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Mommabare: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex?

Your kids need your openness and vulnerability as they navigate the confusing maze that is puberty. So don't be afraid to talk to your kids about sex Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.26.18   |   SHARE
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Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Story Highlights The Importance Of Teaching Sex Ed

How do we expect adults such as Aziz Ansari to understand the components of consent if we are not emphasizing this type of education as early as Read...
Mariana Plata    |   01.19.18   |   SHARE
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Teaching boys about consent.

Teaching Boys About Consent Needs To Start Earlier Than You Think

There are times when I'm teaching my boys about consent that I think, “But he’s only six!” And then I remind myself, if not now, when? Read...
Kristina Wright    |   11.29.17   |   SHARE

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
Periods shouldn’t make you unhappy. Periods shouldn’t be painful. Having a vagina shouldn’t be painful.

To My 13-Year-Old Self: I'm Sorry No One Taught You About Your Period

One day, when you’re twice your age, you’ll write a letter to yourself with all the things no one taught you about your period Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.3.17   |   SHARE
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Melissa Garber is a sex-ed teacher, and she's here to answer your questions about the state of Sex Ed today.

We Asked A Sex-Ed Teacher About The State Of Sex Ed In America

It’s no secret that sex ed is a mess. Children are not getting the educations they need to thrive. STD rates are at an all-time high, many schools Read...
Gigi Engle    |   03.6.17   |   SHARE
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Not Your Grandmother’s Religion: Why My Parochial Education Was A Big Fail

I spent nine years attending Catholic School. I’m pretty sure I would have been there for twelve if the grades offered went beyond the Junior High Read...
Judith Liebaert    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
Melissa asked my mom for a banana and said, “All of the ones at my house have condoms on them.”

First Love and Condom-Covered Bananas

Standing in the kitchen of my South Beach condo, I hear in my head what my mom said during my recent visit to California. “Be more vulnerable,” she Read...
Carina Ost    |   01.4.17   |   SHARE
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