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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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Three on Virginity, Ideals and Regrets

How can you become a virgin again?  Can you become a virgin again? Why keep using that term at all, and keep trying to make sense out of a freamework we know often just isn’t sensible?

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What Is Healthy Sexual Development?

Depending on your view, the answer to that question might seem really obvious or very tricky and hazy. However, it’s a phrase and concept that’s bandied about a lot, yet is rarely explained.  A group of Australian researchers finally defined it clearly and holistically.

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The Weiner Saga: Fighting Loss of Privacy With More Loss of Privacy

Was the answer to Weiner being “exposed” really that his wife had to expose herself, too?

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Can a Lesbian Have Sex With a Dyke?

Or: How Good Consent & Communication is the Answer to (Almost) Everything for Everyone.

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A Teacher’s Second Career Writing Soft-Core Porn

A high school English teacher in Snyder County, PA writes werewolf erotica on the side and some parents think this makes her unfit to teach teenagers. Are we really that scared of sex?

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The Persistence of Syphilis and Issues of Health Equity in America

On the horizon is a greater integration of services and population level outcomes with health rather than individual disease case numbers as the sole measure of success or failure.  And syphilis reminds us of why this is so utterly necessary. 

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Unpacking a Bag Full of STI Stigma

Feeling awful about having contracted a sexually transmitted infection? Here’s the nitty-gritty on the stigmatization of STIs and people with them and how to deal.

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Majority of Women Use Contraception Irrespective of Religious Affiliation

A report released by the Guttmacher Institute yesterday shows that while religious affiliation may play some role in decisions regarding sexual behavior, it has little to do with whether women (married and unmarried) use contraception.  

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The Rules of Ooohs and Ahhhs (Hint: there aren’t any)

Are you supposed to moan when having sex? If so, is there a technique to what you are saying or do you just do it?

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