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How to Have “The Talk” in the Age of TikTok

TikTok, with its short, direct and entertaining videos, is wildly popular among kids and adults of every age. As a sex educator, I appreciate the many body positivity and health education accounts on TikTok that teach people about their bodies, reproductive health and sexuality in a healthy, inclusive way. But as with any media platform...

Oct. 26, 2022

Costumes Do Not Equal Consent

Halloween is full of tricks and treats, but it is essential to remember that a Halloween costume cannot imply or express consent. Everyone should have the right to feel empowered celebrating the spooky season by expressing their creativity and slaying in a costume that they feel comfortable in, no matter the coverage...

Oct. 25, 2022

Could a Vasectomy Be Right For You?

For decades, the responsibility of taking birth control to avoid pregnancy has fallen on the shoulders of people with uteruses, or female reproductive systems. More recently, there has been a stark increase in interest among people with penises and testicles to...

Aug. 19, 2022

A Guide to Having the Best “Hot Girl Summer"

When Houston-raised rapper and reproductive freedom advocate Megan Thee Stallion coined the phrase “Hot Girl Summer,” the nation was on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as the pandemic dwindled by 2021, the full-throttle potential of the anthem was hard to be felt. Summer 2022 has arrived and social media has declared these next few months will be the “Hot Girl Summer” we’ve been patiently awaiting...

July 8, 2022

HIV Testing is Self-Care

National HIV Testing day is observed every year on June 27th. This day is an opportunity to encourage and emphasize the importance of HIV testing, which is essential to reducing HIV infections, improving health outcomes for people with HIV, and...

June 29, 2022

5 Things You Should Know About Sex

May is Sex Ed For All Month, a widespread effort driven by groups of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations that are committed to making sure that equitable sex education is available and accessible to all. To close out the month, we’ve put together five things that everyone should know about sex:

May 27, 2022

How Do I Confirm Consent?

Before engaging in any sexual activity with a partner, it’s important to always confirm that you have consent. Sexual consent is a mutual agreement to participate in a sexual activity. It can seem scary to speak up when you feel uncomfortable, or awkward to pause and pose the question, but...

May 23, 2022

STI Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested

Do I have an STI? It’s a question riddled with what-ifs and what-now’s, but don’t worry. If the thought has ever crossed your mind, you’re not the first person to question it. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are...

April 11, 2022

Condoms Are Actually Awesome, Here’s Why

Condoms regularly get a bad (w)rap. For starters, it can feel a little bit awkward buying condoms. There’s also the age-old myth that condoms reduce sensitivity during sex (don’t worry, we’ll debunk this in a sec). But all in all, the benefits... 

Feb. 14, 2022

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