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Condoms in porn is not really that crazy a thing […] If they do care that much about the performers, they would use condoms.
HIV-positive porn stars pressure the industry to start using condoms.
Good news! A Georgia hospital reversed its decision to deny a 15-year-old a heart transplant due to his low grades and trouble with the law.
Surrounded by old men, Ohio’s Governor signed a stringent law restricting women’s reproductive rights.
Forget the dire headlines that “it’s worse than AIDS.” Here’s everything you need to know.
The women’s magazine we really need vs. the one we get.
It’s National STD Awareness Month. Here are some fast facts:
- Treating STDs costs the United States an estimated $17 billion each year.
- Our epidemic is driven by just two STDs and there’s already a vaccine to prevent one of them.
- Women disproportionately bear the burden of STDs.
- Common STDs may become resistant to antibiotics
- HIV testing will now be covered under Obamacare
The unfounded fear that young children will somehow become “impure” if they learn about a dirty subject like sex is deeply rooted in American culture. Our society assumes that human sexuality is dark, dangerous, and shameful — something we need to protect teens from, rather than teach them about. Teens consistently learn that it’s not okay to talk about sex because it’s supposed to be totally off-limits to them, constrained to the bounds of a traditional marriage. But this attitude has led to disastrous consequences: damaging women and LGBT Americans’ sense of sexual self-worth, fueling the STD epidemic, and creating a moral environment where rape culture has flourished.
Bloomberg’s supersized soda ban gets rejected by a judge, but it’s backed by science.