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How teaching myself about birth control changed my life

Picture this: a 14-year-old girl is at the peak of body confusion and a hormone tsunami when her mother comes to her school to give a special presentation to her class about why abstinence is the only safe form of birth control. Yep, that was me. Having grown up in a religious household and spent my entire childhood attending a Christian school, from as far back as I can remember, I associated sex with pregnancy and STIs. But there was hope, or so I was told! All I had to do to be able to have safe sex was save myself for my future husband.

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Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
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The top ten lessons from Hulu's new show

Like every other reasonable human on earth, we LOVE Hulu’s new show Shrill, based on Lindy West’s memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. This show is bursting with hilarious, tender moments and life lessons, and seriously, if you haven’t already watched it, check it out. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are the top 10 lessons about sex and dating that one can learn from these six all-too-short episodes.