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Abortion: An Option Abortion: An Option

Abortion: An Option

By , 17

“Abortion.” The word may seem daunting and clinical, but the reality is, abortion is a safe and legal option when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy. Some people may have mixed feelings about abortion for many reasons, including the stigma […]

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All About Condoms All About Condoms

All About Condoms

By , 17

Condoms have long been a hot topic at Sex, Etc., as teens often have questions about what kind to get, how effective they are and how to use them correctly. This is pretty cool, actually, because it means that a […]

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Am I Normal? Am I Normal?

Am I Normal?

By , 17

Many teenage girls experience feelings of disliking their bodies at one point or another. In the media, we tend to see only certain body types, so it’s no surprise that someone might feel bad about her body. Katya Summers, 17, […]

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Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor

Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor

By , 17

I am a high school athlete, and I hear homophobic slurs all the time. Coaches use them to get you to try harder; kids use them on other players to make themselves feel stronger. This type of behavior has been […]

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Bathrooms: A Big Gendered Deal Bathrooms: A Big Gendered Deal

Bathrooms: A Big Gendered Deal

By , 16

This past spring, I went to Storrs, Connecticut to attend the True Colors Conference—a conference all about supporting teens of different sexual orientations and gender identities. All of the bathrooms at the conference were transformed into “all…

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Being Drunk Is Not Consent Being Drunk Is Not Consent

Being Drunk Is Not Consent

By , 17

I run upstairs and open the doors to various rooms, looking for my close friend at a party. Finally, I open a bedroom door, and there she is, almost fully naked in bed with a sober athlete forcing his tongue […]

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