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‘Historic’ Ruling States That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Isn’t Sex Ed

Originally posted on ThinkProgress.org Written By Tara Culp-Ressler In a decision that’s being hailed as “historic,” a judge in California has ruled that health classes focusing exclusively on telling students to remain abstinent until marriage fall short of the state’s comprehensive sex ed requirements. In his opinion, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Donald Black concludes that, given the high rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy in the U.S., medically … [Read More...]

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Queer South Africans Living at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender

Originally published on The Daily Beast Iranti.org founder Jabu Pereira explains why legal rights are not the end, but the beginning, of equality. Quorum is a live journalism forum focused on LGBT experiences around the world. Its mission is to lift up the voices of non-Western LGBT activists defining the struggle for justice. Visit Quorum.TheDailyBeast.com for more stories of persecution, triumph, adversity, and strength. When apartheid fell, Jabu Pereira watched as South Africa … [Read More...]

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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Originally published on NPR Written by Ina Jaffe Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue. There's no greater evidence of that than a criminal case in Iowa. On Wednesday, a jury in Iowa found a 78-year-old man not guilty of raping his wife, who had Alzheimer's disease. Henry Rayhons' wife lived in a nursing home. The staff there told Rayhons that because of her dementia, his wife was no longer … [Read More...]

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Married? Your sex life will ‘rebound’ … in 50 years

Originally published on Fox News Written By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore It's no secret that most married couples have less sex as the years go by, but those who stick it out tend to see something of a romantic renaissance—it just takes five decades to get there. Researchers looking at 1,656 married adults ranging in age from 57 to 85 have found there is eventually an uptick in the frequency with which couples have sex. What's more, those in first marriages are having more sex than … [Read More...]

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10 Health Benefits Of Having An Active Sex Life

Originally posted on MTL Blog Wriiten By: Jeremy Hazan As if you all needed a reason to have sex other than just wanting to have sex. That’s more than reason enough because let’s face it, sex is awesome. Which makes the entire following list just a big bunch of bonus benefits you’ll be able to enjoy when you’re having regular sex. So if you’ve just been sitting around waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right. get off your ass and find Mr. or Mrs. Right Now! Your health depends on it. 1. Semen … [Read More...]