co-authored by Stephanie Gagnon It is very common, even understandable, that after realizing the complex situation your roommate faces you would wonder why she doesn’t just leave, and unfortunately, although the solution seems simple, it is not. There are ways in which you can give her help without unknowingly belittling or pressuring her, but first, let’s […]
co-authored by Anthony Mbarak and Sarah Bethune It can be difficult to create a BDSM scene for the first time; however, when practiced carefully, BDSM can increase intimacy within a committed relationship. BDSM covers a wide range of different erotic activities. When you “play” you are engaging in one or more of the following erotic […]
It’s that time of year again and lots of high school students across Canada have headed back with big changes this year! Ontario has introduced a new sex ed curriculum that includes gender and sexuality from elementary school on; Quebec is piloting its new sex ed program; and the Vancouver school board is continuing to implement […]
co-authored by Renee Komel Thanks for your question. In this response, you will find information on how often pretending to orgasm during sex generally occurs, the reasons why some women do it, and ways to help facilitate conversation between you and your partner. The following answer will focus on penile-vaginal sexual intercourse (PVI), since this […]
To me, being sex and body positive is – in essence – celebrating difference. The fact is that all bodies can be confident, and it is that confidence that makes sex positivity such a powerful force. Growing up with what many would call a non-traditional body, my journey to find that positivity has been a […]
The Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) specializes in helping young people learn about sensitive and emotional topics and more importantly, how these learnings can translate into behavioural change. Typically, education about sexual violence prevention and empowerment has been focused on women and girls, unintentionally ignoring the value of men and boys and their role in […]
Originally posted by Sexual Health Centre Lunenburg County We need to talk. Because there’s a lot happening this week. A lot. First, it’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Week. What’s that, you ask? Well, Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights organizes an annual campaign to get people talking about healthy sexuality. Organizations like the Sexual Health Centre […]
New science is giving us more options to prevent HIV. In acknowledgement of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week, it is fitting to talk about the great advances that have been made in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. For about 30 years, sex educators have trained most of us to know that condoms are […]
For the past two-and-a-half years, I’ve been heading up a peer-to-peer, youth-led sex ed theatre troupe with Planned Parenthood Ottawa called Insight Theatre. Each year, we train a new group of high school youth in sexual and reproductive health, anti-oppression and performance skills. Once the youth are trained, they take the lead in creating a […]
My time in sex ed class as a student in the Maritimes was pretty typical. Our curriculum consisted mostly of creating grisly poster boards of untreated STIs that were posted in the bathrooms to strike fear into the hearts of anyone who dared to even dream of a sexual partner, and whispered stories of the […]
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