The defloration rite, 1484.
The Anglo-Saxons can teach us plenty about sex and the labels we assign to ourselves today.
It’s normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
The gender binary does not adequately describe the experience of people who identify as genderqueer.
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Germaine Greer's comments that "post-operative transgender men are not women" have provoked outcry from transgender activists. So let's have a meaningful discussion about gender, sex and the complex relationship between the two.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Magda Szubanski in one of her most famous roles - Sharon Strzelecki - in Kath and Kim, with actors Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins and Jane Turner.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
A call to ban sex robots is the same knee-jerk reaction faced by other technological advances, and as wrong-headed.
Children being raised by same-sex parents should be central to debates on whether Australia should hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
When it comes to whether Australia should have a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, children’s rights have been notably absent from the discussions.
Just another pair of traditional romantics.
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This adaptation not only departs from the original text, but also reinforces precisely the traditional values that Lawrence was trying to unpick.
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Sex ed curricula that tie premarital sex to shame are especially unhelpful, and even harmful, for youth who have been sexually abused.
Belgium’s Goedele Liekens is on a sex education crusade.
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A documentary followed what happened when adolescents were given classes about pornography.
Fly me to the moon.
Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
Marriage is now the yardstick by which genuine acceptance of homosexuality is measured.
Opponents of same-sex marriage have turned the debate into one that is about far more than just extending the term "marriage" to already existing long-term relationships.
Persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation is recognised as a legitimate ground for seeking refugee status.
It is estimated that there are 175 million LGBTI persons living in persecutory environments worldwide. Only around 2500 asylum claims founded on sexual orientation or gender identity are successful annually.
Uganda has come under pressure over its anti-homosexual laws.
For more than a century there has been tension between the ideas that our sexuality is essential, and the idea that we have the potential to act out a far greater range of sexual desires and identities than we do in practice.
Australians are surprisingly bad at thinking about the place of religion in society.
Australia has an apparent conflict between religious freedom and sexual anti-discrimination legislation. It is particularly prominent in three areas: marriage, education, and social service provision.
Activists attend Uganda’s first gay pride parade at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in Kampala, Uganda, in August 2012.
Science shows that thinking about sexuality in a binary fashion of hetero/homosexual is no longer accurate. Rather, evidence shows that there is a diversity of human sexuality and sexual orientations.
Sexual orientation is more complicated than X and Y chromosome. Epigenetics has a greater role to play.
Scientific evidence shows that same-sex orientation is determined before you are born.