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Fear Not the Hipster Beard; It Too Shall Pass

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

If you haven't been outdoors in a few years, you might not have noticed that beards are back. Why are beards sprouting from the unlikeliest faces? And is there anything that might make them stop?

The Disappointment of Modern Sex

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

A few hours later, my parents, Simon and I were having tea and some Linzertorte. Suddenly Simon said, "Oh God, here we go."

Let's Get Men and Boys off the Sidelines

Juliana Carlson | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Juliana Carlson

It may seem intuitive that ending violence, and particularly violence against women and girls (VAW), requires the commitment of all community members.

It Really Takes a Village to Make Culture Change

Chai Shenoy | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Chai Shenoy

In February 2012, my small village of individuals in Washington, DC came to Pennsylvania Avenue and testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia that they had been sexually harassed or assaulted on a bus or metro train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the area's public transportation agency.

Sex of 'Thrones'

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

Sex doesn't usually spoil your mood, but if you haven't seen the first three seasons of HBO's "Game of Thrones," you might want to cover your eyes unt...

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.

Paying For It: Is PayPal Hurting Sex Workers?

Kitty Stryker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Kitty Stryker

What do you do when your brand is adult-based and all your best connections, writing and media appearances relate not to SEO, but SEX?

Women Can Hit On Men

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Sarah Fader

Women, we do not need to hold back our sexuality or our desire towards the opposite sex. If you want to ask a man out for coffee or drinks or hot f*cking chocolate, I have three words for you: Go for it.

I'm Ready to Stop Hiding My History of Sexual Abuse

Briana Vargas | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Briana Vargas

My therapist probably doesn't want me to write this. When you're trying to heal, it's not particularly healthy to reopen the wound. I'm not writing this because it's healthy; I'm writing because I need to stop hiding.

Southern Sundays and Sex: A Memoir

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Sharon Kay Edwards

Looking back, I can't help but laugh at the irony of the situation. We failed to see eye-to-eye on the simplest of doctrines, but had zero problem meeting crotch to crotch in the middle of the night.

5 Terrifying Sex Toys That Prove We're Overthinking Sex

Cracked | Posted 04.10.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes when I sit in front of the fire in my smoking jacket, idly sipping Scotch and browsing through the latest issue of Sexy Sex Sexology on Sexu...

The Simple Thing That Could Save Your Sex Life

Melissa White | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Just as you wouldn't wear the wrong size shoe and just as you may fully understand the subtlety of a perfect fitting bra, a well fitting condom will take your (and your partner's) mind off of the condom and on to giving and receiving pleasure.

A Complex Cocktail: Alcohol, Sex and Cute, Monogamous Mammals

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

I'm fascinated to see how the world's media covers a paper out this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). It has an irresistible combination of clickbait-ready elements: a cute small mammal, booze and serious questions about monogamy.

5 Things That May Be To Blame For Your Sexless Marriage

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

As women, we do a wonderful job blaming ourselves for the lack of romance in our marriage.

Taking a Community Approach to Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

Robert Pleasants | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Robert Pleasants

Ending sexual assault is not a "women's issue," and until we change our thinking to include everyone in the effort, we won't begin to see a significant decline in this form of violence. This move toward a more inclusive community approach has gained traction in the last decade, a trend I've noticed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Innermost Secret of Passover Seder: Charoset

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine. So the question would seem obvious: Why is there charoset on the Seder plate? That's the most secret Question at the Seder.

Jezebel, Pocahottie, Mami, and China Doll: Highlighting Racialized Sexual Violence

Anahvia Taiyib | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Anahvia Taiyib

Sexual violence has always been racialized (as well as gender-biased), and there is no one narrative that can fully capture the diversity of experiences. I reject the idea that there is a "universal womanhood" and universal experiences that all women share.

How Cancer Screws Young Adults' Sex Lives

Lauren Sczudlo | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Sczudlo

It's taken me two years to understand that my cancer wasn't cured overnight or without help, and my sex issues are part of the same healing journey.

Belle Knox's Porn Crusade Is Fantasy, Not Feminism

Stefanie Williams | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Stefanie Williams

I really, really hate Duke. I'll preface this whole thing by laying out my unabashed (and probably illogical) disdain for the Blue Devils up front. Ha...

The Seven B's of Attachment Parenting, Um, with Some Commentary

Brian Leaf | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Precepts scare me. My mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my family will need some serious therapy. Ju...

Silence Is the Enemy in Ending Sexual Violence

Roger Canaff | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Roger Canaff

Silence is the best protection from the deep sting of a negative response. But tragically, silence is also the greatest weapon of those who make the choice to rape us.

The Embarrassing Thing That Happened During Midlife Sex

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It seems, pushing 50, that I've turned a corner where sex has to be taken more seriously. Apparently I'm going to have to suit up, cleat up and step up my game in order to stay on the field. Case in point. The other night I stopped my husband, Henry, in the midst of our mating ritual.

My Niece's Story Is the Reason I Say "No More" to Sexual Assault

Tom Reed | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Tom Reed

Over the last year, my family experienced firsthand the issue of sexual assault when my niece was raped. It was her senior prom night -- a night many young women look back on with fond memories.