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Fewer millennials wearing condoms, some experts say

Two years ago, Abby Norman was in the heat of the moment with a guy she was casually dating. He didn’t have a condom — and the one she had on hand was expired.<p>Norman, now 25, was raised to be diligent about reproductive health, so she didn’t think twice asking about her partner’s sexual history: …

NASA is Giving Away Free Space Travel Posters—Here's How to Get One

Your bare apartment walls will thank you.<p>The Studio—a design team that works with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) to visually explain complex space …

16 Real Things Trump Has Said About Women While Running For President

Make it stop.<p>Donald Trump has said a lot of gross stuff about women in his lifetime, but it seemed possible that once he announced he was running for president ― the nation’s highest office ― he’d tamp down on the ignorant, misogynistic drivel.<p>That certainly has not happened.<p>Since Trump got into …

The Man Who Almost Missed Puberty

Nobody could figure out why. Then, finally, it became painfully clear.<p>Ken Baker was 16 when he started dating Jenny, a girl from his blue collar Buffalo suburb. It was a sweet love; just not an urgent, primal one. They'd make out, but stop before anything got too serious. Jenny was terrified of …

Women in Saudi Arabia just filed a petition to end the male guardianship system

Women in Saudi Arabia are filing a petition calling for an end to the country's male guardianship system, a set of policies that effectively treats …

We Taste-Tested Flavored Condoms So You Don't Have To

Happy World Contraception Day, everyone!<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>It's World Contraception Day, and of all the many appropriate ways to celebrate, using a few condoms is probably best. Condoms do not only offer safe sex; they can also be blown up as balloons, so they're …

Tim Gunn: 'Designers Refuse To Make Clothes That Fit American Women'

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn writes a scathing critique of the fashion industry<p>Ladies, if you’re above a size 10, designers don’t want your money.<p>Anyone …

These Actresses Have Pledged to Stop Donald Trump

Amber Tamblyn, Diane Guerrero, Zoë Kravitz, and other celebs star in a PSA warning women about Trump.<p>Actresses Amber Tamblyn (<i>Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i>), Diane Guerrero (<i>OITNB</i>), Zoë Kravitz (<i>Divergent</i>), and others are joining over 30,000 women who have pledged to vote against Donald Trump. …

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NYT Sheds Light On Latest Helicopter Parenting Trend: “My Son’s Penis Is Too Short”

Could this possibly be a real thing, or is it like most “trends,” just something a writer made up when pitching stories? The New York Times would …

People Show Us The Outfits They Wear to Get Laid

Call it a freakum dress or a hook-up outfit—everyone has go-to clothes they wear when they want to get laid. Some are just weirder than others.<p>What do you wear when you want to get laid? It's a more complicated question than it seems. For women and men, the line between an outfit that artfully …

Teen Instagram star jailed in Qatar for two months, claims it was for ‘being gay’

Luxy’s Instagram and Snapchat are popular for a reason. The 18-year-old’s photos show a life of luxury: Cartier watches, Chanel shopping bags, fancy …

Guys who are rude to women they sleep with aren’t jerks. They’re sexist

After six years of the security, support, and occasional suffocation that comes with a long-term monogamous relationship, I recently became single for the first time as an adult out of college. I knew dating again would be a strange and possibly emotionally difficult experience after so long with …

Over 50 Female Journalists Speak Out About Sexual Harassment

"He made all sorts of innuendos: My kids are away, I'm recently divorced, you won't regret this."<p>Earlier this summer, former Fox head Roger Ailes was ousted after more than two dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. Now Newsweek has published a survey of 53 women and 2 men who work in …

Sexual Harassment

Contraception's Role In Fighting Poverty

By Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers<p>Obscured by the noise and heat of current pronouncements on income inequality, one option for combating poverty would have a quick and major impact. That option is providing young women with long acting reversible contraceptives, a.k.a. LARCs. As we learned in the …

US court rules that asylum seeker can’t be bisexual because he married a woman

A court in the US has determined that a Jamaican man cannot be bisexual because he is married to a woman.<p>A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit …

What Happens to Men When Their Girlfriends Talk a Lot About Sex

Men may like sex, but they get anxious when a new female partner talks about sex too much, a new study found.<p>Men become worried when a woman …

Grandmother Becomes Uber Driver to Help Young Women Get Home Safely

This Australian Uber driver is on a mission -- ensuring that young women get home safely, in hopes of preventing possible sexual assaults.<p>Her name is …

This Is Why 2 Irish Women Live-Tweeted Their Trip to the U.K. for an Abortion

Pinterest<p>Safe, legal abortion access has been a major conversation in the United States recently as conservative lawmakers look to limit when, where, why and how women can access it. The bright light: Back in June, the Supreme Court ruled against medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion …

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This Olympic swimmer is our new menstrual hero

When Chinese Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui told an interviewer that she had started her period the day before the competition and was suffering from …

12 Hilarious Things Real Women Used to Believe About Their Periods

Not all of us have someone talking to us about periods when we're growing up, and sex ed doesn't always enlighten us much either. So, until we experience periods ourselves (and sometimes after), we end up with a lot of misinformation—or no information at all. And, as these stories show, many of us …

21 Things People Wish They'd Known Before Going Through Puberty

OK, puberty, still waiting for you to make me hot.

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5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Homework

Use these small tweaks to inspire rather than incite your child when it comes to homework.<p>If you've got a child who's frustrated by homework, it can be tough to stay calm, cool, and collected. Though we may want to throw our hands in the air and walk away, threaten our child with bad grades if he …

8-year-old's fossil discovery reveals how turtles got their shells

If you ask most people to guess why turtles first developed shells, you’ll usually get one answer: the hard shells protect them from predators. …

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Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

"I met so many people who bounced back after four weeks, and I would say, 'Really? Because I'm crawling around like an old lady.'"<p>When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn't make it …

Here’s The “Homework” I’m Planning For My Theory Of Knowledge Class – Help Me Make It Better

As regular readers know, I’m in the process of completely revising how I teach the International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge course – for the …

Why did Satan start to possess girls on screen in the 70s?

Satan had his biggest career revival in the late 60s and early 70s. As religion’s popularity declined and church attendance began to diminish in the wake of the countercultural and sexual revolutions, Lucifer decided he’d had enough of the small-time circuit of pulpits and confession boxes and hit …

New venomous snake discovered in Costa Rica

An international team of scientists has solved a case of mistaken identity and discovered a new species of venomous snake.<p>The newly discovered …

What I Learned Researching the Female Orgasm

There's long-been a societal (and scientific) bias against female sexuality. Fortunately, that is slowly changing with more women taking their pleasure into their own hands.<p>A few years ago, I became so intrigued by female sexuality that I decided to write a book about it. Everywhere it was …

Eight things you should have done in Europe, but probably didn’t

Topdeck ambassador and the writer behind popular travel blog Polkadot Passport, Nicola<p>Easterby, has shared her pick of fun things you’ve probably …

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9 Things You Can Get for Free on Flights

Craving more soda? All you have to do is ask!<p>You already shelled out major money for a plane ticket, checking your bag and an expensive (but unsatisfying) dinner during your layover. We feel your pain, traveling isn't cheap. But not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few things …