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Author Says This Behavior Predicts Infidelity In A Relationship From Day One

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.28.2016 | OWN

It may seem like there are a hundred complicated reasons why infidelity becomes an issue in so many marriages, but according to preacher and author De...

What This Actress And Her Partner Learned By Being Celibate Until Marriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.25.2016 | OWN

When actress Meagan Good first got together with her now-husband, preacher and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin, the two of them were on ...

Finding One's Own Freedoms

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

When I was 16, the same year I chanted "abstinence equals freedom," my friend told me about losing her virginity. "Gross," I said rolling over; unable to understand why anyone would have sex for fun.

How Committing To Celibacy Can Change Your Relationship

Quora | Posted 04.05.2016 | Religion
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Zika Virus and El Salvador: Why Abstinence May Not Be an Answer

Jenny Eaton Dyer | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenny Eaton Dyer

For women in El Salvador, the prescription for abstinence either before or during marriage is an impractical one, perhaps a naïve wish.

Why "Abstinence" Was an Easy Sell

Betsy Cairo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Betsy Cairo

It is so easy to talk about abstinence. Lots of people could get behind it. Teachers really didn't need to know anything about reproductive health. They just had to know how to teach kids to say "no" to sex. One of the easiest ways to do this was through shame.

Obama Tells Outdated Opioid Treatment Industry It's Time To Change

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama tackled the opioid epidemic on Wednesday by telling health care providers across the country that access to medication-assisted...

What Happens To Men Who Stay Abstinent Until Marriage

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This story was originally published on The Conversation. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend, the singer Ciara, recently an...

Stop Sex Miseducation in Fulton Schools

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Fulton County is "updating" its sex education curriculum. The existing curriculum, known as "Choosing the Best," is an abstinence-based program that sticks to very traditional roles and expectations, leaving all but the most conventional students open to scorn and shame.

What the Church Must Learn from Josh Duggar

Abby Norman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Abby Norman

Some will say that the Duggars are an extreme brand of Christianity, and Josh Duggar is an extreme brand of sex addict, and maybe all of that is true, but when looking at the facts, it seems pretty clear to me that the lessons we learned in youth group only made matters worse.

Three Things About Abstinence-Only Sex Ed You Need to Know Now

Carolyn Davis | Posted 08.14.2016 | Education
Carolyn Davis

John Oliver's brilliant piece did a marvelous job laying out many of the problems in the abstinence-only approach, from its emphasis on shame and ineffectiveness in preventing unplanned pregnancy or STIs to its harmful neglect of the needs of LGBTQ teens.

I Want to Support Russell Wilson and Ciara's Vow of Abstinence

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Anna Nti-Asare

Next, I think their declaration is a nice reminder that at any point couples and individuals can choose to do something different with their sex lives than what they've done in the past. For instance, it goes against the commonly held perception and says that just because a woman has engaged in sexual activity previously does not mean she should be obligated to do so with a new partner.

Kids Prick Up Their Ears When Sexual Pleasure Is Taught in School

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

According to one sexual health agency, sex-ed programs are missing what actually inspires kids to pay attention: lessons on pleasure zones.

Dear Bristol Palin, You're Not A Disappointment, Your Parents Are

Joni Edelman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Joni Edelman

Her parents have created a situation where she has to apologize for procreating, like humans do, all the time. Seriously, like daily.

Hero Judge Rules Abstinence-Only Sex Education Isn't Actually Sex Education

David Pakman | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
David Pakman

California Judge Donald Black recently ruled that Clovis Unified School District's curriculum, which was abstinence-only-focused, was not really sex education, not meeting the state's own guidelines. Further, he found that it was providing medically inaccurate information. Unsurprisingly, the curriculum was also touting anti-gay "traditional family" propaganda.

Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: May 13 -- A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services told The Huffington Post Wednesday that only five cases of chlamydia...

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

The Danger of Viewing Fifty Shades of Grey As Sex Ed

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Ana, and her fans, are rewarded not by on-screen climax, but by the promise of marriage. All of this sounds an awful lot like ideas embedded in abstinence-only sex ed.

Not Drinking -- The Superpower

Tommy Rosen | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Tommy Rosen

Most people who drink think that people who don't drink are, at best, missing something and, at worst, are living in what they imagine to be a depressed state of sobriety. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Dana Liebelson

Spending Bill Measure Could Give States Millions In Extra Dollars To Teach That Premarital Sex is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The spending package unveiled by Congress this week includes a new measure that allows states to get more federal funding -- potentially totaling mill...

Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Dustin Siggins

I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.

'I Gave Up Sex As A Man In Hollywood'

OWN | Posted 09.29.2014 | OWN

Fallon, age 28, needs to have a serious conversation with her boyfriend. The couple have been sexually active during their six-month romance -- but s...

Why I'm Just Saying 'No' To Bad Sex Ed

Katie Atkinson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

While schools may not be sewing bright bold A's onto every sexually active teen's shirt, they are still helping to set up a judgmental environment through promoting "abstinence only" courses.

Why These Women Say 'Masturbation Is A No-No'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For many folks, remaining a virgin until marriage is a choice based in religious values, and as these women described to HuffPost Live on Tuesday, tho...

The No-Win Hypocrisy of Christian Abstinence (and Infinities)

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

So Green told a story, and it garnered various responses from the Christian world. It made us think, and maybe that's what stories should do. Maybe it's better than pretending to have all the answers about sexuality and eternity.