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Funniest Reviews of the iPhone Spin the Bottle App

Thursday, January 2, 2014

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image via Rankopedia The iPhone app “Spin the Bottle!” says you must be 17 to download it, but what 17 year old still plays Spin the Bottle?! There are 18,695 (and counting) reviews of this app, almost all of them hilarious. And not one of them, we’re willing to bet, is written by anyone 17 [...]

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Teen Sex? Planned Parenthood Has an App for That

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Actually, make that nine apps. Planned Parenthood knows better than anyone that most teenagers in this country don’t get the sex ed they need. Some schools continue to preach abstinence-only education, despite the fact that research has shown this leads to less safe sex, when the sex finally occurs (and in most cases it doesn’t [...]

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Get Mortified: How to Celebrate Your Awkward Teen Years

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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One of the most moving moments in the new documentary Mortified Nation — based on the popular and hilarious¬†Mortified live show¬†that has been staged across the country — is when a participant talks about how teens just want to be heard. They don’t necessarily need to feel understood — especially by adults — but they [...]

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The Original “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Monday, July 16, 2012

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In my senior year of high school, I (Lo) read¬†“The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty”, the first in a three-book series by vampire-genre goddess Anne Rice (who was a fave of mine at the time) writing under the pen name “A. N. Roquelaure.” Except instead of vampires, she was playing around with fairy tale characters in [...]

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Blog Snog: How Kids Today Ask Dates to the Prom

Monday, May 7, 2012

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photo via TresSugar College Candy: 11 things he should have been upfront about The Frisky: Top 10 lies women tell men YourTango: How do you share your sexual fantasies? How About We: British vs. American dating slang HuffPo Women: 13 totally bizarre dating books TresSugar: How the kids these days are asking dates to the prom.

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A Teen Sex Comedy with the Best Tagline EVER

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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“How come there are so many movies about a teenage boy who wants to have sex and this is the only one about a teenage girl who wants to have sex?” Thank you! We’ve been wondering all our lives where decent depictions of young female sexuality have been. Apparently in Norway. We haven’t seen it [...]

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5 Better Ways to Express Your Intimacy

Friday, February 3, 2012

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photo via flickr A recent survey by Pew Internet and the American Life Project found that one in three teens had shared a password (email, Facebook, etc.) with a friend or boyfriend or girlfriend. Apparently sharing your password is the new way to express intimacy, to prove to your partner that you have nothing to [...]

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What If Your Sex Ed Teacher Wanted You to Enjoy Sex?

Monday, November 28, 2011

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photo via NYTimes.com We were big fans of Laurie Abraham’s even before she stopped by our book club recently and drank red wine with us while we interrogated her about her book, The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples’ Therapy Group. She’s a smart and thoughtful (and funny) writer [...]

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What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Sex

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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photo via flickr And no, we’re not talking about the relative appeal of sex in clogs. We have long sung the praises of Holland’s approach to sex — and, in particular, its approach to sex education. Because Holland has results that we can all agree are worth aspiring to (even bat-shit-crazy Michele Bachmann): The teen [...]

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Poll: “The Prom” vs “Prom”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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It being that time of year, we wanted to get a definitive answer on the eternal question: Does one go to “the prom” (as Time magazine suggests in their “Brief History of the Prom”) or just “prom” (a la Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink: “What about prom, Blaine?”).

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