Category Archives: Sexuality & Health

Confused Girl

V is not just for Vagina

I don’t know how many people can remember being potty trained. I don’t really remember it all too well. But I’ve had lots of younger siblings, and cousins who have been potty trained at a time when I was old enough to realize what was…

It Takes More than a Penis and Vagina

It has come to my attention recently that there are two common words dominating conversations about reproductive anatomy: Penis and Vagina. Now, don’t get me wrong, these are two very key structures that play important roles in reproductive function. But did you know that each…

Let’s Talk About Porn

As a teen, your brain is still growing and developing, and some of the experiences you have now can impact you later in life—and not always in a good way. This is why watching pornography without really thinking critically about what you’re seeing is not…

What ever happened to Sex Ed?

I was fortunate enough to have been raised and schooled in New York City, but I can’t recall once being taught about safe sex or how to use contraception. In my middle school, there were honors and non-honors classes. The kids in the honors classes…

Techy Teens Invent Cool Condoms

A good friend tagged me in a Facebook post this morning with unique news that I would like to share with you. My hunch is that the story will go viral but just in case you don’t catch it on your news feed, here it…

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Transgender Awareness Week 2013

Last week was “Transgender Awareness Week”. “Transgender Day of Remembrance” was held in Boston on Sunday, November 17th, 2013. “Transgender” is a word for people whose gender identity is different than their biological sex, (the sex they were assigned at birth based on physical characteristics)….

Confused Sexual Identity

Sexual Orientation – It’s Complicated

Have you ever thought about how complicated sexual orientation is? Sexual orientation usually means romantic or sexual interest toward girls, guys, or both – but it’s much more complex than that! Sexual orientation can include romantic and sexual attraction, what a person calls themselves (for example, straight…