Posts tagged "abstinence"

I’m Not Sold On “Secondary Abstinence”

In a recent New York Times Modern Love piece, writer Ali Rachel Pearl tells of the time a doctor declared that she was “secondary abstaining” because she hadn’t had sex in two years.

Claire Hannum | November 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

Good Luck, Russell Wilson: Ciara’s New Video Is Hot Like Fire

Sir, we wish you the best of luck. …

Megan Reynolds | July 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why Russell Wilson & Ciara’s “No-Sex Vow” Weirds Me Out

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently did an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at San Diego’s Rock Church in which he not only confirmed that he has been dating pop star Ciara,…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Bristol Palin’s Birth Announcement Is Just The Saddest Thing Ever

She worries she’ll be a “huge disappointment” to her family. …

Robyn Pennacchia | June 26, 2015 - 9:00 am

Badass Mom Livetweets Her Son’s Absurd Abstinence Only Class

Wednesday morning, Alice Dreger, a professor at Northwestern medical school, decided to sit in on her son’s abstinence-only sex education class to see what garbage they were feeding her child.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

7 Benefits Of Sexual Dry Spells

We live in a society that has us believe that if we’re not getting any, then our life is a failure. OK, that might be dramatic. But if you’re not… | September 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Therese Shechter, Director Of “How To Lose Your Virginity”

Maybe you became sexually active a long time ago. Or sex doesn’t really interest you. Or you’ve done a couple sexual activities but are taking it slowly. No matter who…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This Video Of A 10-Year-Old Girl Making A Virginity Pledge To Her Father On His Deathbed Creeps Me Out

I’m just going to say it: a 10-year-old girl making an abstinence pledge to her dying father on his hospital bed is all kinds of emotionally manipulative.


Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2013 - 11:20 am

Author Sophie Fontanel Decides That No Sex At All Is Better Than Bad Sex

Sophie Fontanel is a novelist and the senior editor at French Elle. She also chose to be celibate from age 27 to age 39. The English translation of her book…

Mary Odell | August 8, 2013 - 12:40 pm

MTV Orders Up Reality Show About Virgins

There’ve been teen moms. There’ve been “guidos.”  There’ve been rednecks. The next cultural subgroup to get the MTV reality show treatment are a little more, well, innocent: virgins. The hour-long…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Sex Advice From A Dad To His Daughter That Every Parent Should Read

Have a young girl in your life? Then here’s a blog post that you’ll want to email to her parent right now. Houston Press writer Jef With One F was…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Ohio Seeks To Ban Sex Ed Teaching “Gateway” Sexual Behavior

A finance committee in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to restrict sex educators from mentioning “gateway” sexual behavior — i.e., anything “non-abstinence” like fingering and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The 7 Stupidest Ways We’re Promoting Abstinence

Abstinence-only education starts with the idea that teenagers listen to adults and manages to get even stupider. It’s working to turn the only life-threatening problem in the world that can…

Cracked | October 14, 2012 - 11:30 am

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Bristol Palin’s “Trial Marriage” & Other Sinful Activities Renamed By The Palins

What the rest of us call “cohabitation,” or in some circles “living in sin,” the Palin family calls a “trial marriage.”

That’s exactly what abstinence-promoter Bristol Palin and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Kirk Cameron Tried To Ruin My View Of Sex

When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated…

Jamie Beckman | March 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Weirdest Abstinence Ad You’ll Ever See

Hey, young people! If you are thinking of succumbing to the temptations of sex, just think of cuddling with your talking teddy bear. Cuddling, meaning you can go inside and…

Ami Angelowicz | January 19, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Praise Be! Nicki Minaj Gets “Super Grace,” A Pro-Abstinence Parody

Here’s something we didn’t expect: a pro-abstinence Nicki Minaj parody called “Super Grace”! It’s based on “Super Bass” and the Bible, and Jesus Christ himself gets thanked in the comments.

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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