Q. My boyfriend and I haven’t had sex, but we have done oral. I was talking to a friend recently about a female condom she had gotten as a joke-gift and I commented that it seemed like it would less effective and she said that it would be good for oral probably. I was surprised. You need protection for oral sex? I feel dumb for not knowing this or realizing this but seriously? You need protection for oral? Or is it, as my friend put it, “Just something that’s strongly suggested by doctors?” And if you do… and he and I haven’t been doing anything about that, with us both never having gotten this far before anyway, is there a risk of something? What’s the danger? Read More Protect Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself: Safe Oral Sex
There’s never an end in sight when it comes to finding misogyny in the news. People are literally getting away with murder, telling high school girls that they ought to focus more on being moms than getting jobs, making it harder for women to get healthcare, and just generally being terrible human beings. (As usual, trigger warnings apply for just about everything). Read More This Week in Misogyny: It Just Keeps Coming
News in the real world has been pretty terrible recently; mercifully, science has brought us some things to smile about. Mars probably isn’t gonna get smacked by a comet after all, wet washcloths do interesting things in space, and it’s ok to have the occasional drink when you’re pregnant! Read More Science News: 4/23/13
You know what I said last week? Well, forget it. I take it all back. Well, maybe not all of it, but after watching Sunday’s episode, “All Adventurous Women Do,” I can see the gold nuggets in the pan of silt.
Hello chickadees! I’m self-welcoming myself as one of the newest contributors to Persephone’s ever loving (in all the right ways) sex advice column. Like a moth to the flame, I’ve really enjoyed reading the best and brightest advice that the Frisky Feminist has offered and now I say with great pleasure (potentially the self-loving kind, later this evening) to be a part of this sexy little team. So hand over the worst, the best, and the ones that have got your head scratching, and we will get these boots knocking. Now, without further ado, lets hop into this week’s query.
Or, why I got myself vaccinated against HPV.
Read More Gimme the Gardasil