Posts tagged "abstinence"

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. It weren’t pretty, I’ll tell you that much. Dreger ended up live-tweeting the whole mess–which, unsurprisingly, was filled with a lot of “if you have…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 16, 2015

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 getting laid your friends often look at you with pity in their eyes, as they try to console you with promises that you’ll have sex…

By: YourTango.com / September 25, 2014

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 you are or where you live, you will have thought about whether or not you are a “virgin” — and what exactly being a “virgin”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2014

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 that behavior forever. They will never figure it out on their own.

So discovered “concerned parent” Mark Ellis, who successfully had a sexual…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2014

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 thought this YouTube video would be a touching, if extremely sad, occasion for Johnny, a gravely ill father, and his 10-year-old daughter, Nakeol. Gathered by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

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 about these 12 years, The Art of Sleeping Alone, is due to be published  in America on August 13. Fontanel spoke with New York mag’s

By: Mary Odell / August 8, 2013

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 “docu-soap” will follow a group of 18- to 25-year-olds who are remaining abstinent. Some will undoubtedly be tempted and struggling with their abstinence, while I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2013

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 appalled by all the garbage he had been reading online about the pro-abstinence “purity” movement, which teaches girls and young women they are only “pure”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013

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 groping. Y’all know that abstinence-only sex ed doesn’t actually work, right? [Innovation Ohio, My Fox 28 Columbus]
A federal judge has prevented the last…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

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 be fought by balloons into a biblical plague. We’ve reached a point where even the Pope OKs some condom use, and he thinks about sex the…

By: Cracked / October 14, 2012

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 percent above the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And it is not too difficult to see the culprit: abstinence-only sex educatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2012

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 her boyfriend, 21-year-old Gino Paoletti, are doing in a home she purchased in Wasilla. “Bristol and Gino are crazy about each other,” a source told

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

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 the dangers of sex with laughing carnival workers and evil clowns, they don’t believe me. Well, here it is (presented in three parts, after the…

By: Jamie Beckman / March 6, 2012

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 hump the crap out of that thing until you are of legal age to get hitched? Or maybe Purity Bear is one of those hide-a-vibe…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2012

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. Future civilizations will no doubt pour over lyrics like “He’s waiting for the band / He’ll just hold my hand … I want to be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2012

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: An Apatowian Christian Comedy?

First Judd Apatow produced “Bridesmaids,” a decidedly girly movie co-written by Kristen Wiig. And now, it looks like others are interested in taking the Apatowian sense of humor—gross-out comedy, adults in arrested adolescence—and transplant it to an unexpected demographic. And thus, we have “The Waiting Game,” a pro-abstinence flick for the Christian set.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 1, 2011

Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This sex ed “program,” if you could even call it that, is aimed at girls ages 13 to 16. It narrowly passed, but fortunately it’s not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2011

Abstinence Panties Will Be Very Effective At Stopping Horny Teenagers

Forget about comprehensive sex ed. The best way to keep girls off “16 & Pregnant” is with pro-abstinence panties and T-shirts bearing slogans like “Zip It,” “Not Tonight” and “Dream On” sold on a site called What Would Your Mother Do?. According to WWYMD:

We created a line of underwear to use as conversatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Bristol Palin Makes Bank Preaching Abstinence For The Candies Foundation

According to an investigation by Jezebel reporter Irin Carmon, The Candies Foundation paid $252,500 in fees in 2009 to pro-abstinence teen mom Bristol Palin, while only giving $35,000 to actual anti-teen pregnancy initiatives. Color us shocked. That PSA that Bristol Palin made sure paid big, didn’t it? [Jezebel]
Vince Neil of Motley Crue has bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”– the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn’t have much money or restaurants or people. But we did have churches. Churches in pole-barns, churches whose congregations were made up of only one family, churches in the hill…

By: Rachel White / February 16, 2011
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