Quickies: Healthy Relationships
Sex and Parent Caregivers
How do I figure out if I want to have sex? (Post-trauma)
Is there a good way to figure out if you want to have sex? Two years ago, I left a relationship in which I had sex that was extremely physically painful, in which I was shamed and blamed for that pain and he threatened to leave me if I showed any "lack of enthusiasm". Since then I have not had sex....
Scarleteen Confidential: Helping Youth Handle Rejection
Young people don’t arrive at their conclusions about appropriate romantic behavior in a vacuum; they’re influenced by a myriad of messages, including input from the adults in their lives. Sometimes that input includes ideas that end up exacerbating issues around rejection and dating. One of the ways we can work towards a world in which acts like this no longer happen, a world in which people, and women in particular, aren’t afraid their “no” will make them a target of violence, is to make a concerted effort to help the young people in our lives learn to deal with rejection in healthy ways. With that in mind, we’ve put together recommendations to assist adults in doing exactly that.
Sexuality in Color: I Need to Feel Your Touch
Why are certain types of touch so important to our relationships? How does culture and identity affect how we think about touch as a form of social communication?
Sexuality in Color: Bodies, Boundaries, and Microaggressions
What would the world look like if we made a habit of thinking about personal boundaries in our everyday lives?
Am I not attracted or just not comfortable?
So I'm in high school and I've been having a "thing" with this really sweet guy for the past two months. It makes me really uncomfortable that everyone seems to be so involved in our relationship! They all want to know about our dates, our hookups, if we've talked yet that day.... EVERYTHING!...
How to Clash with Love: Some Conflict Resolution Basics
Creating Consent Culture: Ten Questions With Kitty Stryker
We're some of consent's biggest fans around here, so we're thrilled to have gotten a chance to interview Kitty Stryker about the new anthology she spearheaded, Ask: Building Consent Culture.