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17-Year-Old Spells Out Everything Wrong With Her Lousy Sex Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Teen

When 17-year-old Agatha Tan attended a sex ed workshop last week at her Singapore high school, Hwa Chong Institution, she was flabbergasted at the vic...

5 Excuses Women Use to Avoid 'Cumming' in and 'Coming' Back to the Bedroom!

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Laura Wellington

I suggest all women -- especially moms -- reclaim our bedrooms as preferential spaces in our homes beyond just storing clothes, applying makeup, and sleeping. While doing this, I also recommend we commit to reprioritizing our personal sexual satisfaction to a heightened position.

Sex Education, 21st Century Style

Tom Allon | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.

Want to Prevent Campus Rape? We Need More Than Nail Polish!

Carolyn Davis | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Carolyn Davis

Don't get too drunk at a party. Don't walk home alone. Don't leave home without your date rape nail polish. Men, when they are addressed, are generally urged to "intervene" in sticky situations (at least until the nail polish dries). In this system, the blame for rape indirectly falls on the careless victim rather than on the abuser.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

Why I'm Just Saying 'No' To Bad Sex Ed

Katie Atkinson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

While schools may not be sewing bright bold A's onto every sexually active teen's shirt, they are still helping to set up a judgmental environment through promoting "abstinence only" courses.

I Believe In Talking To My Kids About Sex -- But This Pushed Me Over The Edge

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I can't accept any longer that crude sexual language, gestures and jokes are merely a harmless manifestation of pubescent development. We can and must educate and empower girls -- and boys -- to stand up to the language and behavior they will inevitably encounter.

10 Surprising Facts About The Sex Lives Of Single Men

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.20.2014 | College

Single men: you know them, and maybe you even love them. But you may not know these ten facts about their sexy-time habits! This video from BuzzFe...

Connecting Sexual Violence with the Need for Comprehensive Sex Education

Pamela Zimmerman | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
Pamela Zimmerman

Comprehensive sex education provides young people the tools they need to build healthy relationships and prevent sexual violence in our communities.

Parents Claim This Sex Education Textbook Is Inappropriate For Ninth Graders

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents

A group of California parents think a textbook being used for local sex education classes is wildly inappropriate for students. According to the L...

Bill Gates and Condoms: Innovation Is No Substitute for Education

Jason Panda | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Jason Panda

So for all the improvements in condoms, and all the bells and whistles that come with them these days, are we really getting to the root of the problem? No. Innovation is not a replacement for education.

This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

Lea Grover | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

As parents, we lie all the time. About the Easter Bunny or Santa or the Tooth Fairy, about how long 10 minutes is, about whether or not we remembered they wanted to have grilled cheese for dinner again... We lie a lot. But one thing I never lie about is sex.

The One Thing To Know If You Think Women Make 'Excuses' For Not Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women

An Excel spreadsheet might be the last thing that anybody would expect to go viral on the Internet, but when a man used one recently to document all t...

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

The No-Win Hypocrisy of Christian Abstinence (and Infinities)

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Cynthia Jeub

So Green told a story, and it garnered various responses from the Christian world. It made us think, and maybe that's what stories should do. Maybe it's better than pretending to have all the answers about sexuality and eternity.

School District To Start Offering Condoms In 6th Grade

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., June 4 (Reuters) - An Oregon school district plans to offer condoms to students starting in sixth gra...

Shame, School and Our Girls

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.

Get Ready To Be Horrified At What Schools Are Telling Kids About Sex

www.upworthy.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Folks, it's clear we are doing it wrong. ...

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.