When I was growing up in small towns, porn (at least of the variety offered to heterosexual men) wasn’t that hard to find. There was always an X-rated theater not far away, Playboy and Penthouse were in most of the convenience stores, and so on. The selection was limited though, and acquiring or viewing it usually involved some degree of embarrassment or inconvenience, perhaps even a trip to a drive-in or an aging urban theater whose manager hoped to find fiscal solvency by swapping Mary Poppins for Debbie Does Dallas.
Male Contraception- A Man's View
Women have an array of contraception options from which to choose, a veritable buffet of offerings: implants, IUDs, injections, the pill, the patch, vaginal rings, diaphragms and cervical caps, the sponge, even sterilization.
Men? Wear a condom. Get a vasectomy. Pretty straight-forward, that. And sadly lacking.
Male Contraception – A Woman’s View
Male birth control methods -beyond condoms and sterilization- are like a sweet dream from which you’re rudely awakened. Just as you reach out for the prize, bang it’s snatched away! Not much has changed here from one generation to another but hang on – some exciting research now underway might make this dream a reality in the not so distant future.
We’ll explore this topic with two viewpoints, one from a woman and the other from a man. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so comment below!
A mini-tsunami of publicity has been generated by the actor Michael Douglas asserting his throat cancer is due to HPV and, by extension, oral sex. ASHA’s HPV Resource Center has increasingly been fielding questions around oral sex and HPV, and this latest round of publicity has triggered even more interest. So what’s the scoop here?
National Condom Month is always my favorite blog of the year to write.
The condom. All sorts of shapes, sizes, colors (even glow-in-the-dark). Ribbed or plain. Lubed or not. Latex or plastic (and natural skin, although that variety isn’t as effective as the others against sexually transmitted infections).