Norway Warns Public About Chlamydia With Giant Glitter-Spraying Dick

The campaign is titled Penis Can Surprise You and can only be described as “modern avant-garde creepy-as-fuck.” But what else can you do to get noticed, asks a Norway sexual health charity, when the people who most need your advertisement about chlamydia aren’t paying attention to more traditional forms of public… » 6/25/15 9:30pm 6/25/15 9:30pm

Loser Son of Alaska State Senator Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where members of the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today, with considerably less fondness, we bring you Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly, who believes birth control is for loose women and whose son, Devin, was just charged… » 5/26/15 12:30pm 5/26/15 12:30pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Papers School With Sexist-As-Hell Prom Poster

Last week, a Reddit user pointed out that curious prom posters—approved by the principal—had begun appearing on her high school’s walls. The posters, which featured a woman made out of words suggesting good qualities, reminded young men that prom was “a night to protect her character.” » 4/30/15 7:50pm 4/30/15 7:50pm

A Very Special 1944 Message to Women from the Government About STDs

Recently, we all had a good laugh at an inappropriately upbeat PSA from the early 70s, warning America that VD is for everybody. But it seems downright contemporary compared to this 1944 special message to women, in which a VERY disappointed family physician informs a young woman that she has gonorrhea. » 3/30/15 6:10pm 3/30/15 6:10pm

Spending Bill Frees Up Millions of Dollars for Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

There is a lot to dislike about the 1,600-page, $1 trillion spending package up for a vote in Congress today, but one of its most obviously counterproductive provisions may be the new pathway for states to access a new stash of federal funding if they implement criteria for abstinence-only sex ed (a phrase that should… » 12/11/14 2:30pm 12/11/14 2:30pm

Kids Learn About Sex, Gender and Consent; Parents Understandably Livid

In ninth grade, I took a summer class on health education. In it, we learned how to put on a condom, that being gay is okay and that trans people aren't freaks. My parents didn't bat an eye (except when I brought a lube sample home). Parents in Lafayette, CA, however are hopping mad that their kids learned how to say… » 12/09/14 9:00pm 12/09/14 9:00pm

Study: Sex Ed Needs To Start Much, Much Earlier

Many American educators will be shocked to learn that the best way to encourage safe sexual practices is not to cover your eyes and pretend that the youths won't grope each other dirtily 'til marriage if you vehemently insist that they shouldn't. In fact, a new study shows that teaching kids about sex before puberty… » 8/05/14 3:20pm 8/05/14 3:20pm

Surprise: GOP Candidate Preaches Abstinence, Teen Daughter Is Pregnant

A hearty Mazel Tov (a blessing on your head!) to Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy, whose staunch support of abstinence-only education will soon bear delicious fruit from the tree of poetic justice: His 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant and expecting a baby any day now! Good work, everyone! Let's all go home! » 7/10/14 6:45pm 7/10/14 6:45pm

Mom Flips Out Over Nurse Wanting to Speak Privately With Teen Daughter

One Michigan Concerned Mother is so, so, so mad that a hospital that she took her daughter to requested speaking privately with her 17-year-old daughter that she's gone public to warn other Concerned Parents that the government is restricting their "God-given" right to control all aspects of their children's life. » 6/18/14 2:00pm 6/18/14 2:00pm

Eighth Graders Asked to Publicly Declare How Far They'd Go Sexually

A dating lesson went horribly wrong at Woodland Park Middle School in San Marcos, California when the instructor (who, let's be real, was probably just asking for a friend) requested that students stand under signs marked with romantic and sexual acts —ranging from "smiled at" to "all the way with Stephanie Kaye" — to… » 6/09/14 5:20pm 6/09/14 5:20pm

​Parents of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Must Now Opt In For Sex Ed

You would think that in a state with the 12th worst chlamydia rate, where nearly one in ten girls aged 15-19 becomes pregnant, and where slightly more than half of high school students reported using a condom the last time they had sexual intercourse, sex ed would be pretty fucking valuable. Thanks to one… » 6/08/14 12:00pm 6/08/14 12:00pm

Vegas Police Host Purity Event, Say Premarital Sex Is Deadly

This Saturday, the Las Vegas Metro Police helped sponsor a "Choose Purity" event targeted at young girls. Its message was pretty simple: if you have sexual intercourse before signing some legal documents binding you to another human, you risk getting sucked into the dark world of drugs, gangs and sex trafficking. Oh,… » 5/05/14 3:20pm 5/05/14 3:20pm

Mississippi Sex Ed Equates Sexually Active Girls to Dirty Chocolate

Usually when you eat a York Peppermint Pattie, you unwrap it and put it in your mouth. Well, according to one school district in Mississippi, that's what sex should be like: they've been having students unwrap a pattie and pass it around the room to simulate what happens when you sleep with too many people. (You get… » 4/04/14 2:00pm 4/04/14 2:00pm