Sexual Health

These Are The Questions Teens Have About Sexual Health

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

And they're probably not all that different from adults'.

Planned Parenthood in Canada Is Under Attack Too

Lauren Dobson-Hughes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Dobson-Hughes

You've heard of the recent attacks on women's healthcare in the States, but in Canada, we're feeling the impact too. For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been there for our community, providing unbiased counselling, education, advice and support. But it's become increasingly hard to do our work. Planned Parenthood is under attack, by people who oppose healthcare for women and the trans community, who don't want youth to get the education they need, and who dedicate themselves to cutting our funding every way they can.

Most Parents Support the New Sex Ed Curriculum - With Good Reason

Marika Morris | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living
Marika Morris

The misinformation about the new curriculum rivals the inaccuracies kids get about sex from their friends and our culture. Some parents are convinced that their kids will be asked to touch themselves at school. The actual curriculum stresses respecting yourself and respecting others. If you oppose it, fine. At least know what you are opposing. Parents are entitled to pass on their religious or moral beliefs to their kids, but they are not entitled to pass on their religious or moral beliefs to my child. By trying to force the Ontario government to yank the evidence-based, updated portions of the health curriculum for all Ontario kids, they are trying to prevent the majority who support this initiative from benefiting from it. And that's wrong.

Speaking Up for Ontario's New Curriculum

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living
Sandeep Prasad

Talking about consent from a very early age is about giving children and youth choices and reminding them every day that their body belongs to them; that they are in charge of what happens with/to their own bodies. Sexual health doesn't happen in a vacuum and it's about more than the birds and the bees. The well-researched and evidence-based curriculum that is being introduced broadens a narrow definition of health and to us it's a positive step forward.

How to Rekindle Your Sexual Desire

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Foreplay and sexual touching play a vital role in eliciting a sexual response in women. Sexual touching is not only considered a social norm, it enables physiological and psychological readiness. Foreplay readies our bodies for sex; exciting our brains, quickening our heartbeat, and preparing the genital organs for intercourse.

Does New HIV-Prevention Technology Empower Women, or Burden Them?

San Patten | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Impact
San Patten

2014-12-01-worldaids.gif One key promise of Multi-Purpose Prevention Technologies is that they will allow women to take control over their own sexual and reproductive health decisions. But I can't help but wonder about the difference between putting prevention and contraception 'in women's hands' versus 'on women's shoulders.'

Bringing Sex Education to the Stage

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

While some are horrified by the overtly sexual movies and TV shows consumed by today's youth, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health has a slightly different stance. Shira Taylor, a doctoral candidate at the School's Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, is taking to the stage to educate young adults about sex.

Pickup Artists, Brash Boys, and Sexual Harassment

Lauren Messervey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada
Lauren Messervey

In the past day, two events occured: a kindergartner kissed a female classmate's hand, and a group of Toronto-based "Pick Up Artists" were shooed away from the Eaton Centre by public outcry and security teams. One of these situations has resulted in sex offender charges, and it's not the one you think.

Sex Talk: Pulling Out is NOT Safe

29Secrets | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Quite a lot of women are using the pullout method. So much so that the author of the NY mag article dubbed women in their 20s and 30s the "pullout generation." And if this is true, why aren't we talking about it more?

Giving Your Parents the "Sex Talk"

Tera Kristen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tera Kristen

I slowly came to the realization that it's parents that need the "sex talk" from kids. The "echo boom" generation may be more comfortable with sexuality, but are we comfortable with our baby boomer parents' sexuality? How can we help our parents embrace a healthy sex life without sitting them down for that uncomfortable sex talk?

Want to Cure AIDS? We Need More Than Hope

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The 19th International AIDS Conference was filled with ambitious suggestions that the beginning of the end of AIDS was near. While there were no timelines or promises, hope seemed to be enough to keep the momentum growing. Yet even as these successes were being touted, others were advising that an end to AIDS required more than just hope.

Is Your Bike Ruining Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Living

The many benefits of cycling have been expounded for years -- the cardiovascular exercise, the strengthening of muscles, the reduction in stress. But ...

Why Herpes Won't Ruin Your Sex Life

Colette Kenney | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

So, it's happened. You've contracted herpes from a partner. Maybe you knew about it, maybe it's a surprise, but it might be a bit of a wrench in your gears -- at first. It doesn't mean that will never date again and it doesn't mean that you are "damaged goods." Read on to get some helpful tips for moving past the diagnosis.

What's A Penis? And Other Questions Your Young One Might Ask...

Maria Lianos-Carbone | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Living
Maria Lianos-Carbone

Oh birds and the bees... When the kids start asking questions about sexuality, how do you respond? How much or how little does a parent actually explain to their younger kids when they're asked the more challenging questions? Here are some good answers to tell your child about sexuality...

Balls in Your Court to Keep Clean

Pega Ren | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

The two major sexual problems that distress men are premature ejaculation (come too soon) and erectile dysfunction (can't get or keep it up). Premature ejaculation is a learned response and responds to treatment whereas erectile dysfunction can have physiological or psychological causes, or a combination of both. We attribute physiological reasons to some 80 percent of cases.

New Brunswick Outbreak Could Get Worse

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada

FREDERICTON - An outbreak of syphilis in New Brunswick that has seen the number of cases rise tenfold in the last three years could get worse, a provi...

Get Your Mojo Going With Chinese Medicine

Melissa Ramos | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

Overwhelmed by body image concerns which instantly killed my mojo, I wondered: is there a way to feel sexy and more secure behind closed doors and can we do it with a little help from food?

Having 'The Talk'

Sonya JF Barnett | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living
Sonya JF Barnett

I don't want my son growing up with embarrassment over something so overly hyped as sex. It's just sex. There are worse things than sharing orgasms (as long as he has a condom) and he should understand that sex is for more than reproduction and doesn't have to be done only with someone you love.

Seven Steps To Mind-Blowing Sex

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Marcia Sirota

What makes someone a fantastic lover is not their technical ability or their repertoire of moves but their attentiveness and their efforts to make their partner happy. When both people show that they really care about meeting their partner's needs, sex becomes something wonderful.