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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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How I Learned About Sex, In 8 Vignettes

I’m fifteen. A man has come to our school to tell us girls how to protect ourselves from rape. Read...
Sian Ferguson    |   08.29.16   |   SHARE
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[M]any doctors aren’t properly educated on matters of sexual health. Image: Thinkstock.

Our Schools And Doctors Don't Get That Contraception Goes Beyond The Pill

While there are numerous contraceptives that fall under the umbrella of “birth control,” people in North America have many misconceptions surrounding Read...
Katie Ingram    |   08.9.16   |   SHARE
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Young people deserve to have information about where, when, and how to access abortion. Image: Thinkstock.

Why We Need To Include Abortion In Sex Ed

Even though in the U.S., abortion is a safe and legal option, conservative lawmakers in my state have made sure that among the hundreds of Read...
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I too, was a baby woman. A child with breasts she had no clue what to do with.

I Was A Child With Breasts I Had No Clue What To Do With

I got my first period when I was ten. I was at a family friend’s house. I went to the bathroom and there it was, staring back at me. Thankfully I had Read...
Laura Hampson of Mamamia    |   04.11.16   |   SHARE
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“What’s a clitoris?” my friend blurted out.

When It Comes To Sex Education, Less Than 7% Of Young Women Learn About Pleasure

Isn’t this what we want for young women? Education about this most secret and awesome part of our bodies bestows young women with the knowledge that Read...
K S of Mamamia    |   02.18.16   |   SHARE
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3 Powerful Things You MUST Tell Your Kids About Sex

If I had grown up with a more complete picture of sex up to that point, would I have felt less horrified that day? Read...
Lauren Brim of Your Tango    |   10.9.15   |   SHARE
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Abstinence-Based Sex Ed Doesn’t Work: Duh

Teaching sex ed the right way doesn’t have to be weird or hard. Read...
Melissa Petro    |   05.27.15   |   SHARE
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