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Teenage Sexuality

An Unconventional Gap Year

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Nina Lorez Collins

Children gain an enormous amount by being exposed to other family units. Living in another culture, which is what each family is, is enlightening, challenging, scary and often fun.

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

Foreign Film That Gets Real About Female Sexuality

Slate | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

A young blond girl with immaculate bone structure lies on the linoleum of her single mother's kitchen floor, a man's voice chirping from the phone pie...

Exploding The Myth Of Teenage Sexuality

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

There was no evidence that an early loss of virginity actually caused risky sexuality later. Indeed, twins who have very different initiations into sex -- one early and one late -- nevertheless go on to have similarly risky sex lives.

Sex and Sensibility

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Even in this more enlightened age, I well remember an exchange I had with a fellow mother when my son was in middle school. The conversation came around to sex and she asked how I approached that red-hot topic with my son.

The Surprising Place Teens Get Sex Advice From

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living

It's widely held that teens look to their friends or celebs when sussing out their sexual identity, but a new Canadian study suggests they are actuall...

The Gardasil Vaccine -- Introduction to a Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As the nation's attention is riveted on the discourse about health care reform, another debate is taking place around the Gardasil vaccine.

Sex Toys for Tweens

Romi Lassally | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Romi Lassally

If vibrators are good -- and good for us -- are they good for our daughters too?