Alt text: Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, and James Cooper, hosts of the podcast
Alt text: Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, and James Cooper, hosts of the podcast

Few things have ever made me laugh so hard, ponder so deeply, or worry over an older Irish man’s concept of female anatomy as much as this.

It finally happened. I’m finally one of those people that talks about podcasts in real life. But this one deserves it. Few things have ever made me laugh so hard, ponder so deeply, or worry over an older Irish man’s concept of female anatomy as much as this podcast.

“So what is it about?” You may ask. “Is it one of those podcasts about serial killers? Or mental illness? Or mentally ill serial…

Story winner of the MY STI STORY contest by Safely and Medical Herstory

Image by Tori Ford

The day I got my IUD, I felt invincible. Leaving my calculus class early, I excitedly picked up my prescription at the pharmacy. The IUD brand was called the Mona Lisa, and I chuckled at the image of the painting’s figure smiling next to the T-shaped copper device. As I headed to the doctor’s office, my stomach turned in nervous anticipation. I had heard the horror stories — women passing out from the pain of the little device entering the uterus, or the body “absorbing” the contraceptive…

Much like preventing forest fires, only you can figure out if your lesbian sex dream means something about your gayer subconscious

Written by Miriam Tanenbaum

You’re a lady, and you had a dream where you were getting down and dirty with another lady. Now you might either be panicking a little, or just looking for answers. Both of those reactions are completely legitimate, as is having the dream and not analyzing it. Chances are, though, that if you are reading this, you are analyzing it, so I digress. …

There are several potential benefits that sex has to offer to those who desire and enjoy it. The opposite is also true: engaging in sex when it is not desired or when it is non-consensual can increase stress, lower self-esteem, and adversely affect the body. Here are some of the benefits of sex according to current research:

1. Stronger immune system

IgA levels, essential to immune response to viral infection, is 30% higher in subjects who had sex 1–2 times per week, compared to those who were abstinent.

2. Better bladder control

Use it or lose it! Using your pelvic…

It sucks, but it happens

Written by Miriam Tanenbaum

If you’ve been in the dating world for any amount of time, chances are you’ve had some, shall we say… less than stellar experiences. And guess what, I’m just like you. I too have been scarred by the occasionally Ebolic cesspool of dating. Is “Ebolic” a word? When something is of Ebola? Shakespeare invented words too, you know. And William Shakespeare was also a lesbian Jew trying to figure out life and love in the big city. Am I relatable yet?

My “Date from Hell” is not so much a single…

Bet you heard International Women’s Day and threw it in there with National Margarita Day, and all those other “holidays” we now celebrate by overindulging in our vice of choice.

But you’d be wrong, friend, because International Women’s Day originated in 1908 during the women’s suffrage movement. Fifteen thousand women marched for equality through the streets of New York City and, a year later, the Socialist Party of America declared National Women’s Day. The international part came a few years later when Clara Zetkin suggested adoption of the day, to the unanimous agreement of women from 17 different countries, at the International Conference of Working Women.

Women march in the streets of NYC for equality

By 1975, the UN officially recognized the holiday, eventually choosing an annual theme. This year’s theme, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change,” particularly…

What IS sex?

Conventional definition:

Most definitions, and certainly the most widely accepted, define intercourse as “sexual contact between individuals involving penetration, especially the insertion of a man’s erect penis into a woman’s vagina, typically culminating in orgasm and the ejaculation of semen.”

This definition comes from Google’s Dictionary. Some variations of this definition can be found in the Oxford Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and in many definitions in the Urban Dictionary. They are all similar in tone.

In addition to these exclusive definitions, there is a specific theory that aims to limit sexual expression called the Natural Law theory. The Natural Law theory holds that…

Heterosexual and bisexual women only reach completion about 70% of the time.

Written by Bailey Brown

Women are estimated to be 30-to-40% less likely to have an orgasm during sex than their male counterparts. According to a 2018 study performed by researchers at both Indiana University and Chapman University, heterosexual and bisexual women only reach completion about 70% of the time; whereas gay women reach completion 86% of the time, and men reach completion 95% of the time. The study hypothesizes that the orgasm deficit occurs because most women require clitoral stimulation, which is more difficult to achieve with traditional…

Here are some common signs and symptoms to look out for

Written by Miriam Tanenbaum

So you have a vagina. Congratulations! And you may have a yeast infection. Less congratulations. While it is possible for people with penises to get yeast infections, for the purposes of this article, we’ll be focusing on infections of the both yeast and vaginal variety. Coincidentally, “Vaginal Variety” is what I’m calling my new SNL-style sketch show, coming absolutely nowhere this fall.

A common symptom of a yeast infection is that your vagina becomes an itchy wasteland.

There’s a party in your pants, and discomfort…

Model divides individuals into 5 categories

Summary by Dr. Kenneth Fife

Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a model that identifies individuals at greatest risk of transmitting HIV, and helps to design strategies to reduce (and eventually eliminate) HIV transmission in the US.

Individuals infected with HIV were divided into 5 categories:

1) recently infected (> 3 months) and unaware of their infection status

2) chronically infected (>3 months) and unaware of their status

3) chronically infected and aware of their status, but not receiving care

4) chronically infected, in care, with detectable…

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