This week, a new study shows that just one in five sexually active high school students has been tested for HIV; a porn producer with a large presence in San Francisco threatens to move to Las Vegas if a condom law is passed; and a vibrator lets you record your vagina during masturbation.
Doctors were devastated to announce last week that their patient, an almost 4-year-old girl was once thought “cured” of HIV, was found to have detectable viral loads and lowered T-cell counts.
New research shows a number of women say they use the withdrawal method as a backup method or in combination with other contraception methods to prevent pregnancy.
This week, new research suggests that orgasms promote positive pillow talk and improve intimacy but alcohol has the opposite effect; a study finds that the new HIV-prevention drug Truvada may also reduce the risk of genital herpes; and a vibrator company introduced a Fitbit for your vagina.
A bill that requires adult film stars to wear condoms on set is one step closer to becoming law in California, despite pleas from porn performers.
A new commercial for HelloFlo, which sells a starter kit to help with menstruation prep, addresses the oft-ignored reality of periods with shameless and hilarious directness. In it, a young girl fakes her first period and is surprised by her mother’s response.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Sarah Mirk about the history of sex education films. In another segment, I discuss how sexist attacks on female politicians are starting to be a real problem again.
A parent’s freakout over the possibility that her teenage daughter might talk to a doctor without a parent present is an important reminder that adolescent rights to medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.
Dan Savage, host of Savage Lovecast, discusses some of the major problems with sex education today in the United States. He employs an effective car-driving analogy and draws attention to sex ed sexism in the process of his run-through. [via Huffington Post]
This week, women prefer different penis sizes depending on whether the man is a one-night stand or long-term lover, FiveThirtyEight looks at whether World Cup players should have sex before a big game, and vibrators go wireless.