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Get Real! I Might Not Be Ready for What Other People Will Say if I Start Having Sex

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Feeling interested in sex with a partner, but unsure and fearful about what other folks might think or say about it? Here’s some help in figuring if you’re up to that part of a sexual life.

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Get Real! I’m 25: Shouldn’t I Have Been Ready for Sex?

(begincollege.com)

There’s no “should” for when and if we feel ready for any kind of sex, or want to engage in any kind of sex. And no one knows better than you when, and if, that time is.

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Tennessee’s Newest “Don’t Say Gay Bill” is Worse Than it Ever Was

(solidrarity.wordpress.com)

Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is back and now this time it might force school officials to “out” any students who they suspect might be gay. In the face of much criticism, the bill’s sponsor has unleashed one homophobic remark after another. 

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Sex Education in South Carolina Still Failing 25 Years After Passage of Comprehensive Law

(MPB Online)

South Carolina was ahead of the curve in adopting a mandate for health education, which includes a reproductive health component, in 1988. A new report suggests, however, that 25-years later many school districts aren’t following the mandate and students are still not getting the education they should. 

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In Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

(Daily News)

A new document designed to settle debates over how to approach teen pregnancy prevention implies that evidence should trump content. As a sexuality educator and a mother, I have to disagree. What you say is important, as is how you say it and, frankly, equally important is what you deliberately leave out (e.g. no mention of same-sex relationships).

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Mormon Church On LGBT

The Mormon Church launched a website encouraging its members to be more compassionate toward the LGBT community and explaining “sexuality is not a personal choice.” RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo joins the conversation.

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Myths About Homosexuality Fuel Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill

This week, as we are waiting for the Ugandan parliament to debate whether or not homosexuality should be punishable by death (or at the very least life in jail) it might be helpful to review whatever could make anyone reach such a murderous conclusion.

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Birds of the Same Feather: Gay Penguin Play Cancelled by Austin Independent School District

The relatively liberal town of Austin just cancelled a play about Roy and Silo, two male penguins who get together to raise a baby chick. A book based on the couple has been the most challenged book in the country for at least four of the past six years. What is it about gay penguins that gets parents so upset and school districts twisted in knots?

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ELECTION 2012: Minnesota Becomes First State to Reject “Traditional Marriage” Amendment

Chris Kluwe. Photo: Competenetwork.

The progressive-leaning state refuses to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution.

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Women, Sex, and Storytelling: The Truth Behind Tired Mainstream Narratives

An event in New York City examined the split between our authentic selves and the social rules that keep those selves at bay.

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