Let me start this letter with this: I am so, so sorry to those affected by the abortion bans that have been written into law. As a Canadian, I have the privilege to access an abortion, which I have…twice.
I am standing in the bathroom of an Airbnb with my skirt around my ankles holding a piece of toilet paper with orangey-peach streaks of blood. I track my cycles; I know I shouldn’t be bleeding yet and I can tell something is different.
How often should I be tested for STIs? Which ones?
My boyfriend doesn't like to wear a condom; he says it's uncomfortable. What should I do?
I want to make sure that I’m taking all of the right steps to protect myself from sexually transmitted infections. Where should I start?
Should my partner and I get tested before we have sex? How can I bring it up to her? I don't want her to think I'm judging her.
LGBT, LGBT+, LGBTQIA…there have been a lot of variations of the LGBT+ acronym over the years - which seems to be a source of irritation for non-allies. But although the initials are *ever-changing and somewhat controversial among community members, it’s important to remember the purpose of the acronym
Learning to embrace your sexuality is a pretty crucial component of living a healthy sexual life. It’s kind of what Harlot is all about. The good news is: you don’t need a partner to embrace and experiment with your sexuality. I’m here to make a case for masturbation—trust me; it’s got a lot of benefits.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the topic of consent recently. More and more people are talking about the importance of affirmative consent, but many are still having a difficult time understanding this concept. In fact, in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, some men are claiming that they are now afraid to associate with women in public or the workplace, for fear that they might of being accused of sexual harassment or assault.
My friends like to brag about all the sexual stuff they do with their girlfriends, I'm not really that into it. I think my girlfriend is pretty and I really like her, but we don't really do that much sex stuff. The guys tease me about it. Is there something wrong with me?
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.
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