10 ways to boost sexual confidence post-lockdown – Health Article

Feeling self-conscious after months of lockdown abstinence? Kate Moyle shares 10 ways to boost your sexual confidence post-lockdown Nervousness in the bedroom isn’t something people like to talk about. Insecurities, anxieties, fear of rejection, a breakup – there are many reasons somebody may not feel their most confident self and this can lead to an extended amount of time without having sex or what’s known as a dry spell. Recently though, one of the most common reasons for a lack…

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Why #SexEdforAll Month Is So Important – Health Education Article

By Mishael Richardson, 16, Staff Writer May 15, 2020 This May, we are celebrating #SexEdforAll Month to bring awareness to the fact that everyone—especially teens like us—should have access to quality sex education! For many years, research has shown that teens, parents and educators agree that sex ed (the kind that covers everything we need to know to make healthy decisions for ourselves) should be taught in schools. Sadly, this is often not the case. A Decent Sex Education Sex…

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3 ways CBD can improve your sex life – Health Article

CBD may be a well known aid for stress and anxiety, but it’s also great for what goes down in the bedroom. Here are 3 ways CBD can improve your sex life CBD is one of the hottest trends to date and one of the fastest growing wellness supplements on the planet – literally everyone is talking about it.   In fact, a CBD Usage survey carried out by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC), found that 6 million people in…

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Why am I always attracted to bad partners? – Health Article

Are you’re always attracted to narcissists, players and abusive types? Psychotherapist Emmy Brunner has advice to help stop the cycle Being stuck in a cycle of bad relationships is heartbreaking, draining, and can undermine everything you know and believe about yourself. Often by the time we’ve identified destructive patterns in our relationships – incredible damage has been done to our own sense of self. Many people develop symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma-responses as a result of the sustained mental and…

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Is mindfulness the key to better sex? – Health Article

Heard the benefits of mindfulness meditation? Leading relationship therapist Kate Moyle says it’s a game changer for your sex life too Often when you have conversations with people about the best sex they’ve ever had, they use phrases such as ‘in the zone’ or ‘lost in the moment’. They can’t tell you what they were thinking, because they weren’t thinking at all; the physicality of what they were doing was where they had focused all their attention. But for many,…

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Common Indian Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) – Health Education Article

After malaria and tuberculosis, in India, sexually transmitted diseases are considered as the third most dangerous affliction in the country. Sexually transmitted diseases refer to a medical condition passed through one individual to others, by unprotected sexual contact. A study conducted during 2002-03 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has shown that 6% of the adult population in India has sexually transmitted disease symptoms. And this has been increasing year by year. Let’s understand what is Indian sexually transmitted…

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Why I’m Thankful for Teen PEP – Health Education Article

By Samantha Wilk, 17, Staff Writer November 25, 2019 I can tell you at any given time how many hours are left until Thanksgiving break. But before I focus on the break, perhaps I should think about the point of the holiday and acknowledge what I’m grateful for! One thing? Teen PEP (Prevention Education Program). In a recent meeting with my fellow Sex, Etc. teen staff writers, we talked about our sex ed experiences. Almost all of them had problems…

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“Looking for Alaska” Shows How Adults Can Fail Teens – Health Education Article

By Sarah Emily Baum, 19, Contributor October 17, 2019 Hulu’s television adaptation of John Green’s Looking for Alaska follows the wacky hijinks and coming-of-age struggles of high school student Miles “Pudge” Halter and his friends. The show portrays Miles’ first experiences with dating and sex, and it’s clear he has a lot to learn. But Miles isn’t the only one with a thing or two to learn about sexuality. The adults, including Miles’ teachers and parents, demonstrate they need a…

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Sex, Drugs and Alcohol in “Looking for Alaska” – Health Education Article

By Sarah Emily Baum, 19, Contributor October 18, 2019 In Hulu’s Looking for Alaska (based on the John Green novel of the same name), there is—as in most teen shows and movies—an emphasis on getting laid. In the first episode, Alaska tells Pudge, “I’ll get you laid,” as if it’s the be-and-end all. Later on in the series, when Miles gets intimate with Lara, his best friend proudly announces, “Our boy has a become a man!” But that’s not necessarily…

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“Looking for Alaska” Shows How Porn Misinforms Teens About Sex – Health Education Article

By Sarah Emily Baum, 19, Contributor October 21, 2019 While porn might be easy to find, it shouldn’t replace sex education. This is something Miles “Pudge” Halter learns the hard way in Hulu’s adaptation of John Greens’ novel Looking for Alaska. Pudge and his date, Lara, refer to a pornographic movie to help Lara figure out how to perform oral sex. As Miles and Lara watch the video, it doesn’t answer their questions about oral sex. But the exaggerated and…

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