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Get Real! Why Am I Scared to Touch My Own Vagina?

Feeling anxiety or shame about one's own genitals happens. Here are some things to consider when it is, and some approaches to learning to accept and embrace a body part where we can get all too many messages to the contrary.

Feeling anxiety or shame about one’s own genitals happens. Here are some things to consider and some approaches to learning to accept and embrace these body parts.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Oklahoma Over WIC Funding Cut

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In a new lawsuit Planned Parenthood claims the state unconstitutionally cut funding to three Tulsa clinics.

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A Debate in Which Women Were Left Drinking Alone

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If you expected to be drinking every time a woman’s issue was raised during the debate, you probably ended the night sober. But… come November, we may be drowning our sorrows.

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A Plan To Get Americans Back To Work — Except For All Those Women

As Mitt Romney describes his plans for his administration, public workers — of whom women make up a large majority in many sectors — learn they will be left to fend for themselves.

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Are Women Turning The Tide On Anti-Women Legislation?

As the GOP continues to push anti-women legislation, they seem to be losing the support of the women of their own party.

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Not a Joke: Personhood for Women

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What are you, as a woman, or as a man related to one, willing to trade when you vote for a presidential candidate who signed the Personhood Pledge or a legislator who supports anti-choice “personhood”-based bills?

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Must Women Feel Sad About Choosing Abortion? Hell No!

There is absolutely nothing wrong, or necessarily tragic, unfortunate, or sad about a woman choosing to get an abortion. Nothing. And here’s why.

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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Get Real! She Won’t Stop Pressuring Me for Sex and Babies

If and when we want to have sex in such a way where we only think of our own wants and needs, we can always have that easily with masturbation. But once more than one person is involved in sex, more than one person needs to be seen, heard and considered.

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The Clitoris, the Vagina and Orgasm: Feelings and Frameworks

Knowing the issues with clitoral versus vaginal orgasms in terms of history and the politics around women and sexuality, how do you rectify when orgasm feels different based on those different kinds of stimulation?

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