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The Soapbox: In Praise Of Premarital Sex

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There’s a lot that I don’t remember from high school. Algebra. Most of the Italian language. But something my high school health teacher said about premarital sex is still embedded in my mind 10 years on.

She said that on our wedding night, when we have sex with our (future) husband or wife, all the other people we’ve slept with would be sleeping alongside us. She meant it figuratively, of course — she was trying to get us to think about promiscuity through the frame of premarital sex being a bad thing. How crowded, she seemed to be asking, did we want our marital bed mattress to be? Keep reading »

This Video Of A 10-Year-Old Girl Making A Virginity Pledge To Her Father On His Deathbed Creeps Me Out

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This Makes Me Uncomfortable

I’m just going to say it: a 10-year-old girl making an abstinence pledge to her dying father on his hospital bed is all kinds of emotionally manipulative.

I thought this YouTube video would be a touching, if extremely sad, occasion for Johnny, a gravely ill father, and his 10-year-old daughter, Nakeol. Gathered by family, they shared an approximation of the little girl’s wedding day that Johnny will not live to see; according to the YouTube description of the video, he is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nakeol felt “sad knowing he would never be there to walk her down the aisle when she gets married one day.” So the family arranged a small ceremony at the father’s hospital bed. Sweet, right? Grab the tissues.

But then it got  uncomfortable on multiple levels. Nakeol’s father didn’t just give her away; the 10-year-old Nakeol promised her dying father in his hospital bed that she will won’t have sex until marriage. Keep reading »

10 Things Everyone Should Learn In Sex Ed

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10 Things Everyone Should Learn In Sex Ed

Hold onto your pearls, pearl-clutchers. Oklahoma’s Tulsa School District has just announced plans to implement an unprecedented sex education policy. Cities like Boston,  NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles are already teaching comprehensive, medically accurate, LGBTQ-inclusive sex education to public school students. One by one, American cities are announcing a move away from abstinence-only curriculum or worse, nothing at all.

Sex education across the world varies so widely that chances are, you’re having sex with someone who received different sex education from you. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all enter (…heh) sexual and romantic relationships confident in each other’s baseline knowledge?

In an ideal world, this is what we’d all learn before we go forth and spread our love. Or seed. Or legs (I’M SORRY). Keep reading »

How These 15 Celebs Lost Their V-Cards

Bow chicka bow—OW! Post-coital, even celebs have wondered, “Is that it?”

Thanks to the lack of barriers when it comes to fame these days, many celebs have spilled the dirty and juicy details about losing their virginities. What’s most surprising to us is how young most of these celebrities were when they had sex for the first time.

Which hot TV actress has only slept with one person? Which rap star tried to lose his virginity at 7—but failed? And which reality TV star asked her mom for birth control when she decided to have sex? Read more at Your Tango…

Lena Dunham Was A 19-Year-Old Virgin — Plus The Average Person Only Falls Madly In Love Twice In Their Life

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  • When Lena Dunham was a 19-year-old virgin, she wrote a letter to Time Out New York seeking advice for how to lose her v-card. [POPSUGAR Love & Sex]
  • Dudes if you’re looking to get kinkier here are some tips for getting started with all that. DO IT NOW! [Em & Lo]
  • Reality check. New research shows that you’ll probably only fall madly in love twice in your whole life. That’s why all your dating sucks. You’re just biding time until your madly-in-love comes along. [Nerve]
  • And when you do fall madly in love, you can stalk him forever and ever with this boyfriend tracker app that is guaranteed to bring out the batshit insane inside of you. [iVillage] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To The Parents Of SlaneGirl, The Teen Who Gave Blowjobs At The Eminem Concert & Got Slutshamed Across The Internet

Who Is Slanegirl?
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She's an Irish teenager photographed giving blowjobs at a concert. Read More »
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Dear The Parents Of SlaneGirl,

I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had this week about your daughter. You know her as a baby girl you brought into the world 17 years ago. The Internet knows her as SlaneSlut or SlaneGirl. This week, her full name and photographs of her performing oral sex on two different men at an Eminem concert made their way around the world. They were posted on every social media site you can think of and shared repeatedly (with little regard to the fact your daughter is under 18 and the images technically constitute child pornography). The two young fellas she fellated have mostly enjoyed high fives from the universe. But your daughter? She’s been called a slut, a whore, a dumb bitch — every stinging slur in the book. She was hospitalized this week from from her reaction to all this negative attention.

When I’ve been thinking about your daughter, I’ve really been thinking about you — her parents.  I’ve been thinking about what I would do or say if I were in your shoes, about you could possibly have to say to her about all this. Keep reading »

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