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Quick Tips On Talking Condom Use With Your Teen

Most parents are not comfortable talking to their teens about sex, and some make the mistake of relying on school education to teach their kids how to protect themselves using condoms. The fact is that teens often name their parents as the number one influence in their decisions about sex. According to Planned Parenthood, teens who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners and use condoms and birth control when they do have sex. So this is one of the most important topics a parent can engage with their child.  And seriously, it doesn't have to be awkward. Dr. Karen Rayne offers practical tips for parents to cultivate a conversation with their teens about condom use. In this article she … [Read More...]

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Birth Control Side Effects: The Good and The Ugly

Hormonal birth control often comes with side effects that vary from slightly annoying to bad enough to make you switch. These include (and are not limited to) headaches, breast tenderness, nausea, decreased libido, depression…The list goes on and varies depending on the method you choose. The folks at Bedsider remind us, however, that while side […]

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Should You Provide Sexuality Education to Your Patients?

It is a rare thing these days to receive comprehensive sex education from a health care practitioner. When it is offered, it’s typically limited to the health of sex organs. However, as Melanie Davis explains in this article, sex and sexuality go beyond the biological. Crucial aspects of sexuality that influence one’s individual choices are […]

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Response to Awful Wheelchair ‘Joke': An Open Letter to Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings may have won a lot of fans from his record-breaking fame on “Jeopardy”, but his tweet posted in September has lost him a lot of followers and respect. And for good reason. One of the most powerful responses to Jennings’ wheelchair “joke” is this open letter written by sex education advocate, Robin Mandell. […]

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4 Things That Make Your Period Easier and Sexier

We often learn about menstruation in early sex education, usually around the time when students start their periods. Typically boys and girls are separated from each other to talk “in private” and taught about deodorant, pubic hair, disposable pads and tampons. However, there are more choices when it comes to menstrual flow than what is […]

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Condom Love: Find Out How Amazing Safer Sex Can Be…

You’ve probably been told how to use a condom but have you ever been told how to choose a condom? It’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are sizes, shapes, materials, flavors, lubes- oh my! Melissa White, CEO of Lucky Bloke, to the rescue! She explains everything you need to know, from size to shape, from […]

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All About Anal: Why Anal Sex Feels Good

Why would someone enjoy anal sex? This question is posed to Megan Andelloux of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (the CSPH). Many people are skeptical of anal sex; some fearful even. And that’s understandable. The butthole is more fragile and less flexible than the vagina, and it doesn’t lubricate its self. It’s been […]

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5 Ways to Stay Sex Positive When Dealing With Depression

Sex may be the last thing on your mind when you’re depressed. But sex educator and coach, JoEllen Notte explains that being “sex positive” does not simply mean having lots of orgasms. In this article she defines sex positivity as acknowledging and remembering part of your identity as sexual. This is important because sexuality and […]

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How Do I Get Wetter?

Sex educator, Megan Andelloux of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health answers the question: I have trouble getting wet and staying wet. What do I do? Experiencing dryness does not necessarily mean something is medically “wrong” with you. Vaginal wetness is unique to every woman. Just as bodies are individually different, we also vary […]