes forces outside our control seem to be conspiring to make our genitalia shrivel up and fall off like little strips of dried mango. We’re living through just such a time right now, but there is, for the first time in so long, a light at the end of the tunnel. So what can you do to prepare for when your fun bits might be ready to rejoin the land of the living?

This has been a lot, y'all

It feels like every week we’re saying “phew, wow, this is a lot.” And this week deserves a “PHEW, WOW, THIS REALLY IS A WHOLE LOT.” However you’re feeling right now—anxious, excited, angry, sad, resigned, tired, scared, or anything else—is okay and normal and understandable. And we made you some coloring pages to help you as you process all of those big feelings.

Say Thanks, Birth Control the best way we know how

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birth control , condom, frisky friday, IUD, the pill, the ring

As we approach the end of October each year, we become positively giddy. Not only is Halloween coming, but so is Thanks, Birth Control Day (November 18th this year—mark your calendar!). This year we’ve decided to celebrate BOTH AT THE SAME TIME by sharing five birth control costume ideas. Tag us if you make one of these!

It’s not as scary as it sounds

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birth control , how-to, stis, telehealth

Getting sexual and reproductive health services can be…awkward. The whole process of going to the doctor, getting up on that table, and talking about your sex life can be enough to make even a seasoned sex educator blush. But luckily, there’s a way you can get your birth control and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests without having to look another person in the face: telehealth.

Telehealth providers have to abide by HIPAA just like in-person providers

You know when you go to your health care provider the first time and they make you sign that form about HIPAA? If you’re like many people, you probably didn’t take the time to read it all the way through. But HIPAA—which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—is actually a really important law that protects your privacy, among other things.