Posts tagged "sex ed"

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

Boys Exposed To Porn Are More Likely To Sexually Harass Girls

Porn: whether you love it, hate it, or feel indifferent, you can’t deny it influences people just like any other form of media. Generally, “Think of the children!” hand-wringing is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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 | December 17, 2009 - 9:45 pm

Breaking News: Casual Sex Won’t Ruin Your Life!

Breaking news! Hooking up won’t lead to ruination, death by AIDS, and a locust plague. A recent study by University of Minnesota School of Public Health found young adults who…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2009 - 2:30 pm

New Pap Smear Recommendations Could Increase STDs Among Black Teens

Going to the gynecologist is never a pleasant experience, but most responsible women suck it up at least once a year to have an annual pap smear. The new pap…

Annika Harris | December 7, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Spain Teaches Masturbation In Sex Ed Program

“Pleasure is in your own hands” is the new pro-masturbation slogan used by a sex ed program in the Extremadura region of Spain. The campaign has upset some Catholics in…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2009 - 9:30 pm

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 | November 5, 2009 - 5:10 pm

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 | July 13, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Church Gets Sexy With Adult Sex Ed Classes

“Adult” and “sex ed” are three words that sound terrible together at first glance. But lo and behold, O: The Oprah Magazine sat in on an adult sex ed class…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2009 - 2:10 pm

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 | June 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

Quickies!: Jamie Lynn Spears Is Just Like Any Other Teen

Jamie Lynn Spears gives us the finger, and parties it up. [TMZ] — We’re glad the girl is finally acting her age, but we’re a little scared about what’s in…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 9, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Second Life Sexperts

Finally, Second Life has a use beyond virtual sex! Spanish health authorities launched a virtual portal on the site that lets teens discuss health issues with doctors without having to…

Catherine Strawn | May 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm
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