Hot Vax Summer

Hot Vax Summer

A year of lockdown meant little to no intimacy with another human being outside of the home for, let’s see, at least 15 months.  For many, the approaching summer seduces them to throw their masks and fear of infection to the wind.  And, as discarded masks float away,...
What We Know and Don’t Know About Sex Education

What We Know and Don’t Know About Sex Education

We don’t know what we don’t know. We’re not ones to quote George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.   His fumbling attempts to justify unjustifiable war crimes fell short of their mark.  If applied to sex education, though, his words are quite...
Sex Education: What We Did and Didn’t Learn

Sex Education: What We Did and Didn’t Learn

Less than 25 states in the US mandate sex education.  Fewer than 30% require schools to use medically accurate information.  Abstinence-only is the most popular sex education curriculum despite overwhelming evidence that it is ineffective.   Even worse, it harms young...
Sex Education

Sex Education

The one thing I remember from my all too short sex education class was the curious words of the PE teacher-football coach.   Remarkably, he cautioned us to not pee on a telephone pole during a lightning storm.  In retrospect, his sage advice might have been a clever...