Political Grandstanding in the Wake of Tragedy

Today is a rough day, my friends. The days following a substantial tragic event are always difficult. Emotions are high, people are justifiably angry, and decisions are made. If you follow me on social media at all, you would know that I have moved on from my usual sexual & mental health schtick to a more politicized tone. 

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How do you Know if You’re Ready for Sex?

Deciding if you are ready for sex is a pretty big step. This decision is complicated and deeply personal. No one else can make it for you—not your friends, your parents, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your teachers or religious leaders, no one. While it’s empowering to be totally in charge of how you express and act on your sexuality, it can also be a bit daunting

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In the Fight to Make the Pill Over-the-Counter, Teen Girls are Being Used as Pawns

NPR recently published an article titled “Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills Would be Safe for Teens, Researchers Say.” The title, however, is misleading because the article discusses the accessibility of birth control and only briefly touches on teen birth control usage—and safety.

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Your Period is not an Excuse for . . . Everything

Teen Vogue has been doing a lot of great journalistic work the past few years. Pieces like this one on Donald Trump gaslighting America, this one about post-election stress, and this one about the exorbitant amount Trump’s presidency will cost American taxpayers are helping expose a new generation of young people to politics and feminism.

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Your Go-To Guide for Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

When it comes to protecting yourself from STIs, it is important to understand how they are transmitted. But just as important as preventing the spread of STIs, understanding signs and symptoms, knowing the long-term health implications, how to get tested, and how to treat them if the need should arise are also good things to know. Luckily, I’m going to be going over all of this for you. 

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