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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Masturbation

If you've read her book or listened to her podcast the Crave Cast, you know that not only is Alexandra Jamieson whipsmart about food, emotions, and sex, the <i>SuperSize Me</i> star and positive psychology guru is also funny and real. So when we asked her to contribute to our Self Love theme this week, she …

Wellness

These 5 ‘Healthy’ Foods Are Hindering Your Weight-Loss Goals

When beginning a healthier lifestyle, people often turn to certain foods that are deemed "healthy" but are actually <b>sneaky little diet sabotages</b>. …

Getting My IUD Was the Most Painful Thing I've Ever Experienced — I'd Do It Again in a Heartbeat

I thought I was walking out of the doctor's office after getting my first IUD but rejected that option on account of my legs not working afterward. In a haze of cramps and irrational "is someone stabbing my uterus" thoughts, I also contemplated crawling out. Lying for an extended period of time on …

5 Treadmill Hacks That Can Help Shave More Pounds | Women's Health

<b>1. Mix It Up</b><br>Exercise’s role in weight loss may seem easy: To lose weight, you need to burn more calories, says Janet Hamilton, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist at Running Strong in Atlanta, GA. You can do that by upping your intensity or your duration. The problem is that if you work too close to …

Ways to Debloat in Just One Day

Feeling like you've suddenly turned into the Michelin woman is the opposite of fun. Whether you're actively trying to lose weight or are pleased with your current physique, bloating can completely throw you off. In the worst case scenario, it might send you into a panicked thought spiral about …

Nutrition

Sexually Active Teenagers Are More Likely to Be Depressed and to Attempt Suicide

Teenage sexual activity is an issue of widespread national concern. Although teen sexual activity has declined in recent years, the overall rate is …

The Truth about Sexual Sin

WHEN was the last time your media ever told you the truth about sexual sin? No one on TV pays the price of illicit sex. No one in the movies gets …

5 Ways Our Society Unfairly Punishes Women For Their Sexuality

In the United States, women’s bodies are constantly sexualized and objectified. Ironically, however, the women in control of those bodies are …

Too many US schools are failing sex ed

Teenagers are having sex — and they should know how to protect themselves<p>In most of the US, fewer than half of US high schools teach all the sex ed topics the CDC recommends, according to an agency report. Only 20 percent of middle schools do. About a third of teens ages 14 and 15 in the US say …

Public Health

CDC grades American schools on how well they teach sex education

American high schools got generally good marks for their teaching of topics related to sex education, but there are still many areas in need of improvement, according to a new report card from the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Across the country, 94% of high schools taught students the …

What Does the Bible Say About Premarital Sex (Sex Before Marriage, Sex Without Marriage)?

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: <i>sexual immorality</i>, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of …

What's So Bad About Sex?

A Devilish Deception<p>This post is in response to <b>Fear and Loathing of Nakedness</b> by Christopher Ryan<p>My good friend, Dr. Chris Ryan, asked in his most …

Hung Up

13 Reasons You Should Be Having More Sex, According To Science - Blindfold

Sex is great, and even science agrees. Whether you’re looking for a workout or a way to appear younger, look no further than getting your rocks …

Infographics

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex