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The Most Beautiful Birth Control Chart in the World

By Sam Biddle on at

If there are two things I love, it's safe sex and HTML5. Bedsider, an "internet community" aimed at not getting you or your friend knocked up, is a terrific, kooky source of contraceptive gems. The best part? Giant condom wall!

Have you ever seen an IUD before? It's a lot like an IED — frightening, complicated, and sort of jury-rigged looking. But with one click, I can look at the different types, videos of people who've used 'em first, details on cost, side effects, and privacy. And hey, it's 99% effective!

You can even sort the sperm blockade by fun categories, like "party ready" (easy enough to use while blacked out!), "easy to hide" (for those with tight pants and/or draconian parents), and Gizmodo favorite, "do me now."

But hey, I have a question for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, non-profit creator of the site, and Chairman Robert Wm. Blum, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University — is pulling out really 78% effective under normal use? Should you guys really be encouraging that if you don't want people getting unexpectedly preggers? They are correct, however, that pulling out — "the kung fu of contraception" — is "as inexpensive as it gets." All in all, a great source of sex info, with a nice splash of great web design. [Bedsider]