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Breaking the Generational Cycle of Shame About Sex

Shame and fear about sexuality–perpetuated ironically by the same parents who were themselves sexually active as teens–are linked to sexual irresponsibility, teenage pregnancy and STD transmission. Can we break the cycle?

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Roundup: Public Option is Alive, National Sex-Ed Week of Action, Is Yaz Safe?

Health care reform needs to result in affordable health insurance options, the death of the public option is highly exaggerated, teens acknowledge the National Sex-Ed Week of Action and the birth control pill known as Yaz is being criticized for its safety.

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Listen Up! Maternal Health, Purity Myths and Female Sexual Power on WBAI (and WBAI.org)

This Friday, August 21st from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, listen in as Jennifer Block, Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman talk to Women’s Media Center’s Tristan Aaron about taking care of pregnant and laboring mamas in this country, the big fail of abstinence-only programs and creating a culture of female sexual empowerment.

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Get Real! How Do You Tell When Women Are Done With Sex?

Sex is over when one or both partners don’t want to have it anymore, either because they both feel satisfied or just because one or both are done with the whole works for the time being.

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Get Real! Why Do I Feel So Bad Later When It Feels So Good At the Time?

To be right, sexual intimacy has to feel right before, during, and after. Taking a break from sexual activity to be sure of how you feel may be the right thing to do, no matter your age.

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Should Sex Ed Always Be Sex-Positive?

Sure, I admire the intention of web sites like the new Sex.Really. But do you know how much harm you’re really doing when you preach against a ‘hookup culture’?

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Sex Ed Lessons from Southern Neighbors

A United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting concluded last week with unequivocal support for comprehensive sex education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to help stem the HIV epidemic and promote overall health.

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North Carolina Closer than ever to Real Sex-education

With innovative new sex-education legislation in North Carolina, progress could be just around the corner.

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Roundup: Common Sense on Contraception, Sex Ed, Women, Catholicism, and Palin’s Liberal Fundraising Boon

Editorials around the country call for common sense on both contraception and sex ed; policies for women are explored; advocacy groups enjoy Palin fundraising bounce; Joe Biden’s Catholicism and the inconsistent Bishops.

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Get Real! My Girlfriend Lost Her Virginity To Someone Else

This week in Heather’s popular Scarleteen sex advice column for teens, Heather talks to Ronnie who has questions about his girlfriend’s feelings for her first sexual partner.

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