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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 let’s just say us Girl Scouts knew about more than just tasty cookies after watching a pair of rock hoppers in the penguin pen. The next year, the health teacher separated the boys into one room and the girls into another room for the big puberty talk. By that point, I had read enough Judy Blume books to understand about menstruation, but fun facts about sexual activity — in humans, of course — were news to me.

I wasn’t the only kiddie who grew up naive about the birds and the bees: the Facebook group, “We bet we can find 100,000 people who were clueless about sex growing up!” has 120 members so far and is growing. After the jump, read a couple funny — er, funny/sad — stories from the sex ed trenches. Keep reading »

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 a girl who was quoted on Fox News saying that abstinence is “not realistic at all.” Eh, no matter. This 19-year-old baby mama (and Candie’s Foundation spokesgirl) wants to milk that teen pregnancy angle for all its worth! [New York Times and Single Source Speakers] Keep reading »

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 kissed,” because Daddy says her first kiss should be with the man she marries on her wedding day. Yeah, her wedding day. Her slutty girlfriend, Jessica, learns the hard way that kissing only leads to heartbreak! Luckily, it all works out in the end for Pamela when a fine piece of man appears and whaddya know, he’s been subject to the same creepily paternalistic brainwashing, too.

Gotta love ’80s’ abstinence-only propaganda videos! [Bust Magazine] Keep reading »

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 feel good about yourself, and if you’re not ready, don’t do it. … I remember the cool girls when I was growing up. Everyone started to have sex. But it’s not really cool any more to have sex all the time. It’s cooler to be strong and independent.”

— Lady Gaga says “just say no!” to sex — if you want [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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 a baby at 16 will just make your hair ratty! So don’t do what Bristol did and have sex before marriage, because your mom isn’t Sarah Palin. Or something. Keep reading »

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 on? Check out this SFW video for some insight. [College Humor]
  • Model Marisa Miller is in negotiations with Victoria’s Secret to return to the runway. [Maxim]
  • Cosmopolitan has some suggestions for Scott Brown now that he’s a senator. [Shine]

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