Topic: Birth control

College Kids Can Now Get Plan B From A Vending Machine

College Kids Can Now Get Plan B From A Vending Machine

Plan B is still considered a controversial drug to many and the FDA’s overturned decision to have it available without a prescription still has some rightly fuming. But if you happen to attend Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, you don’t even have to bother heading to a pharmacy. Because if you stroll on over to the health center, you’ll find Plan B in a vending machine along with condoms, decongestants, and pregnancy tests — and for just $25. More »

Why You Should Be Taking All Your Birth Control

Why You Should Be Taking All Your Birth Control

A friend and I were discussing our birth control pills yesterday (this is what we talk about when you’re not around, fellas!) and I mentioned that I always throw my pack out when I get to the seven days of “inactive” pills. She looked at me like I had just said I secretly poke holes in condoms just for the thrill of it. “Don’t worry,” I said, “Those last seven pills are just placebo pills anyway.”

Meanwhile, I realized how dumb I sounded approximately two seconds after I said it. After all, we’re so careful with everything else regarding our reproductive health that throwing away one fourth of my prophylactics every month because I was pretty sure that was okay bordered on self-destructive negligence. So I went home and did a little research. More »

Study: Doctors Shouldn’t Be Making Women Get Pelvic Exams To Get An Rx

Study: Doctors Shouldn't Be Making Women Get Pelvic Exams To Get An Rx

Did you know that pelvic exams are not required before acquiring birth control from an OBGYN? Probably not, considering that 44% of health care workers usually make women get a pelvic exam before they’ll write a birth control prescription. But the two things are mutually exclusive, and according to the World Health Organization, the number of doctors who confuse the two is “disappointingly high.”

Here at Crushable, this topic has divided the office a bit. Most of us didn’t know you could even get birth control pills without submitting to a pelvic exam. But according to this new study by the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the two have nothing to do with each other, and “the key problem with mandatory pelvic exams is that it puts up an unnecessary hurdle to women seeking effective birth control.” More »

Sex On the Wire: Kama Sutra Silly Bandz

Sex On the Wire: Kama Sutra Silly Bandz

• Sex-themed Silly Bandz. Don’t actually look much different from regular Silly Bandz. (Buzzfeed)

• There are literally fashion police in Italy, making sure your skirt isn’t too short and you don’t wear that fugly dress out in public. (National ledger)

• Southern teens have a bad habit of getting themselves knocked up more than their bi-coastal counterparts. Are you listening, University of Alabama? (The Frisky)

• Good news: More kids are experimenting with their sexuality than ever before. Bad news: They are less likely to use protection. (Lemondrop)

• For the best prank ever that will land you jail time, consider tattooing a 15-inch penis on your friend’s back while he’s unconscious. Permanent markers are for pussies. (Nerve) More »

Poll Results: The Majority of You Will Take the Pill, Despite a Case of the Crazies

Poll Results: The Majority of You Will Take the Pill, Despite a Case of the Crazies

Okay guys, we need to have a chat. When we said yesterday that a new study found that women on hormone contraceptives like the pill had a tendency to be a little more jealous and aggressive, we didn’t mean that as a reason to not take the pill. It kind of freaks us out that despite the wide range of options available, 40 percent of you said you would never screw with your hormones, or god forbid gain a little weight to ensure that you don’t get pregnant (though maybe “ensure” is the wrong word, no form of birth control is 100 percent effective, yada yada yada). More »