Category Archives: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

The Republican Party Has Been Opposed to Condom Use for Years: Remember McCain in 2008?

If you haven’t heard, Rick Santorum’s sugar daddy major financial backer has this bit of birth control advice: Asked if he worried that Santorum’s Puritanical views on sex and social issues could hurt the candidate in the general election, Friess … Continue reading

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Condoms and Antibiotic Resistance

A couple of weeks ago, a report described the increase in gonorrhea strains that are resistant to most antibiotics. Because what we really need is an untreatable version of the clap. Madame Wev succinctly makes a key point about contraception … Continue reading

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According to Anti-Gay Bigot ‘Logic’, Minnesota Teens Are Having Sex With Deer. Or Something (You’ll Never Think About Bambi the Same Way Again)

Lots of people believe HIV entered the human population because people had sex with monkeys, when it is probably due to contact with monkey blood (and other fluids) after killing the monkey for food. As ERV noted, if you tried … Continue reading

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I See the Surge of Santorum As an Opportunity: The Contraception Edition

And I don’t mean that in a gross way. In case you missed it, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came out against birth control. No, really: Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception … Continue reading

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Do Those Who Oppose OTC Plan B for Teens Remember Being a Teenager?

Amanda Marcotte makes two good observations about the decision to make teens get a prescription for Plan B. First (boldface mine): Turns out a lot of people—especially men—who think of themselves as “reasonable” or moderate or even liberal, quickly glommed … Continue reading

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U.S. Teens Are Very Bad at Having Sex

I don’t mean if they enjoy it or not, but avoiding the consequences. By way of Dana Goldstein, we find this chart illustrating the teen pregnancy rate of various countries: Goldstein: We can only gesture toward the myriad factors causing … Continue reading

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STDs and Immaculate Infection

Ten percent of self-described abstinent teens test positive for an STD.
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Dirty Dancing and the Replacement of Teenage Sex with Premarital Sex

Unmarried adults have premarital sex. And that’s a good thing.
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I Wouldn’t Mate With You If You Were the Last Finch on Earth?

We can only hope that the dwindling populations change their tune.
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Abstinence-Only ‘Education’ Withering

One less instance of child abuse by the theopolitical right.
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