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CPAC Come-Ons: Sexual Culture at the Nation’s Largest Conservative Conference

“Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him."

One university student CPAC attendee said that there is definitely “a culture of a bunch of creepy guys” at the conference—young guys, he clarified. “Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him.”

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Get Real! Does Sex Have to Involve Penetration? The Idea of it Makes Me Totally Sick

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn't work for them or it doesn't feel good, physically, emotionally or both.

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn’t work for them or it doesn’t feel good, physically, emotionally, or both.

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Get Real! Can I Start Dating When I Have a Mental Illness?

Does having a mental illness mean you can't have healthy sexual or romantic relationships, or that someone else can't have them with you? Nope.

Does having a mental illness mean you can’t have healthy sexual or romantic relationships, or that someone else can’t have them with you? Nope.

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Get Real! I Think He’ll Dump Me If I Don’t Have Sex with Him. So, Should I?

Do you want to be with someone, anyone, who would only stay with you because you're having the sex they want to have? Really?

Do you want to be with someone who would only stay with you because you’re having the sex they want to have?

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Get Real! Trans Boyfriend, Uncomfortable Girlfriend

The data suggest that 49 percent of adolescents who have been in a dating relationship have been victims of dating violence at least once in their lives and 46 percent have perpetrated it on a partner; emotional abuse seems to account for much of this.

Dating someone who’s trans and feeling uncomfortable? How to look at what’s going on and figure out what’s really best for both of you.

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Sexual Health Roundup: The Sexual Power of Penicillin, the Importance of the First Time, and Testosterone Release

(NG Pharmaceutical)

In this week’s sexual health roundup: A pill may have led to the sexual revolution, but it was penicillin – not birth control; new research says the first time a person has sex really is important; and testosterone release is immediate upon mutual attraction. 

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I’m Asexual and My Partner Wants to Have Sex… What Do I Do?

My very best advice for anyone, when it comes to any kind of sex, is to only engage in what you truly want to, for yourself, not just for someone else because it’s what they want from you.

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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Get Real! He Wants Something Sexual, But I Feel Uneasy About It

How do you tell a partner that you’re not comfortable with something they want to do, whether you have sexual abuse in your history or not?  You tell them you’re not comfortable with something they want to do.

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Harassment vs. Flirting: A Double Feature

What’s the difference between flirting and harassment?  How does a person recognize and deal with harassment? How do we make sure we’re not harassing anyone unintentionally?

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