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It’s a new ring that only needs to be replaced once a year

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how-to , birth control, news, the ring

In case you didn’t hear the news, there’s a new type of hormonal birth control available. You’re probably aware of the ring—a flexible ring that you insert into your vagina that releases hormones. You leave it in for three weeks (21 days), then take it out and leave it out for a week (7 days). That’s usually when you get a period-like withdrawal bleed.

And they may just help you feel slightly alive again

We’ve talked a lot over the last seven months about how the stress of this moment in history is affecting people’s sex lives. But when there’s really no clear end in sight, what can we do about it? Well, thanks for asking–today we’ve brought you six sensual practices that will ground you, reduce anxiety, and help you get out of your head and into your body. Use them to fall asleep, use them to break the cycle of doomscrolling, use them as foreplay, use them however you want! You still have some choices in this world!

It’s not as scary as it sounds

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how-to , birth control, 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.

Because you’re worth it

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how-to , frisky friday, self-love

These days, we might tend to think of self-care as an indulgence in some pleasure that takes our minds off the daily grind. Many of our more public forms of relaxation (going out with friends, seeing a movie, going to the salon) have been limited because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There also might be less money to go toward self-care as unemployment keeps rising and business are still shuttered in some places. Although the glow-up of a fresh set of nails is undefeated, self-care doesn’t have to be limited to goods or services you can buy.

How to put that oversized t-shirt to work

It’s always a good time to shake up your bedroom routine. If you’re feeling out of ideas, try taking a cue from the clothes you wear to bed. Lingerie can definitely spice up a romp in the hay, but what about those Tuesdays when you want to get it on in your regular-schmegular undies? We’ve got you covered. Whether you love wearing lace bralettes or t-shirts to bed, you can always take sexy inspiration from your night clothes if you want to try something different.