Young Feminist: Shame Education… I mean SEX education!

By Whitney Gray My experience with sexual education growing up was very limited. If anything, my attitude toward sex ed was, “I know what sex is, so what else do I need to know?” My middle school inserted sex education into our required health class, and sent a letter home letting parents know they could opt … Continued

Menopause and Sexuality

For most people, at least some aspects of sexuality decline with age, such as level of desire or frequency of sexual activity. There are many biologic and non-biologic reasons this happens, including a person’s general well-being and health, lifestyle, as well as interpersonal and psychosocial factors (like the quality of a relationship, or mental health … Continued

Menopause and Sexuality

For most people, at least some aspects of sexuality decline with age, such as level of desire or frequency of sexual activity. There are many biologic and non-biologic reasons this happens, including a person’s general well-being and health, lifestyle, as well as interpersonal and psychosocial factors (like the quality of a relationship, or mental health … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G Spots The Dept. of Justice updated its sexual assault examination guidelines to include a new protocol specifying that health care providers should offer all rape survivors Emergency Contraception at the time of their examination. The guidelines dictate that any provider who refuses to offer EC due to “religious or moral beliefs” must provide the … Continued

Snapshots

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and child. Breast milk provides babies with nutritionally balanced food; promotes healthy growth; and lowers the risk of disease in newborns, young children, and mothers. Yet, a retrospective cohort study of 92,364 newborns (56,865 of whom were exclusively breastfed) reports that only 61.6% of mothers breastfeed, and the … Continued

Strategies for Staying Sexual After Menopause

When was the last time you heard a joke suggesting that sex invariably goes ever downhill or totally crashes after menopause? Like yesterday? This concept was boldly reaffirmed — without reference to reliable research — at a conference on menopause held by the National Institutes of Health in 2005! So, if you ask your doctor … Continued