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Where Opera Meets Contraception


The Contraception Opera, “starring sperm and egg,” combines two of my favorite things — sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a little nostalgic, I did a search for “vintage sex ed” on YouTube this morning and found this gem from the ’70s. Poor Ricky! Not only does his mom walk in on him at the most inopportune time, she proceeds to ruin any chance he might have to “feel good” in the future. Then again, as her voice plays back at the end, it’s hard not to wonder if maybe she didn’t just give him more fodder for the job… Keep reading »

“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 that abstinence education is an effective primary prevention strategy.” It’s just, um, nowhere to be found. When Congress ordered a study in 2007 on abstinence-only ed, it was (shockingly!) revealed that “students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex as those who did not.” The study also found that these students were just as likely to use contraception when they did have sex as those who did not participate. Keep reading »

Hands-On “Sex Academy” In Berlin

People looking to set off fireworks with a new sex technique and those who might have missed out on sex ed when they were younger can get a refresher course at the “Amora Sex Academy,” an interactive exhibition that recently opened in Berlin. The slogan of the exhibit is “Finally — an exhibition for those who always have to touch everything.” There are more than 50 interactive displays in which men and women learn about each others’ bodies. Visitors play with the erogenous zones of naked mannequins positioned in different sexual positions. When one female model’s G-spot is accurately located, she lights up and shrieks, “That’s it!” Keep reading »

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 the cup.
  • Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have reportedly split up. [Us Magazine] — He was too cute for her, anyway.
  • Courtney Love seems to have recovered from her mid-life crisis, and is on to bigger and better things…like starting her own fashion line. [Refinery 29] — I have to admit, I’m more scared than excited.

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Sex Ed In Sign Language, She’s Good With Her Hands

You don’t have to be fluent in sign language to know what this woman is talking about: S-E-X. Good thing that not-so subtle interpreter is there! We’re picking up what you’re throwing down, hot stuff. We also hope you didn’t get whiplash from making this awesome vid. [WOW]

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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 all,” and we were hopeful (for three seconds) that she would turn this unfortunate situation into a positive one by promoting safe sex. But when she said seconds later that “you should just wait ten years,” we got on her case. The girl is a walking contradiction. And it hasn’t stopped there. Keep reading »

No More Love For Love Land Theme Park

Chinese officials have shut down China’s first sex-themed amusement park before it could open. Love Land was supposed to open this October and inspire people in China to be more open about sex, a taboo subject there, and educate visitors about proper condom use and other sex related topics. But the theme park had the opposite effect. Love Land incensed officials in Chongqing, who were offended by the risque nature of the park and ordered its destruction. I guess being greeted by a giant pair of women’s legs in a red thong was a little too much for officials that aren’t even accustomed to public displays of affection. [NY Times] Keep reading »

What Happens At An Adult Theme Park?

Public discussion of sex is taboo in China, where even kissing your significant other in public is frowned upon. But the builders of an adult theme park are trying to change all that. Love Land will be China’s first sexually explicit theme park when it opens in October in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing. But with the increase of swing clubs, burlesque shows, and easy-access to online porn, what exactly does an adult theme park have to offer? Not much. Guests will be greeted by a signboard bearing the park’s name straddled between a giant pair of women’s legs topped by a cheesy red thong. There are giant genitalia sculptures and butt sinks for hand washing. Love Land will feature exhibitions about sexual history and proper condom use, and it will host sex technique workshops. The park will help visitors “enjoy a more harmonious sex life,” according to Lu Xiaoqing, Love Land’s manager. “We are building the park for the good of the public,” he said. “Sex is a taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it.” China seems to be embarking on a sexual revolution. The Chinese government recently launched a sex education campaign with the goal to get people to seek STD and infertility treatment. However, Love Land sounds pretty boring for people who have been allowed to discuss sex in the open. It probably won’t be the tourist destination for foreigners seeking a bit of debauchery. For that, they’d have to head to Jamaica’s Hedonism resort. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Comedy Central Is Going To Educate Your Kids About Sex

Comedy Central, the network which, thanks to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” has hijacked the news and made it relevant, entertaining, and funny, has greenlighted a TV version of the cult online series “Midwest Teen Sex Show.” Despite its title, the show is hardly hardcore and offers valuable sex education information for teens and young adults via funny sketches about birth control, oral sex, porn, and STDs. It may seem odd that a comedy network is taking up the task of educating teens about sex, but many states do not offer comprehensive sex education. The network has been successful with bringing the news to teens and young adults, so I don’t have a doubt that their joint effort with the “Midwest Teen Sex Show” will rock, too. Check out an online episode! [EW.com] Keep reading »

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