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  • My Experience With the IUD and How it Improved My Life

    If you've ever experienced heavy flows, severe menstrual cramps or forgotten to take your pill, the IUD might just be the answer to your contraception needs!

  • Teens and Sex

    We all know how hard it is raising teens. This stage is where communication is so very difficult, yet so essential. Sex is certainly going to be a struggle during their teenage years, but this is the time when you are needed the most.

  • My Body, My Image Part 1: Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Children

    Children suffer from body image problems just as much as adults. Body changes, puberty and an ongoing culture of thinness adds to a time of anxiety that can last into adulthood. How can we help children to accept and love their bodies?

  • Pregnancy is the wildest roller coaster you'll ever experience.

    So you're pregnant, and you're over run with new feelings and physical changes, but whats happened to your self confidence and sex drive? Are they hiding behind that new roll, or maybe it's on those feet you can't see.

  • 6 Ways To Stay a Healthy, Sexy Mom

    Feeling sexy isn't always high on a mom's to-do list, but there are simple steps she can take to keep feeling sexy through motherhood.

  • Being Super Mom, and a Super Spouse

    There are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all the tasks of being a mother. It's harder still to have the energy to be a pleasing spouse after the tasks are complete. It can be done, though!

  • Sexual Education: Who is the teacher?

    Saying who is responsible for educating the youth about sex is not as simple as it seems. There isn't one right or wrong answer, but I feel the best course of action is a united front between the home and school.

  • Sex Education is MY Responsibility

    Educating my children on sexual health and practices is MY responsibility. My girls are still very young, but their education has already begun.

  • To Whom Does The Responsibility Of Sexual Education Fall To?

    In this day and age, who should be responsible for sex ed? What should a sexual education program teach?

  • Sex and Babies: Can the two co-exist?

    Oh. My. God. Right there, that's the spot, keep going, keep going...oh god, I'm going to - OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM, E-I-E-I-O

  • One Generation to Another: Interviewing Mom

    My mother is a 58 year old woman, who grew up in a very different time. Views on women, on life, and love have changed a lot since she was my age. So how does a woman who’s been married twice, had three children, and lived such a full life view womanhood? I interviewed her recently to find out just what she thinks about women, motherhood, love, marriage, and even sex.

  • Talking to Teens About Sex.

    When is it time? What should you cover? What shouldn't you cover? Should the school be helping?

  • Morally Grey: Biological Children

    When does the desire for children turn grey? Is it okay if you know you will give your child a disease? Is there a line? And where is it?

  • The “Traditional” Family? Anything but.

    The argument for "One Man. One Woman." Is anything but traditional. Looking back at human history, you'll be surprised that that so-called "traditional" family is the farthest thing from traditional.

  • Preschool Closes Amidst Sex Scandal Between Students

    A California Lutheran preschool is in hot water due to allegations of sex between its young students. Unanswered questions still exist about where students learned of these sexual acts in the first place and what the long-term consequences will be.

  • Starting Sex Ed Classes: Maturity Before Age

    Children are hitting puberty younger than ever and are attending sex education classes at an earlier age, but not all children are ready to deal with the information that is being presented.

  • Whose rights are it anyway?

    Is there a simple answer to the question of who has the right to make a decision on abortion? Of course not! In such a horrible situation, who gets the final say?

  • What About Him?

    It takes two to make a baby, but it only takes one person to decide if that embryo is born or not. Should the man have any say in what happens?

  • The Struggle Over Choice

    It's never an easy choice to make, but when the mother and father cannot reach an agreement, how is a plan of action eventually reached?

  • Equal rights across all planes!

    In a country that has fought so long for equal rights, it seems to me that a key area has been disregarded: father's rights to an unborn child. No man can legally force a woman to abort her baby, so why should a woman be able to abort a baby that has a parent who wants to raise it?

  • A Father's Rights Don't Trump A Mother's

    While I do acknowledge that a father has rights, I simply can't view a scenario in which they trump a woman's rights.

  • It Takes a Village

    While it's tempting for single mothers to view their contribution as the only one that really matters, it's important to acknowledge the role of father to a child.

  • Rights Given or Taken?

    We as a society mostly agree that once a child is born, the father has some sort of parental rights and responsibilities, barring any sort of extenuating circumstances. But what about before birth? Does he have any sort of say? Should he?

  • SexIs Subjective: Gentleman's Choice?

    Should men be included in the decision making choice for abortion?

  • Pro-Choice, but Whose Choice?

    When it takes two people to make something, who gets more of a say when choosing to unmake it? Normally, the clear answer is both parties, but what if that something affects one party way more than another? Such is the dilemma of abortion. Doesn't he have a say in whether the child should live?

  • From the Mouths of Babes

    I had my children as a teenager. I struggled with their irresponsible father and my teenage children know the paths that I've taken and they respect them. I've always told them that I'd respect theirs as well. However, you'll never know what they are until you talk to them.

  • Sex Myths in Our Schools

    Educating our children about sex is one of the most important lessons we can teach them in life. High school is a breeding ground for misinformation and peer pressure. Get to your kids first before their peers do.

  • Define This: the Oedipus and Electra complexes

    It was Freud who penned the expression for the first time, but Jung defined the meaning differently, and contemporary psychologists are on different opinions. Here is a little summary on them.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Six)

    Before we get into this, does anyone else see sex toys wherever you go? I think once you're around them long enough, you just naturally start to see dildos and vibrators in every day objects. Going to see a doctor will bring this out ten fold. Everything just eventually looks like a vibrator. Then suddenly the whole thing becomes something pulled from the pages of an erotic novel. Maybe it's just me. Probably. Have I mentioned that I am a little twisted? Anyway...let's move on.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Five)

    I just realized that I have dragged you all in to a story that has no ending. It's still unwritten. This could have a tragic ending. Or hopefully, God willing, a very happy one. Either way, I'm sorry I lead you to this. I'm sorry you're here for the ride. Just be with me here, that's all I ask. No matter what, please know, I do not want to hurt you. Hopefully it will never come to that.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Four)

    The worst part of our struggle was about to unfold. It would change us forever and leave us wondering if this foolish wish was truly outside our grasp.

  • Clearing the hurdles: Our struggle to conceive a child (Part Three)

    Our battle to become pregnant had a lot of downs and one very special up.

  • Clearing the Hurdles: Our Struggle to Conceive a Child (Part Two)

    We have battled with ourselves, blaming everything from the types of lube we use, the possibility I have a low sperm count, straight down to the positions we use during sex. However in the end, the answer was still not clear. To put it simply, we are caught in the middle of a steeplechase of unknowns. All we can hope for is to clear these hurdles along the way.

  • Clearing the Hurdles: Our Struggle To Conceive a Child (Part One)

    My wife and I have been together for a little over eleven years now. In that time, we have had our ups and downs. A lot more downs then ups, to be honest. One of our constant struggles is the inability to get pregnant. Over the course of eleven years, we have had our fair share of heartache, near death experiences, and an unbelievable miracle that has has now become my lil' six year old whirlwind of energy. Even so, we still wish it was easier on us to conceive a child.

  • How I Deal With Holiday Stress

    My family get-togethers are few and far between. I don't look forward to them. My blood pressure goes up just thinking about it. Fist fights, arguments, down right mean behavior and that is all before we even eat!

  • Sex - the absolute and relative availability of information

    Today we live in the age of sexual freedom as well as the age of information and the internet. Anything you might want to learn or know about is pretty much a click away. But is it, really?

  • Feeling Sexy After Having A Baby!

    Are you wanting to feel sexy again but don't know how? Well that's what I'm talking about today. So read and enjoy.

  • Is Purity Hurting Girls?

    What happens to a girl when she isn't "pure" anymore? She's a whore, she's a slut, and guys toss her around like a dirty rag doll.

  • Why So Squeamish About Sex Ed?

    We have the freedom in America to choose how we educate our children, but many schools and parents avoid educating children about sex. Of course, we have to teach kids about sex in an age appropriate fashion, but why are we so squeamish about sex? Why ignore the fact that schools are saying "abstinence only" and getting away with it? We're choosing to stay in the dark in a nation where we have the freedom to learn, and quite frankly, it's unacceptable.

  • Someone Stole My Vibrator And It Wasn't The Dog

    Teenagers are horrible. I have two that I'd like to exchange, but they are extremely expensive and in this economy, I haven't had any takers - especially for the badly behaved ones. I know that teens go through a roller coaster of emotions, but I want mine to be able to come and talk to me about their sexuality, not just take money from my purse.

  • SexIs Subjective: Open About Sex

    Nowadays people are allowed to be somewhat open about their sexual preference but not completely open. I think that should change and people should have more freedom about their sexual preferences.

  • Our Young Teen Girls. How Young Is Too Young?

    Girls today are going through puberty so early. When do you start talking to them about grooming? What grooming is okay at that age?

  • Makin' A Baby

    We all know that sex has another purpose other than just being fun. But what happens when you decide to start trying to get pregnant instead of avoiding it?

  • Making A Promise To My Children About Growing Up

    As much as I do not want to, eventually I am going to have to give both of my children the talk on sex, and what happens when you grow older. When you are a parent, that is a scary thing to have to do. This is my vow to be upfront, truthful, and knowledgeable when this time comes.

  • Growing up Sexual: Puberty in the Internet Age

    The internet allows people of any age, gender, or sexuality in any location to connect instantly. The information highway is limitless and utterly incredible. But in a world where teenagers must be digitally connected to be "cool" and anonymity is key, what changes can we expect to see in our children? What can we do to help and better understand our children in this unpredictable and challenging cyber universe?

  • Before You Spread the Rumor, Learn the Facts

    October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month, and while domestic violence is a horrible thing, I want to share my story of why you should always know ALL the facts before reporting anything. This isn't the same for every case, but it's something I had to deal with, and I'd like to share my story.

  • SexIs Subjective: Keeping Halloween Sexy...for Adults

    My personal take on children wearing "sexy" Halloween costumes.

  • 3 Scary (Deadly) Trends in our Youth

    They do what?! And put it where?! The youth of today are very creative, but sometimes the desire to get the quickest buzz or latest gadget can turn deadly. Here are some of the dangerous trends occurring in younger people.

  • The sex talk from above?

    This is my piece of knowledge I'd like to drop on ya'll and my opinion with it.

  • Dealing with your childhood

    We do stuff as adults and say "Oh my god, I am just like my mom or dad." This can be good or bad. Dealing with these feeling can be overwhelming. How do we deal with the bad feelings?

  • My Inner Bitch’s Bout with Sex Negative Education

    An eye-opening event this summer has me thinking: It’s time for grownups to grow up about sex education. It starts too late and ends too early. I came to this realization this summer when I got a dreaded call from my son’s camp director one Friday afternoon.

  • My "No Sex" Education

    Is abstinence really the best way? Find out how the Abstinence Only approach to sex education has impacted my life and what I'm doing about it. Get my tips on your recovery and how to teach your teens about sex.

  • The Birds and the Bees: Why the Sex Talk Isn't Always Necessary

    There is always a lot of pressure on parents to have "the talk" with their children, but it might not be as big of a deal as you've been told.

  • To wait, or not to wait, that is the question.

    The coverage of Olympic athletes and virginity makes me wonder about an important aspect of sex education. How do I advise my daughter when making the choice to lose her virginity?

  • Is High School Sex Ed Going Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

    With the rate of teen pregnancy escalating, I have to wonder... are high schools doing their part to prevent it?

  • It's Getting Harder to Tell the Girls from the Women...

    The shorts are getting shorter, the tops getting lower. Boobs and butts are rounder and bigger. Heels and mascara and lip gloss abound. Nope, not talking about your girlfriend's girlfriend. I'm talking about the pre-teen next door!

  • The Game of Life: An unexpected teaching moment

    A new game night selection prompts an unexpected discussion about marriage equality and freedom of choice.

  • Tokophobia: Fear of Childbirth

    Tokophobia: (As defined by Wikipedia) described the fear of childbirth or pregnancy as a psychological disorder, when it had previously received little to no attention as such, in addition to introducing the term tokophobia (from the Greek tokos, meaning childbirth and phobos, meaning fear). Tokophobia is also widely ascribed to the fear of pregnancy, and may also be called "maieusiophobia."

  • Pregnant Submissives Need Fun, Too.

    As a submissive who has been pregnant three times and a childbirth doula, I can tell you without a doubt you can still enjoy a power exchange relationship even during the highest risk pregnancies! Keeping the spice in your sex life during pregnancy can even lead some of lucky few to have the elusive orgasmic birth!

  • Why You Should Buy Your Mom a Sex Toy

    Our mothers do so much for us, often going underappreciated for all their tireless work and love. The best way to appreciate someone is to do it in a way that feels good to them, and to you - and what could feel better than facilitating a self-love revolution? Yes, it might seem weird, but your mom deserves just as many awesome sex toys as you do, and here's why...

  • When A Website Changes It All

    We didn't expect our life to be thrown for a loop after having a baby. What we expected even less was for a website to turn it all around for us.

  • Broken Education

    Did you know that the government has spent 1.5 billion per year, estimated, on abstinence only programs in public schools, only to leave us with the highest teen birthrate in the entire industrialized world? Now consider that teen pregnancy costs taxpayers about 9 billion dollars a year. Are we trying to throw money away? Why do we have such a hard time talking about sex and sexuality with our kids?

  • Sex After Baby

    Couples, who have had a child, or more than one, have had to confront the issue of their sex lives after the little bundle of joy comes into the picture.

  • Parents of Gender-Neutral Child Catch Heat for Their Choice

    ‘Cause how we raise our children is totally society’s business.

  • Winter Pep Rally Prank Leaves Most Parents Scratching Heads

    What’s worse? The principal doesn’t see the problem.

  • Sex and Pregnancy: The First Trimester

    It's possible there are as many myths and misconceptions about sex and pregnancy as there are babies being born. So what's fact and what's fiction? In this three-part series, Lady J, as a part of her own pregnancy journey, takes us through sex and pregnancy, one trimester at a time.

  • Devil's Advocate: A Follow Up to Sex Positivity and Parenting

    As a column, Devil’s Advocate is intended to push the envelop, challenge the way you think and spark debate — but not just for the sake of controversy.

  • Sex Positivity and Parenting: Should Moms Still be Sexy?

    Parents can be sexual, but there are limits.

  • Toronto Parents Keep Baby's Gender a Secret

    'Storm' will be allowed to make choices, later in life.

  • “Skins” Actress Says Parents are Missing the Point

    Sofia Black D’Elia defends controversial MTV show.

  • What Hollywood Teaches Us about Being a Daddy

    Or, how to successfully combine parenting, fatherhood, and sex...

  • Sex and the Suburbs: Getting It On without Traumatizing Your Children

    One of life’s inevitabilities as a parent (besides tax credits) is the knowledge that at some point, your kids are going to catch you in delicto flagrante. So—do you cease all sexual activity until they’re 18, or do you invest heavily in Disney? Or...is there another option?

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