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This Week in Sex: New York City Doesn’t Really Have a Masturbation Booth

Sex education gets controversial in Omaha, senior men need a refresher course on HIV risk, a new sex toy helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and NYC's masturbation booth is just a marketing gimmick.

This Week In Sex: Sex education gets controversial in Omaha, senior men need a refresher course on HIV risk, a new sex toy helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and NYC’s masturbation booth is just a marketing gimmick.

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Talking to Your Kids About Sex Is Good for Them, So Here’s How

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

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California Schools Required to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed in 2016

A new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown early this month, will make California’s sex education among the most comprehensive in the country as it mandates that all schools address topics in ways that are accurate, unbiased, and affirming of LGBTQ students and families.

The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”

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Fuzzy Math: Why the ‘Sex Calculator’ Is a Harmful Gimmick

The old trope of "you've had sex with everyone your partner has had sex with and everyone their partners had sex with" got a fancy website this week. But the math is useless, unless your goal is to shame someone for their sex life.

The old trope of “you’ve had sex with everyone your partner has had sex with and everyone their partners had sex with” got a fancy website this week. But the math is useless, unless your goal is to shame someone for their sex life.

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California Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Ruling Underscores Need to Connect Policy to Practice

Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.

Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.

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The Stomach’s Not Connected to the Uterus—But Some Kids (and Lawmakers) Might Really Think It Is

A lack of understanding of basic anatomy can have enormous consequences on both a personal and legislative level.

As much as we may want to laugh about the possibility that Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri did not know that the uterus is not part of the digestive system, a lack of understanding of basic anatomy can have enormous consequences on both a personal and legislative level.

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Let’s Really Talk About Sex

My problem with the sex education I received had little to do with content, which was fairly comprehensive, and more to do with the delivery. Sex was presented as something shameful and embarrassing, more of an awkward chore than an essential component of a young person’s education.

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The Way Sex Ed Should Be

Though I was the recipient of a helpful and informative sexuality education program, the abstinence-only elements of the curriculum were misleading and regressive.

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Confessions of a Sex Ed Advocate

Activist, educator, and renowned “sex-ed girl” Shelby Knox shares her vision of a utopian sexuality education program.

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