By Elise Bragard The passing of Valentine’s Day this year had me thinking about all my past loves and experiences of attraction. It got me thinking way back to my firsts. When was the first time you realized you were sexually attracted to, or even in love with, someone? And what did feel like?
It can be difficult to answer these questions, because it’s possible that when we did have that feeling for the first time, we may not have had the language or knowledge about sexuali
By Christin Bowman *From the SPARK Research! Blog Archive: This blog was originally written for SPARK, a girl-fueled organization working to ignite an anti-racist gender justice movement Music videos may be one of the most degrading pieces of media out there. I, for one, can’t remember the last time I watched a music video that didn’t incorporate women of the lip-licking, hip-humping, nearly-naked variety. Some experts suggest that almost 90% of music videos incorporate objec
By Laura Hooberman A few months ago, I was with a group of friends, discussing what we recalled of the sexual education we received as adolescents. As a diverse group of New York City transplants, our experiences varied. For one, a woman who grew up in a rural, conservative town in the Midwest, ‘sex ed’ in her school meant a curriculum focused exclusively on promoting abstinence until marriage. I fared, I felt, a bit better; having grown up in a more liberal community, I reme