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Smart Sex Education For Women? There's An App For That

Nora Bass | Posted 01.18.2012 | Women
Nora Bass

Vixely is a new interactive web app optimized for the tablet with digital, curated content about sex and dating from vetted authors, experts and peers.

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.

Research Finds That Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

NYTimes.com | Nicholas Bakalar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

About 43 percent of unmarried teenage girls and 42 percent of unmarried teenage boys have had sexual intercourse at least once, according to new resea...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Sex Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

What is the most effective way to educate young people about sex? What can we do to minimize unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does abstinence-only education work? Some people think so.

Surprising Things We Can Learn From The Dutch About Sex Education

healthland.time.com | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater t...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex: Don't Be Afraid To Speak Your Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

2011-11-15-csm1.jpgIt's because of scientific curiosity that many things have been learned about the human sexual experience. For example, do you know what's actually occurring during vaginal lubrication?

Sexual Harassment: Not Really About Sex at All

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Marianne Mollmann

To be a bit more blunt about it: sexual harassment in middle and high schools today is motivated by either misogyny or homophobia. Neither has to do with sex.

Giving Thanks and Taking Action

K. Sujata | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year Chicago-area organizations have made impressive breakthroughs on seemingly intractable issues. As Thanksgiving nears, let's take time to be thankful for the progress we've made in 2011.

Teaching Taxi Drivers About Lesbian Sex

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

"Which one is the man, and which one is the woman?" That is a question I have faced more times that I can count. Taxicab drivers generally pose the question while they are hauling me around Manhattan. The exchange goes something like this.

The Sex Education of Justin Bieber

Cristina Page | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Cristina Page

Justin Bieber serves as an allegory for the way we treat American teens: leading them to temptation, unprotected and unprepared, and expecting more of them than we do of ourselves.

The New ABCD's of Talking About Sex With Teenagers

Amy Schalet | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Amy Schalet

How can American parents and other adults talk with teenagers about sexuality and romantic relationships in more positive terms, while bolstering young people's capacities to protect themselves against potential negative experiences and consequences?

Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Haydee Morales | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Haydee Morales

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened. Or have they?

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

2011-11-01-jkfdkfdkgdgjkjkdjkwwe.jpgNovember is sexuality month, and we're going to strip down the science of sex.

Sex Ed in New York City Schools: The Facts

Natalie Ravitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | New York
Natalie Ravitz

Sex sells. That's why for the past week newspapers and blogs have plastered their front pages with articles dissecting and lambasting New York City's new sex education mandate and recommended curriculum.

Sex And The Cult Of Oprah

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Thanks to Mother O, I have been reexamining my burning ambition and tireless drive to push, push, push in the direction of success. Is it wrong to want to change the world and make people more open to sex?

He Doesn't Deserve Your Validation: Putting The Fake Orgasm Out of Business

Yashar Ali | Posted 12.24.2011 | Women
Yashar Ali

It's time for women to seek the sexual (and all other types of) pleasure that has been absent from their lives. And it's time for men to stop automatically assuming that they're fantastic in bed.

Of Meat, Sex Education, and Conservative Ideologies

Cory Silverberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cory Silverberg

Schools can and should teach about the nutritional value of meat. That's what schools do. At home I can and should teach about the ethical and moral weight of eating meat. That's what parents do. The same is true for sex.

WATCH: Kids Ask Questions About Sex, Parents Try To Answer

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents

A stork. The cabbage patch. That thing the birds do with the bees. There's a reason why parents turn to euphemisms when faced with the inevitable "Whe...

The Sex Talk: Parents Avoid Topics Of Birth Control And Saying No

www.mommyish.com | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents

It’s nearly the end of October — deemed “Let’s Talk Month” which encourages parents to speak to their kids about sex and apparently a majori...

One Less Thing To Worry About: 4 Out Of 5 Teenage Boys Use Condoms Their First Time

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful si...

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

First Important Steps

Joan Malin | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

This week is National Sex Ed Week, and for the first time in 20 years, we're celebrating it knowing New York City will now require sex education to be taught in schools.

Discourse on Intercourse: An Opportunity to Teach Sex Education the Right Way

Lily Gellman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Lily Gellman

Imagine a scale from one to 10. One marks abstinence-only-until-heterosexual-marriage education, while 10 represents safer sex-positive, LGBTQ-inclusive education. My high school's curriculum up until this year falls somewhere in the scale's middle, but tips precariously toward its lower end.

D.C. Students To Be Tested On Sex Education, Drugs

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia public schools are planning to test students on their knowledge of human sexuality, contraception and drug use this...

LOOK: Sex Ed For Kindergartners? (NSFW PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Now this is one way to teach sex ed. Last week, Shanghaiist posted pictures of young children learning about the human body by playing with dolls t...