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…

YourTango.com | 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.

I…

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
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