Let's Talk About Ideal Marriage, the Book That Taught Your Grandparents How to Bone

These days, if you want to be delivered unto marriage with a sexual blank slate, it takes a village full of abstinence-only educators working overtime—and then some. Today, information about the most obscure kinks is a Google search away, there are detailed diagrams available for positions that would daunt a… »9/08/15 4:30pm9/08/15 4:30pm

John Oliver, Laverne Cox Take On Idiotic Abstinence-Only Sex Ed 

On This Week Tonight, John Oliver lavished a full 21 minutes on American sex ed, with a special emphasis on abstinence-only curriculums. The segment comes complete with clips from dreadful videos with titles like “No Screwin’ Around” and programs comparing girls who’ve had sex to used tape, chewed-up gum, and stinky… »8/10/15 9:05am8/10/15 9:05am

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 9:30pm6/25/15 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 12:30pm5/26/15 12:30pm

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 6:10pm3/30/15 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 2:30pm12/11/14 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 9:00pm12/09/14 9:00pm

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 6:45pm7/10/14 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 2:00pm6/18/14 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 5:20pm6/09/14 5:20pm