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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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Plan B Becomes Available to Women of All Ages, But Everyone Should Have a Plan A

New decisions mean emergency contraception will soon be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.  While we celebrate this victory, we should also be using it as an opportunity to remind young people that there are much better ways to prevent pregnancy.

New decisions mean emergency contraception will soon be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.  While we celebrate this victory, we should also be using it as an opportunity to remind young people that there are much better ways to prevent pregnancy.

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Boston High Schools May Soon Make Condoms Available and Provide More Sex Ed

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

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Porn Actor Jailed for Spreading Syphilis

Jesse Spencer, aka "Mr. Marcus."

In a rare move, a porn actor was jailed for spreading syphilis to his co-stars. His attorney argues that he is the victim of political posturing.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Michael Douglas Backtracks, Parents in China Want Sex Ed, and Condoms for Batman?

Michael Douglas backtracks on his claims that cunnilingus caused his cancer.

This week, Michael Douglas backtracked on his assertion that HPV caused his cancer, parents in China said they want sex education, a study showed Australian kids in same-sex families are doing well, and Durex’s new social media campaign backfired.

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New Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Could Provide Many Benefits for Women

Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.

Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Condoms as Evidence, Lies About Sexual History, and Sex Toys at Elite Schools

The Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution.

This week, the Brooklyn DA told cops to stop collecting condoms as evidence of prostitution, studies found that college kids lie about their sexual behavior and students at elite British schools buy a lot of sex toys, and the U.S. cities that have the most same-sex couples raising kids may surprise you.

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