Category: Sex education

  • Am I a lesbian?

    Am I a lesbian?

    “Well am I or aren’t I… a lesbian?” This is a question that many young women might ask themselves as they grow up. Part of growing up is discovering your sexuality and learning about yourself – as all young people grow up they start to become aware of other people – and start to find […]

  • Birth Control and Contraception for Teenagers

    Birth Control and Contraception for Teenagers

    What is birth control? ‘Birth control’ is a term that describes things that stop a woman or girl from becoming pregnant, or giving birth. Birth control can mean a wide range of things – from ‘contraceptives’ (used to reduce the chances of a woman becoming pregnant) to other ways of avoiding pregnancy, like not having […]

  • Myths and Facts on Anal Sex

    Myths and Facts on Anal Sex

    At one time every state in America had a law against sodomy. According to the Associated Press as recently as 1960 every state still had an anti-sodomy law, though several states didn’t actively uphold them. They were just old laws that still happened to -be on the books. Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, […]

  • More about having sex for the first time

    More about having sex for the first time

    What is virginity? A ‘virgin’ is traditionally seen as someone who has never had sexual intercourse before. However, people have different ideas about what ‘losing your virginity’ means. For some, it’s simply having heterosexual sex for the first time. For others, it can mean having any sort of sex – including gay or lesbian sex […]

  • Love and Sexual desire are not the same thing

    Love and Sexual desire are not the same thing

    Love is a strong caring for someone else. It comes in many forms. There can be love for close friends, for parents and children, for God, and for humankind. Sexual desire is a strong physical excitement. Sometimes it is a fantasy we create. Sometimes it is a heavy crush. Sometimes it is just a flirtation. […]

  • Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Safe Sex

    Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Safe Sex

    Why should lesbians think about HIV? Generally, lesbians are at low risk of HIV infection, unplanned pregnancy and becoming infected with STDs. However, even though sex between women has a reduced likelihood of transmitting HIV, transmission can still occur. Sex between women is not always safe, and therefore women need to know the risks and […]

  • Celebrating Gayness, Uplifting Gay Pride

    Celebrating Gayness, Uplifting Gay Pride

    Being gay should be something to be proud of. This must not be something that one should be embarrassed. In this modern society being gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender has already been accepted. However, marriage between homosexuals is still being debated by some countries that are religiously influenced and are conservative. Recently, LGBT or Lesbian […]

  • Introduction to the AIDS epidemic

    Introduction to the AIDS epidemic

    The history of AIDS is a short one. As recently as the 1970s, no one was aware of this deadly illness. Since then the global AIDS epidemic has become one of the greatest threats to human health and development. At the same time, much has been learnt about the science of AIDS, as well as […]

  • HIV, AIDS and School

    HIV, AIDS and School

    Across the world, schools play a major role in shaping the attitudes, opinions and (perhaps most importantly) the behaviour of young people. Today’s generation of school children have been born into a world where AIDS is a harsh, unavoidable reality – a situation that their time at school can help them to prepare for. As […]

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is the most common of the seven known types of viral hepatitis. Infection with the hepatitis A virus leads to inflammation of the liver, but complications are rarely serious. How hepatitis A is spread The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is found in the faeces of someone infected with the virus. It only takes […]