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Bedsider.org: Sex(y) Education

“Welcome to the free birth-control support network. Find a doctor, find a method, find a happier you in bed.” So reads the tagline of Bedsider.org, a new online resource operated by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and... Read more »

Sex and the Fat Girl: Ask a Fat Girl #1

Here’s my first installment answering your questions for the “Ask a Fat Girl” series. I thought it would be fun to record my answers by audio and include a transcript. Enjoy!... Read more »

Sex and the Fat Girl: Ask a Fat Girl

We're trying out a new feature on Sex and the Fat Girl, in which you get to ask me questions about sexuality, body image, etc. and I answer them here, in future posts. So please, let your inhibitions down, get curious, and start asking! Here's the link to the page where you can submit your... Read more »

Race Card: Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey's making headlines once again—not because of his underwhelming relationship advice but because his ex-wife Mary has called him out for cheating on her and leaving her with nothing when they divorced in 2005. Who... Read more »

Race Card: Will Memphis

The astronomically high pregnancy rate in... Read more »

Music Matters: Sex, Guns'N'Roses, Nine Inch Nails, and My Misspent Youth

There always comes a point, when someone asks me to write for them, that I decide it's time to write about sex. When it comes to a column about music, that's not as difficult as you might think. Sex is everywhere in pop music—rock 'n' roll, hip hop, r&b, they're full of it. From the moment... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Fat Girl

Relative to Breillat's other movies, 2001's Fat Girl is fairly tame until its problematic conclusion. Documenting the misadventures of fifteen-year-old Elena (Roxane Mesquida) and her younger sister Anaïs (Reboux) while on a family vacation, the movie highlights the disparity between the... Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Superfreak

This week on Grey’s Anatomy, spiders and virgins and condoms, oh my! Find out what the Grand Rounds bloggers think about it after the jump, and sound off with your own thoughts. Here there be spoilers! Read more »

The Dating Game: For Your Own Sake, It's Probably Not a Good Bet To Be The "Other Woman"

There are many reasons not to get involved with someone who is otherwise monogamously committed to another person. It's not because you're a slut destined to ever be unhappy, or because you're betraying some sisterhoodly duty to prevent someone else's man-child from betraying her. It is, however,... Read more »

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Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »