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Month: November 2016

Why wasn’t I told?! Learning how to masturbate and what it could mean for gender equality

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here.  I started masturbating at 18. By that point I had been sexually active for four years. I had a handful of sexual partners to date, dispensed sex advice to friends, and prided myself on my knowledge of sexual health. In many respects, I was considered “experienced”. But my savviness when it came…

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What to do when the condom breaks or falls off?

This post is part of my sex-ed series. To get these posts in your inbox sign up here.  You’ve done everything possible to have safe sex. You bought condoms, you read the funny diagram instructions on the box and followed them to a tee. Maybe you practiced putting the condom on a banana. Or maybe you didn’t.   Either way, it failed, and you now could be facing pregnancy, herpes, or…

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USA and Canada Road Trip 2016

In March 2016 my husband and I embarked on a five-week road trip around the USA and Canada. By any measure it was a trip of a lifetime and certainly one we’ll never forget. Driving from state-to-state has always been considered a novel and romantic journey – one that dreams, books and movies are made of. Who hasn’t had the desire to hop into an old beat-up Ford and drive down…

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