sex education

supreme court

What Brett Kavanaugh Got Wrong About Sexual Assault and Virginity

Experts on sexual violence say Kavanaugh revealed a deep misunderstanding of sexual assault when he brought up virginity during a Fox News interview.
Marie Solis
9.25.18
My First Time

I Built a Sex-Positive Dildo Empire. Here's What I Learned

Zoë Ligon is the founder of Detroit sex toy emporium Spectrum Boutique. She shares the lessons she's learned during her time in the industry—and why you can never use too much lube.
Zoe Ligon
9.6.18
teen pregnancy

Court Rules Trump Can't Use Pregnancy Prevention Funds on Abstinence Orgs

Federal judges ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, which sued the Trump administration for letting abstinence-only groups apply for funds meant to help prevent teen pregnancy.
Marie Solis
8.31.18
Culture

This Pop Star Turned Her Orgasm Into a Song

When musician Von reflected on her close relationship with her vibrator, she decided to immortalize it by creating music using her orgasm's unique vibration patterns.
Suzannah Weiss
8.17.18
Sex Ed

What 'Queer Eye' Star Karamo Brown Wishes He Learned in Sex Ed

The Fab Five member opens up about his first intimate experiences and the kinds of sexual misconceptions he's been working to unlearn.
Broadly Staff
6.19.18
sex education

Sex Ed Vloggers Say YouTube Is Censoring Their Videos

For many young people, YouTube is a valuable source of sex education—but some content creators are accusing the company of "shadow-banning" them and limiting the visibility of their content.
Sirin Kale
5.15.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

How Bartenders Are Learning to Stop Sexual Assault on the Job

Safe Bars was founded in Washington D.C. to train bar staff how to intervene in cases of sexual assault. Now, it's rolling out across the country.
S.E. Fleenor
11.27.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

This Teen Is Paving the Way for LGBT-Inclusive Sex Ed in Schools

High school senior KC Miller wrote the Pennsylvania Healthy Youth Act to advocate for comprehensive sex ed in his state, and after garnering support from grassroots organizations, he plans to take it to the Pennsylvania legislature.​
Michelle Fabio
10.2.17
history

'Not Just a Series of Genital Acts': The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education

As the medical director of Planned Parenthood and founder of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US, Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone believed sex ed should address topics besides abstinence and how to be a good wife.
Lauren Oyler
2.17.17
love is a hoax

What Sex Guides Say About Our Changing Ideas on Sex

Unlike the sexist, paternalistic, and homophobic tips and tricks of the past, a new crop of inclusive advice books aims to show readers that sex is whatever you want it to be.
Christine Ro
2.13.17
Sex

Teen Girls Who Are Close to Their Moms Less Likely to Have Sex at a Young Age

New research shows that teenage girls are less likely to have sex at a young age if they have a strong bond with their mother. The author of the study explains why.
Sirin Kale
1.3.17
Health

Investigating the Middle School Rumor that Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count

One of the greatest rumors in middle school was that the yellow dye in Mountain Dew killed off your sperm. Naturally, it became a much beloved contraceptive choice for countless teens. Was there any truth to the rumor?
Marla Bahloul
8.25.16