By marthe

Hitting up the health center again, awkwardly standing in line to get tested, and for what?  “I feel fine, I’m sure Jack, or John, or what's-his-name is STI- free.” Well, that’s the thing though, you never know. If not careful, yesterday's bliss can easily result in tomorrow’s pain. Girl, take charge of your sex life and practice safe sex. Being prepared, being ready, and being safe is healthy and wise. Safe sex is a term of protecting yourself and your partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. Many are not aware of the risk they pose from having…Read More

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We know by now that archeologists and researchers tend to find the most peculiar things about our history.  Everything from the first dildo, the first attempts at birth control, and now even grooming techniques for your vajayjay. Turns out that it all started with the ancient Egyptians. As in most other aspects, the ancient Egyptians were rather civilized, and probably some of the first to start grooming their pubic hair. The general opinion in ancient Egypt was that having pubic hair was uncivilized, thus it had to go. As history will have it, the trend followed in ancient Greek…Read More

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Life as we know it can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Take it from me, ex-professional stressor. Maybe you have finals coming up, someone close to you is ill, or maybe there is just too many things on your plate at once. It is all perfectly normal, but by sneaking in some de-stressing, your everyday life will improve significantly. Why so stressed? The first step is always to understand what is exactly stressing you. The National Institute of Mental Health definition of stress is "the brain's response to any demand,". Sometimes it's painfully obvious what that is, other times…Read More

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It's time to learn all about syphilis! What is it? Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s spread through sex and is easily cured with antibiotic medicine. Syphilis causes sores on your genitals, that’s called chancres, these are often painless and not that easy to notice. The infection is one of the more severe ones if it’s not treated, as it can cause permanent damage. Worst case scenario if not treated, is brain damage, paralysis, and blindness. How do you get it? Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The way in which to prevent it is by…Read More

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Let me take you back to the Fall of 2007. It was a normal day - I was wearing my standard uniform of skinny jeans and Uggs while dancing in the schoolyard to "Umbrella." As I hurried in to change for P.E., I immediately was struck with a very familiar sensation spreading throughout my insides. My period had arrived. And this is why I started using birth control. My temperature rose into a burning fever while sudden dizziness and hot sweats took over- not to mention the feeling that someone was also stabbing my uterus from the inside. The only thing…Read More

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For some reason, many of us don't spend enough time thinking about our vagina's health. Therefore we have put together a small guide on how you can make your hoo-ha happy! Douching and soaps Did you know that your vagina is actually a brilliant self cleansing organ? It naturally rids itself of unwelcome bacterias and dead cells. A healthy vagina has a pH that is normally about 3.8 to 4.5. Douching and other intervaginal cleansing methods, can actually interfere with the natural pH, and thus make you more susceptible for bacterial infections. When showering, stay away from those strong…Read More

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What is it? The IUD or intrauterine device is a little T-shaped plastic object that is placed into your uterus by a provider. In the US, there are five different types you can choose from.  There is both a hormonal and non hormonal option that prevents pregnancy from three to twelve (!) years.  Hormonal The hormonal IUDs are Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena and Liletta. They are all the same shape - tiny, plastic and T-shaped and each release a small dose of the synthetic hormone progestin called levonorgestrel. This thickens the cervical mucus, making it very difficult for sperm to…Read More

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What is it? The implant, (brand name: Nexplanon), is a hormonal contraceptive that is inserted under your skin on your upper arm. Sounds creepy but it is a small rod that you won’t notice or feel. It releases a low dose of progestin into your body, similar to the mini-pill. How do you use it? The implant is inserted by a doctor and left for up to four years. You can take it out whenever you want. The main take away is that you don’t have to do anything for four years in order to not get pregnant. How much…Read More

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What is it? The ring is a small, plastic, flexible ring that you literally put in your vagina. It then will continuously release low doses of progesterone and estrogen. This prevents eggs from releasing from the ovaries as well as thickens the cervical mucus (to block the sperm from the egg).  The ring is about as effective as the pill if you use it correctly. So, how do you use it? You put it in your vagina, either twist it or make it into a small ball before inserting it. Once inside, leave it in there for three weeks,…Read More

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Hello everyone in the The Garden State! We now serve New Jersey! Now, users in New Jersey will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new New Jersey users, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘NEW JERSEY’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up to…Read More

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The pill is one of the most used forms of birth control by women in the US, and when taken as directed, can be over 99% effective. However, there are certain things to be aware of when on the pill. Below, are three things that can make the Pill less effective. Taking the pill at the same time every day? Whether you’re on the mini pill or the the combination pill, you should always take it at the same time every day. However, If you’re on the mini pill, you’ll need to be even more vigilant about this. Having…Read More

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Not many people today know the fascinating items used to prevent pregnancy before effective birth control was introduced. Here are five terrifying ways you probably didn’t know were used to prevent pregnancies. Needless to say, don't try these at home! 1.) Crocodile Dung - Did you know that before the pill was invented, some women used crocodile dung in attempt to avoid getting pregnant? 2.) Hot Mercury - The egyptians thought drinking hot mercury would prevent pregnancy. 3.) Citric Acid Sponges - Another method that was used, was inserting sponges soaked in lemon juice. As it was thought that…Read More

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So, you want to know if your parents will find out if you order through Nurx? Here’s some helpful information: We will never give any information about you and your prescriptions to anyone other than yourself. So feel confident that your secret is safe with us! The pills that you choose will be sent directly to you in discrete packages, so no one will know it’s coming from Nurx. If you are covered by your parents’ insurance, you can contact your insurance company and ask them to not give information about your birth control. In some states the insurance…Read More

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