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Hookup Panic: No, Casual Sex Does Not Lead to Rape

Antiquated ideas about women's sexuality are extremely damaging. But it is even more damaging to act as if sexual assault and rape are the price women pay for independence and sexual freedom.

Antiquated ideas about women’s sexuality are extremely damaging. But it is even more damaging to act as if sexual assault and rape are the price women pay for independence and sexual freedom.

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Get Real! Does Sex Have to Involve Penetration? The Idea of it Makes Me Totally Sick

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn't work for them or it doesn't feel good, physically, emotionally or both.

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn’t work for them or it doesn’t feel good, physically, emotionally, or both.

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Male Irish Lawmaker Pulls Female Colleague Onto Lap During Abortion Debate

Irish politician Tom Barry grabs colleague Aine Collins during abortion debate.

Sexual harassment became an issue during an Irish parliamentary debate about abortion legislation early Thursday morning, when a male lawmaker grabbed a female colleague and pulled her onto his lap.

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To Forgive, Forget, and Re-Elect: The Messages We Send When We Absolve Lawmakers After Sex Scandals

forgiveness one way road sign

Despite their past poor judgement, Weiner, Spitzer, and Sanford are all officially back in politics. If we continue to allow ourselves to kiss and make up every time a politician apologizes for his bad sexual decision making, what messages are we sending young people?

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Get Real! Can I Start Dating When I Have a Mental Illness?

Does having a mental illness mean you can't have healthy sexual or romantic relationships, or that someone else can't have them with you? Nope.

Does having a mental illness mean you can’t have healthy sexual or romantic relationships, or that someone else can’t have them with you? Nope.

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‘Pray Away the Gay’ No More: ‘Ex-Gay’ Ministry Closes, Leader Apologizes to Gay Community

Alan Manning Chambers gives his opening address at the 38th Annual Exodus Freedom Conference.

One of the organizations responsible for promoting the slogan “pray away the gay” and the practice of reparative therapy is closing its doors, and its leader has apologized to the LGBTQ community.

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Get Real! His Religious Beliefs Say No Condoms, But I Need Them. What Do I Do?

What to do when someone's religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

What to do when someone’s religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

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Get Real! It Was Fun, and I Want to Tell My Friends, But…

You had a sexual experience you enjoyed and felt good about, and you want to tell your friends about it. But you're afraid they're going to judge you about it. What to do?

You had a sexual experience you enjoyed and felt good about, and you want to tell your friends about it. But you’re afraid they’re going to judge you about it. What to do?

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West Virginia Sexting Law Likely to Harm Already-Victimized Girls

The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy.

The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy.

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Elizabeth Smart Speaks Out Against Abstinence-Only Education

Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel looks at Elizabeth Smart’s recent comments on abstinence-only sex education and whether the policy is effective.

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