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Really? A chastity belt?

Chew on this today: someone has apparently patented what they call a “security underwear device for sexual organs” (i.e., a chastity belt). Is it as horrible as it sounds? I think so. Is it real? It appears to be. How sure am I of that? Not completely, so I wrote to snopes.com (my go-to-site for […]


Today is the sixth anniversary of the day two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one more into fields in Pennsylvania. The young people who were teenagers in 2001 were, as a group, dramatically affected by the attacks. Adolescence is a time when there is a deeper opening of […]

Dating in the 1920’s (or, Obligations Since the 1920’s)

Dating is a social trend that apparently started around 1920. That is, dating as defined by two young people going out to do something (often dancing or movies) together, alone. Several sources on the subject point to the accepted dating trend of “rating and dating” and “petting and paying.” The first of these all-too-cute phrases, […]

We’ve actually come a long way

This post by Ethan Persoff is making it’s way around the blogs this week. It’s a scanned comic book from Planned Parenthood from the 1950’s-1960’s. Reading through it is pretty amazing – I highly recommend that you take a look for yourself. The comic tells the story of a couple who have been married for […]