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Teaching About Affirmative Consent in High School Is a Good Place to Start

Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.

Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.

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Syphilis of the Eye Outbreak: A Reminder That Curable STDs Can Be Serious

A cluster of cases on the West Coast in which syphilis has infected patients’ eyes, and in some instances caused blindness, should serve to remind us that even curable STDs can cause serious complications.

A cluster of cases on the West Coast in which syphilis has infected patients’ eyes, and in some instances caused blindness, should serve to remind us that even curable STDs can cause serious complications.

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Surgeons Announce the First Successful Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man now has full urinary and reproductive function in a donor penis that was transplanted in December, making this the first successful surgery of its kind.

A 21-year-old man now has full urinary and reproductive function in a donor penis that was transplanted in December, making this the first successful surgery of its kind.

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FDA Approves New IUD Designed To Be More Affordable

Liletta, an IUD just approved by the FDA, is being marketed in the United States through a unique partnership between manufacturers who hope to bring the device to more people at a lower cost. However, it is still unclear whether those savings will be felt by all women.

Liletta, an IUD just approved by the FDA, is being marketed in the United States through a unique partnership between manufacturers who hope to bring the device to more people at a lower cost. However, it is still unclear whether those savings will be felt by all women.

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This Week in Sex: Let’s Get Digital, Digital

According to estimates released last month from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, sex toy injuries have more than doubled in recent years.

This week, we examine a rise in sex toy injuries, the careful marketing sex toy retailers in India must employ to dodge the country’s restrictive laws, and the “wankband,” which harnesses the power of masturbation to create energy.

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Prison Sex Doesn’t Prove Homosexuality Is a Choice—and It’s Offensive for Ben Carson to Argue as Much

Our newest potential presidential candidate apparently believes that  previously straight men having sex with men in prison is proof that sexual orientation under any conditions is a choice, and that since sexual orientation is a choice, it’s okay to discriminate against those who make the wrong one.

Our newest potential presidential candidate, Ben Carson, apparently believes that inmates having sex with each other in prison is proof that homosexuality is a choice—and that it’s OK to discriminate against those who supposedly made that decision.

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New Study Gives ‘Definitive’ Answer on Average Penis Size

Results from more than 15,000 men show that the average penis is about five inches when erect.

Results from more than 15,000 men show that the average penis is about five inches when erect.

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The Middle Ground in the Fight Over ‘Viagra for Women’

Last week a pharmaceutical company submitted a third claim for approval of a drug to increase female sexual desire amid accusations that the FDA's failure to approve the drug thus far reeks of sexism.  On the flip side, a group of advocates are arguing that no such drug is needed.  Who's right? Who's wrong? And is there any middle ground?

Some advocates are calling the Food and Drug Administration’s historical hesitation to approve a drug that would treat low sex drive in women sexist; others are saying the development of the medication itself is sexist. Who’s in the right?

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The Stomach’s Not Connected to the Uterus—But Some Kids (and Lawmakers) Might Really Think It Is

A lack of understanding of basic anatomy can have enormous consequences on both a personal and legislative level.

As much as we may want to laugh about the possibility that Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri did not know that the uterus is not part of the digestive system, a lack of understanding of basic anatomy can have enormous consequences on both a personal and legislative level.

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Oklahoma State Senator Wants Brides and Grooms STD-Free

Most states have rescinded their requirements that brides and grooms be tested for STDs, but one Oklahoma lawmaker would like to reverse this trend.

Most states have rescinded their requirements that brides and grooms be tested for STDs, but one Oklahoma lawmaker would like to reverse this trend.

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