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This Is The 'Single Biggest Barrier To Sexual Satisfaction'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Sex is complicated, and the societal taboo about discussing it openly doesn't make things any easier. Sex researcher Emily Nagoski is on a mission to ...

According to Science, Your Sex Drive Is Real

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

It becomes very clear that opponents of HSDD medical treatment options who are holding up "responsive desire" as a rationalization for blocking FDA approval of a first-ever drug for this condition are either being disingenuous, or they have no idea what they are talking about.

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This Incredible New Resource Will Change Queer Sex Education Forever (NSFW)

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Girl Sex 101 is an invaluable and necessary resource that aims to change the face of queer sex education forever. It's no secret that sex education...

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

David Pakman | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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.

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...

5 Tips For Having 'The Talk' With Your Kids

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

We never have only one talk about anything! Kids learn through repetition and they need reminders every day to help them make good choices. So, why would I treat something as important a sex any differently?

An Open Letter From Childhood Innocence About Sex Education

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

You know what? I feel as though maybe you don't fully understand me. Or maybe you think I'm a little less resilient than I actually am. I'm not as easy to break as you think though and wouldn't mind if you'd stop using me as your argument against teaching diversity, consent and sexual health.

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...

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...

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...

Sex Education or Sex Ignorance?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Some fear that teenagers' access to contraceptives and learning comprehensive sex ed will inspire more sexual activity. But as sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame explains, "No comprehensive sex ed = no reliable information on how STDs are transmitted and no understanding of how to prevent them."

Hawaii's Public School Sex Education Is Confusing

www.civilbeat.com | Civil Beat | Posted 04.29.2015 | Hawaii

When it comes to sex education in Hawaii, deciding how schools should address the subject is about as messy and confusing for the adults in charge as...

When the Internet and Teenage Girls Collide: Why We Need Better Sex Ed

Alexandra Levy | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Alexandra Levy

If we want to actually address issues like teen pregnancy and redefining consent in a socio-techno world, different generations must work together to understand the differing needs of today's young people.

A Breakdown Of What Young People Really Think About Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Teen

Here's further confirmation that sex education is just not cutting it. SparkLife, the teen blog from SparkNotes, asked its readers questions about ...

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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

As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen | Posted 04.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen

Latinos in the U.S. have important health care needs that we must make visible, and in April we have the perfect opportunity. This month, let's look together at the advancements as well as the ongoing reproductive health care needs of Latinos in the U.S.

Teaching Kids About Sex Abuse In School Ups Reporting

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Children who learn about preventing sex abuse in school more often report abuse in ...

A Woman Live-Tweeted Her Teen's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women

A woman named Alice Dreger sat in on her son's sex ed class, and the experience sounds completely horrifying. Dreger, the author of Galileo's Middl...

Why Sex Ed Is a Matter of Public Health

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Dr. Gloria Brame

We don't need studies to tell us that people who don't understand how to prevent pregnancy end up either as underage parents or abortion statistics. The key to reducing the need for abortions is reducing the number of pregnancies.

Sex Isn't Something I Should Have To Feel Guilty About

Posted 04.08.2015 | Teen

Throughout the months of September and October, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our...

'Masturbation Will Lead To Homosexuality': Sex-Ed In China Leaves LGBT Youth In The Dark

The Nation | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

At the International Conference on Sexuality in Kunming, China, HIV/AIDS activist Humphrey Wou attended a panel on sex education, hoping to learn abou...

Young People Need Honest Education About Sex and Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

While some schools provide honest sex education that acknowledges the reality that some teens will have sex, the nation's drug education programs treat abstinence as the sole measure of success.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

Let's Talk About Sex (and Puberty) Without Fear

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

It's time that fathers take a more active role in educating and raising their daughters to accept themselves for all that they are and ever will be.

(Pro)creationism in Schools

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Impressively researched and informative, the book makes a persuasive case that sex education has not had -- and, in all likelihood, cannot have -- a significant impact, one way or the other, on the onset or frequency of intercourse, teenage pregnancy, or venereal diseases.