A Woman Is Asked Why She Uses Birth Control. Her Response Should Be More Common Than It Is.

99% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 who are sexually active have used birth control at some point. That’s a lot, but can we go back to the words “sexually active” for a sec? They often get glossed over to focus on who supports birth control or other reasons women use it (and there are plenty of them, don’t get me wrong!). But why can’t we talk about sex? I love this cartoon for taking on the taboo subject of sex — and the slut-shaming that comes with it — and knocking it right over.

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She Found Herself Pregnant But Didn't Stay That Way. I'll Let Her Take It From Here.

It can take a lot of courage to share the deeply personal stuff in our lives. That’s just one reason why the words this woman speaks are worthy of your attention (and respect!).

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She Was Sexually Assaulted. She Didn't Call It That, Though. Why Not?

Obviously no one ever wants to be forced into a situation they don’t want to be in, and that’s especially true when it comes to sexual stuff. That is personal territory, people, and it needs to be respected!

So what happens if/when a sexual situation arises and a person involved isn’t feeling it? There are a lot of reasons why she/he might not be able to clearly voice a “no” — and if that happens, here’s why the red light to consent doesn’t turn green.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-sexually-assaulted-she-didnt-call-it-that-though-why-not