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Let’s Talk About Sex, Says New Religious Institute Report

Encouraging spiritual leaders and congregations to promote open, factual discussions on sex, sexuality and social justice is the focus of a new report by the Religious Institute.

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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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Get Real! Are We Addicted to Sex?

Sexual desire is not the same thing as sexual addiction, and sexual addition is an overused term. Learning to best manage sexual desire, feelings and choices is a something we all need to learn for normal, healthy relationships.

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The Fog Zone

New research takes an in-depth look at the knowledge, attitudes and behavior of unmarried young men and women (ages 18-29) regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and relationships.

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Believe It or Not: Global Leaders Mark World AIDS Day With No Mention of Youth

Last week I attended a World AIDS Day Event at the World Bank. Yet despite the fact that in many countries young people are at greatest risk of HIV and there are 3 billion people under 25 worldwide, not one expert mentioned youth.

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Get Real! I’m Becoming a Christian: How Can I Reconcile My Faith With My Sex Life?

Form-based ethics teach the Christian to ask the question “Am I allowed to do this?” Content-based ethics teach the Christian to ask “Am I truly loving the person or persons with whom I am doing this, including myself?”

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How Can I Make My First Time Special?

If the sex that you’re having is really about you and your partner– if it’s an expression of who you both are, what your relationship is, and how you feel about each other and if it’s what you both want and feel ready for, it’s special.

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Get Real! I’ve Had to Lie to Get Him to Stop Pressuring Me for Sex

One part of readiness for sexual partnership — and it’s a biggie — is being able to hear, accept and respect another person’s limits and boundaries, not just using someone else to get your rocks off.

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Get Real! This Is What Sexual Incompatibility Looks Like

Someone telling you they don’t want to be intimate and that they don’t like it when you do sexual activities for them is usually telling you quite clearly that they just are not feeling it with you when it comes to sex.

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Sex, Rights, and Politics–From Cairo to Berlin

Sex happens: 125 million times each and every day. So how is it that in the 21st century this precious element of human existence is still taboo? Strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights must become a global priority. Our future depends on it.

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