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Condoms Breaking? Ur (Probably) Doin’ It Wrong.

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Want to do your part to help prevent the spread of HIV this World AIDS Day?  One of the easiest ways we can all do that is to use condoms correctly and consistently, avoiding common mishaps which can result in rips or breaks.

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Get Real! I Gave Him My Virginity, But Don’t Feel Like I Got Anything Back

What to do when what’s supposed to feel like a sexual milestone feels more like a raw deal, including sorting through feelings of upset about a partner’s sexual history.

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He Won’t Have Sex Anymore: How Can I Change His Mind?

Have a partner who wants to step away from sex with you or take a break? If you’re wondering what to do to change that, the only right answer is nothing at all. We need to always respect a person’s sexual limits and boundaries, whatever their gender.

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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How (And Why) to Root for Team Awkward

What to do when you’re worried about physical intimacy with someone being awkward?  Try to embrace it. Intimacy is often awkward. And that isn’t a bad thing.

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Get Real! I Feel Too Tight: Should I Use Painkillers During Sex?

If you’re worried in advance about pain with sex that involves vaginal entry and thinking about taking a painkiller, think twice. There are sounder ways to avoid sexual pain and experience pleasure that honor your body rather than numbing it out.

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Get Real! I’m a Guy Interested in Receptive Anal Sex: Does That Mean I’m Gay?

Who is curious about, wants or enjoys receptive anal sex? People who are curious about, want or enjoy receptive anal sex. What does that alone tell us about someone’s sexual orientation? Nothing.

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I’m 14 and My Boyfriend Wants Sex. Is Now the Right Time?

Do “all guys” really always want more sexually than you really want or feel ready to do yourself?  No. But even if they did, that doesn’t mean it’ll always be right for you — or them! — to engage in sex you don’t feel ready for yet or don’t really want yourself.

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Get Real: I Survived Sexual Assault, Now I Am Wary About My Current Relationship

Navigating sex and sexual relationships after assault can be challenging: how do you deal with a relationship that seemed to facilitate healing at first, but now seems to be standing in the way, especially when the roof over your head seems to require it?

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Get Real: How Do I Tell My Mom I Might Be Pregnant?

How can a young person tell a parent about a possible pregnancy, and why might the possibility of that conversation be a good indicator a talk with a parent is needed anyway?

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