fuck yeah sex education

Sex Positive and Body Positive educational place. Includes information about different relationships, genders, sexuality, sexual preferences, safety precautions and everything else that could pertain in the education of sex. Accepting of all walks of life.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my ask site: http://fyseq.tumblr.com/ask, though check out http://fuckyeahsexeducation.tumblr.com/FAQ!



Human Reproduction; A Seafarer’s Guide
Another collaboration for Scarleteen between Heather Corinna of and I! She is the the textual sex-ed Garfunkel to my visual sex-ed Simon (her words, bless her). Anyway, plenty of information on how pregnancy happens and ways to avoid it (illustrated with a seafaring theme) in this article. Everyone should check it out!

Hehe, how cute! <3

I was being silly and got into an argument about whether religious companies should cover birth control in their insurance and got told that I “didn’t understand how abortion by birth control works” because I posted about how birth control was physically incapable of causing an abortion.

Just all the face palms.

Health care decisions belong to us, not our bosses


CVS: Guarantee In-Store Contraception Access


Can you imagine walking into a pharmacy to buy ibuprofen and, finding that it was kept behind the pharmacy counter, you ask the pharmacist if you can buy some and are told no. The pharmacist doesn’t believe in selling ibuprofen, and unfortunately the sales associate on shift doesn’t either. It’s against their religion. You’re out of luck.

It sounds funny, but if you go to a CVS pharmacy for emergency contraception, or to refill a monthly birth control prescription, their corporate policy allows employees to refuse to serve you in the store, even if there isn’t anyone else on duty who’s willing to do so. Is there another store to go to? If you’re in an urban center, have time on your hands, are very mobile and have access to transportation, sure. If you’re in a rural area or have difficulties getting around, you may be out of luck at one of the largest pharmacy chains in the country.

It’s become something of a fad these days for certain people to try and prove their righteousness in public by refusing to do their jobs so they can try to interfere in the health care decisions of strangers. CVS has a policy that allows this kind of shirking of professional responsibility by its employees. But if CVS wants to be seen as a health care provider, as they say they do, they need to prioritize the needs of their customers.

CVS, a company that takes in more prescription revenue than any other pharmacy in the United States, should ensure that there is always someone on duty at each of their stores who’s willing to meet customers’ needs for legal, preventative health care.

Sign the petition: CVS must guarantee in-store access to all forms of contraception.





Perception vs. Science

The IUD and implant are the most effective forms of contraception, yet most women thought it was abstinence and the pill. The latter are effective when used consistently, but they usually aren’t. In contrast, the IUD and implant leave little room for human error.

*not just women need birth control, not all women can use birth control

I find it odd that they had “abstinence” be part of the results, but didn’t list it in the science, when it is absolutely the most effective way to not get pregnant.Also, what FYSE said.

A couple of reblogs show that people have questions about abstinence and it’s effectiveness. Like bebbin stated, abstinence is super effective when used correctly but it’s really difficult to use correctly. Because of the large variances in how people use abstinence, I could definitely see how it’d be difficult to observe for a scientific study. Here’s the issues with abstinence:
It’s almost always used up to a certain point, meaning that people will be abstinent until some pre-decided event like  finding a partner you’re in love with, being a certain age, dating a person for so long, getting married, etc. You have to use abstinence 100% of the time if you aren’t ready to get pregnant or go on any other type of birth control. A lot of people end up not doing that.
Abstinence means different things to different people. This one is especially important when discussing STI transmission but it also can affect pregnancy as well. Some people feel like abstinence just means penis in vagina intercourse. They may even have a penis rubbed against a vagina and still consider it abstinence. Any time that pre-ejaculate or ejaculate may come in contact with a vulva there is a chance of pregnancy and that can happen even if you don’t have intercourse. Many people (due to lack of education) don’t know all the different ways you may get pregnant so they may feel like they’re being abstinent but are still being risky.
Abstinence needs adherence to consent. Unfortunately we can make all the plans in the world but something may happen. Abuse, rape, or pressured sex can happen and abstinence is not something that can battle against that.


Perception vs. Science

The IUD and implant are the most effective forms of contraception, yet most women thought it was abstinence and the pill. The latter are effective when used consistently, but they usually aren’t. In contrast, the IUD and implant leave little room for human error.

*not just women need birth control, not all women can use birth control

Microgestin and comparable Birth Control Brand Names

Microgestin is norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 

other norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol brands of birth control pill include:






























If you see any of these with the word Lo infront of it it is a lower dose, any of these with Fe after it is a 28 day pill, where no Fe means it is a 21 day pill. If it ends in 1/20 it is 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1 micrograms of Norethindrone. if it ends with 1.5/30 it is 30 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1.5 micrograms of Norethindrone, 1/35 is 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 1 mcg of Norethindrone. 

(source: http://www.rmhp.org/docs/default-source/provider/oral_contraceptive_reference_chart.pdf?sfvrsn=4)

Birth Control/ Contraceptives Review for Microgestin Fe (produced by Watson) 

Name- Microgestin Fe (21 progesterone/estrogen combo pills, 7 iron supplements) 

Form- 28 day pill pack 

Where- USA

Insurance Covered- Yes, but the price is 32.99 for noninsured people. 

Usage- Continuous use at or around the same time every day, I use it for menstruation reasons

How it affects my periods- Before, I would have a 6 day, heavy period with moderate cramping.  Now I have a 3 to 4 day period with a mild to medium flow and light cramping.  I’ve also noticed that my pre-period acne breakouts have lessened.   The off days are covered with iron supplements, so people who become slightly anemic during their periods have an extra boost. 

Ease of Use: Fairly easy.  The pill is relatively small and dry swallowing is entirely possible for those that prefer to take pills without water/liquid beverages.  The pills come in a square pack that has the weeks of the month and the days plotted out so that it’s easy to keep track of whether or not a pill has been missed.  

Pregnancy/STD’s while on the pill: I am not sexually active, so I am not qualified to answer this portion of the review. 

Length of time taking the pill:  11 months

Side effects: ome of the side effects I had at the beginning were moodiness (majorly, my mother actually called my doctor to ask if it was normal and it is for the first two months), spotting, and the odd cramp outside of my off week.   As I adjusted to it, the moodiness, spotting, and cramps went away.  I haven’t experienced any major side effects since, though my breast size has increased slightly, which I was not expecting but apparently can happen.  

Extra Notes: 

-Microgestin Fe and Junel Fe are completely interchangeable.  My original prescription was for Junel Fe, but when I switched to a new physician, they placed me on Microgestin and explained that they were the same formula and pill, just with different packaging.  Junel Fe is also covered by insurance. 

-If you are taking thyroid hormones, Microgestin Fe can still be used, but extra monitoring of your dose/condition will be needed. 

-This particular contraceptive does not cause weight gain on it’s own, but  I was warned by my doctor that feelings of hunger and cravings when one has just eaten or should not yet be hungry are common.  I have found this to be true, but usually just during my period.  


Submitting a review to FYSE Rubric

Sex Toys*

  • Company and Toy Name
  • description
  • How long you’ve had it
  • what it’s made of
  • what it’s used for
  • how you used it
  • what you thought of it/what your partner thought of it
  • health concerns
  • pros/cons
  • cost

*does include sex aids and other things like packers, lubes, and couple fun

Menstrual Products

  • Brand/product name
  • description
  • how long you’ve been using it
  • what you used before it (compare contrast)
  • pros/cons
  • how long you can use it before it needs to be changed/emptied
  • if it helped you menstrual symptoms or made it worse
  • cost

Birth Control/contraceptives

  • Brand name/form
  • where you are and if insurance covers it/cost
  • how you use it (continuously or not)
  • why you use it (prevent pregnancy, for periods)
  • how it affects your periods
  • how easy or difficult it is to use
  • if you’ve experienced pregnancy or stds while using this method
  • Side Effects
  • how long you’ve been on it
  • pros/cons


  • name/company
  • purpose, description
  • Accurate information
  • gendering, ableist, or otherwise offensive language
  • ease of use, how it looks
  • your experience using it


  • Title, author, genre
  • description of the book
  • accurate information
  • age appropriateness for audience (if children’s book)
  • gendering, ableist, or other offensive language\
  • misleading or missing information

What are other things related to FYSE that you’d like reviewed? What other qualities would you like to know about when reading certain reviews?

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