Posts tagged "abstinence"

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 1, 2011 - 4:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Rachel White | February 16, 2011 - 2:00 pm

How To Stop Women From Having Sex

“To give [anti-abortion] campaigners more time to enjoy life instead of making stunt videos that have no point, here is a cut-out-and-keep list on how to stop women having sex,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Christian Ladies (Put A Purity Ring On It)

I gotta say, as a non-Christian who practices excessive amounts of pre-marital sex (well, at least before the sabbatical), I kinda like this pro-abstinence take on Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2011 - 11:20 am

Purity Rings Have An Expiration Date On “RHOA”

I wanted to be excited that Kim Zolciak’s 13-year-old daughter Brielle actually asked her mom for a purity ring on the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of

Ami Angelowicz | November 30, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Tell My New Boyfriend I Practice Abstinence”

I’ve been seeing this guy for a bit now. The only thing we’ve done is kissing (no touching) and I’ve never invited him over to my apartment (for fear of…

Wendy Atterberry | November 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Bristol Palin And The Situation Talk About Sex, Baby

It seems as if this would be a “Saturday Night Live” skit, not an actual safe sex PSA, and yet The Candie’s Foundation has managed to blow our minds with…

Julie Gerstein | November 16, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Teen Pregnancy: It’s (Statistically) A Southern Thang

Country music, Chick-fil-A, and teen pregnancy: three things that can be found anywhere in America but are heavily concentrated in the South. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Frisky Q&A: Adult Film Star Ryan Keely

For all the sex positive writing that I do, I’d never actually talked with someone who worked in the adult entertainment industry for a living. Like a lot of people,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Study: Schools Teach Abstinence, Not Contraception

Teens learn about the birds and the bees in high school sex ed — but they’re not, apparently, learning about birth control. A report from the Centers for Disease Control…

Julie Gerstein | September 17, 2010 - 4:15 pm

106-Year-Old Virgin Sings The Praises Of Abstinence

Scottish woman, Isabella Blyth, is a happy, spunky centenarian. At 106 years young, Isabella has yet to lose her v-card, or even kiss a man for that matter. She attributes…

Ami Angelowicz | September 7, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Quotable: “True Blood” Creator Alan Ball Takes A Shot At “Twilight”

“To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.”

Annika Harris | August 18, 2010 - 5:45 pm

New Video Game Is Like “Avatar,” But Teaches Teen Girls About Abstinence

An open dialogue about sex? That would be much too simple. Instead, the University of Central Florida has created an “Avatar”-like video game “that promotes sexual abstinence,” according…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers

Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Were You Clueless About Sex Growing Up?

My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Bristol Palin Charges $15K – $30K Per Speaking Engagement

More proof a fool and his money are soon parted: teen mom Bristol Palin commands between $15,000 and $30,000 to talk about abstinence and “pro-life” topics. This, mind you, is…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2010 - 6:40 pm

This Anti-Kissing Propaganda Video Will Give You Daddy Issues

Daddy issues? Me neither. But Pamela, who has an uncomfortably candid relationship with her father, has got enough for the both of us. She’s “sweet 16 and never been…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2010 - 5:20 pm