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Sex, Drugs and Raising Kids

Sam Sommers | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Does a taste of champagne at a family wedding consign your son to a life of AA meetings? Will the mere mention of sex at home ensure your daughter of a future reality show appearance as a teen mom?

What This Olympian Can Teach Us About Marriage

Iris Krasnow | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

I am a journalist, not a preacher, and I'm not about to tell everyone to hold off on sex until wedding vows are exchanged. But I've come to believe as a longtime relationship writer that it's best to hold off on sex until it comes with love.

Why Virginity Is Not The Gospel

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

The so-called "virginity movement" is not nor should it be equated with Christianity. To do so sells the Gospel short and leads to all sorts of false notions of where young women find their true worth and what young Christian men should prize in them.

41-Year-Old Virgin Announces The News To Her Friends

Posted 07.26.2012 | TV

On "The Virgin Diaries" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) Wednesday night viewers met 41-year-old virgin, Michelle. She says sex simply never happened for...

More Damage From Overvaluing Virginity

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Consider how every time we talk about sex and sexuality in dualistic terms -- as either right or wrong in whatever form -- we are controlling others' experience of it instead of being interested in their well-being.

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.

The Damage Of Overvaluing Virginity

Emily Timbol | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Christian men and women are complex, amazing individuals who have been done a great disservice by being told that the most important thing they can bring to a marriage is virginity.

Joe Jonas Stumbles Over Virginity On 'The Choice'

Posted 06.28.2012 | TV

Joe Jonas was new to the panel for the second installment of "The Choice" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Fox), but he found himself facing a similar situation th...

Should You Watch HBO's Girls with Your Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is not a show for the faint of heart. It is a show, though, for those who are ready to address what is very likely happening in their young adult kids' lives, whether they like it or not.

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.

Lolo Jones May Be The Most Charming Person On Twitter

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women

Jones recently admitted on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel that staying a virgin has been harder than training for the Olympics, especially as sh...

70-Year-Old Virgin Seeking Suitor

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akintunde | Posted 05.10.2012 | Fifty

Steve Carell's character in Judd Apatow's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" can breathe a sigh of relief; he's no longer the oldest virgin capturing pop cultur...

Emma Gray

How Myths About Virginity Harm Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

Virginity. Chastity. Purity. Your V-Card. The Big V. It’s the thing women are told not to “give up” but to “lose" eventually. It was the s...

Virgins, Bondage and the 'Magical Penis': Newsweek's Fail

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There is no connection between the theme of submission/dominance and women's "possible" discomfort with economic successes and power.

Phil Finds Out Haley's Not A Virgin On 'Modern Family'

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Phil got a huge shock to the system with no advanced warning on "Modern Family" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on ABC), when Alex mistook his reference to "Haley's...

A Guide To Losing Your Virginity 'Late'

Glamour | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women

"90% of people regret the first person they have sex with," someone told me recently, "but figure that now that their virginity's gone, no sense in st...

The Little Bride

Anna Solomon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weddings
Anna Solomon

My novel, The Little Bride, begins in a basement in Odessa, where 16-year-old maidservant Minna Losk is being given her "Look" - an examination to see if she's sufficiently "fit" (i.e., "virginal") to become a mail-order bride to America.

The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

Glee Teens "Lose It" With Love: Why The Controversy?

Amy Schalet | Posted 01.12.2012 | Entertainment
Amy Schalet

Why did it takes us so long to arrive at a positive media portrayal of first sexual experiences -- planned, protected yet ignited by romantic passion? And why has the Glee episode sparked such a controversy?

Why Are Women Who Lost Their Virginity Early More Likely To Divorce?

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 08.24.2011 | Divorce

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you have sex when you're ready. According to a new study, women who are sexually active early in their adole...

Lose Your Virginity Early? Why Your Marriage May Be Doomed

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.15.2011 | Divorce

There might be a new argument to try when convincing your teen to wait to have sex. According to the a study conducted by the University of Iowa, wome...

WATCH: Mother Tries To Sell Daughter's Virginity For $10,000

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

A Utah mother is behind bars for allegedly attempting to sell her 13-year-old daughter's virginity for $10,000. Felicia Rea McClure has been charge...

A New Beginning for a 40-year-old Virgin!

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

I was asked to start writing a blog as a part of my new journey. This adventure that I'm about to take is huge! I'm so excited! I'm about to embark on an journey that most people only dream about.

The Importance Of Mary's Virginity

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It is quite possible as a Christian to believe Jesus had a biological father and believe the story of the virgin conception says something important. It all depends on what you think "virgin" means.

The Show Stopping Dinner Party Conversation

Kate Monro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
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Kate Monro

No matter what grand position we might have attained in life or where we might come from, virginity loss is the great leveler.