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Working sucks but your sex life doesn't have to

This is probably news to exactly no one, but working kind of sucks. Even those of us lucky enough to have landed what we would call a “dream job” will attest to the fact that working is still work, no matter what. Anyone who says otherwise is an alien or an aspiring Instagram influencer and we recommend breaking up with them. But when work-induced misery starts to impact your sex life, that’s where we draw the line. Here are 7 ways to pull it back.

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There are so many reasons I love condoms

There are lots of reasons my preferred birth control method has long been condoms. They’re easy to find, free at the cafe I like off Market Street, super effective and come in neon colors! I also found out from my current boo that there’s this new variety that he calls “the dick-numbing kind;” it has a little bit of numbing gel in the tip for when I want to have sex for a longer-than-usual amount of time.

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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.