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 so … » 4/04/14 2:00pm 4/04/14 2:00pm

We Really Ought to Teach Dudes About Periods

Periods are a perfectly natural element of the human experience, not a blood-soaked nightmare from whence we can never wake. But you wouldn't know that to talk to many dudes out there! And maybe it's time that we, as a society, maybe fixed that. » 3/06/14 5:40pm 3/06/14 5:40pm

What's The Weirdest Lie About Sex You Learned in Sex Ed?

Last week, students at Richardson High School in Texas took to social media to voice their annoyance with Justin Lookadoo, a super right wing whackadoo sex ed lecturer whose deliberate anti-sex lies were almost as offensive as his as-styled-by-Guy Fieri's afterbirth hair. But Texans aren't the only people being messed… » 11/18/13 12:30pm 11/18/13 12:30pm

British Prof Calls for Debate About Lowering the Age of Consent to 15

The UK's president of the Faculty of Public Health has called for a national debate on lowering the age of consent from 16 to 15, arguing that, um, in case British lawmakers haven't realized it yet, lots of teenagers are having sex before they reach official consenting age, yet their status as ineligible sex-havers… » 11/17/13 2:00pm 11/17/13 2:00pm

Teens Bone With or Without Condoms, Say Docs for the Millionth Time

Seriously, dum-dums, how many times do we have to go over this? Condoms do not cause sexy intercourse any more than seat belts cause car accidents. Adding yet another voice to this "conversation," which has seemingly been raging since the invention of penises, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on… » 10/28/13 8:30pm 10/28/13 8:30pm

Parents of Teens Grudgingly Submit To Their Awkward BF/GF 'Sleepovers'

When I was a teenager, which I like to think was not that long ago, there were no one-on-one co-ed sleepovers, although I do remember a whole lot of drama over a handy given at a New Year's Eve slumber party while everyone else was sleeping. (Not by me.) Nobody even thought to ask. (Not that I was hanging out with,… » 8/10/13 1:04pm 8/10/13 1:04pm

Take a Look at the First Sex Manual Published in America, c. 1766

It's certainly not The Joy of Sex, but Aristotle's Complete Master-Piece, published in 1766, has been credited as the first sex guide to be published in America. A read of some excerpts certainly fills one with the feeling that despite the sad state of affairs that is sexual education in the United States right now, at … » 8/09/13 4:50pm 8/09/13 4:50pm

Getting Us Horn Dogs to Use Condoms Is Gonna Be Really Fucking Hard

Like everything on the Bravo network, condoms are both terrible and great. They're terrible because they're inconvenient, expensive, and deliver a diminished genital-on-genital experience. But they're great because they block all sorts of unwanted things from getting into your body — like Chlamydia and babies! » 7/02/13 1:40pm 7/02/13 1:40pm

Ignoring Anti-Woman Wingnuttery Won't Make It Go Away

The day after the election last fall, I felt like the bespectacled teen movie archetype who just found out the POPULAR BOY (played by an actor with a suspiciously square twentysomething jaw for a high schooler) asked her to prom. Across the country, politicians who had publicly said dumb crap about women's roles,… » 6/13/13 1:10pm 6/13/13 1:10pm

Here's a 'Where Babies Come From Book' That Doesn't Suck

Whenever people talk about how their parents explained to them how babies were born, there's always a multitude of ridiculous stories. Some got updated lessons every year, which increased in detail as they aged, as it became "more appropriate" but also "more awkward" to do so (me). Others just came home from school and… » 6/12/13 6:00pm 6/12/13 6:00pm

Pregnant Teen Photos Banned From Yearbook Because 'Abstinence'

A Michigan school district won't let two pregnant students show their baby bumps in the high school yearbook because it would promote teen pregnancy and thereby contradict the state's abstinence-only sex ed approach. We can't make this shit up. » 5/16/13 6:20pm 5/16/13 6:20pm

Right-Wing StyleWatch: Spring's Hottest Anti-Choice Trends!

Most Americans lack access to affordable health care and believe abortion should be legal, but that hasn't stopped some uber-chic fashionistas from daring to break the rules! We've hand-picked five key ways you can wear the most essential anti-choice trends from the runways — er, courtrooms and Senate floors. Let's get … » 4/17/13 2:40pm 4/17/13 2:40pm

Children of Ohio, You Are Officially Screwed When It Comes to Sex Ed

Apparently being known for Steubenville isn't enough for Ohio — they're now trying to corner the market on not educating their teens about sex. Yesterday, the Ohio House Finance Committee's Republican members voted to adopt a state budget amendment that mandates an abstinence-only approach to sexual education. Oh,… » 4/17/13 1:50pm 4/17/13 1:50pm