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Sex Sells: How Nevada is Confusing the Hell Out of Little Girls

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississipp...

Periods, Puberty and 'The Letter': Mom's Life Lessons

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Last week my 10-year-old son brought home from school "the letter." You know the letter -- the one that makes every pre-pubescent mom's heart miss a beat and wistfully wonder where the past decade has gone?

Policewoman To Young Girls: Premarital Sex Could Lead To Death

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women

During an event to promote abstinence, a Las Vegas policewoman told a room full of girls and their parents that premarital sex can lead to prostitutio...

The Sex Ed Crisis, From Dan Savage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to discussing the state of sex education in the U.S., Dan Savage, Host of Savage Lovecast, had an important forward-thinking message to ...

Let's Talk About Sex. Or Not.

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

My husband and I have always been very clear that the boys can ask us anything and we will give them a straight answer. Everything is very open and honest. Or so I thought.

Virginity Pledges Are a Dangerous Substitute for Sex Edcuation

Beth Leyba | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Beth Leyba

Please, for the love of God, know that sex is normal and natural. Please do not feel shame if you end up giving in to normal biological urges, but before you do please seek out comprehensive information on sex, contraception, and protection.

Sexual Assault Prevention: Mandatory Education Is the Solution

Ethan Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Ethan Miller

Three years ago, the American University administration announced that it would not be signing off on a grant proposal to the US Department of Justice for $300,000 in funding for sexual assault prevention resources because there would be a mandatory education component for students.

Mississippi's Horrific Approach to Sex Education

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.

Southern Fried Sex Ed

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.11.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

There's been oodles of talk lately about women in America! Aren't they better off (as some conservatives suggest) seeking a rich husband than a good job? Do they deserve equal pay?

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

4 Key Ways to Make a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Youth

Alison Bellavance | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Alison Bellavance

LGBTQ identified youth shouldn't have to educate everyone in their life (parents, family, friends, teachers, etc.) about being LGBTQ.

These Maps Show Where Kids In America Get Terrifying Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen

If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won't be happy about the state of sex education in America. ...

Sex Ed. Lesson Reportedly Compares Non-Virgins To Dirty Chocolate

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Sex education in Mississippi still has a long way to go. Parent Marie Barnard, who works in public health, recently told the Los Angeles Times that...

Sex Education in Mississippi is Still Failing Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Mississippi has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country, with 50 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19 years old - ye...

If Politicians Really Want To Save Money, These Initiatives Actually Cost Less Than Doing Nothing

Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

For many lawmakers, particularly in today's austerity-obsessed political environment, the only way to save a dollar is to not spend that dollar. But i...

Conservative Writer Desperately Needs Comprehensive Sex Education

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

Besides the fact that no one who is so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception should be writing falsehoods about it for a major publication, the truth is that no one in America should be that so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception.

Lila Shapiro

Alabama's Openly Gay Lawmaker Discusses Reelection, GOP Colleagues And Why She'd Never Leave Her State

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

This winter hasn't been a great one for LGBT rights in the South. Even as public opinion continues to shift toward marriage equality, and as courts ar...

Abstinence-Only Education Doesn't Work -- I Know From Personal Experience

Beth Leyba | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Beth Leyba

Both emotional and physical purity were seen as the gold standard, and presented as totally attainable and absolutely necessary to be in good standing with God. I was completely sincere in my belief at that time and bought it all: hook, line and sinker.

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?

Carrie Cariello | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

It was a Sunday morning in late September -- the day after my birthday. I was fuzzily turning pancakes on the griddle while Jack perched at the counter flicking the top to the syrup open and closed and open and closed. Out of nowhere, he asked, "Why was I born with autism?"

Pakistani Village Gives Girls Pioneering Sex Education Class

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact

By Amjad Ali JOHI, Pakistan, Feb 25 (Reuters) - In neat rows, the Pakistani girls in white headscarves listened carefully as the teac...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Lawmakers Freak Out Over University's 'Sex Week,' Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2014 | College

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are hellbent on trying to stop students and faculty at the state's flagship university from attending a series of ev...

Can Love Be Taught in Schools?

Matt Weber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Matt Weber

The challenge to our schools and parents is how we as a society provide timely instruction on maintaining strong, healthy and respectful relationships.

I'm Sex-Positive, and Most People in Chicago Have No Idea What That Means

Eric Barry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

Being sex-positive doesn't just inform our own personal relationships. It's an attitude that sexuality, in its many forms, is an innate part of who we are as humans.

The Days of Ozzie and Harriet are Over! School Boards Must Pass New Sex Education Curriculums

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Steve Siebold

Giving students access to condoms doesn't increase their odds of having sex, it just increases the odds that they'll have safe sex.

What a Girl Wants

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Ketaki Desai

It dawned on me that I have led a life of privilege. This is not because my parents brought me up in a life of luxury -- in fact, a significant part of my life was that of severe economic, social and emotional hardships -- but because, growing up, I never once believed that I was of a different gender than the 600-plus million males in India.