Better Late Than Never: World Contraception Day!

So, I’m three days late…in writing this post, since World Contraception Day occurs on September 26th. I promise I wasn’t delayed with this post just to include that terrible pun, since scares of unwanted pregnancies are nothing to joke about. If you are having a type of sex that could lead to pregnancy but do…

Taking control of your genetic destiny

When I was 18 years old, I tested positive for the BRCA 1 mutation for breast and ovarian cancer. Testing positive for the BRCA 1 gene means that an individual has an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, and a 60 percent chance of ovarian. I was tested for the gene…

Fighting Rape Culture

I know I can fight rape culture by… I absolutely love this.  We all can play a role in fighting rape culture and here is a great starting list to think about what we can do to be a part of the anti-violence movement. I will help fight rape culture by calling people out when they…

FOOD BLOG

As a sophomore I have officially let go of my unlimited meal plan and have been feeding myself. Luckily, I live with some amazing girls who love to cook and cook well (and let me eat their creations). One of these amazing suitemates is Gabrielle Siegel, and she has an amazing food blog that she and her…

Guide to Lube

Check out this helpful graphic about lube. It’s worth reiterating that oil based lube DESTROYS LATEX! Please do not use oil based lubricants for safer sex. If you are not currently practicing safer sex, either enjoy being abstinent, which remains the safest situation, or please start to take precautions to minimize your risk of contracting STIs…

How to Make Your Own Vagina* Cupcakes!

This is awesome.  I know what I am baking this weekend.   *These are really vulva cupcakes, but I’m ignoring this fact because they are so amazing.

5 Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

Me, as a terrified freshman. I love freshmen or – as Barnard would have us call them – first years. Having moved in early this year for Well Woman training, I got to see them as they went about their orietnation activities and attended endless programming. And in between the student services fair, the perspectives…

Fat acceptance blogs are good for you!

This study, published in the Qualitative Health Research journal, shows that that members of the “fatosphere,” a series of blogs about body acceptance written by fat women, can improve peoples body image, self-acceptance, curb dieting and self-denial, and encourages healthy living and the confidence to exercise. My favorite, and the one I found this info…