Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Candidate To Vote For!!

Rachael Sudul of www.JustInCaseInc.com running for president?

Condoms for everyone!! The most comprehensive health care plan out there...

Have fun with this one!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Why We Do What We Do!!

In the beginning of 2008, we asked everyone across the US to nominate the fabulous non-profit women's groups in their area to receive a case of JUST IN CASE compacts to use to empower their clients to protect themselves... one of the clinics that we received a HUGE amount of nominations for was the Central Iowa Family Planning Center... they won a case of JUST IN CASE compacts and here is the letter we received from them... this is the reason we do what we do...

Dear Rachael,
Just a note to thank you for the beautiful condom cases. I clearly delighted a group of very at risk high school girls the other day when after a not so promising conversation about healthy decisions, I brought out a few of the cases. They thought they were beautiful and wanted to know more about condoms.....the conversation took a positive turn. Today, I took two dozen to the Mitchellville Women's Correctional Facility. About every 12 weeks I do a program about STD/HIV and birth control for inmates who are preparing for release. They will receive the cases upon release when they get a few personal items to get started along with information about every Title X funded clinic in the state. Staff members were impressed that they were so pretty and functional.

I will look forward to hearing from you, and again, thank you such a great product and for making it available to us.

Most sincerely,

Kathy Dooley

Education Coordinator

Kathy Dooley
Central Iowa Family Planning Inc.
PO Box 1146
704 May Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: 641-752-7159
Fax: 641-752-7177

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Not you too!!

John Edwards… not only betrayed his vows, but could have potentially put his wife’s delicate health at even more risk. What an ass.

Not that this is going to happen to everyone, but it shows it can happen to anyone.

What if this videographer (you can hardly call her a filmmaker) had an STD that she wasn’t even aware of? Edwards’ wife was in remission for her cancer at the time of the affair… as he reminded all of America during his pathetic confirmation of his ultimate act of narcissism… so her body was already exhausted from fighting her own cells… introduce an STD and she’s contending with possible cervical cancer to boot, along with a myriad of other problems.

So does this mean we should all wear condoms forever during a marriage or long term relationship?

No. Not out of fear, but it teaches us to pay attention and keep our eyes open…

Love Well. Love Wisely.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Condom is the new Engagement Ring?

To view the article below on the NPR site, click the following link:


'Sex Without Condoms' Prompts Heated Debate

Thursday, as part of Day to Day's series "What's the New What," Pendarvis Harshaw, a teen who grew up in Oakland offers his own provocative take on the California relationship dream. "Sex without condoms is the new engagement ring," he suggested in an on-air essay. Among his friends and acquaintances, ditching the condoms for other forms of birth control like the pill, signifies taking monogamy to a new level; partners are required to trust each other completely at the risk of getting an STD. Given that few of his friends in their late teens are thinking much about marriage, this transforms a prophylactic into a relationship sign-post along the lines of an engagement ring.

When I read this, I wanted to scream. Our children are searching in the dark for love and finding Pandora’s Box. Sex without a condom is the new engagement ring? Are you serious? Guess the guys are getting off cheap since the most expensive condom is about a dollar!!! These kids need a lesson about serial monogamy… even though you think you are taking your relationship to the next level, and you are trusting your partner… do you trust all the partners they’ve been “monogamous” with in the past? And what does monogamy really mean to these kids… what’s the time limit? When does the timer go off to tell you that you can stop using a condom? Are you monogamous when you are exclusively dating for 2 weeks… 1 month? So let’s say you are monogamous with someone for 1 month… and you are at that magic level of trust to not use a condom… then you break up and you start to date someone else exclusively… for 2 weeks… for 4 weeks… you’re now a serial monogamist!!!

It’s high school people!! The concept of Time for kids is completely different than ours as adults. I look at my husband and say I can’t believe we’ve been together for 9 years it seems much shorter than that! Kids say… I have to wait a WHOLE HOUR before I can have that? So they’re idea of a “long-term” relationship is totally skewed. They’ve only been on the planet for 16 years, and have only had raging hormones for 5 years, how long-term can it be?

Where is the responsibility aspect of a sexual relationship and why aren’t we all talking about ALL of these things with our kids? An Abstinence Only education is ridiculous; we need to have a well rounded education process and parents need to clue in by talking to their kids. I’m yelling from this soap box… CAN ANYONE HEAR ME?????? :)

Love Well. Love Wisely.