Abstinence is a spiritual practice, and it is a fine one, but all of us do not have to adopt such a practice in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
What could have been a fascinating insight into strangers’ expressions of intimacy is instead a tableau of stereotypical sexual narratives already prevalent in mainstream media.
A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.
Despite numerous popular critiques of purity culture in recent years, increasingly from Christians themselves, I rarely find my experience as a queer Black woman reflected.
Two new documentaries directed by young women operate under a shared thesis: Women need to talk about sex.
In its latest entry into the circus freakshow form of reality television, TLC invites viewers to gawk at five not-so-young people who have never had sex.
What to do when what’s supposed to feel like a sexual milestone feels more like a raw deal, including sorting through feelings of upset about a partner’s sexual history.
How can you tell Mom you’ve become a sexual adult without disappointing her? How can you ask her for birth control? How can you disclose being sexually active? And is it okay to use her sex toy eithout asking?
How can you become a virgin again? Can you become a virgin again? Why keep using that term at all, and keep trying to make sense out of a freamework we know often just isn’t sensible?
In her new memoir, the country’s most famous teen mom and abstinence ambassador claims that Levi Johnston “stole” her virginity but does not believe it was rape; a puzzling distinction.