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Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

I'm A Widow. Why Shouldn't Sex Be Part Of My Life?

Teresa Marchesi | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Teresa Marchesi

What if your most pressing need was simply to bring your female body back to life? I need to be kissed, embraced, held the way a man holds a woman... I need to remember what it feels like.

Naama Bloom : Knowledge Is Power

Renata M. Black | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Knowledge is power. I don't want girls and women to feel ashamed of the things that our bodies do that feel messy. You can live such a better life if you know your body.

Group Barrages Company With Sanitary Pads After It Harassed Workers For Menstruating

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact

One group is gathering support online in protest of an Indian company that forced female workers to be strip-searched after a personal hygiene product...

'Taboo' Photos Reveal The Dual Lives Of Everyday People Who Practice BDSM (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts

Note: The following photographs contain sexual content and may not be suitable for work. Forest McMullin has spent a significant portion of his pho...

Yagana Shah

9 Everyday Things That Used To Be Totally Taboo | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty

Many of the freedoms we take for granted today weren't enjoyed by generations before us, believe it or not. And we're not just talking about the big t...

Theology, Taboos, and Creative Thinking

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

In two very different surveys, Protestants who expressed more anxiety about depravity and taboo emotions ended up choosing the most creative careers and having the most creative achievements. This was not true of Catholics or Jews.

Play-Doh Pornos On "Parade"

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

Considering her animated videos mostly incorporate some cocktail of torture, bestiality and sexual abuse, Nathalie Djurberg was quite shy in person. S...

Breaking Yet Another Taboo -- Is It a Good Thing for Our Psyche?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Incest in the arts and literature is not new -- going back as far as Greek mythology -- but it was almost always disguised or implied. Now these twisted romances are depicted in graphic detail for all to see.

Code of Silence

Jessica Keener | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books
Jessica Keener

In the 1960s, a time of social restlessness and change, I was a teen growing up in a Boston suburb. Like many teenagers, I was part of a small clique ...

The Last Taboo

Louis Licari | Posted 10.29.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

Older men have been dating younger women for years, raising eyebrows and causing the judgmental snickers of middle-aged women and men for years. In the last decade, the tables have turned.

Considering Divorce? Surprise--So Are Your Friends

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 08.02.2011 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

For most, deciding to separate is no easy feat, especially if children are involved. The process of making this tremendous decision is usually predic...

Interview with a Philosopher: A Class on Porn

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Hugh Hefner long ago shocked people nationally and sought to make them think in new ways by personally philosophizing about sex, love, and pornography...

Full Disclosure: Have Mommy Bloggers Gone Too Far?

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

Am I breaching the natural maternal pact with my young children when I use them as the backdrop in writing about my own experience in motherhood?