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The Horrors of My Sex Ed Experience

TweetI’m sixteen, and I’ve constantly been bombarded with sexual education all of my academic career. The earliest I was ever taught about sex in public school was fourth grade. Yet, my most horrible experience with sexual education, in the state of Texas, occurred when I was in middle school. In sixth grade, my awkward, prepubescent [...]
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Owning your pleasure

Tweet‘So I think one of the most radical things a girl can do is to own her body.’ Staceyann Chin   One could think nowadays it’s so common to talk about equality between sexes, every woman has heard the message and internalised it just a bit. This seems to be true, but there is still [...]
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West Virginia has it all wrong on teen sexting

TweetWest Virginia, bastion of morality and education apparently, passed a nonsensical law making it illegal for teens to engage in sexting. The law bars juveniles from making, having, or distributing photos and videos portraying a minor in a sexual manner. The law also requires the state supreme court to develop an educational program that focuses [...]
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Sex Ed for a Stronger Future

TweetParents, teachers, and policymakers have battled over the idea of having condoms and sexual education in their children’s schools for decades. The disagreement comes with the idea that by educating youth about the science and emotion of reproductive health, it will prompt promiscuity. This could not be farther from the truth. Learning about your body, [...]
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Dirty towels get you pregnant: abstinence-only education

Tweet A SYTYCB entry “Later, hear about the woman who told her daughter that dirty towels could get her pregnant to keep her away from boys!” This what what I heard on the radio yesterday afternoon, as I drove home from running errands. I was, of course, appalled. How could a mother spread such preposterous lies? [...]
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