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Why (Muslim) Sex Ed Can't Wait Until Marriage

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

Cultural taboos cannot trump the risks that come with leaving kids in the dark.

Sex Ed: Too Little, Too Biological, Too Late

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education
Tewodros Melesse

How did you learn about sex and relationships? At home? In school? The playground? From the internet? For millions of young people across the world, sexuality education - if it happens at all - will be too little, too biological and too late.

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

Is Sexual Pleasure Taboo?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

A caller on the Diane Rehm radio show just now described himself as "a Christian man" and went on to criticize -- justly, in my view -- the effect of church attitudes towards towards girls' sexuality.

In Honor of International Women's Day: 7 Ways to Achieve Sexual Parity

Em & Lo | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Being sex and relationship writers, our own focus is, not surprisingly, on gender parity in the bedroom. Here are 7 steps any gal can take to make sure her bed is an even playing field.

Omaha Parent Claims Sex Education 'Rapes Children Of Their Innocence'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

Some parents in Omaha, Nebraska, are protesting proposed revisions to the school district's sexual education program, with one angry mother equating t...

Everything You Want To Know About Sex Ed In California

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a law that will ...

The Importance of Words. How Sex Ed Is its Own Worst Enemy.

Betsy Cairo | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Betsy Cairo

Reproductive health is a much better term because of its broad range. When I began using this term 20 years ago people laughed at me. They asked me to explain what that was. They wanted to know why we needed to be concerned about our reproductive health.

Eighth-Graders In Ohio Public School Allegedly Taught Marriage Prevents STDs

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A representative for a faith-based pregnancy center told eighth-graders at a public school in Ohio factually inaccurate information abou...

NYC Students Deserve Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex Education

Joan Malin | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Respect. Inclusivity. Empowerment. Communication. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of sexuality education. But unfortunately, for many New York City students and high school graduates, these words are far from how they remember their sex education experience.

This Is What the Future of Sex Ed (Hopefully) Looks Like in the U.S.

Fatherly | Posted 10.20.2015 | Education
Fatherly

If your memories of sex ed involve a gym teacher reassuring you that no one pees during sex or a science teacher blushing while explaining that boys don't menstruate, your experience is probably typical for your generation. But things haven't exactly gotten more progressive since then.

Celebs Get Real About Baggy Condoms And Powerful Vaginas In New Sex Ed Videos

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women

"The baggy condom is not a good look," says comedian Whitney Cummings definitively, as actresses Jessica Biel and Joy Bryant laugh. That's the no-bu...

5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Em & Lo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Em & Lo

We wanted to talk more with Cory about some of the language used in Sex Is a Funny Word -- the terms and phrases we agree every caregiver of a little kid should have in their vocabulary.

These Teens Have An Incredibly Important Message About Sex

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

Lost In The Game: A Musical Story of Relationships, Sex and Gender Politics from Durham Academy A Cappella on Vimeo. It's all too easy for young peopl...

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

Carolyn Davis | Posted 08.14.2015 | 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.

The Most Important Issue Missing From America's Sex-Ed Courses

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In an age when young people remain divided over what really constitutes consent, one in four college women will report a rape or attempted rape in the...

The Effort To Stop Campus Rape Is Finally Starting To Focus On High Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.27.2015 | College

A provision in the Senate’s proposed rewrite of the nation's main education law governing K-12 schools would push for more sex education that focuse...

Proof No Penis Is Too Large For A Condom

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women

If any dude says he's "too big" to wear a condom, we've got some definitive evidence to the contrary. On July 12, Twitter user Mousie posted an image...

College Students Give Their Younger Siblings The Advice Sex Ed Often Skips

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.14.2015 | College

"Own your sexuality, nobody has the right to shame you." That is the sex advice that Josy Jablons, a New York University student, would like her yo...

Talking to Teens About Porn

Joni Edelman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Young people are sexually aware and driven. People are sexually aware and driven. Period. It's called nature. There is no point in shaming your kids. That will make them feel weird and shitty. Just don't.

This Video About Sex Ed Has Been Viewed Almost 4 Million Times. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Is there a right age to teach children about love and sex? Some Dutch schools think kids as young as kindergarteners need to learn about the component...

Top 6 Sex Ed Lessons from 'The Bachelorette'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

As sex writers, what horrified us the most last night was the group date in which the guys tried -- and spectacularly failed -- to teach a sex ed class to adolescents. Their embarrassment about the topic, their ignorance of basic anatomical and reproductive knowledge, their narrow-minded views of what constitutes sex -- these were all glaring examples of how far we have to go in terms of educating not only kids, but adults about sexuality.

Judge Rules Against Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Program

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

A judge in Fresno County, California, has ruled against an abstinence-only sex education program, saying a school district violated state law by faili...

These Honest (And Brilliant) Sex-Ed Quiz Answers Got A Teen Suspended

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women

Now this is how you respond when your partner objects to condoms. Last week, Imgur user dogsandcatsandlemursohmy posted what she claims is her you...

20 Reasons We Need To Support Comprehensive Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

Sex ed in the U.S. is far from educational -- and it looks like we could learn a thing or two from Canada. A new sex ed initiative, which will b...