Category Archives: Sexuality & Health

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…

TDORGLAAD

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…

Teen and Birth Control Pills

OTC OCs?

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released a committee opinion regarding over-the-counter access (meaning you don’t need a prescription) to oral contraceptives. When I first read this I thought about how beneficial this would be for teens who might be worried if their…

Holding Hands - Gay Pride

So Gay? No Way!

I heard it again last weekend on the street while I was enjoying the unseasonable sunshine: one teenager said to another “that’s so gay!” I thought people were moving beyond this! We have made a lot of progress in the past few years, and most…

New Girl on Fox

Gumbo Pot, Bing Bong, and Chickadees

Does anyone out there watch “New Girl” on Fox? Last weeks episode “Naked” had the characters spouting some of the funniest euphemisms for male and female genitalia I’ve ever heard. (If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest watching.) Aside from the fact that…