safe sex
Before jumping into the pool with your boo, read this.
stds
A repressive upbringing that idolized “purity” left me in a place where I could have sex, but I couldn't really cognitively deal with the consequences.
condoms
Never did it occur to wonder why it was that I was so often the sole person responsible for insisting on safe sex, why I was positioned repeatedly as the condom police, posed at the entrance to my vagina with a whistle and a handheld stop sign.
birth control
The comparison I made light-heartedly to friends was that the Ring was like a horcrux in Harry Potter. It took control of me, made me different, made me darker -- and the last thing I wanted to do was remove it.
ask emily
In my opinion, conversations about STDs are less than worthless.