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?
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have to give kudos to Michael Gerson for stating in a recent Washington Post column that abstinence-only-until-marriage might be a “nice idea” for those who see these issues in religious or ideological terms, but is not feasible as a social expectation.