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A poster that reads, "Female condom is a polyurethane sheath that has a flexible ring at both ends. It is approximately 3 inches wide and 7 inches long. Its efficacy is known to be around 79-95%. It reduces the risk of STI and HIV transmission." In the background is an image of a dictionary and a condom with a female face."
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Brushstrokes: Word’s Worth

In a culture where sex is depicted all over media messaging, it’s funny how the word itself is so hard to say. A deliberate drop in volume when talking about topics around sexuality, or skipping the word ‘sex’ altogether in a conversation about it is a blanket of shame we often cast over sexuality. In banishing certain words from our regular vocabulary, we give them an undue mystique that walls off open investigation, discovery, and the growth and sharing of common knowledge. Unfortunately, what should be common sense isn’t all that common.

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