abstinence

Sex

Replacing Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Could Reduce Sexual Violence

Teens who receive comprehensive sex education before college have a lower risk of being sexually assaulted.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.7.19
the anti-science presidency

Trump’s New Head of Family Planning Is an Anti-Choice Extremist

As the former president and CEO of Life Network, Diane Foley used to run crisis pregnancy centers, which exist to convince women not to have abortions. Foley now has final say on which groups will be awarded Title X family planning grants.
Susan Rinkunas
6.5.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

Understanding Sexual Pleasure Isn’t Just Fun—It’s Crucial

What if sex education centered around pleasure, rather than fear?
Kimberly Lawson
10.4.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Abstinence-Only Education Is Keeping Kids from Learning How to Spot Sexual Abuse

A law passed in 31 states requires schools to teach children how to spot sexual abuse—but some schools in states like Tennessee aren’t implementing it, thanks to conservative legislation around sex ed.
Kimberly Lawson
9.28.17
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Nun

"Abstinence is our gift to God. I made this decision for my life, so if I masturbated, I would be very disappointed in myself."
Niclas Seydack
9.26.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Sex Ed Is a Basic Human Right We Deny to Teens Every Day

"If the doctor knows you're sick, he's supposed to tell you. That's a fundamental principle of medical ethics, and countries and government programs also have obligations to provide correct and complete information."
Kimberly Lawson
8.25.17
prison

British Prisoners on Sex, Comfort, and Conjugal Visits

Prison rioter Stuart Horner recently claimed there would be less violence in jail if there was more sex.
Anonymous
3.13.17
history

'Not Just a Series of Genital Acts': The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education

As the medical director of Planned Parenthood and founder of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US, Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone believed sex ed should address topics besides abstinence and how to be a good wife.
Lauren Oyler
2.17.17
Sex

What Swearing Off Sex Does to Your Brain

Some people claim abstaining from orgasm can enhance productivity, creativity, and peace of mind. Do any doctors agree?
Hanson O'Haver
2.13.17
drinking

How to Actually Curb Your Drinking for the Rest of the Year

It's the first day after Dry January. If you want to keep this enhanced lifestyle up, here's what you need to do.
David Hillier
2.1.17
Sex

The People Who 'Sex Detox' to Help Them Fuck with Pure Hearts

There's nothing inherently bad about sex, but the societal garbage that surrounds it can cause a lot of problems. The benefits of a period of abstinence include clarity, peace, and a fruitful relationship with a vibrator.
Maria Yagoda
1.19.17
100 years

The US States Prohibiting the Discussion of Abortion in High Schools

While some states include accurate abortion information in high school sex education programs, the majority of states do not mandate that schools address the topic—and some even ban discussion or teach that abortion is murder.
Amanda Arnold
10.21.16
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