Tag Archives: safe sex

Newly Designed NYC Condoms Hit The Streets

Just spotted in our health center — the latest in NYC condoms with a “power” button front and center. Clever pun? Ripoff of our “Planning is Power” (PDF) campaign from a few years ago? Tell us, what do you think of the new design?

Exciting News About our HIV Outreach

New York City’s AIDS case rate is three times that of the national average. HIV is the third leading cause of death for New York City residents aged 35 to 54. One in five Americans living with HIV today doesn’t even realize it. As you well know, HIV/AIDS education, testing, and outreach are a big […]

National Condom Week.

Condoms. Chances are, even if you’ve never been sexually active, you know what they are. They’re one of the only forms of birth control that also helps reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections. And when nearly 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year, that’s no small feat. This week, February 14 – […]

This Valentine’s Day, honesty is sweeter than chocolate.

When was the last time you had an honest conversation with your partner about sex? Or about STDs? Brought up something new you want to try? Or something that isn’t working for you? If it was recently, good for you! If it wasn’t, well, don’t worry you’re not alone. Valentine’s Day is just around the […]

Spidey wants you to stay safe!

True story: I am a huge fan of Spiderman comics. I have a whole stash from the 1960’s and 1970’s that I inherited from my Unlces. So when I saw this Amazing Spiderman-Planned Parenthood team up from the 1970s, my mind was blown! In it, Spidey foils an evil plot by a diabolical alien to […]

I Love This New H&M Campaign

Check this out! Cheap-chic retailer H&M has collaborated with Designers Against AIDS to launch the second annual Fashion Against AIDS collection, with twenty five percent of the sales prices going to HIV/AIDS awareness projects. Cyndi Lauper (pictured), Yoko Ono, Dita Von Teese, N.E.R.D., Moby, and Katy Perry are among the stars who’re collaborating on the […]

When did you first learn about sex?

I consider myself lucky. When I was three my mom had just become pregnant with my little sister. Of course what toddler isn’t going to want to know what’s growing in mommy’s tummy and exactly how it got there? So I asked – and she answered, whipping out her vintage copy of “Our Bodies Ourselves” […]

Top Ten Contraceptive Myths

Good morning everyone! No matter how well-informed our parents were, or how many times we had that “birds and the bees” conversation with our parents, each and every one of us grew up thinking something crazy about sex and the way babies were made. I remember my best friend Baron insisting that babies came out […]

Mobile Health!

Ever wondered how Planned Parenthood reaches so many people? Well this month, it’s been by taking to the streets! Above is a picture of our mobile medical unit, which all throughout the month of April has been administering walk-in STD testing all throughout the city. You may have seen the inside already but if you […]