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Get Real! Is Something Wrong with Me If I Like BDSM?

Anyone interested in BDSM needs to figure out if it is something they want or like, and then if it works with their feminism and with their life and relationships as a whole or doesn’t.

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Get Real! I Want to Wait to Have Sex…Can I?

What I hear you saying is that you’ve yet to be in a situation or relationship where sex has really felt like the right thing for you, or like something you wanted and took part in on your own terms.

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Get Real! Where Has My Sex Drive Driven Off To?

Libido — the desire for sex of any kind — is a very complex thing, much like sex and sexuality are complex.

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Get Real! How Do You Masturbate?

In honor of Masturbation Month, Heather answers young women’s questions about sex for one.

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Can We Shame Our Way Out of Teen Pregnancy and Parenting?

A glittery panel discussion about teen pregnancy prevention shames teens who parent, treats girls as sexual gate-keepers and ignores dating violence and sexual coercion.

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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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“Girls Particularly Cautioned”: Separate Spheres for the Status Quo

Sexism and misogyny are something that women in particular should not be exposed to, as if boys and men were somehow better equipped to handle the message. If anything, I’d argue the opposite.

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Get Real! I’m a Sexual Abuse Survivor; How Do I Get OK With Being Intimate Again?

The very first thing I want to say, and want you to try hard to hear, is that you are not abnormal, nor are you some kind of basket case. You’re simply someone healing from a serious injury.

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Should We Fight Sexting or Sexism?

In her reader diary, Leah627 writes: The recent sexting scandal in Pennsylvania provokes questions about technology, the role of parents vs. the government in education, and sexism.

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A Closer Look at Utopia: Strengths and Weaknesses of Sex Ed in Sweden

Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.

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