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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Despite the importance of sexual health, many Latino parents, often weighed down by outdated notions of shame and propriety, are failing to provide their sons and daughters with the information to make smart decisions about their sexual lives.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 | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

(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.

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This Incredible New Resource Will Change Queer Sex Education Forever (NSFW) | 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 | 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 06.29.2015 | 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.