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Tag Archive | "Sex Ed"

Books: Our Bodies, Our Junk

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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You wait your whole life for a book making fun of hippie seventies sex manuals and then, boom, two come along in a month — what are the odds? But only one of them includes the top five pastry-related euphemisms for female genitalia, and only one of them includes a suggested list of effective safe [...]

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Sex Ed Video Game Is Almost a Really Good Idea

Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Okay, we admit it: When we first read about an abstinence video game in development down in Florida, we were ready to jump all over what a ridiculous idea it was. As if abstinence-only education needed to be removed even further from reality! As if abstinence-only education really deserved another $434,000 federal dollars! Etc. But when [...]

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Poll: What’s the Best Age for Parents to Teach Kids Sex Ed?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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At what age do you think parents should begin talking to their children about sex?online survey Can’t see the poll? Click here to take it.

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Confession: Synagogue Sex Ed

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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photo by Lawrie Cate A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Before my freshman year of high school, I didn’t know much more about sex than the basic mechanics. Insert tab A into slot B and, voila, you have a baby and/or an STD. This was [...]

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Get the Best TV Show About Sex – Ever! – on DVD

Monday, March 8, 2010

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SEX: How to Do Everything Our 10-part television series, SEX: How to Do Everything, is now available on DVD! Each show tackles a specific topic (seduction, oral sex, kink, etc) with tips, on-the-street & in-studio interviews, silly segments like our confessional booth in the middle Times Square, and how-to demonstrations from various models illustrating a [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Should I Teach My Goddaughter Sex Ed?

Friday, February 19, 2010

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photo by our ‚Äúwise guy‚ÄĚ Figleaf Dear Em & Lo, My goddaughter has reached the age where sexual exploration is something she might be considering delving into (if she hasn‚Äôt already). I‚Äôm not sure how to approach the issue of birth control with her. If she is wanting to have, or already is having sex [...]

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My New Sex Ed Teacher: Mom

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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photo by ILoveButter A contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Until about a year ago, my mother was always very close-minded about sex. I never had “the talk” with either of my parents, and I learned about intercourse and other modes of love making via fellow classmates, [...]

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NOW Can We Give Up Abstinence-Only Programs?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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photo by Marina(im.back) You might have seen the headlines this week that read “Rise in Teen Pregnancy Rates.” Of course what’s missing from that title is the fact that these are not real-time figures they’re talking about. The 3% rise in teen pregnancies among 15-to-19-year-olds increased between 2005 and 2006 — the first jump since [...]

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Top 10 Things We Learned from EMandLO.com Commenters in 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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photo by Robert S. Donovan Size doesn’t matter. Skills do. The Nuva Ring is one of the most confusing birth control methods out there. (Either that, or EMandLO.com was the only place online in 2009 giving out decent info on it.) If you want support for your cheating ways, don’t come here. A lot of [...]

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Comment of the Week: The Sex Ed Teacher Blues

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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photo by our “wise guy” Figleaf I have the privilege of teaching sex ed to my sixth graders.¬† However, there are so many limitations to what I can tell my kids.¬† It can be SO frustrating.¬† I am deeply spiritual and a devout Christian but I have no intention of forcing my beliefs on my [...]

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