Parents and Teachers: What Teens Really Want To Learn From Sex Ed

Almost all teens in America have received a formal sex education by age 18, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods. Amazingly, only 13 states require that instruction be medically accurate and 19 require information on condoms or contraception, while 37 require information on abstinence be provided. With such inconsistent standards it’s no surprise that…

Legal Issues Around Sexting

Sexting can be fun, but you might unwittingly break some laws you didn’t know about. For example, a lot of teens under 18 years old don’t realize that the sexy photos they have of their sweetheart could, in a court of law, be considered possession of child porn or distribution of child porn (if they…

10 Things I Wish My Parents Had Told Me About Sex

Guest post from Lady Jane My therapist is quick to ask me about my childhood when addressing my issues as an adult. Sure, it would be easy to point the finger at Mom and Dad for screwing us all up big time, but let’s not be too quick to harshly judge our upbringing. While sitting…

S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide To Get You Through High School and College

If you are a high schooler or University student, or you’re looking for a good book about sex education for your high-schooler or University student, in addition to Good Vibrations Guide To Great Sex, we’d recommend S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide To Get You Through High School and College by Heather Corinna, executive director of…

Birth Control Methods

Above image from Bedsider, which has an excellent birth control method guide. Before we get started, it should be noted that while birth control methods are meant to prevent pregnancy, they may not have any effect, or limited effect, on protecting against STDs. Read more about the different kinds of STDs and how they are…

Parents: When Your Teen Is Sexually Active

As a follow-up to our other post on talking to your teen about sex, we wanted to offer some advice to parents about how to talk with their teen who already is sexually active or is contemplating becoming sexually active in the near future. So many teens are sexually active – 7 out of 10…

Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image © Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual and happy sexual relationship looks like. Whether or…