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Friday Links Roundup 12/16/11 - Condoms, Safe Sex, Sex Education
Friday Links Roundup 11/18/11 - Safe Sex, Sex Education, Condoms
Friday Links Roundup 11/11/11 - Safe Sex, Sex Education, Condoms

             

Hey ONE Condoms fans. Friday is time for our weekly Links Roundup. At ONE we are committed to bringing you the most up to date information with everything regarding safe sex, sex education, and condoms.

So without further ado, listed are the most recent topics in the world of condoms.


Safe Sex

Gay men blood donation ban lifted

HPV vaccine, lube make sex safer

Need to Practice Safe Sex

Planned Parenthood’s Safe Sex Vampire Campaign In Time For Twilight’s

Marriage Rights Safe in Iowa

Zuccotti protesters put up women-only tent to prevent sexual assaults

Police launch safe drinking campaign to reduce risk of rape and sexual assaults

Teens having sex at home: Are you OK with it?

What Teen Sex on “Glee” Really Teaches Kids

Pros and Condoms: S.F. Emphasizes HIV Treatment

ADFA sex harassment ‘widespread’

Condoms

We were on our way to safely dispose of used condoms

One city woman’s fight against AIDS

Zimbabwe: Condoms in Schools - Let Children Speak

Personhood Amendment: Exposing the myths

Kerry Katona: ‘Why don’t celebs use condoms?!’

Zille targets men who don’t use condoms

CONDOM KING BLOW BACK

AIDS Remains a Concern for African Immigrants in U.S.

AIDS AT 30

Sex Education

The Sex Education of Justin Bieber

Sing-a-long-a sex education

Should legislators meddle in sex education (and other subjects)?

Sex education is the best form of contraception

New methods of sex education may be lowering teen pregnancy rates

Future of sex education being debated after WI Senate bill passes

Can Birth-Control PIlls Kill Your Libido?

    

New research is pointing to a possible link between contraception use and decreased sex drive. The Indiana University study examined the negative effects of contraception on things like arousal, lubrication, and orgasm. Involved were 1,101 sexually active women split into groups of hormonal contraception use (the pill, patch, ring or shot) and non-hormonal use (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or withdrawal). The evidence revealed that women taking hormonal contraception experienced less arousal, fewer orgasms, difficulties with lubrication, decreased sexual pleasure, and less frequent sex compared to women using barrier methods.

A major reason for this low sex drive is due to hormonal levels in each contraceptive method.  When a woman takes “the pill”, the liver starts pumping out sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) which traps most of a woman’s testosterone, leaving low T levels to which directly incite sex drive.

Throughout the menstrual cycle, these hormonal fluctuations can alter the facial appearance of a woman, body odor, and vocal pitch. During ovulation, these physical changes make her more attractive to a man due to the indication of fertility. But since the pill prevents ovulation, women on these hormonal drugs miss out on the peak period where they radiate of sex appeal and make them more attractive towards men.

According to Dr. Goldstein, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU, “What distinguishes one pill from another is the amount of estrogen it contains and the type of progesterone that it’s married to. It’s a matter of finding the combination that works best for you,” in order to minimize decreased sexual pleasure and inability to climax.

Hormonal pills have scientific evidence that the pill reduces the risk of getting ovarian cancer, developing anemia, and reduces symptoms of PMS. However, this very popular method of contraception comes with an endless list of side effects including nausea, breast tenderness, risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, liver tumors, and gallstones.

So, if the pill is dampening your sex drive, it may be time to end your relationship with oral contraceptives and avoid its complications by switching to condoms. Contraception pills that dull your libido defeat the purpose of taking it in the first place.

ONE Condoms believes in the practice of safe sex and the protection of your overall sexual health.

What are you personal experiences with contraception and its effect on your libido?