Why I Won’t Teach Abstinence to My Son

My partner and I don’t see eye-to-eye on every parenting decision. But there is one parenting choice we completely agree on, and that is what to teach our son about sex.

The Seductiveness of Secrets

Quentin Lucas discusses the false security we feel in not talking about sex.

WTF Is Puberty?

TomSka tells you everything you need to know about puberty in 7 minutes.

Changes in Sex Ed Curriculum: Playboy’s Dr. Jess Schools the Board

What should our children be learning about sexuality and their bodies? Alison Tedford interviews sexologist Dr. Jess about changing attitudes and curriculum. — Controversial changes to curriculum about the birds and the bees has parents in Ontario, Canada buzzing. I interviewed Dr. Jess O’Reilly, a sexologist from Toronto, on the topic. The controversy began with […]

Male Self Pleasure and Unraveling Our Stories of Pleasure and Shame

Victor Warring wants men to know that self-pleasure is worthy of respect, joyful playfulness and honest sharing.

What Happened When a Daughter Asked Her Dad, Instead of Her Mom, to Explain Puberty and Periods

Josh Misner was the only dad at an event for parents and daughters to discuss a girl’s path through puberty. Here is what happened.

How Being Sex-Positive Can be a Career Killer

A personal story about how my being sex-positive was interpreted as being a possible predator by a popular tech company in the bay area.

Mandatory Sex Education is Long Overdue – But It Shouldn’t be Just About Risk Prevention

There is a need to move from positioning sex education as a tool to reduce short-term risks to a vehicle for promoting equitable, pleasurable and affirming relationships throughout life.

My Son, the 5th Grade Gynecologist

A story about the most awkward parent-teacher conference, ever.

#whatyounevertaught: 5 Ways to Make Sex Ed Better for Boys

Why should boys be left to learn the hard way about real issues regarding sex and relationships?

Tearing Pages Out of Textbooks is Not Censorship?

Knowledge enlightens and empowers people and is an essential building block of civilization. Censorship prevents knowledge and narrows the mind.

Teaching Not Just Sex, But Good Sex

Sex education doesn’t teach us how to have good sex and relationships, rather how to roll the condom onto a banana and how to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Letter from An Absent Father

Kozo Hattori writes a letter to his sons in case he dies.

Rewriting Our Sexual History

Randall Frederick looks at why individuals, even entire communities, rewrite history to conform with their ideology.

Realizing That It’s Time for the Sex Talk and Everything That Means

Jeff Bogle wasn’t worried about having the “talk” with his ten year old, but it did make him mourn the waning days of his daughter’s childhood.

Do Boys Deserve Credit for the Declining Teen Birth Rate?

The reason that teen pregnancy rates have plunged in the last few years is because boys are behaving more responsibly.