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Quotable: Lady Gaga, Abstinence Crusader?

“Something I do want to celebrate with my fans is that it’s OK to be whomever it is that you want to be. You don’t have to have sex to…

Jessica Wakeman |

Bristol Palin’s Abstinence PSA Is Pointless, Insulting & Hypocritical

Bristol Palin has a message — teen pregnancy is only a blessing from God if you come from a privileged political family. If you’re one of the poors, having…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Quickies: Bristol Palin Stands By Abstinence Pledge & Mel B Sucks

Bristol Palin is sticking by her abstinence pledge, despite Oprah’s offer to retract the statement. [ABC News]
Have you ever considered what animals might be thinking before they get it…

Annika Harris |

Quickies: Bristol Palin Stands By Abstinence Pledge & Mel B Sucks

Bristol Palin is sticking by her abstinence pledge, despite Oprah’s offer to retract the statement. [ABC News]
Have you ever considered what animals might be thinking before they get it…

Annika Harris |

Today’s Lady News: Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Going Limp

What? Could this be? You mean school kids will actually learn useful stuff about sex? Like how their own bodies work and how not to get pregnant? CRAZY TALK. But…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dads Are Talking To Their Sons About Balls—Purity Balls, That Is

I’d thought purity balls—dances when tween and teen girls pledge to their fathers that they’ll stay virgins until marriage—were paternalistic and super-creepy for the girls. But, apparently, they are equal-opportunity…

Jessica Wakeman |

Teen Girls Get Money For College By Not Getting Knocked Up

Here’s a unique scholarship money idea: earning cash for your empty womb! A program at University of North Carolina at Greenboro called College Bound Sisters, started by two doctorate-holding nurses,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Internet Porn Is The Best Sex Ed A Teen Could Have

Woe betide the sexual being who has a kinky fetish but doesn’t have internet access. You could waste years of your life—decades, even!—fretting that you’re the only sick f*** who…

Jessica Wakeman |

Teen Pregnancy Increased In The Past Few Years

“16 And Pregnant”: it’s not just an MTV reality show, it’s also America’s scary reality! A Centers for Disease Control report just came out which discovered teen pregnancy increased in…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Condom Worshippers” Rejoice!

Federal funding for abstinence-only education was stripped from the budget in the House subcommittee, and the Christian News Wire isn’t too happy about this. According to them, “There is evidence…

Carrie Wasterlain |

Your iPurity Ring Will Keep You From Being An iSlut

Having a little trouble staying a virgin until your wedding night? Do you also have an iPhone? Then download the Purity Ring iPhone app where you can take a pledge…

Jessica Wakeman |

An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, British Kids Are Told

Jeebus. Why does everybody get so freaked out when adults dare to talk about teenagers masturbating, considering horny 13-year-old guys probably jerk off more than anyone in the world? Alas,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Let’s End The War Between Abstinence And Sex Positive Feminism

In a disturbing post yesterday called, “Why Do Feminists Find Abstinence Intolerable?” Susan Walsh, a blogger for the site Hooking Up Smart, uses our current “hookup culture” as undeniable proof…

Wendy Atterberry |

Teens Aren’t Keen On Using Contraception, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ve Stopped Going At It

It’s a good thing abstinence-only advocates are tweaking their message, because the old one didn’t seem to be working. According to a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public…

Catherine Strawn |

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Rebranding Its Message

If you’re wondering who thought it was a good idea for Bristol Palin, pregnant at 17, to warn America’s teens not to have sex until they’re married, you’re not alone.

Jessica Wakeman |

Bristol Says The Darndest Things

When Bristol Palin got knocked up at age 17, she made national headlines. We applauded her for realizing that “everyone should be abstinent or whatever but it’s not realistic at…

Carrie Wasterlain |

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Up Again

President Barack Obama has been in office for more than 50 days, but the impact of the previous eight years is still leaving an impression. According to a new report…

Annika Harris |

Bristol Palin Doesn’t Think Mom’s Favorite Method Of Birth Control Is Very Realistic

New mom, Bristol Palin, appeared on Fox News last night to talk about what it’s like to be a new mother, in an interview she scheduled without giving…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Does The Twilight Series Promote Abstinence?

I’m going to have to go with “Yes, sort of.” Being that Twilight’s author, Stephanie Meyers, is a devout Mormon, I didn’t really expect to crack open the first book…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Thongs For Abstinence Or Marketing

We’ve seen abstinence-promoting promise rings, bracelets and even sweats. Now, your underwear, specifically your thong, can announce your commitment to abstinence with slogans like, “Earn your right to wear white.

Annika Harris |