Abstinence
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Confession: I Need More Hot Sweaty . . . Cuddling

photo by Leeni Speaking of casual cuddling: Our contributor Abby Spector, who is double-majoring in English and Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: It has been exactly a year since I last had sex. I didn’t intend on taking a vow of celibacy. Like belly button lint and shocking celebrity deaths […]

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Candie’s “Sexes Up” Abstinence Campaign

The Candie’s Foundation’s pro-abstinence tee We guess it was only a matter of time before the true-love-waits crew decided to use sex to sell abstinence. After all, if sex can sell anything — even, ew, toilet paper — why shouldn’t it be used to promote the very absence of sex? That’s so po-mo our heads […]

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Stop Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs Now!

feminist majority T Tomorrow, July 8th, the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor HHS) will be considering funding for the fiscal year 2010. Email the Labor HHS Subcommittee and Call Chairman David Obey, (D-WI-7), at 202-225-3365 and tell them that failed abstinence-only sex education programs must not be […]