Vulva vs. Vagina

Dear Rice and Ruin, I loved your column about vulvas last week. I just have one question. Why is the word "vagina" used interchangeably with "vulva"? The Buzz had an illustration of vulvas along with your co...
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Celebrating Female Genitals

Dear Rice and Ruin, I've wondered about a few things for a long time but have been unsure about asking. I'm only 17 years old, but for years I've experienced slight leakage and discharge in my underwear; I can...
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Sexual Abuse Prevention

Most of us don't want to think about the fact that the children in our lives are at risk of sexual abuse. Further, it's almost intolerable to consider the fact that most perpetrators of sexual abuse are people ...

Forget the Yacht

The term "cruising" has made its way into mainstream culture, but it started out as a term that referred to men who pursue other men in public, to show interest or initiate sex. Nowadays, folks of all sexual id...
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It’s a cock ring!

OK, so cock rings don't usually make noise unless they vibrate, but we couldn't resist the title. A cock ring is a sex toy that is placed around the penis to help sustain an erection by restricting blood flow...

Offended

Dear Rice and Ruin, I was offended by your use of LGBQ instead of LGBT in the Dec. 21-Jan. 3 column entitled "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel." See the definition on Wikipedia: "LGBT is an abbreviation used as a ...
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Are you in the know?

Have you ever had sex without a condom? Had a partner cheat on you? Shared needles? Been pregnant? Any of these are good reasons to get tested for HIV. Another good reason is that one in four people with HIV do...
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Celebrating sex after 60

A common stereotype is that after age 60 (or perhaps 40 in our youth-focused society), our sex lives die down and other things in life, like traveling, grandchildren or enjoying retirement, become more importan...
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CNN vs. ABC

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day. More than 40 million people are infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) globally. The US government's plan for addressing this crisis at home and abroad boils down to a tidy li...