It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health. It was a year in which politics came close to displacing sexual politics as the most-talked about topic on therapist couches.
There is nothing necessarily new about sexting. Remember when you could just snap a Polaroid and hand it over? The chances of lots of people seeing the photo were low. Now, within seconds, thousands of people can see your sext (i.e. nude photo) depending on which app or website it gets uploaded to.
One of the most important obstacles is lack of access to family planning and sex education. About nine out of 10 people between the ages of 10 to 24 live in the developing world, where there is an enormous gap in access to reproductive health services.
Sex hurts for many women: One out of every five or six women experience painful sex or are completely unable to engage in sex at all. Many different things can cause a woman to have painful sex, and all are treatable. If sex hurts, get help.
The North Carolina "Bathroom Bill" isn't simply about North Carolina, nor is it simply about transgender issues. It is about archaic definitions of manhood, womanhood and personhood in general, and truth be told, my rainbow-colored bubble burst last night.
They may be the most invisible interest group in American politics: secular Americans. But attendees of the "Reason Rally" at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, where as many as 30,00 atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and their allies are expected to attend, want to see that change.
Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.
It's seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about "flickin' the bean," even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about their explicit escapades. But like many misconceptions about female sexuality, the blame can't be placed on one single person.