Judy Blume and Puberty

Judy Blume’s 1970 classic “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” is being adapted into a movie. Woohoo! I am one of the women for whom this sweet, funny, authentic story about preteenhood was a lifesaver. This book is like a good friend who is there to normalize our experience and to ease the anxiety …

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Yes Mike, there is a G –Spot.

Last week, while teaching a basic HIV prevention class to a group of 8th  graders it came to question time and a hand immediately went up from the back of the class, stretched as high as possible. I expected one of the usual questions: “Is it better to use 2 condoms? Where does HIV come …

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Putting Pleasure into Sex Education

My younger patients, twenty and under, are often confused and seem a little uncomfortable when I ask them about their “Desire” for sex.  Their answers include: “fine,” or “ok.”  I will then try and make them more comfortable and normalize the idea that sexual desire is a normal and healthy part of life. Many women …

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Talking to kids about sex: really?

I loved this blog post! I think it illustrates yet again the pitfalls around talking to kids about sex. Too little information? Not great. Too much information? Also not great. But when push comes to shove, I’d err towards too much information. And this interaction illustrates it beautifully. When there’s too much information, or when …

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Best tampon td in the history of the world?

Have you heard of the “Camp Gyno” video? The video is an advertisement for Hello Flo, a period-supply subscription service, that has racked up 2.5 million hits in a mere two days! This video is being dubbed as the “best tampon ad in the history of the world!” Hello Flo is a monthly delivery service …

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