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What the Church Must Learn from Josh Duggar

Abby Norman | Posted 09.01.2015 | 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.

Poussy Draama's Mobile Doctor's Office Is Challenging Sex Ed Norms

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

Recently I went to the beach with my 2-year-old cousins and our grandma. At one point, desperate for their affection, I reached out my hand and ...

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.

Why Don't We Trust Young Women With Their Own Vaginas?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Pamela Madsen

The goal should not be to shut down or control our daughters relationships with their own sexuality. We need to allow them to learn how to listen, trust and feel their own sexual instincts.

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

LGBTQ Sex Education Is a Vital Tool for All Parents

Sean O'Toole | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

I also realize that sometimes parents don't expect or want their children to be gay, in the same way they don't expect or want their children to go around acting like 1970s Thor but sometimes they are one of these things, and sometimes they are both.

John Oliver & His Celebrity Friends Create The Perfect Sex Ed Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.10.2015 | Comedy

  Summer vacation is almost over, and as John Oliver pointed out on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" on HBO, that means there will soon be ...

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a ...

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 poste...

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

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | 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.

How Congress Is Observing World Population Day

Robert Walker | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Congress is preparing to observe the 26th World Population Day this week by slashing support for family planning and reproductive health programs at home and abroad, including UN programs serving women in refugee camps. Somebody did not get the memo.

Talking to Our Kids: The Conversation We Should Be Having

Jose Calderon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

Despite the importance of sexual health, many Latino parents, often weighed down by outdated notions of shame and propriety, are failing to provide their sons and daughters with the information to make smart decisions about their sexual lives. The consequences of this silence are crippling.

The Wrong Way

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.

This Glowing Condom Changes Color If You Have An STD

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weird News

Glow yellow for herpes? A group of British teenage boys have presented an idea for a condom that changes color based on whether its wearer has an STD....

How to Talk About Birth With a 5-Year-Old

Shannon Day | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Shannon Day

How can I be cool and approachable when it comes to these chats if I give half-truths and I can't even talk about vaginas?

7 Challenges Parents of Teenage Girls Face With Regards to Sex

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Very few things in adolescence are certain but there is one thing upon which most teenage girls agree, and that is, they must be sexy. They must wear the short shorts with their rear's hanging out to fit in and get attention.

4 Things I Learned About Having Great Sex From Having Crappy Migraines

Kate McCombs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate McCombs

Migraines and sex... Since I'm a sex educator and a chronic migraineur, you can imagine I think about those two things quite a lot. Even though the e...

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...

I Don't Need Help Understanding The Risks Of Sex -- I Need Help With Intimacy

Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

Men Are Misinformed About Sex - Here Are 5 Myths, Debunked

AskMen.com | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
AskMen.com

(Photo: Getty Images) Let's face it: Sex is on our minds all the time. We live it, breathe it and will do almost anything to get it. A man's sex dr...

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.

My Sexual Awakening Happened At 17 -- And I Was Unprepared For It

Posted 05.27.2015 | Teen

Throughout the next few months, HuffPost Teen is highlighting the way teens think and feel about sex through anecdotes written for our series, "Teen S...

The G-Spot Isn't The Only 'Spot' You Should Be Thinking About

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

You've heard of the "G-spot," but what about the "A-spot"? Or the "P-spot"? There are a million nicknames for various parts of our bodies that are app...

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.