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Sex: What Is It?

A survey from the Kinsey Institute tackles the murky, but vital, question of What Is Sex? and the answers underscore how changeable our definitions may be.

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Sex, Culture and Human Rights: An African Leader Breaks the Silence

An African leader breaks the silence on sex, culture, and human rights, and asserts that Africans together need to foster a generation of young people that is empowered with knowledge, and that values such as honesty, responsibility and service, in order to make safe and responsible choices about their sexuality.

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There is No Choice Without Knowledge

There are some decisions which can be only me made by us as individuals. These are inviolable personal choices. These are the decisions about our sexuality and how we will express it, about our bodies and what we will and will not do with them. But to make these personal choices, we need knowledge.

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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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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

I’m a transgendered sex worker, and I want to not get killed for who I am or what I do. As our death count rises, I beg that you consider your prejudices around gender, and let us live in peace. I’m literally begging for my life.

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Get Real! Are We Addicted to Sex?

Sex addiction is a popular topic on talk-shows and in mainstream media (where the goal isn’t accuracy, but ratings), but it isn’t something many sexologists consider credible. I’m not on board with the idea myself.

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Get Real! Should I Be Concerned About His Sexuality?

Bisexual, heterosexual and homosexual are terms meant to describe personal identity. Identity is how we conceptualize ourselves, and we may choose one of those terms to describe one part of who we are, not what we do or have done.

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Viagra Man, A Decade Later

Thanks to Viagra, mankind now stands at a crossroads: either invest in that teenage erection – or in a broader, richer definition of manhood.

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How Easy It Isn’t

“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.

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Brüno Walks the Line

Is Brüno a punch in the face to American homophobia or does it perpetuate homophobic stereotypes in the name of satirizing them?

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