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The IUD – Great birth control for teens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention think Long-Acting Reversible Contraception options are best for teens having vaginal intercourse and wishing to prevent preganacy. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorse the usage of LARCs as birth control for teens too.  Hormonal implants and intrauterine devices are very … Continue Reading »

Kids, sex and smart phones: Let’s face it without hysteria.

Campaigns urging parents to ban cellphones and internet use in the bedrooms of children and teens is not new.  And I’m a fan of setting limits around our kids technology use but the latest parental call to action is framed around protecting kids from online preditors and sexual exploitation. I know sexual exploitation is real. … Continue Reading »

The Pill – Birth Control for Control Freaks?

The pill was a game changer. I bow down to its creators – activist Margaret Sanger, Endocrinologist Gregory Pincus, chemist Carl Dieresis, Gynecologist John Rock and biologist, feminist and heiress Katherine McCormick.   In 1960, when the pill was approved for contraceptive use in the US, it changed how women exercise self- determination.  Imagine always fearing … Continue Reading »

Michael Douglas’ oral activities can help our sons

I honestly have no idea why Kim Kardashian is famous and can’t name her sisters.  To me, Farrah was the second hottest Angel (after Kate Jackson of course) and Demi is still married to Bruce Willis.  Ok, I’m not being honest on the last one – I know Demi moved on to Ashton and I … Continue Reading »

Lovin’ the Jewels – Feeling your balls for health

The testes are veritable dynamos of manufacturing power, churning out about 1000 sperm per second, or about 30 billion – yes, billion – per year.  Mathematically speaking, 10 to 20 ejaculations hold enough sperm to populate the earth. Human sexuality in a world of diversity Rathus Nevid  Fitness-Rathus Herold & McKay So it’s not the … Continue Reading »

Vaginas don’t have tastebuds

I love hearing about kids that are making logical connections about sex.  ‘But vaginas don’t have tastebuds’ was an 11 year olds response when her older brother declared that he had been to a store that had grape flavored condoms. First I thought about how smart she is.  Then it reminded me of bubble gum … Continue Reading »