Our intern Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, says she feels like she spent her entire summer discussing birth control and safer sex with her friends. "I guess that's what happens when half of your friends used to be avid churchgoers."
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I grew up in a conservative Catholic environment for the great bulk of my existence, all the way from Kindergarten to my senior year in high school. I learned the exact opposite of safe sex--I learned that birth control would kill me, condoms would fail and I would get pregnant, and that abstinence was the only way to save me from the wickedness of sex and the deadly effects of birth control. It seems like, of all my friends, I should be the one with the mental handicap concerning sexual matters. I mean, I had to look up "how to do a ----- " halfway through my freshman year in college. Seriously, I did that.
Yet somehow I've become the sex guru among my friends, and I can't believe how many times I've had to tell them, "No, birth control pills