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humansofnewyork:

"He called and said that he was going to commit suicide if I left him. But he’d already blackmailed me so many times before, and I was so tired of it, that I told him I didn’t care and hung up. When I called back three hours later, a cop answered the phone."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"He called and said that he was going to commit suicide if I left him. But he’d already blackmailed me so many times before, and I was so tired of it, that I told him I didn’t care and hung up. When I called back three hours later, a cop answered the phone."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

crofethr:

denali-winter:

BAM.

I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

(Source: sandandglass)

redeyemonster:

missythemermaid:

Moss Graffiti: A How To Guide

are you fucking for real

That’s raw af!

honey-poured-over-thunder:

copacetic:

cubebreaker:

E-Nabling the Future is an organization of volunteers who produce 3D-printed prosthetic superhero arms for kids in need.

This is bloody brilliant!

Omg yes!

i-n-e-f-f-a-b-l-e-m-e:

i-n-e-f-f-a-b-l-e-m-e:

envycamacho:

chrisidk:

distraction:

icy-brunette:

twodigits:

z-deschanel:

watch your fav disney movies :’D (will be redirected after 10-15 seconds)

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves1940 - Fantasia1940 - Pinocchio 1941 - Dumbo1941 - The Reluctant Dragon1942 - Bambi 1942 - Saludos Amigos 1943 - Victory Through Air Power 1945 - The Three Caballeros 1946 - Make Mine Music 1946 - Song of the South1947 - Fun and Fancy Free1948 - Melody Time1949 - The Adventures Of Ichabod and Mr. Toad1950 - Cinderella 1951 - Alice in Wonderland 1953 - Peter Pan 1954 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1955 - Lady and the Tramp 1957 - Old Yeller 1959 - Darby O’Gill and the Little People 1959 - Sleeping Beauty 1960 - Swiss Family Robinson 1961 - 101 Dalmatians 1963 - The Sword in the Stone 1964 - Mary Poppins 1965 - That Darn Cat 1967 - The Jungle Book1968 - The Love Bug 1970 - The Aristocats 1971 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971 - The Million Dollar Duck 1973 - Robin Hood1974 - Herbie Rides Again 1977 - Pete’s Dragon 1977 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh1977 - The Rescuers1981 - The Fox and the Hound1982 - A Disney Christmas Gift 1985 - The Black Cauldron1986 - The Great Mouse Detective 1988 - Oliver & Company 1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1989 - The Little Mermaid 1990 - Ducktales The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp 1990 - The Rescuers Down Under 1991 - Beauty and the Beast1993 - The Nightmare Before Christmas1994 - Aladdin -The Return of Jafar 1994 - Aladdin1994 - The Lion King 1995 - A Goofy Movie1995 - Pocahontas 1995 - Toy Story1996 - Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 - James and the Giant Peach 1996 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1997 - Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas1997 - Hercules 1997 - Winnie The Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure 1998 - A Bug’s Life1998 - Belle’s Magical World1998 - Mulan1998 - Pocahontas II - Journey to a New World1998 - The Lion King 2 - Simba’s Pride1999 - Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas1999 - Tarzan 1999 - Toy Story 21999 - Winnie The Pooh-Seasons of Giving2000 - An Extremely Goofy Movie 2000 - Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command, The Adventure Begins2000 - Dinosaur 2000 - Fantasia 20002000 - The Emperor’s New Groove2000 - The Little Mermaid 2-Return to the Sea 2000 - The Tigger Movie2001 - Atlantis The Lost Empire2001 - Lady And The Tramp II - Scamp’s Adventure2001 - Mickey’s Magical Christmas-Snowed In at the House of Mouse 2001 - Monsters, Inc. 2002 - Cinderella II - Dreams Come True2002 - Lilo And Stitch 2002 - Mickey’s House of Mouse - The Villains2002 - Return to Never Land2002 - Tarzan & Jane2002 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame II2002 - Treasure Planet2002 - Winnie the Pooh-A Very Merry Pooh Year 2003 - 101 Dalmatians 2 - Patch’s London Adventure 2003 - Atlantis 2 Milo’s Return 2003 - Brother Bear 2003 - Finding Nemo 2003 - Kim Possible - A Stitch In Time2003 - Piglet’s Big Movie 2003 - Stitch! The Movie 2003 - The Jungle Book 2 2004 - Home On The Range2004 - Kim Possible - The Villain Files 2004 - Mickey Donald Goofy-The Three Musketeers 2004 - Mickeys Twice Upon a Christmas 2004 - The Incredibles 2004 - The Lion King 1-1.5 - Hakuna Matata2004 - Winnie the Pooh - Springtime With Roo2005 - Chicken Little2005 - Disney’s Christmas Favourites2005 - Kim Possible - So The Drama2005 - Kronk’s New Groove2005 - Lilo and Stitch 2 - Stitch has a Glitch 2005 - Pooh’s Heffalump Movie 2005 - Tarzan II 2006 - Bambi II 2006 - Brother Bear 2 2006 - Cars 2006 - Leroy & Stitch2006 - The Fox and the Hound 2 2007 - Cinderella III - A Twist in Time2007 - Disney Princess Enchanted Tales - Follow Your Dreams2007 - Enchanted 2007 - Meet The Robinsons 2008 - Bolt 2008 - The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Beginning 2008 - Tinker Bell 2008 - Wall-E 


did i just die and go to heaven?

for anon.

im sure ill need this sooner or later

all my favorite old movies! hopefully they’ll get 2009-2012 soon :’)

brings back memories :)

i-n-e-f-f-a-b-l-e-m-e:

i-n-e-f-f-a-b-l-e-m-e:

envycamacho:

chrisidk:

distraction:

icy-brunette:

twodigits:

z-deschanel:

watch your fav disney movies :’D (will be redirected after 10-15 seconds)

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
1940 - Fantasia
1940 - Pinocchio 
1941 - Dumbo
1941 - The Reluctant Dragon
1942 - Bambi 
1942 - Saludos Amigos 
1943 - Victory Through Air Power 
1945 - The Three Caballeros 
1946 - Make Mine Music 
1946 - Song of the South
1947 - Fun and Fancy Free
1948 - Melody Time
1949 - The Adventures Of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
1950 - Cinderella 
1951 - Alice in Wonderland 
1953 - Peter Pan 
1954 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
1955 - Lady and the Tramp 
1957 - Old Yeller 
1959 - Darby O’Gill and the Little People 
1959 - Sleeping Beauty 
1960 - Swiss Family Robinson 
1961 - 101 Dalmatians 
1963 - The Sword in the Stone 
1964 - Mary Poppins 
1965 - That Darn Cat 
1967 - The Jungle Book
1968 - The Love Bug 
1970 - The Aristocats 
1971 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks 
1971 - The Million Dollar Duck 
1973 - Robin Hood
1974 - Herbie Rides Again 
1977 - Pete’s Dragon 
1977 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
1977 - The Rescuers
1981 - The Fox and the Hound
1982 - A Disney Christmas Gift 
1985 - The Black Cauldron
1986 - The Great Mouse Detective 
1988 - Oliver & Company 
1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
1989 - The Little Mermaid 
1990 - Ducktales The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp 
1990 - The Rescuers Down Under 
1991 - Beauty and the Beast
1993 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
1994 - Aladdin -The Return of Jafar 
1994 - Aladdin
1994 - The Lion King 
1995 - A Goofy Movie
1995 - Pocahontas 
1995 - Toy Story
1996 - Aladdin and the King of Thieves 
1996 - James and the Giant Peach 
1996 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1997 - Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas
1997 - Hercules 
1997 - Winnie The Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure 
1998 - A Bug’s Life
1998 - Belle’s Magical World
1998 - Mulan
1998 - Pocahontas II - Journey to a New World
1998 - The Lion King 2 - Simba’s Pride
1999 - Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas
1999 - Tarzan 
1999 - Toy Story 2
1999 - Winnie The Pooh-Seasons of Giving
2000 - An Extremely Goofy Movie 
2000 - Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command, The Adventure Begins
2000 - Dinosaur 
2000 - Fantasia 2000
2000 - The Emperor’s New Groove
2000 - The Little Mermaid 2-Return to the Sea 
2000 - The Tigger Movie
2001 - Atlantis The Lost Empire
2001 - Lady And The Tramp II - Scamp’s Adventure
2001 - Mickey’s Magical Christmas-Snowed In at the House of Mouse 
2001 - Monsters, Inc. 
2002 - Cinderella II - Dreams Come True
2002 - Lilo And Stitch 
2002 - Mickey’s House of Mouse - The Villains
2002 - Return to Never Land
2002 - Tarzan & Jane
2002 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
2002 - Treasure Planet
2002 - Winnie the Pooh-A Very Merry Pooh Year 
2003 - 101 Dalmatians 2 - Patch’s London Adventure 
2003 - Atlantis 2 Milo’s Return 
2003 - Brother Bear 
2003 - Finding Nemo 
2003 - Kim Possible - A Stitch In Time
2003 - Piglet’s Big Movie 
2003 - Stitch! The Movie 
2003 - The Jungle Book 2 
2004 - Home On The Range
2004 - Kim Possible - The Villain Files 
2004 - Mickey Donald Goofy-The Three Musketeers 
2004 - Mickeys Twice Upon a Christmas 
2004 - The Incredibles 
2004 - The Lion King 1-1.5 - Hakuna Matata
2004 - Winnie the Pooh - Springtime With Roo
2005 - Chicken Little
2005 - Disney’s Christmas Favourites
2005 - Kim Possible - So The Drama
2005 - Kronk’s New Groove
2005 - Lilo and Stitch 2 - Stitch has a Glitch 
2005 - Pooh’s Heffalump Movie 
2005 - Tarzan II 
2006 - Bambi II 
2006 - Brother Bear 2 
2006 - Cars 
2006 - Leroy & Stitch
2006 - The Fox and the Hound 2 
2007 - Cinderella III - A Twist in Time
2007 - Disney Princess Enchanted Tales - Follow Your Dreams
2007 - Enchanted 
2007 - Meet The Robinsons 
2008 - Bolt 
2008 - The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Beginning 
2008 - Tinker Bell 
2008 - Wall-E 

did i just die and go to heaven?

for anon.

im sure ill need this sooner or later

all my favorite old movies! hopefully they’ll get 2009-2012 soon :’)

brings back memories :)

(Source: totallytransparent)

tastepurple:

OKAY OKAY IF YOU PLAY WOW LISTEN UP 

so i got a beta key for wow: warlords of draenor (at pax ofc) 

and i cant use it because you have to have mists of pandaria to be able to play it… 

so if you want it, reblog this and im gonna give it to someone this friday or something. 

ruckawriter:

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

Ever notice…

curvesincolor:

When an innocent black person is killed, the media goes out of their way to dehumanize them and paint them as a criminal.

When a white celebrity dies, the media erases every racist and/or problematic thing they ever said or did and paints them as a hero.

(Source: chescaleigh)

kateordie:

-teesa-:

9.2.14

I legitimately love this woman

mildrevolution:

Greek/Roman Inspired Clothing:  2nd dress by Hana Touma, 3rd dress on ebay, 4th dress found here, 5th dress by Madame Gres ,6th dress by Kaufman Franco  , 7th dress by J.Mendel, 8th dress by Madame Gres, 9th dress by Jean Desses, 10th dress by Marchesa, 11th dress by 33Jewls, 12th (last) dress by Samuelle Couture

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

maverynthia:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

The Importance of Comprehensive Sexual Education:
"Research has identified highly effective sex education and HIV prevention programs that affect multiple behaviors and/or achieve positive health impacts. Behavioral outcomes have included delaying the initiation of sex as well as reducing the frequency of sex, the number of new partners, and the incidence of unprotected sex, and/or increasing the use of condoms and contraception among sexually active participants. Long-term impacts have included lower STI and/or pregnancy rates." [x]
We need to equip people with knowledge and resources to maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle. By teaching comprehensive sex education we are allowing people to make informed decisions about their health and and personal lives. - Paige

The Basics (Anatomy and Biological functions): 
What is a vagina? 
What is a vulva? (Basic Anatomy inside links.)
What is the vagina’s biological function during sexual intercourse (specifically PIV sex)?
What is the uterus and what is it’s biological function?
What is a hymen and what are the different kinds of hymens? 
What is the purpose of a hymen?
Which hole does urine come out of and which hole does menstruation come out of?
Menstrual Cycle: 
What is a menstrual cycle?
 What is menstruation?
Why do we menstruate?
How to use pads, tampons, and menstrual cups.
What is ovulation?
Vaginal Hygiene:
The vagina, is in fact, designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge). But there are ways you can help maintain the cleanliness of your vagina (i.e. avoiding perfumed soaps and gently washing the vulva area, not the actual vagina.) Click the link for more information.
*Vaginal odors and discharge; what’s normal and what’s not?
What is douching?
What are Pap Smears?
"A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in people. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina."
When do I need a pap smear?
What are vaginal orgasms? Clitoral orgasms? G-Spot orgasms? How can you achieve an orgasm?
"A “vaginal orgasm” is the notion that [people] can have an orgasm through stimulation during intercourse or other vaginal penetration, entirely without clitoral stimulation. However, the vagina has few nerve endings, and therefore cannot create an orgasm on its own. Instead of thinking of the vagina and clitoris as separate entities, try thinking about them as a network of nerves and muscles."
"There’s some disagreement about the size of the G-spot; it may range from a quarter inch to a couple inches along the upper wall of your vagina, about an inch or two past your vaginal opening. Underneath it is highly sensitive tissue that, when touched the right way, triggers feelings of sexual happiness, explains Debby Herbenick, PhD."
Myths and facts about orgasms.
Tips on how to have an orgasm.
Having trouble reaching an orgasm? No worries, there is help! [x][x]
Female Genital Mutilation Information:
"Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."
“The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.”
"Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths."
"FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women."

The Basics (Anatomy and Biological Functions):
What is a penis? 
What are testicles? (Basic Anatomy inside links.)
What is the penis’ biological function during sexual intercourse? (Specifically PIV sex.)
Examining your testicles for Testicular Cancer: How to.
Penile Hygiene:
"Gently wash the penis with warm water each day when you’re having a shower or bath. If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath."
"Gently washing your penis once a day with warm water is sufficient to maintain good hygiene. If you want to use soap, choose a mild or non-perfumed soap to reduce the risk of skin irritation."
What is an erection and ejaculation?
"An erection begins in the brain. Physical and/or mental stimulation cause nerves in the brain to send chemical messages to nerves in the penis telling the penile blood vessels to relax so that blood can flow freely into the penis. Once in the penis, high pressure traps the blood within both corpora cavernosa. This causes the penis to expand and sustain an erection."
"Ejaculation, the release of semen at climax, is triggered when a person reaches a critical level of excitement."
*Overcoming ejaculation problems.
Is ejaculation and having an orgasm the same thing?
What is semen and what does it do?
What is Erectile Dysfunction? Treatments.
What is circumcision & is it medically necessary?
"Circumcision is the removal of a simple fold of skin (the `foreskin’ or `prepuce’) that covers the head (glans) of the un-erect penis."
While there are benefits of being circumcised, it is not medically necessary.

The Basics:
What is masturbation and how do you do it?
Why do people masturbate?
Is masturbating normal and can it be harmful? (Short answer: Masturbation is normal, and no it is not harmful!)
WebMDs Masturbation FAQ.
The benefits of masturbation: [x] [x]
An Asexual’s Guide to Masturbation.

What is sex?
People define “sex” in different ways. Some people believe that it only counts as sex if a penis goes into a vagina, but this isn’t true for everybody. There are lots of different ideas about what sex can be: Vaginal sex (penis-in-vagina intercourse), Oral sex (mouth-to-genital contact), Anal sex (penis-in-anus intercourse), Dry humping or genital rubbing, Fingering or hand jobs (hand-to-genital contact), and Masturbation.
What is oral sex?
What is anal sex?
Why do people have sex?
How to have safe sex.(STI and pregnancy prevention goes more in depth below!)
What is Consent and is it mandatory?
"Whenever you have sex, you need to make sure that your partner is just as enthusiastic about having sex. In other words, that they give their full consent.” Consent is an enthusiastic, freely-given, uncoerced, sober, “yes”.
Consent is ALWAYS mandatory, whether you’re married, dating or just met.
What is sex without consent? Rape/Sexual Assault.
What is sexual assault? What is rape? (Resources below.)
Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention.
What do I do if I’ve been sexually assaulted?
Sexual assault prevention and awareness.
Resources for sexual assault victims: United States.
Resources for sexual assault victims: Canada.
Resources for sexual assault victims: United Kingdom.
More international resources.
More resources.
Is sex supposed to hurt the first time?
"While it’s common for [some] to feel pain or discomfort with sex, it’s not “normal” in that it has to happen or there isn’t an alternative. Sex is not supposed to hurt: it’s supposed to feel very good.” [Inside the link above, it does explain what to do to make sure sex is not painful.]
Are there benefits to having sex?
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex.
Top 11 Benefits of Having Sex.
14 Unexpected Benefits of Having Sex.

What does MOGII mean?
Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex. It’s a synonym for LGBTQIAP+ and is inclusive for people who don’t have or don’t want labels, rejects allies, and uses no reclaimed slurs.
What is a sexual orientation?
"Sexual orientation describes to whom a person is sexually attracted. Some people are attracted to people of a particular gender; others are attracted to more than one gender. Some are not attracted to anyone."
“Affectional orientation is a term that describes to whom a person is romantically attracted, acknowledging that for many people there are more components to attraction than just sexual desire.”
What is gender identity?
"The ways in which a person identifies and/or expresses their gender, including self-image, appearance, and embodiment of gender roles. One’s sex (e.g., male, female, intersex, etc.) is usually assigned at birth based on one’s physical biology. One’s gender (e.g., man, woman, genderqueer, etc.) is one’s internal sense of self and identity.”
Some gender identities.
Some more gender identities.
Genderqueer and Non Binary Identities.
Resources for most Gender Identities.(Resources for understanding gender identity, figuring out yours, how to come out to parents and friends, transitioning resources, local supports, and more!)
What is asexuality?
"Some people who identify as asexual do not experience sexual attraction to other people, while others experience sexual attraction but no desire to act on these attractions."
“Asexuality and Celibacy are not the same. Many people who are asexual live a celibate life, meaning that they do not engage in sex with others. But while Celibacy is a choice, asexuality is not.”
"Asexuality is not a dysfunction, and there is no need to find a "cause" or a "cure."" [x]
Are all people who identify as asexual sex repulsed? No!
Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
What does transgender mean? (Resources below!)
"Transgender – or trans – is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or expression is different from those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on their birth certificate)." [x]
"Transgender may be used to describe someone who was assigned female or male at birth, but later realizes that label doesn’t accurately reflect who they feel they are inside."
Resources for transgender people.
More resources for transgender people
Coming Out as Trans
All About Gender Therapy
Trans Health Matters: Trans Women
Trans Health Matters: Trans Men
Top 10 Trans-Friendly Colleges
What does intersex mean?
“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.
How common is intersex?
Intersex Society of North America.
Resources for intersex people.

What are STIs, how do you get them, and what are the symptoms?
"A sexually transmissible infection (STI) is any infection or disease that can be passed from one person to another during sexual activity. Sexually transmissible infections include chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, scabies, pubic lice (crabs), hepatitis and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS).”
Why do we call them STIs now and not STDs?
Everyone is at risk of obtaining an STI, but some are more at risk.
STIs that can be contracted through non-sexual contact.
How do you protect yourself from STIs?
Female / male condoms and dental dams.
Finger cots (finger condoms).
Post-exposure prophylaxis, is a short-term antiretroviral treatment to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection after potential exposure.
Know the signs and symptoms of an STI. If you notice a symptom that worries you, get checked out!
How do I get tested for STIs?
What treatments are out there for STIs?

What is pregnancy? When are you considered to be pregnant? How do you get pregnant?
To be pregnant is to have an embryo/fetus developing in your uterus. “A pregnancy is considered to be established only after implantation is complete.”
"When engaging in unprotected vaginal intercourse during which ejaculation of sperm occurs in the vagina. The sperm can then travel up through the cervix, into the uterus, and, if an egg is present, the sperm may fertilize it."
"It is also possible — but less likely — for a person to become pregnant through any kind of sex play in which semen, or ejaculate, comes in contact with the vulva. The sperm can travel through the moisture on the vulva into the vagina."
WebMD’s Online Pregnancy Center.
What to Expect: Pregnancy.
Pregnancy Resources.
What are my options if I get pregnant?
If you’re pregnant you have three options; parenting, adoption, and abortion.
Only you can decide what is right for you, definitely take some time to go over your options, but remember, the sooner you decide the more options you’ll have.
Resources for Decision Making and Low Income Parenting.
Abortion funds and Judicial Bypass.
How do you prevent pregnancy? (Check out birth control masterpost below.)

"Birth control allows us to prevent pregnancy and plan the timing of pregnancy."


Birth control is not a “one size fit’s all deal” there are all different kinds of birth control out there from hormonal to non hormonal, methods to medicines, and so on. The best way to figure out which birth control works best for you is by doing research and speaking with your doctor.

****Contraceptives Masterpost****^^ Lists many birth control options (and links you to more information about these options),  goes over emergency contraceptives and FAQs, birth control FAQs, options for people with allergies or personal preferences, and debunks myths about birth control.
Lubricants that should not be used on condoms.
Where can I obtain birth control/contraceptives?
Guide to getting privacy under parent’s health insurance.
10 Ways to save on Birth Control.

The 5 Steps of a Breast Self Exam: Checking for Breast Cancer.
Sex Ed for physically, emotionally, and mentally disabled youth.
Sex Ed for Youth with disability or chronic illness.
Advocates for Youth.

Wow all that crap about the “hymen”. hasn’t it been called the vaginal corona now because the hymen actually doesn’t exist as people think, except very rarely and certainly not in the spot people think?Also I hope they have the part that pain during intercourse is mostly because it’s rape. (coercion, rushing to sex when the woman IS NOT READY) and the fact that men are taught “piston-like sex” VS you know… listening to women?Here’s ONE source, but I’ve see this information other places: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201103/the-hymen-membrane-widely-misunderstood

Here in Canada and in my experience with the U.S. sex ed system, we use the term Hymen, although some places have adapted the term vaginal corona, the terms seem to be interchangeable, so I’m really not sure what the issue here is with that. The links above also explain what a hymen is, the different kinds, what the purpose of it is (there isn’t one, but yeah) etc.
Also, the link above does dispel the myth that “sex should hurt the first time”, while rape is a huge cause of painful sex, the fact of the matter is, is not every time sex is painful does it equate to rape, there are certain infections and issues that can cause consensual sex to be painful (i.e. some people cannot self lubricate sometimes no matter how aroused they are, certain vaginal infections can cause sex to be painful, and so on) which the link you gave also explains.
Also, the link above does explain that communication with your partner is key. Letting your partner know when to slow down or to stop is an important part in preventing painful sex, so again, not really sure what the issue is, especially since I go over rape and consent. - Paige

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

maverynthia:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

The Importance of Comprehensive Sexual Education:

"Research has identified highly effective sex education and HIV prevention programs that affect multiple behaviors and/or achieve positive health impacts. Behavioral outcomes have included delaying the initiation of sex as well as reducing the frequency of sex, the number of new partners, and the incidence of unprotected sex, and/or increasing the use of condoms and contraception among sexually active participants. Long-term impacts have included lower STI and/or pregnancy rates." [x]

We need to equip people with knowledge and resources to maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle. By teaching comprehensive sex education we are allowing people to make informed decisions about their health and and personal lives. - Paige

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The Basics (Anatomy and Biological functions):

Menstrual Cycle:

Vaginal Hygiene:

  • The vagina, is in fact, designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge). But there are ways you can help maintain the cleanliness of your vagina (i.e. avoiding perfumed soaps and gently washing the vulva area, not the actual vagina.) Click the link for more information.
  • *Vaginal odors and discharge; what’s normal and what’s not?
  • What is douching?

What are Pap Smears?

  • "A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in people. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina."
  • When do I need a pap smear?

What are vaginal orgasms? Clitoral orgasms? G-Spot orgasms? How can you achieve an orgasm?

  • "A “vaginal orgasm” is the notion that [people] can have an orgasm through stimulation during intercourse or other vaginal penetration, entirely without clitoral stimulation. However, the vagina has few nerve endings, and therefore cannot create an orgasm on its own. Instead of thinking of the vagina and clitoris as separate entities, try thinking about them as a network of nerves and muscles."
  • "There’s some disagreement about the size of the G-spot; it may range from a quarter inch to a couple inches along the upper wall of your vagina, about an inch or two past your vaginal opening. Underneath it is highly sensitive tissue that, when touched the right way, triggers feelings of sexual happiness, explains Debby Herbenick, PhD."
  • Myths and facts about orgasms.
  • Tips on how to have an orgasm.
  • Having trouble reaching an orgasm? No worries, there is help! [x][x]

Female Genital Mutilation Information:

  • "Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.”
  • "Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths."
  • "FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women."

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The Basics (Anatomy and Biological Functions):

Penile Hygiene:

  • "Gently wash the penis with warm water each day when you’re having a shower or bath. If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath."
  • "Gently washing your penis once a day with warm water is sufficient to maintain good hygiene. If you want to use soap, choose a mild or non-perfumed soap to reduce the risk of skin irritation."

What is an erection and ejaculation?

What is circumcision & is it medically necessary?

  • "Circumcision is the removal of a simple fold of skin (the `foreskin’ or `prepuce’) that covers the head (glans) of the un-erect penis."
  • While there are benefits of being circumcised, it is not medically necessary.

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The Basics:

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What is sex?

  • People define “sex” in different ways. Some people believe that it only counts as sex if a penis goes into a vagina, but this isn’t true for everybody. There are lots of different ideas about what sex can be: Vaginal sex (penis-in-vagina intercourse), Oral sex (mouth-to-genital contact), Anal sex (penis-in-anus intercourse), Dry humping or genital rubbing, Fingering or hand jobs (hand-to-genital contact), and Masturbation.
  • What is oral sex?
  • What is anal sex?
  • Why do people have sex?
  • How to have safe sex.
    (STI and pregnancy prevention goes more in depth below!)

What is Consent and is it mandatory?

  • "Whenever you have sex, you need to make sure that your partner is just as enthusiastic about having sex. In other words, that they give their full consent.” Consent is an enthusiastic, freely-given, uncoerced, sober, “yes”.
  • Consent is ALWAYS mandatory, whether you’re married, dating or just met.
  • What is sex without consent? Rape/Sexual Assault.

What is sexual assault? What is rape? (Resources below.)

Is sex supposed to hurt the first time?

  • "While it’s common for [some] to feel pain or discomfort with sex, it’s not “normal” in that it has to happen or there isn’t an alternative. Sex is not supposed to hurt: it’s supposed to feel very good.”
    [Inside the link above, it does explain what to do to make sure sex is not painful.]

Are there benefits to having sex?

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What does MOGII mean?

  • Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex.
    It’s a synonym for LGBTQIAP+ and is inclusive for people who don’t have or don’t want labels, rejects allies, and uses no reclaimed slurs.

What is a sexual orientation?

  • "Sexual orientation describes to whom a person is sexually attracted. Some people are attracted to people of a particular gender; others are attracted to more than one gender. Some are not attracted to anyone."
  • Affectional orientation is a term that describes to whom a person is romantically attracted, acknowledging that for many people there are more components to attraction than just sexual desire.”

What is gender identity?

  • "The ways in which a person identifies and/or expresses their gender, including self-image, appearance, and embodiment of gender roles. One’s sex (e.g., male, female, intersex, etc.) is usually assigned at birth based on one’s physical biology. One’s gender (e.g., man, woman, genderqueer, etc.) is one’s internal sense of self and identity.”
  • Some gender identities.
  • Some more gender identities.
  • Genderqueer and Non Binary Identities.
  • Resources for most Gender Identities.
    (Resources for understanding gender identity, figuring out yours, how to come out to parents and friends, transitioning resources, local supports, and more!)

What is asexuality?

  • "Some people who identify as asexual do not experience sexual attraction to other people, while others experience sexual attraction but no desire to act on these attractions."
  • Asexuality and Celibacy are not the same. Many people who are asexual live a celibate life, meaning that they do not engage in sex with others. But while Celibacy is a choice, asexuality is not.”
  • "Asexuality is not a dysfunction, and there is no need to find a "cause" or a "cure."" [x]
  • Are all people who identify as asexual sex repulsed? No!
  • Asexual Visibility and Education Network.

What does transgender mean? (Resources below!)

What does intersex mean?

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What are STIs, how do you get them, and what are the symptoms?

How do you protect yourself from STIs?

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What is pregnancy? When are you considered to be pregnant? How do you get pregnant?

  • To be pregnant is to have an embryo/fetus developing in your uterus. “A pregnancy is considered to be established only after implantation is complete.”
  • "When engaging in unprotected vaginal intercourse during which ejaculation of sperm occurs in the vagina. The sperm can then travel up through the cervix, into the uterus, and, if an egg is present, the sperm may fertilize it."
  • "It is also possible — but less likely — for a person to become pregnant through any kind of sex play in which semen, or ejaculate, comes in contact with the vulva. The sperm can travel through the moisture on the vulva into the vagina."
  • WebMD’s Online Pregnancy Center.
  • What to Expect: Pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy Resources.

What are my options if I get pregnant?

How do you prevent pregnancy? (Check out birth control masterpost below.)

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Wow all that crap about the “hymen”. hasn’t it been called the vaginal corona now because the hymen actually doesn’t exist as people think, except very rarely and certainly not in the spot people think?

Also I hope they have the part that pain during intercourse is mostly because it’s rape. (coercion, rushing to sex when the woman IS NOT READY) and the fact that men are taught “piston-like sex” VS you know… listening to women?
Here’s ONE source, but I’ve see this information other places: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201103/the-hymen-membrane-widely-misunderstood

Here in Canada and in my experience with the U.S. sex ed system, we use the term Hymen, although some places have adapted the term vaginal corona, the terms seem to be interchangeable, so I’m really not sure what the issue here is with that. The links above also explain what a hymen is, the different kinds, what the purpose of it is (there isn’t one, but yeah) etc.

Also, the link above does dispel the myth that “sex should hurt the first time”, while rape is a huge cause of painful sex, the fact of the matter is, is not every time sex is painful does it equate to rape, there are certain infections and issues that can cause consensual sex to be painful (i.e. some people cannot self lubricate sometimes no matter how aroused they are, certain vaginal infections can cause sex to be painful, and so on) which the link you gave also explains.

Also, the link above does explain that communication with your partner is key. Letting your partner know when to slow down or to stop is an important part in preventing painful sex, so again, not really sure what the issue is, especially since I go over rape and consent. - Paige

aspiringdoctors:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - Paige
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) -  [x]
The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
Spermicide - [x] [x]
Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
Diaphragm - [x] [x]
Breastfeeding - [x]
Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
Abstinence - [x] [x]
Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
Do certain medications make my birth control less effective?
Can I delay or eliminate my period with my birth control?
Will my pregnancy tests come out with an accurate result while I’m on birth control?
Can I use several birth control pills at once in replace of an emergency contraceptive?
Does birth control cause weight gain?
What should I do if I miss a pill?
What should I do if the condom breaks or slips off inside of me?
If I’m on the ring or the patch and I forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?
I’ve heard that the birth control ring can pop out. What should I do if this happens?
Can birth control increase my risk of getting cancer?
Can you change your mind after having a tubal ligation or vasectomy?
Is it normal to spot or bleed in between periods while on birth control?
Does certain hormonal birth controls affect my blood pressure?
Can being overweight affect my birth control’s effectiveness?
Can certain birth controls lower my libido?
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
Types of EC: Plan B / Ella / ParaGard IUD - [x] [x]
What are emergency contraceptives?
How do they work?
How well does it work?
What are the side effects?
When should I take an emergency contraceptive?
Are emergency contraceptives less effective the heavier you are?
If I am under the age of 18 in the US, can I buy emergency contraceptives without my parent’s knowledge or consent?
If I take an emergency contraceptive today, am I covered if I have unprotected sex tomorrow?
Will taking emergency contraceptives too many times affect my fertility?
To find more questions and answers about emergency contraceptives, you can go here.
Información anticonceptivos de emergencia es disponible en Español, aquí.
OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN PREFERENCES:
Condoms for people with latex allergies.
Condoms for vegans. [x] [x] [x]
Other vegan contraceptive options.
Different types of birth control without estrogen.
Contraceptives without any hormones.
Birth control methods that are useful to people with religious concerns. [x] [x]
OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
Taking oral contraceptives can help lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
Using birth control helps treat acne.
Birth control can help treat the pain caused by Endomitriosis.
Contraceptives offer relief to people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Anemia can be avoided/treated by using birth control.
Irregular periods can become more regulated by using birth control.
The pill can lead to fewer ectopic pregnancies.
MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled through the links given):
Emergency contraceptives and birth control pills cause abortions.
Free contraceptives and/or condoms makes people participate in risky sexual behavior.
The pill makes you gain a lot of weight.
Douching after sex prevents pregnancy.
You have to start your birth control on a Sunday.
Taking the pill for a long time can make you infertile.
Hormonal contraceptives protect you from contracting STIs.
You don’t need to be on birth control while breastfeeding.
I won’t get pregnant my first time having sex.
The Pill is effective immediately after you take it.
I won’t get pregnant if I shower or pee after sex.
My body needs a rest from birth control at least once a year.
Emergency contraceptives are affected by alcohol.

This is wonderful!

aspiringdoctors:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - Paige

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
  • Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
  • Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) -  [x]
  • The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
  • The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
  • Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
  • Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
  • Spermicide - [x] [x]
  • Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
  • IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
  • Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
  • Diaphragm - [x] [x]
  • Breastfeeding - [x]
  • Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
  • Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Abstinence - [x] [x]
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN 
PREFERENCES
:
OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled 
through the links given):

This is wonderful!

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