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 Monday 6:10pm

Just Some Cool Christian Dating Rules from a Chill Christian Dad 

The Internet is full of unexplainable, contextless, amazing detritus. For instance! These dating rules from a not-at-all unnervingly calm Christian dad wearing a very sophisticated patterned shirt, who uses the term "date mate" and warns that, "Sex may be fun. But now sex can kill." » 2/24/15 4:45pm 2/24/15 4:45pm

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

Parents' Group: Planned Parenthood Will Turn Our Kids Into Sex Fiends

Parents in a California school district are freaking the fuck out because their kids are learning about sex from Planned Parenthood. » 11/07/14 5:50pm 11/07/14 5:50pm

Parents Freak Out Over Sex Ed Book Discussing Bondage and Orgasms

Parents in Fremont, California want a textbook pulled from the ninth-grade health curriculum, because they're unhappy with its frank discussions of sex toys, sex games and sexual fantasies. » 8/08/14 11:20am 8/08/14 11:20am

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

Grab a cup of tea or maybe a fine whisky and curl up with this awesome read, "The Weird, Fascinating History of America's Sex Ed Films." A collaborative project from the likes of Bitch Media, Feministing, and Making Contact, the piece provides a very insightful look into how the political, moral, and pop culture… » 6/29/14 3:50pm 6/29/14 3:50pm

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

Sex Ed Is a Day Late and Dollar Short for America's Teenagers

For all too many teenagers, America's current sexual education is tantamount to shutting the barn door after the horse has already gotten out. According to a new report from the CDC, anyway. » 4/09/14 3:00pm 4/09/14 3:00pm

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

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

Sex Ed Expert Says Kids Shouldn't Kiss Adult Relatives, People Freak

Shitstorm ahoy! A leading British Sex Educator suggested that kids shouldn't be forced to kiss adult relatives, and that maybe a high five, or a firm handshake would suffice instead. Great Britain's Great Aunts are fucking livid. » 1/08/14 12:20pm 1/08/14 12:20pm

The U.K.'s New Porn Filters Are Blocking Sex Ed Sites, Too

While America's elected officials have whiled their days away bickering about budgets, the prime minister of the U.K. has had his hands full—with a war on pornography. Unfortunately, some of the country's sex ed, porn addiction and domestic abuse resources are collateral damage. » 12/19/13 3:00pm 12/19/13 3:00pm

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