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Monday 1 June 2015
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): learning about pleasure in sex ed would be a pleasure

Sarah Iuliano
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When I was 13, I had a very awkward conversation about the clitoris and masturbation with my mother. It was one of those parental chats where you’re inclined to scream ‘I know!’ at a certain point of their lecture so they’ll remove themselves from where they’re seated (usually beside you on your childhood bed) and…
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Tuesday 4 February 2014

let’s talk about sex: the Girlfriend guide to life

Bridget Conway
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Did your parents have “the talk” with you about the birds and the bees when you were younger? Did you feel comfortable approaching them about sex and questions you had about sex? If you’re like 53% of young Aussies, you probably answered ‘no’ to these questions. Girlfriend magazine recently asked 1000 of their readers if…
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Wednesday 23 October 2013

sex education: it’s a feminist issue

Lucy Uprichard
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Despite frequently being a compulsory part of modern-day educations, sex and relationship education, or SRE, is often brushed to one side in schools. In the UK, one in four pupils receives none at all, and many of those who do get it report it to be unsatisfactory or even factually incorrect. Many parents are unwilling…
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Wednesday 20 February 2013

in brief: competing sex-ed bills hit US congress

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Two sex education bills were introduced to the US Congress on Valentine’s Day – one promoting medically-accurate, gender-inclusive and queer friendly content; the other pushing funding for abstinence-only programs. The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, and 32 other Democratic politicians last Thursday. The Act would…
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Featured Opinion

(sex)uality : how much do you really know about sex?

lip magazine

Have you ever felt like there are some serious gaps in your sexual education? Like maybe you don’t know as much as you should? Do you find yourself sometimes nodding along during a bawdy conversation with friends while actually secretly panicking about what they mean when they say ‘tea-bagging’? I’m going to put this out…
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Monday 5 March 2012

lip lit: leissa pitts and craig murray, sexpectations

Dunja Kay
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Back in primary school, I was the go-to girl for information about sex and all its subsidiaries for most of my friends. This was probably because I started reading Dolly earlier than they did, and because people in Internet chat rooms were rather forthcoming with tidbits I hadn’t necessarily asked for. That’s not to say…
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