For many years, the term “unprotected sex” has been synonymous with “sex without a condom.” But some HIV advocates argue that this language is outdated and imprecise, and the CDC has agreed to change it.
A new study looks at college students’ behavior with regards to sex and drinking while on spring break and how
that behavior is related to what they think everyone else is doing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement Monday arguing that all barriers to condom access for teens should be removed because increased availability increases use—but does not increase sexual activity.
Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?
In this week’s sexual health round-up: research found that friends-with-benefits are more likely to use condoms than those in romantic relationships but since they’re also more likely to have multiple partners this might not have a positive impact on their sexual health; other research tested the theory that porn stars are “damaged goods” and the results may be surprising, and when you think Ivy League think kinky sex as Harvard gets a new club.
Weekly global roundup: “virginity test” doctor is acquitted in Egypt while women’s football gathers momentum; condoms may literally save South Africa; a rosier picture of sex work in Thailand; journalist threatened for exposing female genital cutting in Liberia; and a steamy drama series in Kenya tackles sexual taboos.
The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.
The accusations against Julian Assange have brought forth a fancy new defense of abusive behavior, which is that condom sabotage isn’t that big a deal. In reality, birth control sabotage is a common and particularly scary form of abuse.
There’s a sense—not always spoken, but implied—that a person in prison deserves to be there, and therefore doesn’t deserve health care, preventative or otherwise.
Despite the taboo against unprotected sex, it turns out that the
withdrawal method, a.k.a. pulling out, is nearly as effective as condom
use when used properly. As more evidence surfaces about the reality of
withdrawal, should we include it in comprehensive sexual education?