What porn taught us about sex, romance and ourselves

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For a generation that went through puberty in the digital age, sex-ed often began in front of a desktop. But what happens when porn is your teacher? By Tyler Griffin Whenever eight-year-old Gabrielle Clarke watched Rihanna or Christina Aguilera music videos on YouTube, she would get an intense feeling of desire she couldn’t explain. She …

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11 Sex Tips for Guys Just Coming Out of the Closet

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By Zachary Zane A few pointers for people who are just starting to explore their sexuality! Right after coming out as gay/bi, the idea of having sex with another man can be nerve-wracking. The mechanics, while simple, aren’t necessarily intuitive. It also can be tough to really connect to another guy sexually right after sashaying …

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Here’s Everything Science Discovered About Sex & Relationships In 2018

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By Rebecca Strong I’ll admit it: I was known to doodle in the back of chem class, and I dipped out of physics whenever I could. Simply put, science has never been my thing — except, however, when it involves the dating realm. With each study that’s released, I eagerly read the findings, hoping that …

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Why Tumblr’s ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth

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By Stefanie Duguay As of Dec. 17, Tumblr will no longer allow “adult content,” defined as that which shows “real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content — including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations — that depicts sex acts.” Before this, the platform’s lenient policies contrasted significantly with those of Facebook and Instagram, which …

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Time to stop being coy about sex – and give young people the truth

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The government’s draft curriculum on sex education falls short on LGBT experiences, sexual violence and pornography By Lola Okolosie I had just turned 11 when Salt-N-Pepa released a track that made my ears burn on first hearing: “Let’s talk about sex baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things …

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Pelvic floor physio: Treating pain during sex and other common women’s health issues

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By Maryse Zeidler Pain during intercourse. Incontinence. A prolapsed uterus. Pelvic floor physiotherapist Anniken Chadwick helps her clients with problems rarely discussed at the dinner table, but that are common nonetheless. “Mostly my job is oriented around women’s health, and we just don’t do that well with women’s health in our medical system,” Chadwick said, …

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We need to talk about the social norms that fuel sexual assault

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By Natasha McKeever [T]he recent spate of sexual harassment accusations against prominent men in Westminster comes as no surprise to many of us. We expect them to know better – to have been better people – but we have also seen this kind of behaviour before … over and over again. It isn’t just powerful …

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4 things we really need to stop saying (and believing) about depression and sex

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By JoEllen Notte for Metro.co.uk I always say that sex and depression is the intersection of two taboo topics. It’s especially hard to talk about the two together because, frankly, it can be hard to talk about either topic separately. Today, we’re going to look at some commonly held (and oft-repeated) beliefs that really need …

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