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Get Real! I Don’t Know How to Deal with My Boyfriend’s Boundaries and Responses to Sex

The expectation that men will always go for sex or don’t have sexual boundaries is super problematic. So, how do you deal with men who feel challenged, and how do we move toward a mindset about men’s sexuality that’s better for everyone?

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Recital Revelations: When it Comes to the Over-Sexualization of Young Girls, We Are the Problem

All the single children.

Last weekend I had a revelation. It was well into the second hour of an interminable dance recital and little boys were twirling little girls in mock romance while the audience cheered, and it hit me; when it comes to the sexualization of young girls, we are the problem. We are society. We are the ones who send our girls mixed messages. 

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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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I Have Sex. And I Vote.

Lots of people take birth control pills because they are having sex and they don’t want to get pregnant. In fact, 86 percent of us take it at least in part because we want to be able to have sex and not get pregnant. Reproductive health, rights and justice advocates think it’s a really good thing that women have autonomy over their bodies, their sexuality, and access to a full range of good choices about how to manage their fertility. 

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The Scarlet Ultrasound: State-Sanctioned Rape as Punishment for Having Sex

The claim that mandatory ultrasounds are about information has no basis in research or common sense. Luckily, conservatives are beginning to abandon that argument and admit that it’s all about punishing women for having sex. 

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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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Sex Sells Family Planning and Safer Sex: Why Aren’t We Using It?

Use of erotic imagery to promote family planning (as opposed to HIV prevention) has been less the norm but this need not be the case.

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Condoms Breaking? Ur (Probably) Doin’ It Wrong.

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Want to do your part to help prevent the spread of HIV this World AIDS Day?  One of the easiest ways we can all do that is to use condoms correctly and consistently, avoiding common mishaps which can result in rips or breaks.

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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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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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