· · · · · 

We Have a Rape Problem. First Step: We Have to Admit It.

Too many boys think it is OK to have sex with girls who have not consented. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are so drunk they could not possibly consent. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are completely unconscious. And we let them do it. It's time to admit we have a problem.

Too many boys think it is OK to have sex with girls who have not consented. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are so drunk they could not possibly consent. They think it is OK to have sex with girls who are completely unconscious. And we let them do it. It’s time to admit we have a problem.

· · · · · 

Is a Kiss Just a Kiss? Scientists Study Why We Pucker Up

Though kissing may be considered first base by some, new research says that this sexual activity has many functions in a relationship but sexual arousal isn’t one of the more important ones.

Though kissing may be considered first base by some, new research says that this sexual activity has many functions in a relationship—but sexual arousal isn’t one of the more important ones.

· · · · · 

Why Did ‘Values Voters’ Attendees Laugh About Gays Being Killed by Nazis?

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

· · · · · 

Cruz, Carson Thrill ‘Values Voters’ With Obama-Bashing and a Side of Misogyny

Ted Cruz (R-TX) intoned, with apocalyptic implications, that the nation stood “on the edge of cliff,” and that only a few years stood between the cliff and the fall of the nation into “oblivion.”

At the 2013 Values Voter Summit, Ted Cruz lies about Obamacare birth control benefit, while Dr. Ben Carson says there’s no war on women because people give their seats up for the ones who are pregnant.

· · · · · 

New Study Finds Alarming Rate of Sexual Coercion Among Teens, Young Adults

According to the study, “links between perpetration and violent sexual media are apparent."

A new study finds that almost one in ten teens and young adults admit to forcing someone into some form of sexual activity. Even more surprising: 50 percent of perpetrators blame the victim for the incident.

· · · · · 

Furloughed? Frustrated? How About a Free Vibrator?

Park rangers, NASA scientists, and Census Bureau statisticians may be temporarily out of work, but that doesn't mean they have to have idle hands, at least according to one sex toy provider.

Park rangers, NASA scientists, and Census Bureau statisticians may be temporarily out of work, but that doesn’t mean they have to have idle hands, at least according to one sex toy provider.

· · · · · 

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cuccinelli Appeal on Virginia’s Anti-Sodomy Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's crusade to have the state's "crimes against nature" law reinstated.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade to have the state’s “crimes against nature” law reinstated.

· · · · · 

When Bitter Breakups and Digital Photography Meet: What to Teach Our Kids About Revenge Porn

In the corners of the Internet, there's a festering movement of men coaching each other to believe that men are oppressed because they don't have sexual control over women's bodies.

Websites like YouGotPosted.com and MyEx.com have profited off of “revenge porn,” a form of cyberbullying in which people post once-private pictures of their exes. Some say criminal laws, like the one just passed in California, are the best remedy, while others suggest putting down the camera in the first place.

· · · · · 

Two Republican Governors Remind Us That Same-Sex Marriage Is Not a Reality for All

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett compares same-sex marriage to incest on TV.

New Jersey’s governor appeals a state court’s decision to start allowing marriage for same-sex couples, while the governor of neighboring Pennsylvania goes on TV and compares same-sex marriage to incest.

· · · · · 

What Sandy Wrought, Part 2: In the Wake of Disaster, Reproductive Health Care Falls by the Wayside

A volunteer at work in a room in the YANA clinic.

In the year since Sandy hit, reproductive heath care and care for other specific, marginalized populations, has been affected in many communities.

· · · · ·