Hello. I’m glad you’re here. I first just want you to know that I see you. I see you showing up here and maybe elsewhere, trying to learn, being open to new information and being willing to change and to grow. Intelligence, Stephen Hawking famously reminded us, is the ability to adapt to change. You’re smart, you’re doing your best and I believe in you. I know what it’s like to go your whole life being told one thing is true only to find out that actually, it isn’t. That’s happened to me so many times, on so many different topics, I’ve lost count. I know what it’s like to feel angry and disillusioned. I felt angry and disillusioned, too, when I began to realize that what I had been told about abortion was a lie.
We've all been influenced and impacted by white supremacy for longer than anyone alive can recall. Throughout history, white supremacy has idealized and normalized dominant identities and behaviors, and has shamed and oppressed those outside of them. Here's some ways this has manifested in our bodies and some ways you can start to dismantle that impact and reconnect.
The day my daughter was born was the happiest of my life. It also just so happened to be one of the hardest for her other mama.
Gender norms are really hard, but are much easier to deal with when we learn we’re not alone. When we can talk openly about the pressures we’re feeling, and realize that those pressures don’t have to control their lives, we can start figuring out ways to resist them.
I wanted to have a candid conversation about abortion for the benefit of young people, like what to expect, how to help a friend having one, and the best candy to keep on hand for recovery, and I knew Amelia Bonow was just the right gal for the job.
The findings of a major eight-year-long HIV study known as the PARTNER2 study have shown that so long as HIV+ partners are being fully treated, there is no chance of passing on HIV to a sexual partner, even with unprotected sex. What does that mean, and where do we stand now that we know this?
Maybe you grew up in purity culture. Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably encountered and have to live with its ideas about virginity. I want to unpack some of those things, and consider what’s true and what isn’t.
A young writer powerfully talks about what it's felt like to experience some of the blatant and painful anti-trans bias and rights violations of the Trump administration.
What is sexual sin anyway? Impurity Culture's Hannah Boning offers her unique perspective on the bible, sin, and sexuality.
Brett Kavanaugh may have prevailed in the short term, but he doesn’t get the last word.
Is "Latinx" just some weird made-up thing from the internet? How do marginalized communities reshape language to define themselves?
Why should you vote? Because some of our most basic rights depend on it.
As we change the narrative on disability and sexuality, we need to acknowledge that disabled asexuals exist.
If you or your partner is packing girldick, navigating your sexuality takes time, communication, and self-love.
The words we use to talk about sexuality and gender matter, but do they have to be so complicated?
The coming out of celebrities like Janelle Monae pave the path for a better understanding of sexual identifiers.
What is sexual media, how might we think wisely about it, and how can we figure out how to feel and what choices to make with it?
Soap truly has no gender, but the personal care aisle can still be a scary place. Let us help you out!
Legal scholar and reproductive rights expert Carol Sanger talks about barriers to abortion access and supporting pregnant teens.
Ready to take #MeToo to the next level?
The ruling in the Supreme Court case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt invalidated the basis that so many, if not all, standing abortion restrictions are founded on, including parental involvement laws.
Our identities and histories can be important and awesome, but they can also be a little difficult to figure out. What happens when your ideas about who you are clash with each other, or when you don’t feel like you fit anywhere at all? Perhaps you think you identify with words like ‘bisexual’ or ‘black/white’ or ‘man/woman’ but nothing feels quite right. Who is the real you? It can sometimes feel like everyone else knows who they are while you’re wearing clothes that don’t quite fit. Amidst that confusion it can be a struggle to navigate relationships with family, friends, and community. Intersectionality is here to help!
In every state where consent or notification is required for a minor to get an abortion, there's also a judicial bypass option. Here's the history and mechanics of judicial bypass laws.
What do you do in dating when one person is trans and one is cisgender?
Feeling ashamed about sex or sexuality? Here are some steps to help you get started on turning that around so you can learn to love, not revile, your sexual self.