When I first got my period, my mom told everyone. That’s normal, right? Even if that is normal, it didn't stop me from feeling weird or gross as people looked at me like I was “finally a woman.” I was just a kid who didn’t even understand the truth about sex yet. When I got… Continue reading We’re Missing Conversations That Need To Happen – How LOLA Is Beginning That Trend.
Trigger warnings: stealthing, sexual assault. No, we're not talking about stealthing in terms of gaming or gender. I wish. Stealthing: the act of removing a condom during sex without the consent of the partner. In 2010, the term was used to describe someone who had intercourse with an individual without disclosing their HIV/STI status, putting… Continue reading The Not-So-New Act of Stealthing
What is BDSM exactly? The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health defines "BDSM to indicate an inclusive concern for people interested in bondage (B), domination (D), submission (S), sadism (the same “S”) and masochism (M). When citing research that uses the term SM (alternately “S/M” and “S&M”), we keep the term. Sometimes BDSM is… Continue reading BDSM – Fact Against Fiction
Everyone knows that sex education is one of those "easy A's" you get just for showing up. There has never been anything of substance to be taught in these classes. Looking back I am quite appalled by what I was "taught" in school: mainly that if you have sex you will get STDs and will… Continue reading State of Emergency for Sex Education
We've all been there. Whether you were sixteen at the sidelines of the Homecoming dance floor, or twenty-eight alone in a bed for the first time in six years. I was recently in a heart-wrenching, hope-killing, fulfilling-the-man-hating-feminist-stereotype, break up. After nearly three years and in the midst of many friends' engagements, it all came to… Continue reading How To Get Over A Break Up: As Told By Science
In this ever growing world, positivity reverberates and great strides towards equality are being made in the United States of America. Most recently, on April 2nd, New York has become the third state to provide free menstrual products to schools from grades 6 through 12. This is amazing because every girl has had the unfortunate… Continue reading New York Finally Able to Provide for Those Entering the Mensuration Station
Trigger warning: abuse, rape, sexual violence, assault. The color of my best coffee mug is teal. The color of that one shirt I've owned since 16 is teal. The weird wind chime my mother picked up at last year's flea market is teal. The color of sexual assault awareness is teal. In the United States,… Continue reading The Color of Sexual Violence