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should i stop birth control
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What are the side effects of stopping birth control?

Think it’s time to stop taking birth control? Let’s consider what happens when you stop taking your current...

Jan 8

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can I switch birth control
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Should I tell my doctor I’m switching birth control?

If you're looking to make a switch with your birth control, here's our guide to changing your birth control...

Dec 27

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Can you get pregnant with an IUD?
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Can you get pregnant with an IUD?

Wondering if you can get pregnant with an IUD? Intrauterine devices (IUDs), both hormonal and copper, are considered highly effective forms of birth control.

Dec 3

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how to switch birth control pills properly
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What's the deal with switching birth control?

Birth control affects everyone in different ways. If you're looking to switch your birth control, we compiled everything you should know and keep in mind.

Nov 9

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How to talk about sex with your partner
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How to talk about sex with your partner

Talking to your partner about your sex, desire needs and boundaries is imperative for a happy and healthy sex life, and ultimately a healthy relationship

Oct 28

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Sexual Health in College
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Your college sexual health guide

Your guide to sexual health and wellness in college, from consent to birth control, and our favorite sexual health resources.

Sep 29

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Don’t fake it 'til you make it: What to do instead of faking an orgasm
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Don’t fake it 'til you make it: What to do instead of faking an orgasm

Find yourself faking an orgasm? Here are some other options so you don't have to fake it in the bedroom any...

Sep 21

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when to take pregnancy test on birth control
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When to take a pregnancy test on birth control

If you've ever wondered if and when you can take a pregnancy test on birth control, you're not alone. Here's everything you need to know.

Sep 20

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25 questions you’ve had about sex but never asked
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25 questions you’ve had about sex but never asked

We firmly believe that there is no such thing as a stupid question about sex. If anything, that question you’ve never asked is probably on someone else’s mind,

Sep 2

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25 things we would tell our younger selves about sex
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25 things we would tell our younger selves about sex

All the things you would share about sex with your younger self. Read on for some of our favorite words of ...

Sep 2

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Everything you need to know about IUDs
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Everything you need to know about IUDs

We’ve compiled details on the two different types of IUDs and did the research on whether IUDs can negatively impact your fertility.

Jul 12

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How to set healthy sexual boundaries with a new partner
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How to set healthy sexual boundaries with a new partner

Setting sexual boundaries with your partner can feel awkward, so we'll walk you through understanding your ...

Jun 1

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pain during sex
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Why do I experience pain during sex?

Intense pain during penetrative sex, inserting a tampon, and/or sporadically without an obvious cause may be a condition that requires further medical support.

Feb 25

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How effective are condoms?
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How effective are condoms?

While condoms are an important part of anyone’s sex life, you may still wonder how effective they are and how exactly they work.

Jan 19

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How do you know if you have an STD?
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How do you know if you have an STD?

An STD (sexually transmitted disease) can be treated by understanding the symptoms and contacting your primary care provider. Learn more about STDs and STIs.

Jan 12

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Female condoms 101: What you need to know
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Female condoms 101: What you need to know

Female condoms are a form of contraception for vaginal sex that prevent sperm from reaching the uterus. Learn more about female condoms and how to use them.

Dec 18

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How to take care of your mental health during after sex
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How to take care of your mental health during after sex

Your mental health is immensely important for a pleasurable sex life. Read expert advice on how to take car...

Dec 8

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Student activists advocating for better sex ed
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Student activists advocating for better sex ed

Many student activists around the country are advocating for better sexual ed for them and their peers and inspiring others to do the same.

Oct 8

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Sex ed resources for your grown-up life
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Sex ed resources for your grown-up life

Sex ed shouldn't stop in middle school. We made a list of trusted books, podcasts, blogs, and articles for answering all of your sexual education questions.

Sep 8

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I'm on birth control. How does it affect my mood?
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I'm on birth control. How does it affect my mood?

Regardless of what kind of birth control you use, you will without a doubt notice changes in your mood and body as a result of it.

Aug 10

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birth control myths
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Busting the top 10 myths about birth control pills

There are many myths out there about birth control p...

Jul 7

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Real sex ed (finally)
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Real sex ed (finally)

Ah, the birds and the bees. Think back to the first time you got your period, or the first time you thought about having sex. Time for real sex ed. Read here.

Jun 15

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Why I took ovulation tests while not trying to get pregnant
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Why I took ovulation tests while not trying to get pregnant

I have the Mirena IUD, the hormone-releasing IUD that lasts for five years. Ever since I got my IUD four ye...

Jun 10

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Why sex is important for every health journey
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Why sex is important for every health journey

Why is sex so important? Like many things in life, sex should be about the journey, not the destination. Keep reading here.

May 29

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how birth control affects ovulation
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How hormonal birth control affects your ovulation

Have you ever been unsure about how hormonal birth control affects your ovulation? Read on for the answers.

Mar 5

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Tips for having great (and safe) sex in college
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Tips for having great (and safe) sex in college

Here are 7 tips on practicing safe sex in college and wise words from some Stix customers on what they wish we did more of in college.

Aug 12

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How to find the birth control that works best for you
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How to find the birth control that works best for you

The reality that practicing safe sex isn’t so simple after all. Here's how to find the birth control that w...

Jul 30

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How to incorporate self care into your sex life
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How to incorporate self care into your sex life

Self care can be a part of your daily routine (what’s up, essential oils), but how about how to incorporate self care into your sex life? Keep reading here.

Jun 24

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How your cycle influences your sex drive
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How your cycle influences your sex drive

Wondering how your cycle influences your sex drive? I’ve always been interested to learn exactly how this happens. We investigated. Read more here.

May 28