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17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Boys About Sex

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While our culture promotes a male-centric (that is, penis-centric) view of sex, men do not necessarily have it easy. Boys are half of the equation in discussions about sex positivity, and we need to teach everyone proper lessons about anatomy, communication, and consent. Let’s start by debunking these 17 myths about boys and sex.

Was It Good For You?: Inequality in Hetero Hookups

Source: Yahoo! News

Hookup culture. Everybody’s doing it. But maybe let’s take a step back and think about how – and who – this upward trend in casual sex is affecting: Is it healthy? Is it fostering equality? Is it beneficial for all? Or does it continue to uphold patriarchal memes?

Why I’m Not Here for Sex-Positivity without Critical Analysis

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I get a lot of people asking me to explain sex-positivity, usually under the assumption that I identify as sex-positive. Which I don’t. I prefer to call myself sex-critical because that’s actually what I stand for. The problem for me is the way that a lot of people do sex-positivity – namely, without a critical analysis component. And I want to talk about that.

Faking Orgasm

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In this video, Laci Green discusses fake orgasms. She begins with a story of her own experience, why she faked orgasm so often, and how it turned into a destructive habit. She also discusses her observations of this widespread phenomenon and offers a word of advice to those who may be faking orgasm or those who have partners that they suspect are faking it.

5 Problems with ‘Keep Abortion Rare’

Source: Ms. Magazine

You’ll see it on signs and banners at abortion rallies: “Keep Abortion Safe, Legal, and Rare.” This sentiment is often championed and portrayed as “something we can all agree on.” But is it really a desire we have, let alone one that we should be making heard? How does this kind of logic affect the abortion movement and all those who seek abortions?

Taking Feminism to Bed: Sexual Norms vs. Feminist Ideals

Source: The Doctor's Channel

When it comes to sexuality and feminism, one of the biggest roadblocks that we face – both in unlearning our own educations and in teaching others – is how social messages conflict with our own authenticity. What are some ways in which we can transform public thought about sexual “norms” and reconcile our feminist beliefs with social norms surrounding sex?

EF 34 – Jump Starting a Career in Sexuality Education, with Bryce Komaroff

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Shockingly, the topic of sexuality education is still very controversial today. Views around whether this vital information should be taught in schools, what exactly should be discussed, and which populations “need” it the most varies widely. In this podcast episode, Bryce Komaroff and Melissa A. Fabello discuss the benefits of pursuing a career in sex ed!

6 Abortion Myths Debunked

Source: Women Vote PA

Close your eyes and think about the word abortion. What are the first things that come to mind? Pregnancy? Unborn fetuses? Policy makers? Crying? Grief? Our society is filled with all kinds of mixed messages and myths about abortion. These myths have real consequences and effects on policy, which limits people’s right to choose. Let’s bust some of these myths.

What Our Dominant Narratives Say About Abortion

Source: The Lizness

Can you think of a movie or television show that portrays abortion as an option for one of its characters? These are the dominant narratives about abortion – the stories we see and hear that shape how we perceive the procedure. Meanwhile, where are the real stories? Where are the realities, the facts and the lived experiences of actual people having abortions?