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This Week in Sex: Zurich’s ‘Sex Boxes,’ Second Porn Star Tests HIV-Positive, and a New Reason to Use Condoms

Zurich builds drive-in sex boxes (above) for sex workers and their clients.

This week, Zurich builds drive-in sex boxes for sex workers and their clients; a second porn star tests positive for HIV, bringing more calls for condoms on set; and researchers find condoms can increase healthy bacteria in the vagina.

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This Week in Sex: College Back-to-School Edition

This week, we have some news for returning college students.

This week, we have some news for returning college students: they’re not having as much casual sex as we thought, Penn State’s paper will have a sex column for the first time since the 2011 abuse scandal, and University of Michigan students can buy condoms in dorms.

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Porn Pause: Moratorium on Filming Imposed When Adult Actress Tests Positive for HIV

Cameron Bay, above, tested positive for HIV.

Just a few days after a judge ruled Los Angeles’ on-set condom requirement constitutional, the industry had to deal with the news that one of its actresses tested positive for HIV.

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In South Sudan, Too Many Young Women Dying in Childbirth

Aerial of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with river Nile on the right.

Women will continue to die far too young in South Sudan if public health strategies fail to reach youth before they become sexually active, and policies fail to address the family planning needs of communities.

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Average Penis Is Less Than Six Inches Long, Study Finds

Don't believe the hype.  A new study finds the average penis is only 5.6 inches when erect.

Don’t believe the hype. A new study finds the average penis is only 5.6 inches when erect.

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Dissecting the Outrageous, Inaccurate Claims Made at a High School Abstinence-Only Presentation

Hillsboro High School, Tennessee.

A presentation in Tennessee made headlines after a student recorded the inaccurate, misleading, and extremely biased information presented in his high school class. Here’s what was said, and what’s wrong with the presentation.

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This Week in Sex: Europe’s Birth Rate, Cohabitating Couples, and an App for Finding Condoms

Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.

This week, research found that as the unemployment rate rose in many European countries, the birth rate fell, another study found that many couples move in together without being totally committed, and Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.

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This Week in Sex: Casual Sex Linked With Distress, Health Teachers Forced to Lie, Thieves Steal Man’s Condom

A new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being.

This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.

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What Happens if Pride Parades Become Condom-Free?

What if they stop passing out condoms at Pride?

The organizers of Houston’s annual Pride parade, coming up this weekend, almost banned distributing condoms. And I have a lot of reasons to be skeptical about what a new “family-friendly” and “marriage-minded” LGBT community will mean for Pride.

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This Week in Sex: States Improve Sex Ed, Vibrator Patent Ruling, and Genitals Clash in the Street

Image of a We-Vibe vibrator, taken from a video demonstration of how it works.

This week, two states took steps to improve sex ed, a vibrator company was slapped for patent infringement, and a street fight broke out between a penis, a vulva, and a bystander.

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