The methodolgy may be flawed (and at least the numbers suggest that when we do bone, we do so safely), but according to a Men's Health list of "America's Most Sex-Happy Cities," Portlanders need to start having having more sex.
Our favorite quote, from Ray Routhier's article in the Press Herald comes from Maine comedian Karen Morgan: "Who needs sex toys when you've got coffee brandy?"
Here comes winter.
Doesn't really have the same ring to it, huh?
As we wait for the FDA to issue its ruling on Ella, the emergency contraceptive that can be taking with lasting efficacy up to five days after unprotected sex (the full FDA usually follows the recommendations of its advisory panels; the sub-committee on reproductive health approved the drug a few weeks ago), here's a brief Q&A between me and Christina Aplington, a PR exec for Ella-manufacturer HRA Pharma.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth-control pill (or at least, of FDA approval of the Pill), and you can read its history in this Time magazine article.Consider these sobering stats, though, buried at the end of the article:
A study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned
Pregnancy found that 86% of young men and 88% of young women say it is
important to avoid pregnancy in their lives right now.