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Jessie Ripes

Jessie is the Digital Media Coordinator at Modern Intimacy. A recent graduate of the University of Miami (FL), with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology, she hopes to become a clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist. She is passionate about empowering women to speak up in a professional and a personal setting.
Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Sex, a fundamental process to our existence as human beings, is seldom discussed in relationships and society as a whole. It is something most everyone is born interested in and can derive pleasure from, yet it is still approached with so much shame, fear, and...

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Simplified Sex Ed: How to Have Sex for the First Time

Simplified Sex Ed: How to Have Sex for the First Time

Having sex for the first time can seem really overwhelming, and a lot of people report feeling a little nervous; they often worry it will hurt or that they won’t know what they’re doing and be “bad” at sex. First and foremost, there is no “good” or “bad” when it comes...

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The Harmful Impact of Bi-Erasure and Biphobia

The Harmful Impact of Bi-Erasure and Biphobia

Bisexuality is a type of sexual identity where the person is attracted to two or more gender identities within or outside of the gender binary. Unfortunately, bisexual people constantly face forms of backlash - including biphobia and bi-erasure, which contribute to...

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Does Hookup Culture Impact Mental Health?

Does Hookup Culture Impact Mental Health?

The History of Hookup Culture Hookup culture is a relatively new acceptance and encouragement of casual sexual encounters outside of romantic, committed relationships. The rise of hookup culture can be attributed to many societal shifts, but the somewhat recent waves...

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How to Get Over a Breakup and Move On

How to Get Over a Breakup and Move On

There’s no one size fits all approach to getting over a breakup. This can feel especially true if there wasn’t anything necessarily wrong with the relationship.It can be really tricky to know how to accept a breakup and begin moving on from it. Not all relationships...

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