Want to figure out the rules of sexual consent? Ask sex workers.

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by Jessie Patella-Rey [T]he #MeToo movement has pushed issues of consent to the foreground of our cultural zeitgeist. Confoundingly, though, some of the movement’s most vocal champions seem to be the worst at respecting the very conventions they are espousing. Shortly after now-former New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Hollywood producer …

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Why straight parents struggle to talk to their LGBTQ kids about sex and how to make it easier

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By Jaimie Seaton [A] few months ago over Sunday brunch, my 18-year-old daughter and I fell into a discussion about sex and dating. Between the omelets and crepes, she described how she felt about her new boyfriend, and I gave advice on enjoying their young love while retaining her independence and sense of self. From …

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How Do You Figure Out What You Really Want From A Relationship, Anyway?

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By Kasandra Brabaw [M]any times, the advice that sex and relationship experts give to anyone who wants to have a great relationship or sex life boils down to one main principle: communication. People have to ask for what they want out of a relationship and/or sex, and then keep talking to their partner about how …

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Can You Get An STI From Anal Sex?

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That itch in your butt? It may not just be a harmless rash. By Isadora Baum [W]hen you think of sexually transmitted infections, symptoms like vaginal itching and pelvic pain probably come to mind. But the same STIs that threaten your health down below can infect other body areas. They’re typically transmitted through oral sex or anal sex, but some can be picked …

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Can We Please Stop Blaming Women For Not Being Able To Orgasm?

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By Kasandra Brabaw [M]edical experts, sexologists, and other sexperts had a lot to say when a Twitter user named La Sirena tweeted on Monday morning that all women should be able to have orgasms from penetrative sex alone. “When a woman can’t have an orgasm from pure penetration she’s usually suffering from some deep-seated mental …

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Gay and bisexual male teens use adult dating apps to find sense of community, study shows

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June is PRIDE Month By Darcel Rockett [F]inding one’s community is integral to adolescent development. The members of that community create space for relationships to grow. For some teens, that community is found on dating apps meant for adult gay men — apps that only require a user enter a birth date that coincides with …

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Men lose interest in sex before women in long-term relationships

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By Lisa Bowman [A] new study has shown that men are the first to lose interest in sex when it comes to long-term relationships. According to the research, there are ‘clear assumptions in our culture that women have lower sexual desire than men’ – it’s long been thought that men have insatiable sexual appetites for …

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