Category Archives: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Yes, We Need a Living Wage

In an article about sex workers in The Nation, we stumble across the following (boldface mine): When we say that sex work is service work, we don’t say that just to sanitize or elevate the status of sex workers, but … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Discover When You Stop Funding Birth Control You Get More Births–Why Conservatism Is Not a Serious Philosophy of Governance

Paging Captain Obvious–please report to the Great State of Texas (boldface mine): When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow … Continue reading

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Vaccinating Children Against Tetanus Is Leading to an Epidemic of Impalements With Rusty Objects

So snarks Jill Filipovic (boldface mine): According to a recent study, giving children tetanus shots will not, in fact, encourage them to stab themselves with rusty nails or be less cautious when playing outdoors. Various political organizations have advocated against … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Let's Talk About Sex, Baby, Public Health, Vaccination

IUDs and Obamacare

One of the good things about Obamacare is that many women will now get contraception covered under their insurance plans. This is really important since the most reliable and properly used birth control method is the IUD, as the pill … Continue reading

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The Republican Party Has Been Opposed to Condom Use for Years: Remember McCain in 2008?

If you haven’t heard, Rick Santorum’s sugar daddy major financial backer has this bit of birth control advice: Asked if he worried that Santorum’s Puritanical views on sex and social issues could hurt the candidate in the general election, Friess … Continue reading

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Condoms and Antibiotic Resistance

A couple of weeks ago, a report described the increase in gonorrhea strains that are resistant to most antibiotics. Because what we really need is an untreatable version of the clap. Madame Wev succinctly makes a key point about contraception … Continue reading

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According to Anti-Gay Bigot ‘Logic’, Minnesota Teens Are Having Sex With Deer. Or Something (You’ll Never Think About Bambi the Same Way Again)

Lots of people believe HIV entered the human population because people had sex with monkeys, when it is probably due to contact with monkey blood (and other fluids) after killing the monkey for food. As ERV noted, if you tried … Continue reading

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I See the Surge of Santorum As an Opportunity: The Contraception Edition

And I don’t mean that in a gross way. In case you missed it, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came out against birth control. No, really: Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception … Continue reading

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Do Those Who Oppose OTC Plan B for Teens Remember Being a Teenager?

Amanda Marcotte makes two good observations about the decision to make teens get a prescription for Plan B. First (boldface mine): Turns out a lot of people—especially men—who think of themselves as “reasonable” or moderate or even liberal, quickly glommed … Continue reading

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U.S. Teens Are Very Bad at Having Sex

I don’t mean if they enjoy it or not, but avoiding the consequences. By way of Dana Goldstein, we find this chart illustrating the teen pregnancy rate of various countries: Goldstein: We can only gesture toward the myriad factors causing … Continue reading

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