In a recent interview, was Emma Watson embarrassed to admit she was single?
Attitudes toward single women have repeatedly shifted – and part of that attitude shift is reflected in the names given to unwed women.
A detail from Stanisław Wyspiański’s “Macierzynstwo” (1905).
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
Study finds that gene linked to risk-taking is associated with losing your virginity early.
Sexting is a co-authored, negotiated experience that can empower young people.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.
There was a time when virginity was a disease, and sex (preferably marital) was the only lasting solution.
A very different nativity scene.
You might be surprised to hear that virgin births are possible - just not in humans. By the reason why remains an evolutionary mystery.
It is more fable than fact that a woman’s virginity can be determined by observing her hymen. The organ looks like the petals of flowers with clefts and notches.
The Indonesian public lambasted the Indonesian police after Human Rights Watch released a report that police conducted “virginity tests” on female applicants in the police recruitment process. Many pointed…
Women traditionally rode side-saddle in order to preserve their hymen, a less-than-perfect signifier for virginity.
More and more women are requesting surgery to replace their hymens, in an effort to “fake” virginity. But virginity is a psychological state, and a hymen is no reliable indicator it exists. The idea of…