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narwhal-noir:

I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”

So the girl who stole Fahr’s art has an article online now from her local paper.

fahrlight:

ladywinterborn:

I have already given the article my comment but I thought others who are not about to add fuel to the fire of bullying might be willing to stand up and call her out for the hypocrisy that this article is after she published a list of peoples names for her friends to be able to attack.

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/letters/hcrs-19735—20140415,0,4872565.story#vcomment


I am not linking this so people can publically attack this girl, I am linking it so you can let others who might read this know that she is an art thief and is crying bully now that she been called out so many times by people for the theft.

*edit* She has now created a second account with all truth hidden. I am still blocked from making any comments, but the fact remains she is trying to weedle her way out of the trouble she has created for herself by stealing art.

wow. that’s just…so twisted. I know that Deviantart deleted the stolen photos she uploaded and she had an account-warning. plus she uploaded that list of, not only the few people who really crossed the line and bullied her, but as well the nice people who tried to explain to her what she had down wrong when she took the photos without asking first.

it’s sad-___-. 

Does pulling out work better or worse than using condoms?

plannedparenthood:

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Someone asked us:

How effective is pulling out compared to using a condom and not pulling out?

We get these kinds of questions all the time, and the reality is they’re very difficult to answer because the effectiveness of birth control has a lot to do with how well people use it  a method doesn’t work as well if you mess it up (putting the condom on incorrectly or not pulling out before ejaculation, for example). And “messing it up” is the number one reason birth control fails.

But let’s get down to the nitty gritty and talk numbers (remember, these numbers aren’t exact and vary depending on how well you use your method):

For every 100 people who use withdrawal (pulling the penis out and ejaculating away from your partner’s vulva/vagina), 27 will become pregnant each year if they don’t always do it correctly. With perfect use, that number drops to 4 out of 100, but withdrawal is a VERY difficult method of birth control to use perfectly. The ejaculator needs to know their body, have lots of self-control, and be able and willing to pull out in time, every time. And while pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) does not usually contain sperm, sometimes it actually does — and it only takes one little sperm to cause a pregnancy. Long story short: withdrawal leaves a lot up to chance, but it’s more effective than many realize if used correctly.

For every 100 people who use condoms, 18 will become pregnant if they don’t always use them correctly. 2 out of 100 will get pregnant even with perfect use. Making sure you use condoms correctly  storing them in a cool, dry place, checking the expiration date, rolling them on the right way, adding water-based or silicone lubricant, etc.  will increase their effectiveness. 

Again, it’s impossible to predict exactly how effective each method will be for each person, but condoms come out the overall winner here. And condoms are the ONLY method of birth control that also prevents STDs, including HIV. Regardless of your pregnancy risk and/or whether or not you’re using another method of contraception, condoms are always a good idea. 

If you’re totally set on using withdrawal or condoms for pregnancy prevention, the safest way to go would be to use them together (wear a condom and also pull out before ejaculation). Ejaculating outside of your partner always reduces the chances of pregnancy, and condoms protect you against STDs and act as a backup in case pulling out doesn’t go as planned.

-Kendall at Planned Parenthood

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