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Has MTV Helped Bring Down Teen Pregnancy Rate?

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Stepp

If shows like 16 and Pregnant motivate teens to think and talk seriously with their friends, partners and parents about sex and pregnancy, that's a good thing. Teens need -- indeed are hungry for -- deeper knowledge about sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

How to Choose the Best Condoms for You and Your Partner

Melissa White | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Out-dated and erroneous beliefs such as "condoms are one-size-fits-all" and "all condoms are created equal" have gone unchallenged for far too long. It's time to bust those widespread condom myths once and for all.

Republican Steams Over Sex Ed Program For Promoting Homosexuality

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Nanea Kalani | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

A state lawmaker suing the state for legalizing same-sex marriages says a controversial sex education program being taught in some public schools is i...

No, It's Not OK to 'Steal Kisses' -- Here's Why

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

He is endearing and he's 6 and "boys will be boys." But, the girl he kissed without permission is also probably endearing, also 6 and not interested in his touching her. The hard and unpleasant part is the idea that her right not to be involved in his working through learning self-control is legitimate.

Teen Pregnancies Are Declining -- Why Don't Adults Believe That?

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.

My 'First Time' Was Really Embarrassing

Posted 11.28.2013 | 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...

Getting Tested For An STD? There's An App For That.

| Dina Fine Maron | Posted 11.21.2013 | Women

“I can’t tonight, I have chlamydia.” With those words Miranda, a character on the racy television series Sex and the City, doused her partner’...

'I Wanted To Wait For Marriage - Then I Changed My Mind'

Posted 11.19.2013 | 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...

Broward Schools To Change Sex Ed Program

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Hoping to slash the staggeringly high numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in Broward County, the school district plans to require schools to offer a more inclus...

Are Politicians Who Cut Food Stamps and Deny Health Access Truly 'Pro-Life'?

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

Whatever anyone may think about abortion, the persistent question for self-styled pro-lifers is why they tend to insist on making life so much more difficult for so many children who have entered the world.

Sex Was Nothing To Me

Posted 11.10.2013 | 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...

'Sex Was Mysterious, Intriguing And Terrifying'

Posted 11.05.2013 | 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...

Roseanne Barr, Monkey Lust and a Sweet Night of Passion With Donald Trump

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Roz Warren

The book's tone careens from dispassionate scientific jargon to chatty People magazine-speak to smutty purple prose. It often gets downright smarmy. Swelling nipples! Hard cocks! Throbbing genital blood!

'Sometimes I Don't Know What To Believe When It Comes To Sex'

Posted 10.31.2013 | 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...

'I'm Staying A Virgin So I Don't Disappoint My Family'

Posted 10.27.2013 | 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...

'I Argue With Myself Every Day About Losing My Virginity'

Posted 10.25.2013 | 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...

Listen To Gilbert Gottfried Explain Sex At Your Own Risk

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Well, here's your morbid curiosity of the day: Gilbert Gottfried narrating a filmstrip explaining how reproduction works. Yeah, you read that right...

'It Seemed Like Sex Was Some Kind Of Boulder Hanging Over Us'

Posted 10.22.2013 | 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...

He Said, She Said: 10 Things We Wish Sex Ed Taught Us

Melissa White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa White

"Left to rely on what I heard, I expected to feel something akin to a sonic boom followed by that sparkly thing twilight "vampires" do."

'I Feel Like I'm The Only One Who Doesn't Regret Having Sex'

Posted 10.21.2013 | 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...

'I Thought I Was Ready To Lose My Virginity'

Posted 10.16.2013 | 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...

We Need a New Orientation to Sex

Cory Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cory Silverberg

In practice, sexual orientation poses only one question, and it is both dull and blunt: What is the gender of the people whom you are sexually attracted to and with whom you want to have intimate relationships? This is my problem.

LOOK: A Radical New Approach To Queer Women's Sex Education

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Girl Sex 101 is an innovative and unique project created and spearheaded by Allison Moon and illustrated by kd diamond. Described as "a road trip in a...

'Sex Is A Symbol Of Popularity At My School'

Posted 10.13.2013 | 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...