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Articles - Sex and Puberty
TeenHelp July 12th 2016 10:03 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 11:20 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 06:48 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 06:44 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 05:34 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 07:11 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 06:30 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 07:24 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 ...
TeenHelp April 1st 2015 10:01 PM
Bras and how they support By Cassie (Cassiopeia.) Did you know that women spend approximately sixteen billion US Dollars worldwide on bras each year? source] Those who wear bras own up to nine bras on average source]. A bra is a garment worn by people to support their breasts. Each bra is designed to meet the individual requirements of people of all shapes and sizes around the world. The average age that people begin to wear a bra is age eleven, but breast development normally starts...
TeenHelp November 5th 2014 10:06 PM
Menstruation By Dez ( *~Skittlify~* ) What is menstruation? Menstruation is when the lining of the uterus is shed each month. Blood flows from the uterus then passes through the cervix, exiting the body through the vagina. Women start menstruating at various ages. Normally, menstruation begins between ages eight and fifteen. The purpose of menstruation and the menstrual cycle is to prepare for pregnancy. If a woman does not get pregnant, she will experience her period when the...



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