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Youth in US Delaying Sexual Activity, What Does It Mean?

A new National Health Statistics Report suggests more youth are waiting to engage in sexual activity than were 5 years ago. What does this new data mean for our work?

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Get Real! How Long Does it Take to Become a Virgin Again?

Virginity is an intellectual concept, idea, belief, and perhaps most accurately, a word for identity some people use, usually to identify when they or others have not had certain sexual experiences

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Get Real! Waited Til Marriage But Sex Isn’t Working Out

The lead-up to sex for newlyweds who wait for marriage is SO huge, unrealistic expectations–to be a “good” wife or a “good” husband, or have sex as some sort of duty– can create even more stress.

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Get Real! Unpacking Cultural Myths and Biases About Women’s Bodies & Sex

I often get questions from women in South Asia or the Middle East concerning virginity “status” in relation to their culture. Here are a number of such questions and the answers to them.

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Get Real! He Said He’d Wait, But He Won’t Stop Asking

What do you call it when someone asks the same question over and over again hoping to get a different answer? Pressure.

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Get Real! Myths & Realities of Bleeding with First Intercourse

There has been little scientific research on the incidence of bleeding after first intercourse, and it doesn’t have any real medical relevance.

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Get Real! Did I Break My Hymen with Masturbation?

You do not lose your virginity from masturbation. Nor does a woman lose her virginity because she’s sexually excited, touches her own anatomy or talks about sex with others.

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More Vampires, This Time With a Twist

It may not escape some of the conservative currents that inform vampire stories, but True Blood does a good job of scrambling and subverting them.

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RH Reality Check Interviews: Jessica Valenti, Author of The Purity Myth

RH Reality Check’s Laura Janoff spoke to Jessica Valenti about liberal parents, schoolgirl fetishes, and women’s sexuality unleashed.

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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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