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Get Real! …And Then My Mom Walked In On Us

Sex is a big part of our adult lives, but people with maturity can keep it in perspective: having sex shouldn’t be more important than the integrity of our closest relationships.

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Get Real! Am I Behind the Curve on Sex Compared to Other Teens?

It’s so important to try not to get hung up on the idea that what other people are doing (or not) sexually has any relevance to what we ourselves do or don’t do.

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Get Real! Is Intercourse A Violation?

Physically, and often emotionally, sex is about both people being actively engaged, doing something together, not about one person doing something to, on or at the other.

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Get Real! How Do You Have Good Sex Sober?

Know what? While alcohol can reduce a person’s inhibitions, another thing it often does reduce how aroused — how turned on — a person can get.

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Get Real! She’s Under 18, How Can She Get an Abortion?

If your girlfriend is pregnant, and does decide abortion is her best choice, having someone with her and having it paid for may be less than she needs: those are but the bare basics.

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Get Real! Hopping Mad About Herpes

I can’t begin to tell you how many people in the world don’t know that they have oral herpes, and don’t know that cold sores are a symptom of oral herpes.

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Get Real! I Don’t Feel Ready for Sex – Should I?

Age-in-years, all by itself, doesn’t tend to be a good marker of when someone is or is not ready for sex.

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A Top Ten List for Talking to Teens About…Well, You Know

Stop talking! Start listening! Know yourself first — and seven other suggestions for parents who know they need to talk about sex with their teens.

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Get Real! Did I Lose My Virginity By Masturbating?

Virginity is a cultural idea, not a medical fact, and not a particularly useful one. And masturbation is A-OK.

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Sex-Positive Evangelicals? Oh, Yes

Despite a strain of “sin or not?” nit-picking, sex advice on Christian websites often emphasizes female pleasure and benefits of healthy sexuality.

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