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Abstinence

Why I Am Abstinent

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Over the last year and a half, I have dated over 100 different guys. I'm not into dating, though. In fact, I hate it. Sexually conservative women like myself are having a next to impossible time finding anybody willing to wait.

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

Daughter Of Legendary Boxer: 'I've Always Listened To My Dad' About Sex

Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Evette Holyfield, daughter of legendary boxer Evander Holyfield, joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss her reasons for not having sex before marriage...

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 2

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

That amazing hormone estrogen is believed to be what's happening here. Alcohol raises levels of estrogen in postmenopausal women, and for the bones and the heart, that's a good thing. For breasts, not so much.

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 1

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I want to help you be as juicy, gorgeous, healthy and happy as you can be, from your cells to your soul. But I've got to tell you about a new study that rattled my bones. Bottom line? Abstinence may help reverse bone loss.

Sexless in the City

narrative.ly | Posted 10.12.2012 | New York

When much of society thinks about sexuality, tales of promiscuity come to mind. It’s often forgotten that there are those among us who simply don’...

PSA: When it Comes to Sex Ed, Less Isn't More!

Rupert Russell | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy
Rupert Russell

Education matters. That's why a group of us came together and decided to make a Public Service Announcement on the importance of comprehensive sex education in America's schools.

How Pride, Virginity And Abstinence Messed Up My Sex Drive

The Good Women Project | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion
The Good Women Project

I embraced the image of myself as the radical abstinence practitioner until I became engaged at the age of 24. Up to this point, my pride had deluded me into thinking that I had a balanced, Godly view of sexuality.

Sex Ed Law Under Scrutiny

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is am...

Abstinence Got Me Pregnant

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My father ruined any shot I had at teen pregnancy the night senior second baseman Mike Sheridan came to call at our home and my dad answered the door conveniently cleaning his Magnum .45.

Should Schools Provide Condoms On Prom Night? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 05.30.2012 | Teen

Although Sex Ed classes are a part of most American high school curriculums, school administrators, families, and communities are, again, asking the q...

Why This 'Think Like A Man' Star Is Waiting To Have Sex

Posted 05.25.2012 | Weddings

Actress Meagan Good and pastor fiancé DeVon Franklin may have been dating for a year, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the pair has already had...

Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points To Social Problems, Says Study

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new report by Melissa Kearney and Philip Levine at the University of Maryland, suggests that common ideas about teenage pre...

Only 1 Of Them Waited For Marriage To Have Sex

Posted 05.18.2012 | Weddings

With all of the sex scandals in Hollywood, it's easy to think that celebrities are quick to jump into bed. But that isn't true for every star. S...

40 Percent Of Young Adults Think Birth Control 'Doesn't Matter'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

Greater education about contraception is directly correlated to a decrease in risky sexual behavior among young adults, according to a new study. B...

May God Bless You Tim, And Send You Your Soulmate In Time

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

There is nothing inherently meritorious about refraining from physical intimacy. What is good and holy and healthy is for a person to be a sexual being but to do so within the context of marriage.

Should Middle Schools Give Out Condoms? This Doctor Says Yes.

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Of all kids having sex, 61 percent report using condoms. That means a lot of kids are not protecting themselves against infection or pregnancy. This is really scary stuff.

State Sex Ed Bill Could Prohibit Teaching Contraception, Kissing, Hand-Holding

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Tennessee lawmakers added language to the state's abstinence-only sex education curriculum that warns against "gateway sexual activity." Although S...

Sex Ed Makes for Smarter Sexual Decisions -- So Why Aren't Politicians Promoting Such Programs?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Policymakers have been ignoring the evidence for far too long, continuing to cultivate a culture of sexually ignorant youth, who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to postpone sex or protect themselves.

Teen Sex Study Shows Surprising Effect Of Sex Education

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/08/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience Teens who receive formal sex education wait lo...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Suggestion For Married Couples' Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should pract...

Birth Control Battle: The Christian Stance Doesn't Make Sense

Alton Lu | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Alton Lu

What happens if abortion is no longer legal? What happens when students are continually subjected to abstinence-only education and people unable to receive contraception?

Did Abstinence-Only Create a Bully Generation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Abstinence-only education creates a petri dish for bullying in schools. There is always a lot of back and forth about the efficacy of these programs,...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.