Lies We Believe about Sex and Happiness

Why do we let the voices around us—our peers, the actors on TV, or others—convince us we need to conform to the looks and actions of their “ideal” person? If Netflix told us an apple was the “ideal” fruit, would we try to make oranges, pineapples, pears, and grapes all look and taste like apples? […]

What’s Wrong with Hooking Up?

Hooking up. . . Friends with benefits . . . No strings attached. Get what you want and move on. It sounds so good. But is it? Let’s talk honestly about how hooking up really plays out. Good for Your Body? Every time you have sex with a temporary partner, you run the risk of […]

The Worst Best-Kept Secret: STDs

According to your favorite TV show, they never happen. No one on your playlist of love songs ever sings about getting one. Most people you know only joke about them. Do they even exist? Oh, yes they do. They’re called STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) or STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)—two names for the same ugly secret. […]