Monogamous? This STD Doesn’t Care


There’s a new STI on the rise, and here’s what you need to know about Lyme Disease. Yes, Lyme Disease.

The Conversation I Was Never Prepared to Have


How one doctor’s appointment felt like a life sentence for one writer.

Why We Must Move Beyond Condoms and into Cultures of Desire


“Messages that focus solely on condom use do not engage with the psychological and social issues that inflame people’s desires to engage in risk-taking behaviour,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Help Support Real Sex Education


The internet’s best sex information resource for teenagers needs your help.

The Reluctant Intactivist

Kenny Shults Reluctant Inactivist

Kenny Neal Shults wants to take “An un-serious look at a the serious subject of why we circumcise our kids with two short comic films that poke fun at American secular circumcision.”

Pregnant Boys: Chicago’s Teen Pregnancy Campaign Sparks Conversation

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Chicago is shocking the world with its 2013 teen pregnancy prevention campaign, which features pregnant teenage boys.

Illinois Passes Bill for Comprehensive Sex-Ed in Public Schools

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“In fantasy land, we teach our kids abstinence—and they listen.”

Black Men: Let’s Talk About STD Prevention

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In honor of April being STD Awareness Month, Bill Johnson II suggests more black men get uncomfortable for a minute and talk about STD and HIV prevention.

Dear John: My Co-Worker Makes Me Feel Dirty


A germaphobe coworker, a boyfriend who used to see escorts, and a regretful past of bullying.

Monogamish: Two Is Company, But Is Three Really a Crowd?


Zach Stafford digs up some surprising figures about modern relationships, and asks: is it worth pretending to be monogamous when you’re not?

Teachers Forced to Out Gay Students? Tennessee’s New “Classroom Protection Act” Proposed

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Senator Campfield says, “the new version is completely different, and gets rid of some of the old perceptions” about the “don’t say gay” legislation.

STDs and Men’s Sexual Health: 2/12


The STD Project and The Good Life are sparking a conversation on male sexual health in the 21st century.

On Women and Casual Sex – Part I: The Pleasure Theory


Actually, Good Charlotte, girls DON’T like cars and money—as much as they like boys who know how to “please” them…

Dear John: Will Making Her Feel Awful Make Him Feel Better?


Dear John addresses a drunken one night stand, hating a girlfriend’s hair cut, and a daughter who is embarrassed by her father.

Good News! Scientists Confirm HPV Vaccine Won’t Turn Teens Into Sluts

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Brendan O’Connor cites a new study about the vaccine against the STI that can cause cervical and penile cancer.

A Mission to the Venice of the Amazon


Welcome to Belen, where the poorest of the poor float for half the year on the floodplains of the Amazon.