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Health Sexual Health

Thanks to our high school health class, that awkward birds-and-bees talk with our parents, certain sex-obsessed magazines and, of course, plenty of discussions with our friends, we definitely know the basics of safe intercourse. Such as: Wearing two condoms is not twice as effective as wearing one; hot tubs don’t stop the sperm from “swimming upstream,” so to speak; and the pull-out method is a far-from-foolproof method of avoiding pregnancy. However, collegiettes, we’re the first to admit that there’s always more to learn. And unlike some of the more esoteric college courses we’ve taken—“...
Each month, Keara from Hamilton College experiences the same series of miserable events. “First I send a text to a friend, and when they don't respond right away I start wondering ‘What if none of my friends like me?’ ‘What if I have no true friends?’” she says. “Then I look in the mirror and think that I'm getting fat and need to start a diet, but can't fulfill my hunger. I get extremely clumsy, get a pimple right next to my nose, and then start to piece together that I must be PMSing. But after about a week of PMS and cramps, I usually still haven't gotten my period and begin to worry that...
College can be a confusing time for a whole lot of reasons, but nothing can be quite as daunting as buying contraception, particularly if you go to a more conservative or religious school. After all, where can you buy condoms, get birth control or purchase emergency contraception if it’s not available in your campus health center or in your dorm? Luckily, we’ve put together a list of places for you to go (both in person and online) to get whatever contraception you’re looking for as well as pros and cons of each! The drugstore While you can’t get many forms of birth control (pills, IUDs, the...