January 27, 2014 - 9:23 am
A 13-year-old student recently took a picture of a poster hanging at her school that listed ways in which couples can express affection, including grinding and oral sex. Some parents are outraged, and the sex ed curriculum is now under review. But should it be?
January 24, 2014 - 10:23 am
This week, Chicago launches a new initiative to up the number of teens who get vaccinated for HPV, a Spanish study makes headlines about how rich people supposedly have better sex, and a New York Times op-ed urges safe sex for seniors.
January 23, 2014 - 9:51 am
Swedish doctors plan to implant embryos into the new wombs soon, though no one knows if the organs can support a growing fetus. Furthermore, some experts are concerned that the risks to the potential mother and child, not to mention the donor, far outweigh the possible benefits.
January 16, 2014 - 10:23 am
A new paper suggests that MTV’s 16 and Pregnant franchise has helped reduced the teen birth rate by almost 6 percent. Before we start celebrating, however, let’s remember that the show is stereotypical and exploitative and that the ends don’t always justify the means.
January 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm
A recent study that suggests sexting is “not uncommon” among middle school students and is linked to higher rates of sexual behavior among tweens has made for some startling headlines recently. Before panicking, let’s look beyond the headlines to see what these articles and the study really say.
January 14, 2014 - 1:05 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released sexually transmitted disease surveillance data for 2012, and the news is not good: Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all continued to rise.
January 10, 2014 - 4:34 pm
This week, design students want to revamp condom packaging to appeal to women, a sex toy company released new underwear, and sex researchers predict 2014 will mark the return of “vanilla” sex for couples—but we’re not so sure we agree.
January 8, 2014 - 2:58 pm
A new study suggests that many doctors are not talking to their teenage patients about sexuality, and those who are spend an average of just over half a minute on this important topic.
December 20, 2013 - 10:32 am
This week, another shutdown in the adult film industry, a campaign in the UK suggests nobody wants chlamydia for Christmas, actress Geena Davis asks us to note the alarming lack of female characters in G-rated family moves, and carols to promote sex-positive health and wellness.
December 17, 2013 - 1:38 pm
A group of parents in Princeton, New Jersey, has come together to protest their school district’s comprehensive sexuality ed program because they worry it promotes promiscuity and “alternative sexual activity.” The good news is even administrators seem to realize this is an old fight over settled issues.