Posts filed under: RELATIONSHIP BLOGS

The Inclusion “Truth”

June is Pride Month. It is dedicated to celebrating diversity, learning about the activists who paved a path for civil rights, and personifying and promoting allyship. That for which Pride stands is personal and varies from person to person; however, one meaning has gained incredible traction: the desire to build on and improve inclusive practices....... Read More

A Brave New World of Gender Inclusion

Hovering over us every day is a thick cloud of social pollution – these preconceived notions about sexuality and gender. Just like any other pollutant that, if not eliminated, ends up destroying whatever pristine environment is in its path, if these preconceived notions go unchallenged and uncorrected, they will erase any hope we have of...... Read More

Why is the “friendzone” concept harmful?

In the last few years the Internet has been filled with frustrated people (mostly men), because they were “friendzoned” by the person they like (mostly women), even though they’re “just so nice”! So why is linking the concepts of friend zoning and being nice so harmful? Well, for starters, what is “friendzoning”? On the Internet...... Read More

Jane’s story #HPVPW17

I am 68, sexually active, and use protection. I believe that whether you’re 13, 43 or 73, one’s sexual health is just as important a factor of our overall health as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health are. Last year, I had a test given to women called a PAP test or PAP smear. These...... Read More

The college campus sexual assault epidemic

The reason for this epidemic is simple: college administrators don’t want to report sexual assaults because the statistics are bad for the college’s reputation. A few weeks ago I watched The Hunting Ground, by Kirkby Dick. The documentary was released in 2015 and focuses on the epidemic of sexual assault cases on college campuses in...... Read More

Happy Galentine’s Day!

I am completely and totally indifferent to Valentine’s Day. I won’t lie, I’ve usually been single on that day every year, but I am fine with it. There is however one thing I dislike about Valentine’s Day and that is the “single shaming”. If you are single on Valentine’s Day, people pity you and will...... Read More

Is it love?

When we go into schools, we invite students to submit questions about sexual health by putting them in a box. We then take time at the end of our presentation to answer as many of them as we can. The ones that we can’t get to, we answer through social media, sometimes through Instagram, and...... Read More

How to build intimacy while protecting yourself

«When we use a condom, I feel like we’re not as close»  Does protecting yourself mean you’re less intimate with your partner?  A lot of couples feel like using protection is less natural and have a hard time including it in their sexual life. The arguments are often similar:  «I feel fewer sensations» «I trust...... Read More