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If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant, Should You Pass on Lube?

A study released this week adds to a growing body of laboratory evidence that many lubricants reduce the motility of sperm. The issue of whether couples should use lube if they’re trying to get pregnant, however, is not entirely settled.

A study released this week adds to a growing body of laboratory evidence that many lubricants reduce the motility of sperm. The issue of whether couples should use lube if they’re trying to get pregnant, however, is not entirely settled.

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Mississippi, Virginia Bills Target Teen Sexuality

A bill in Mississippi would restrict teens' access to emergency contraception, while proposed legislation in Virginia forbids teens from having oral or anal sex.

A bill in Mississippi would restrict teens’ access to emergency contraception, while proposed legislation in Virginia forbids teens from having oral or anal sex.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cuccinelli Appeal on Virginia’s Anti-Sodomy Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's crusade to have the state's "crimes against nature" law reinstated.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade to have the state’s “crimes against nature” law reinstated.

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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured above) swears his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law that was found unconstitutional—it bans oral and anal sex between consenting adults—is to protect children from sexual predators.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law banning oral and anal sex between consenting adults, which was found unconstitutional, is to protect children from sexual predators.

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Get Real! I’m a Guy Interested in Receptive Anal Sex: Does That Mean I’m Gay?

Who is curious about, wants or enjoys receptive anal sex? People who are curious about, want or enjoy receptive anal sex. What does that alone tell us about someone’s sexual orientation? Nothing.

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MSM, STDs and HIV: What Are We Missing?

Across the United States and worldwide, MSM continue to be a group disproportionately affected by STDs and HIV, but we still need better data and better tools to guide prevention efforts.

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Teen Sex: Who? What? When? And What Would Change Look Like?

This article is part two in a series on facts and realities of teen sexual behavior in the United States.  Here, we take an even closer look at what the data in a recent report is telling us about teen sexual behavior.

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More Teen Virgins? Not So Fast

New data suggest there are more “teen virgins.”  Are there? Well….kind of…..

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Get Real! Blaming the Wrong Butthole

No one is entitled to any kind of sex with anyone, or to access anyone else’s body part, just because they want it or because they have had it or accessed it in the past.

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A Pill to Prevent HIV? What the New iPrEx Results Mean for Women

Proof that PrEP works – that there is, literally, a pill can help to prevent HIV — is an extraordinary breakthrough, as was the news received last summer that an effective vaginal microbicide had been identified.  But what does a study focused on people engaging in rectal-penile sex have to do with women and their reproductive health?  There are many ways to answer that question — some of them cause for celebration and some reasons for real concern.

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