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“Why do you have to make everything about yourself? I have feelings too!”   “If you loved me, you’d spend time with me instead of your friends/significant other.”   “You’re really leaving the house looking like that? I wouldn’t let people see me that way."...

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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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How to Talk to Your Partner About Sexual Trauma

How to Talk to Your Partner About Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma can include sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexually abusive relationships, military sexual trauma, and any other experiences that feel like a violation of one's sexual autonomy and safety. Experiencing sexual trauma can, but...

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Modern Intimacy’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Modern Intimacy’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year the same questions is top of mind for those who celebrate the holidays -- what do I get everyone? Our team got together and complied a list of our favorite gifts ideas for this year's Holiday Gift Guide. Sexual Health + Relationship Wellness Holiday Gift...

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Yes, Please Wear a Condom

Yes, Please Wear a Condom

Those with vulvas remain heavily responsible for birth control and protection against pregnancy and STDs. Yet, many men aligned with misogynistic beliefs continue to believe they are owed choices regarding women’s bodies and further, the use thereof.   Let’s be...

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6 Signs You’re Having an Emotional Affair

6 Signs You’re Having an Emotional Affair

Have you ever been in a committed relationship and found yourself engaging in an emotional affair? This is a good question to ask, but one that is often difficult to answer. Often times, it is much easier to identify a sexual affair, but emotional cheating can be a...

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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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Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

Your Blue Balls Aren’t the Problem

With lackluster sex education still the norm, the notion of women’s sexuality as men’s sexuality light persists. Following feminist theory, the dominant group remains in charge and thus the subordinate, women, continue to experience oppression, even in the bedroom....

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