Six Things Every College Freshman Should Know

All around the US, millions of high school graduates are getting ready to head off to college in the next month or two.  As a current college student, I can guarantee you that these are going to be some of … Read the rest

Happy National HIV Testing Day

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Happy National HIV Testing Day! Do you know your HIV status? If you have had sex (oral, anal, or vaginal) outside of a lifelong mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner, you need to get tested.  Even if you always … Read the rest

Withdrawal/Pulling Out: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!

Coitus Interruptus, better known as pulling out or withdrawal, is when the man withdraws his penis from the woman’s vagina right before he ejaculates in order to prevent pregnancy.  Initially, this may seem like a great form of birth control.  … Read the rest

Happily Ever After?

Sweet, passionate, and exciting are all adjectives that you may describe first love, which is often during teenage years.  First love is consuming; the thrill of a first date or kiss can leave you easily lost in thoughts about your … Read the rest

STD, STI, STI, STD…What’s the difference?

When we hear discussions about sexual health, the terms STI and STD are thrown around a lot. Well using acronyms does wonders for convenience, but falls short on explaining the significance of these words. STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. … Read the rest

Attention all parents…

45% of kids look to YOU to be their role model for sexual health. You have more power over their sexual decisions than friends or celebrities. USE IT. Talk to your teens about the consequences of sex.

http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=653986… Read the rest

The Way to Say NO!!!

What can I do if I’m being pressured to have sex? Well first, you are not alone if this is something you are dealing with or have dealt with. Sexual pressure involves each and every child, teen and adult, and … Read the rest

MTV Teen Mom: For Glamour or Truth?

 
She is the classic overachiever teenager, who is smart, athletic and popular. She had aspirations to go away to college with her friends after she graduated high school. She had big dreams for herself. Sounds like any other teenage girl … Read the rest

Hooking Up Is Not Worth Your Health Or Respect

Recently “hooking up” is replacing traditional dating on college campuses in the United States. A “hook-up” is a sexual encounter – usually occurring between people who just met or are casual acquaintances – for which there is no expectation for … Read the rest