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I Wish I Had Loved Myself Enough To Wait For Sex

Posted 12.15.2014 | 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...

Dana Liebelson

Spending Bill Measure Could Give States Millions In Extra Dollars To Teach That Premarital Sex is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The spending package unveiled by Congress this week includes a new measure that allows states to get more federal funding -- potentially totaling mill...

Confessions Of A Half-Virgin

Posted 12.10.2014 | 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...

9 Reasons To Love Your Vulva

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Research shows how you feel about your vulva matters, and it matters a lot. Here are nine reasons to work on accepting, and ultimately feeling blissful, about all parts of your body.

Why I Lie About Being A Virgin

Posted 12.04.2014 | 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...

The Importance of World AIDS Day

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

This World AIDS Day, we recognize the importance of prevention and bringing an end to this disease by knowing one's HIV/AIDS status through getting tested regularly and often. The hope for an HIV-free world rests on all of our shoulders.

'I Became Hell-Bent On Losing My Virginity'

Posted 11.26.2014 | 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...

5 Notable Women On The True Importance Of Feminism

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?

I Had A Baby At 14, And Here's What I Now Know About Sex

Posted 12.01.2014 | 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...

Why I Now Feel Confident, Not Terrified, About Losing My Virginity

Posted 11.18.2014 | 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...

Las Vegas Teens Say Sex Ed Fails Teens, Especially Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

School's supposed to prepare you for the real world, but for many students in America, sex ed class may be doing just the opposite. Now, in Las Vegas,...

I'm Gay, But I Don't Regret Having Sex With My High School Girlfriend

Posted 12.01.2014 | 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...

10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

Sex ed is pretty awkward, but sex ed of the past was apparently even worse. Parents and teachers have always been generally lousy when it comes to...

I'm Demisexual -- Here's What That Means

Posted 12.01.2014 | 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...

What Losing My Virginity Made Me Realize

Posted 11.11.2014 | 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...

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy

9 Euphemisms for 'Vagina' I Just Don't Understand

In the Powder Room | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
In the Powder Room

There are so many pet names we give our vagina (and its environs) that it's often hard to know if a woman is talking about her vulva or her miniature poodle. I'm not talking about the grown-up slang we like to throw out to make each other blush.

If Driver's Ed Was Taught Like Sex Ed, It'd Be Just As Awkward

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

It starts out with your scary gym teacher warning you not to "do it." Next, your mom asks you a bunch of awkward questions and your dad tries to give ...

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 12.07.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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.