safe sex in college

7 Tips for Having Great (and Safe) Sex in College

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

‘Tis the season when 18-year-olds head off to college for the first time. If you’re one of those young adults or someone you know is, read on! 

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Why Herpes is really NBD

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Remember in elementary school when that one kid got lice and we all avoided that person like the plague? Pretty traumatizing for the lice-infected kid at the time, but looking back it truly couldn’t have mattered less. There’s a similarly embarrassing, life-ending association with the herpes virus, but we’re here to tell you that it’s really not that big of a deal. Here’s why.

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what birth control is best for me

How To Find the Birth Control that Works Best For You

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

While we hear people preaching safe sex constantly, it’s less common to hear the reality that practicing safe sex isn’t so simple after all. Why? Finding your perfect form of birth control right away is unrealistic and can be a long, drawn out process.

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Elyse took a Stix Pregnancy Test. Here's what she thought.

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Their discreet, non-judgmental, quick pregnancy tests come in packs of 2 and ship for free. The subtle packaging is real hush-hush and there are no gloating, beaming baby photos on the packaging. Score!

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A Round Up of Cringeworthy Pregnancy Test Stories

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

I don’t know about you, but I despise buying pregnancy tests at the drugstore. From the high prices to the unnecessarily confusing instructions to the anxiety of running into someone at the checkout, it’s not a pleasant experience.

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how late is my period before i should be worried

3 Things to do When Your Period Is Late

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Sometimes, the only thing worse than getting your period is not getting your period. Every woman can relate to being late and immediately thinking they were pregnant (hello, drama).  Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not, missing a period is without a doubt an emotional experience and we’re here to help you stay calm, cool, and collected during this turbulent time.

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6 Things to Know Before You Take a Pregnancy Test

6 Things to Know Before You Take a Pregnancy Test

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

From when to take a pregnancy test to how to take a pregnancy test, it can all feel a little overwhelming and confusing. While at-home tests are over 99% accurate and easy to read, they can still be a confusing experience that you don’t want to mess up.

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How to Incorporate Self Care into your Sex Life

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Self care is very trendy these days, and we’re into it. There’s a lot out there on how to make self care a part of your daily routine (what’s up, essential oils), but how about incorporating self care into your sex life? 

We talked with a handful of our customers to learn what helps them take care of themselves in bed. Here’s what we learned.

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what do pregnancy tests measure

How Early Can You Take a Pregnancy Test?

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Buying a pregnancy test can be confusing, because every brand boasts some type of early-detection. But what does early-detection mean? And how early can you tell if you’re pregnant? Early-detection is a term used to describe a pregnancy test that is extremely sensitive to levels of hCG (the pregnancy hormone). Early-detection tests can actually detect pregnancy before your period is due!

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How to support friends struggling to conceive

How to Support Friends Struggling to Conceive

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

In the age of Instagram, it’s easy to scroll through your feed and see endless baby announcements and sweet first birthday photoshoots. What you don’t see are posts from friends who are struggling to conceive, seeing one negative pregnancy test after the other. In fact, about ten percent of women struggle to conceive. This means that someone you love is going through it.

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Five Surprising Fertility Facts | Stix

Five Surprising Fertility Facts

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Fertility can seem mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be. Struggles to conceive aren’t often portrayed in the media or spoken honestly about. Here are five of the most surprising facts we’ve learned so far.

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How Common are Irregular Periods Exactly?

How Common are Irregular Periods Exactly?

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

There’s a lot of information floating around about what a period “should be.” I want to start this post by saying that everyone is different. Chances are, your period doesn’t show up on the exact same day at the same time every month -- and that’s okay! 

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