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Articles - Sex and Puberty
Narrative. February 7th 2014 05:28 AM
Shake the first time jitters by Amy (Ronald Weasley) Are you worried about your first time having sex? Are you nervous it will be awkward? That you might underperform? Fact: Everyone was nervous their first time. You're not alone. Instead of worrying yourself with fantasies or about how the extravagant night will unfold, keep your plans simple. Be sure you know a time and place, as well as the type of birth control you will be using. If you and your significant other have already talked...
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TeenHelp April 3rd 2018 03:09 PM
Menstrual cups: are they right for you? By Sammi (Orenda.) Although menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s source], recent years have seen a spike in their popularity. While you can now find a variety of brands online and in your local drugstore, they are still a relatively unknown method of managing your period, typically only discovered by word of mouth or curiosity, rather than mainstream advertising. Because of that, it can be difficult to determine whether or not making the...
TeenHelp July 12th 2016 09:03 PM
The Basics of Intersexism By Nicole (eumoirous) The Intersex Society of North America defines intersexism as “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.” Typically, intersex individuals are born with ambiguous genitalia, however they can also appear a certain sex on the outside, but have the opposite sex’s anatomy on the inside. They are usually...
TeenHelp March 5th 2016 10:20 PM
What is the age of consent, and what does it mean for you and your partner? By Bex (Eclectic.) Defining the Age of Consent The age of consent is defined as the age at which a person's consent to sexual intercourse is valid in the eyes of the law. This separates them from being a minor because they are now officially an adult who can consent to sex in his or her own right. When an adult has sex with a minor—even if the minor has consented to having sex—it is called statutory...
TeenHelp January 6th 2016 05:48 PM
How to insert tampons By Cassie (Cassado) Tampons can be described as cotton plugs that are inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual flow before it leaves the body. Learning how to use tampons can be a stressful experience. There are so many different brands and levels of absorbency to choose from, and putting them in can seem daunting. Choosing tampons There are a lot of brands to choose from, and different colors stand for different things. Generally, purple tampons...
TeenHelp January 6th 2016 05:44 PM
Hooking up safely By Nicole (eumoirous) Hooking up, commonly known as engaging in sexual activity, has become more common as the stigma of sex has reduced in intensity. Hooking up may seem enticing, however it is important to be safe about it. Since hooking up tends to occur in the heat of the moment, it is important to consider the consequences and to communicate with your partner beforehand. This article aims to present steps to stay safe and healthy, as well as tips on how to prepare...
TeenHelp December 4th 2015 04:34 PM
Menstruation terminology By Cassie (Cassado) and Nicole (eumoirous) Menstruation is a normal process but can vary and even be abnormal. Knowing the meaning of different terminology for menstrual cycles and their differences can allow one to better understand their body. Most women experience some abnormality with their periods at some point, and so typically it is not something to worry about. However, knowing what is considered abnormal and what the common side effects are can be a ...
TeenHelp September 3rd 2015 06:11 PM
The concept of virginity By Nicole (eumoirous) Virginity is a term with a long history, and because society is becoming more modern, many people are still confused about what it is. This can lead to emotional stress as, today, we still consider virginity as a “good” thing, and many religions still require its followers to remain virgins until marriage. This means that it is beneficial to understand what exactly the concept of virginity is. The well-known concept. Most people consider...
TeenHelp July 3rd 2015 05:30 PM
How to perform a self breast exam By Cassie (Calico.) A breast self exam, or BSE, is an exam that people do regularly to look for any possible changes in their breasts. Mammograms are able to see tumors before they can be felt, but a self exam will allow you to understand the normal appearance and feeling of your breasts. This understanding will help you to determine whether or not there are any abnormalities in your breasts. According to John Hopkins Medical Center, 40% percent of women...
TeenHelp June 2nd 2015 06:24 PM
What is consent? By Cassie (Calico.) and Nicole (eumoirous) Consent is the voluntary agreement of all involved parties to engage in sexual activity. It should be assumed that one has not given consent unless there is a clear agreement prior to engaging in any sexual activity. It is preferred for consent to be a verbal agreement; however, it can be written as well. Consent should be clear at each stage of the activity, and the ability to say "no" should be respected by both ...



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