abstinence

Rejected: Federal Funding For Abstinence

There’s a first time for everything. And when it comes to federal funding for teaching abstinence programs, the pun is intended. In what feels like an unprecedented protest, more than…

Simcha | June 25, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Friday Quickies!

The Los Angeles Times featured a week long dialogue this week about modern feminism between Katha Pollitt and Amanda Marcotte, who are 20 years apart in age. Very interesting read.

The Frisky | June 6, 2008 - 7:30 pm

K-Swiss Should Keep It Real

Sex sells. But what about purity? A K-Swiss ad campaign features tennis star Anna Kournikova in a white sports bra and a teeny-tiny mini skirt, showing off her midriff like…

Simcha | June 6, 2008 - 4:30 pm

K-Mart Says Their Sweats Don’t Advocate Abstinence, But Their Website Tells A Different Story

Remember those “True Love Waits” sweatpants we posted about the other day? Well, K-Mart is claiming that the sweats’ message has nothing to do with abstinence and that the bloggers…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 6, 2008 - 12:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Harvard Hates Harry Potter, Nudism, Women Voters, And Teen Sex On The Rise

Some Harvard grads were a little pissy that their Ivy League school invited Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to speak at commencement rather than, say, Bill Gates. Get over it,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 6, 2008 - 11:30 am

Crave: “True Love Waits” Sweat Pants

We didn’t wait and certainly don’t expect/want you to, but we just can’t help but think it would be really funny to wear these sweats to bed, with our boyfriend,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 3, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Virgin Sacrifice: Father/Daughter Dance

A benefit to raise awareness sounds like a good thing, but sometimes even a ball can be bad. Case in point: The Chastity Gala, a trend of father/daughter dances across…

Simcha | May 22, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Poll: How Do You Keep The Babies Away?

Every month, when my period arrives at 9am on the dot on (usually) the first Sunday of the month, I say a little silent thank you to the person who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2008 - 3:45 pm

Jon Stewart Endorses A More Innocent Version Of The Horizontal Tango

The Daily Show did a segment on abstinence-only education and suggested a fun activity for those holding onto their chastity. Dry-humping! Oh and our new favorite word for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 1, 2008 - 11:00 am

Frisky Chatter: Dish From The Frisky Forums

So this weekend, while you’re waiting for everyone to arrive at your green party, or you’re twiddling your thumbs until the Bust Craftacular starts, or you’re counting the seconds until…

The Frisky | April 25, 2008 - 8:30 pm

STD Prevention Factoid!

Drinking a cap-full of bleach will not stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It will, however, turn your insides into mulch. Guess they didn’t teach teens in Florida that in abstinence…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2008 - 11:00 am

Teaching Kids About Safe Sex Doesn’t Make Them Go Out And Hump Like Rabbits

In today’s “Like, duh?” news, a new study suggests that teaching teens about safe sex not only might lead to less teen pregnancy, but also does not increase the number…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 21, 2008 - 11:30 am

Twenty-Five Percent Of Teen Girls Have A Zac Efron Poster & An STD

Some good news before we sit down with a bowl of popcorn, a bottle of wine, and that Tivo’d episode of High School Confidential — one in four teens girls…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2008 - 5:15 pm

Puritan Pop Stars

Over a decade after Britney claimed she was saving herself for marriage, the Jonas Brothers, a popular teeny-bopper boy band, have decided to take a vow of celibacy too. The…

Simcha | February 25, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Sex On TV: Abstinence And American Idol

One of the contestants who made it through on last night’s episode of American Idol, was this lil’ cutie, Amy Catherine Flynn…”Amy Catherine, AC, whatevs!” Yeah. So, in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 24, 2008 - 7:00 pm

The Bush Administration Spanks Washington State For Teaching Sex Education

So, the whole issue of government funded abstinence-only education is a confusing one, but we’re here to give you the low-down. Basically, the Bush Administration, in an attempt to offset…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 26, 2007 - 4:00 pm

Breaking News: Abstinence-Ed Doesn’t Work!

There’s a news story to support the headline above nearly everyday, but the latest has the most expansive evidence that abstinence-only education does not affect sexual behavior in teenagers. The…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 5, 2007 - 7:12 pm
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