Posts tagged "sex education"

Get Your Sex Education On With These 14 Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

If you’ve exhausted your collection of sex-filled flicks, it’s time to open the doors to a genre that is both arousing and factual at the same time: love and sex…

Pop Sugar | September 23, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 5:25 pm

This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

As a modern woman who values her reproductive rights and the education of sexual health, I’m ALL ABOUT today’s young folks taking sex ed classes— but not when they’re sexist,…

Katie Oldenburg | October 15, 2014 - 9:30 am

8 Useless Things I Learned In Home Economics Class (And How They Failed Me)

In middle school, I took a cooking class and a “life skills” class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a…

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

Class Mom Bakes Vagina Cookies For Second Graders, Gets Banned From School

What’s the best way to teach second graders a valuable lesson about female anatomy? Um, baked goods. Duh.
Well, at least that’s what “Autumn”, a mother who volunteered to bring… | September 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm

True Story: I Was In A Date Rape Play

It’s freshman year of college, and Janie and Dave are best friends. They do everything together – hang out in their dorm rooms, go to the dining hall, walk around

Jana Pollack | July 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

6 Insane Sex Myths (That Are Actually True)

When that one kid back in high school told us that he’d heard that you could get pregnant from blow jobs or that the chlorine in hot tubs means you can’t catch STDs, we…

Cracked | May 11, 2014 - 11:30 am

How Sex Education Changed Denmark, South Carolina

NPR recently reported that thirty years ago, Denmark, SC, had one of the state’s highest teen pregnancy rates. Due to comprehensive sex education starting in middle school, students in Denmark, SC now have… | April 22, 2014 - 6:15 pm

RIP Society: One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is A Sexually Transmitted Infection

Earlier this week, teachers on Reddit revealed some of the craziest misconceptions students have about sex. We can’t blame them for thinking that Skittles are a perfectly acceptable form of…

Ami Angelowicz | March 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Skittles As Birth Control? Here Are The Craziest Misconceptions Kids Have In Sex Ed

Today, Reddit asked sex ed teachers about the weirdest misconceptions they’ve had to clear up among their students. Uh oh, do we really want to know? Just as we suspected,…

Claire Hannum | March 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Frisky Q&A: Therese Shechter, Director Of “How To Lose Your Virginity”

Maybe you became sexually active a long time ago. Or sex doesn’t really interest you. Or you’ve done a couple sexual activities but are taking it slowly. No matter who…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on

Avital Norman Nathman | January 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

This UK High School Is Adding “How To Treat Women” To Its Sex Ed Program

In a first of its kind program, Chase High School in the UK is implementing a “life skills” mentorship program for their students, with the hope of boosting self-confidence, providing…

Ami Angelowicz | December 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm

6 Insane Sex Myths People Used To Teach As Facts

Considering how obsessed people are with their junk, it is amazing how long it took humanity to finally figure out what it was all used for. The clitoris wasn’t fully…

Cracked | November 13, 2013 - 11:50 am

True Story: My Mom Was A Sex Professor At My College

By the time I entered my junior year of college, I was convinced that Binghamton University had only three kinds of guys. There were the players. There were the boys…

Abby Milberg | May 1, 2013 - 1:00 pm

West Virginia Student Katelyn Campbell Stands Up To School’s Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Meet Katelyn Campbell, a high school student council vice president, Wellesley College-bound senior, and sex education rabble-rouser who is filing an injunction against her principal for threats he made after she boycotted…

Sarah Gray | April 18, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Ohio Seeks To Ban Sex Ed Teaching “Gateway” Sexual Behavior

A finance committee in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to restrict sex educators from mentioning “gateway” sexual behavior — i.e., anything “non-abstinence” like fingering and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Arkansas State Senate Passes Bill To Defund Sex Education

Abortion foes in the Arkansas State Senate passed a bill yesterday to ban certain funding grants to Planned Parenthood.  The chosen grants heading to the chopping block?  Sex education. Which…

Sarah Gray | April 10, 2013 - 3:20 pm

The 7 Stupidest Ways We’re Promoting Abstinence

Abstinence-only education starts with the idea that teenagers listen to adults and manages to get even stupider. It’s working to turn the only life-threatening problem in the world that can…

Cracked | October 14, 2012 - 11:30 am

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm
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