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NYC Sex Education Mandate Taking Effect

Announced in August 2011, New York City has mandated lessons on sexual health and sex education starting today. Public middle schools and high schools are now required to introduce sex education lessons into health classes.

At least one semester of health education is required in 6th or 7th grade and then again in 9th or 10th grade. Previously, the health classes did not include sex education. This has now changed.

What will be taught includes physiology, the understanding of male and female reproductive systems, recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexuality and sexual identity, handling unwanted sexual advantages, contraception methods, and how to prevent unwanted STD’s.

The NYC Department of education has implemented a “research-based sex risk reduction curriculum” called “Reducing the Risk”. Research has shown that this helps to increase the use of contraception among teens and increase parent-child communication about contraception. It emphasizes that students should use protection consistently and correctly when they become sexually active.

Students learn to avoid high risk situations and recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships by role-playing situations on resisting pressure to have sex. This has proven to have direct results of safe sex behavior.

The sex education mandate takes effect today in NYC high schools and middle schools.

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What do you think of NYC’s new mandate on sex education?

Friday Links Roundup 12/2/11 - Safe Sex, Condoms, Sex Education

Happy Friday fellow sexual health advocates! Today ONE brings you a Links Roundup on the most relevant stories surrounding the world of sexual health over the past week. It’s our commitment to keep you in the know and help keep you sexually protected.

ONE donates a portion of each sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad. So stay safe through the weekend, and although World AIDS Day has ended, remember the beginning of ending AIDS starts with you!

Safe Sex


Safe sex among city youth (with video)

More Sex is Safe Sex – The High School Edition, Part I

Health Classes That Focus on Testing Promote Sex Among Teens

Rules are Different for Men and Women in India When it Comes to Sex

Contraception Rightly Empowers Young People to Have Safe Sex

Condoms on June 2012 Ballot? Porn Initiative Inches Closer

Seattle ranks high for safe sex

Kelly Rowland promotes safe sex initiative

Safe Sex Commandments

City Promotes Safe Sex for World AIDS Day

Bollywood Preaches Safe Sex on World AIDS Day

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LA porn condom initiative moves closer to ballot

When He Won’t Wear a Condom (World AIDS Day Edition)

Glowing dress made of condoms getting glowing remarks from fashion experts

Celebrate Indonesian Condom Week 2011

Beware Of PETA Members Dressed As Giant Condoms Today

World AIDS Day: 10 tips for using a condom

Giant Condom for World AIDS Day

Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape in South Africa

Pope Benedict is still not doing enough in the fight against AIDS

30 Years of AIDS: 6200 Iconic Posters, 100 Countries, 1 Collector

Sex Education

           

Online Tool Teaches Indonesians Sex Education

Sex Ed Issue Revives School Board 24–DOE Dispute

Americans, Britons and Canadians Disagree on Sex Education

Sex education films cause unease among British parents

Abstinence-only sex education doesn’t work, say UGA researchers

Let’s talk about sexual health: the 8th EPSA Autumn Assembly

Barbara Herrick: GOP stance on sex ed unrealistic

Friday Links Roundup 11/18/11 - Safe Sex, Sex Education, Condoms

Happy Monday! What better a way to start off the week than being reminded by an animated hot dog that your life is in your hands. Always use condoms.

The whole month of November, LoopDeLoop, a monthly animation challenge, is featuring condoms as its theme in honor of World Aids Day December 1st. Check back periodically for additional animation videos.

ONE Condoms supports self-expression and art to promote safe sex. ONE donates a portion of each sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

Friday Links Roundup 11/11/11 - Safe Sex, Sex Education, Condoms

             

Hey ONE Condoms fans. Friday is time for our weekly Links Roundup. At ONE we are committed to bringing you the most up to date information with everything regarding safe sex, sex education, and condoms.

So without further ado, listed are the most recent topics in the world of condoms.


Safe Sex

Gay men blood donation ban lifted

HPV vaccine, lube make sex safer

Need to Practice Safe Sex

Planned Parenthood’s Safe Sex Vampire Campaign In Time For Twilight’s

Marriage Rights Safe in Iowa

Zuccotti protesters put up women-only tent to prevent sexual assaults

Police launch safe drinking campaign to reduce risk of rape and sexual assaults

Teens having sex at home: Are you OK with it?

What Teen Sex on “Glee” Really Teaches Kids

Pros and Condoms: S.F. Emphasizes HIV Treatment

ADFA sex harassment ‘widespread’

Condoms

We were on our way to safely dispose of used condoms

One city woman’s fight against AIDS

Zimbabwe: Condoms in Schools - Let Children Speak

Personhood Amendment: Exposing the myths

Kerry Katona: ‘Why don’t celebs use condoms?!’

Zille targets men who don’t use condoms

CONDOM KING BLOW BACK

AIDS Remains a Concern for African Immigrants in U.S.

AIDS AT 30

Sex Education

The Sex Education of Justin Bieber

Sing-a-long-a sex education

Should legislators meddle in sex education (and other subjects)?

Sex education is the best form of contraception

New methods of sex education may be lowering teen pregnancy rates

Future of sex education being debated after WI Senate bill passes

Can Birth-Control PIlls Kill Your Libido?

    

New research is pointing to a possible link between contraception use and decreased sex drive. The Indiana University study examined the negative effects of contraception on things like arousal, lubrication, and orgasm. Involved were 1,101 sexually active women split into groups of hormonal contraception use (the pill, patch, ring or shot) and non-hormonal use (condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, or withdrawal). The evidence revealed that women taking hormonal contraception experienced less arousal, fewer orgasms, difficulties with lubrication, decreased sexual pleasure, and less frequent sex compared to women using barrier methods.

A major reason for this low sex drive is due to hormonal levels in each contraceptive method.  When a woman takes “the pill”, the liver starts pumping out sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) which traps most of a woman’s testosterone, leaving low T levels to which directly incite sex drive.

Throughout the menstrual cycle, these hormonal fluctuations can alter the facial appearance of a woman, body odor, and vocal pitch. During ovulation, these physical changes make her more attractive to a man due to the indication of fertility. But since the pill prevents ovulation, women on these hormonal drugs miss out on the peak period where they radiate of sex appeal and make them more attractive towards men.

According to Dr. Goldstein, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU, “What distinguishes one pill from another is the amount of estrogen it contains and the type of progesterone that it’s married to. It’s a matter of finding the combination that works best for you,” in order to minimize decreased sexual pleasure and inability to climax.

Hormonal pills have scientific evidence that the pill reduces the risk of getting ovarian cancer, developing anemia, and reduces symptoms of PMS. However, this very popular method of contraception comes with an endless list of side effects including nausea, breast tenderness, risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, liver tumors, and gallstones.

So, if the pill is dampening your sex drive, it may be time to end your relationship with oral contraceptives and avoid its complications by switching to condoms. Contraception pills that dull your libido defeat the purpose of taking it in the first place.

ONE Condoms believes in the practice of safe sex and the protection of your overall sexual health.

What are you personal experiences with contraception and its effect on your libido?