Buzzfeed asked 22 women why they take birth control and some of the answers they got back were simply marvellous.

Here’s a link to some of the other answers:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/we-asked-women-why-they-take-birth-control-and-these-are 


"When the words ‘like a girl' are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. I am excited to be a part of the movement to redefine ‘like a girl' into a positive affirmation.” - Lauren Greenfield, director of the #LikeAGirl video

Tw: abuse, domestic violence 
Abuse can happen to anyone and can occur in any type of relationship. BeautyCares.org details the 8 signs to look out for as they believe that education is prevention. An awareness of these signs has the potential to not only protect and help you, but others around you as well.

Tw: abuse, domestic violence 

Abuse can happen to anyone and can occur in any type of relationship. BeautyCares.org details the 8 signs to look out for as they believe that education is prevention. An awareness of these signs has the potential to not only protect and help you, but others around you as well.

For years we have talked about the importance of empowering our daughters, giving them the confidence to challenge abuse and bringing them up as feminists. If we are going to achieve a real-step change in tackling violence against women, we need our sons growing up as confident feminists too.

PE01526: Making Sex and Relationship Education in Scotland Statutory for all Schools - Getting Involved : Scottish Parliament

Last chance to sign the petition, closing date is tomorrow! 

Sign the petition if you believe that it is important that all young people receive sex and relationship education that is comprehensive and inclusive. 

It is currently not compulsory for schools to teach Sex and Relationship Education - sounds crazy, but it’s true. As schools are under no obligation to teach their young people about sex and relationships, many young people are not receiving the sex and relationship education that they need and deserve. 
This petition is calling on the Scottish Government to make Sex and Relationship Education compulsory in schools. The deadline for the petition is tomorrow (!) and it has the potential to make a huge difference both to the education and to the lives of young people in Scotland. It’s quick and easy to sign it and you don’t need to be from Scotland - any nationality can sign! So why not take a minute and pop your name on there? Such a simple act that has the potential to make a massive change!
Update: It’d probably help if I actually included the link to the petition! Here it is:http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/MakeSREstatutoryInScotland

It is currently not compulsory for schools to teach Sex and Relationship Education - sounds crazy, but it’s true. As schools are under no obligation to teach their young people about sex and relationships, many young people are not receiving the sex and relationship education that they need and deserve. 

This petition is calling on the Scottish Government to make Sex and Relationship Education compulsory in schools. The deadline for the petition is tomorrow (!) and it has the potential to make a huge difference both to the education and to the lives of young people in Scotland. It’s quick and easy to sign it and you don’t need to be from Scotland - any nationality can sign! 

So why not take a minute and pop your name on there? Such a simple act that has the potential to make a massive change!


Update: 
It’d probably help if I actually included the link to the petition! Here it is:
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/MakeSREstatutoryInScotland

Edinburgh Sexpression is back!

Hello everyone! 

In September 2014, Edinburgh Sexpression will be returning! 

Edinburgh Sexpression is being relaunched with a brand new committee - currently there are only 4 of us and we’re all completely new to Sexpression but we’re hoping more people will be keen to get involved and will join us! We hope to continue on the amazing work of the past committee but with a slightly different focus. 

In the past, Edinburgh Sexpression mainly focused on providing information and support for students. Ideally, we would like to continue this on - both by running events and by posting on our social media pages - but, in keeping with Sexpression’s work nationally, our new focus will be on providing sex and relationship education to young people by running sessions in secondary schools which cover a variety of topics. 

If you’re interested in joining Edinburgh Sexpression, we have lots planned for the next academic year so either message us here or drop us an e-mail (our e-mail address is edinburgh@sexpression.org.uk) and keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr pages as we will be posting more about Sexpression, information about how to get involved, and interesting articles/online resources.

Porn'€™s negative effect on teen sexuality exaggerated, study says

hellyeahscarleteen:

“There has been a sort of moral panic – in Britain and in the U.S. especially – about the influence of pornography on sexual behaviours,” [Hald] says. “And although this study can’t claim to investigate cause and effect, it can say that there are a lot of other factors that determine sexual behaviours, so maybe we should put the debate into a larger perspective instead of being just one-sided.”

Celebrate Earth Day by Greening Your Sex Life

bedsider:

Yes, you can make your sex life greener (hint: birth control helps). What better way to celebrate Earth Day?

Making sure your condoms & lube are eco-friendly is also a massive step you can take. We’d personally recommend Fair Squared for fair-trade condoms, & WooHoo! for organic & chemical-free lube - they’re both great products & great companies!