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Love Thyself

Jun 3, 2013 | Sex ed |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Despite the fact that we’re 13 years into a new millennium, when it comes to self-pleasuring – otherwise known as masturbation - we seem to still be in the Dark Ages. 

Many women I counsel about sex feel and believe that masturbation is only for men or people without a sex partner. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, research about self-pleasuring habits has revealed that men and women in couples are more likely to masturbate than single people. So why the blushing and nervous giggles whenever someone mentions it? Because few people find it easy to talk about sex openly and this is what causes the red-face and reticence when conversation turns to sex on our own steam.


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On Love, Gratitude, and Anatomy

May 17, 2013 | Sexual Health |Sex ed | Comments (1)

“You don’t have a penis, Mommy!?”

Even though I’ve worked in HIV, sexual health, and education for over 20 years, I never imagined I’d be having a conversation like this with my 3-year-old son.


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STI Awareness Month

Mar 29, 2013 | General |STDs/STIs |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. each and every year.

20 million…

ASHA recognizes each April as STI Awareness Month and an appropriate theme this year might be STIs By the Numbers.


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Spring Break, College Hookups, and Doctors

Mar 19, 2013 | STDs/STIs |Sexual Health | Comments (0)
Spring Break is here and it’s time to party. For many college students, this can mean finding oneself in a stranger's bed having no recollection of the previous night's activities. We laugh about it afterwards, but no one talks about the health implications.

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If You Give a Teen a Condom

Feb 14, 2013 | Sexual Health |Sex ed |Adolescent health |Condoms | Comments (0)
One of the hottest debates among school administrators, parents, and politicians is sex education, specifically information about safer sex, in schools. If you give a teenager a condom, are you promoting promiscuity? Are we inviting unplanned pregnancy and STIs into teen’s lives by acknowledging the fact that they might be interested in sex?

Simply put: No. Duh.


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