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Justice is Love Made Public

Civil rights leader John Lewis (today a congressman from Georgia), left, and others pray during a demonstration, ca. 1963.

Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.

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I Want to Have Sex. He Doesn’t. Why Not? And What Do I Do Now?

Anyone, of any gender or any age, may not feel like it is best for them to choose to be sexual in a given situation, even when presented with an opportunity for sex, even when that opportunity is with someone they have a strong desire to have sex with.

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Get Real! I Gave Him My Virginity, But Don’t Feel Like I Got Anything Back

What to do when what’s supposed to feel like a sexual milestone feels more like a raw deal, including sorting through feelings of upset about a partner’s sexual history.

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Get Real! She Won’t Stop Pressuring Me for Sex and Babies

If and when we want to have sex in such a way where we only think of our own wants and needs, we can always have that easily with masturbation. But once more than one person is involved in sex, more than one person needs to be seen, heard and considered.

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Four Daughters, Four Moms, Four Sex Talks

How can you tell Mom you’ve become a sexual adult without disappointing her?  How can you ask her for birth control? How can you disclose being sexually active?  And is it okay to use her sex toy eithout asking?

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Because I Am a Man, I feel My Sexuality is Dirty, and Worry I’ll Hurt Someone With It

Do you have to worry that simply by virtue of being a male person with a sexuality, you’ll abuse someone?  No. Being a certain sex, having a certain gender or having a sexuality does not mean a person has any kind of innate predilection to abuse.

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The Science of Adolescent Sexual Health: Moving Beyond a Risk Framework

For years, research on adolescent sex was so entrenched in a risk perspective that “adolescent sexual health” was an oxymoron. Today, a new science of adolescent sexual heath is emerging that may help us look beyond risk.

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Preventing STDs in the Virtual World

The Internet has truly changed the way we communicate, socialize and yes, find love and sex.  Actually, there are few areas of our lives that have not been dramatically changed by the Internet.

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How Do You Discuss the Multiple Layers of Love?

There are many layers of "Love." When we have the "talk" with our children, how do we successfully address the complexities of love and sex knowing that they are sometimes but not always related? 

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The F Word: Willing to Reconsider

Laura Flanders of GRITtv is saying “I Do” to Ted Olson? With her love for Elizabeth, her partner of 18 years as a foundation, Flanders says she’s willing to compromise if Olson is.

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