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Much Ado About Naomi Wolf’s Vagina

Rather than just excluding Wolf from feminist discourse, we should bring in other voices that incorporate spiritual, artistic, and personal perspectives.

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Get Real! I Don’t Know How to Deal with My Boyfriend’s Boundaries and Responses to Sex

The expectation that men will always go for sex or don’t have sexual boundaries is super problematic. So, how do you deal with men who feel challenged, and how do we move toward a mindset about men’s sexuality that’s better for everyone?

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Is the Brain Really the Most Sexual Part of Our Bodies?

The popular phrase “the brain is the most sexual part of the body” leaves me with lots of unanswered questions. 

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Are We Ready To Trust Black Men When They Speak?

New qualitative research study, You & Me, shares findings that Black men who have sex with men use condoms more often than was thought. Many are questioning if they are telilng the truth about their practices. What does this say about us as providers and educators?

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Exodus International Won’t Practice Conversion Therapy Anymore but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Accepting of Same-Sex Relationships

The head of Exodus International, an umbrella group for ex-gay ministries around the world, recently said that conversion therapy does not work and that there is, in fact, no “cure” for homosexuality.  While this seems like a step in the right direction, the organization still says that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is wrong. So, now what?

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The Problem With “Purity”

Purity balls aren’t as widespread a phenomenon as first assumed, but that doesn’t mean the problem with the idea of “purity” isn’t an issue. Purity pledges and purity rings still abound in large numbers, and the smuggle ideas that are bad for people’s mental and physical health.

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Something Happening Here: Hip Hop’s Recent Wave of Support for LGBT Rights

There’s a new trend emerging that deserves to be documented. Here we find ourselves – it is the summer of 2012 and the season of hip hop taking the lead in expanding support for LGBT equality.

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Sexual Health Roundup: HIV Vaccine May Be a Decade Away and Men May Have to Choose Between Baldness and Erections

Scientists now believe an HIV-vaccine that works could be just ten years away; the state of Georgia is adopting a “treatment as prevention” strategy; and the popular anti-baldness medicine, Propecia, has been found to have sexual side effects that last long after men stop taking the drug. 

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Abortion, Reality TV, and Women of Color

What new series has an unplanned pregnancy, abortion discussion, and centers women of Color? Are we ready to use the forms of popular culture that offer us opportunities to explore these topics with our communiites?

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How Far is Too Far in a College Sexuality Course?

A student in a human sexuality class at a community college in Nevada is suing her professor claiming that by forcing her to divulge information about past child abuse he created a “sexually hostile environment.”  I ask other human sexuality instructors to weigh in on personal assignments and whether this professor went too far.

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