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  • STI Reality Check: Swine Flu is Worse than Chlamydia!

    A guy once told me he’d rather get hit by a car than get oral herpes. Thinking rationally, that makes absolutely no sense. A car hit can kill you or permanently injure you, affecting dramatically your quality of life. Oral herpes–the virus that causes cold sores on the lips–is something that over 60% of the U.S. population has. Aside from being annoying, itchy, and a bit painful for a few days when you have an outbreak, oral herpes really doesn’t affect your life that much. But when it comes to STIs, we’re not thinking rationally. Our fears, instilled in us by systematic and pervasive

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  • 9-Year-Olds Think About Sex Too

    In the U.S. today, we like to think of pre-adolescents and early adolescents as asexual. We like to keep our image on them as not yet soiled by the filth that is sex. We also tend to think that children and pre-adolescents need to be protected from any kind of exposure or information to anything sex-related. Of course, all available evidence points to the fact that children and pre-adolescents do have sexual interests, desires, curiosities, and behaviors. And there is no evidence to suggest that exposure to sexuality (unless forced) is detrimental to their well-being. But this country often cares

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