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Women's Publications Are Abuzz with News of a New Crop of Sexual Health Apps

Steph Auteri

In a recent story on Bustle, an online women's lifestyle publication, a spotlight was placed on It Matters, a new sex ed app launching in 2015.

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Private School in Minneapolis Takes Controversial Field Trip To Smitten Kitten

Steph Auteri

This past May, a private school in Minneapolis received complaints from parents after its sexuality education class was taken on a field trip to the Smitten Kitten, a local sex toy store.

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Hawaii Board of Education Votes To Make Sex Ed Mandatory

Steph Auteri

Up until this past June, schools in Hawaii were not required by law to teach sex education. And those schools that did provide sexuality education to its students relied primarily on abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula.

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Possible Takeaways from the Media's Response To This Condom Concept

Steph Auteri

Three young teenagers who attend the Isaac Newton Academy in London recently won a prize at the TeenTech Awards for a concept they developed: condoms that not only prevent STIs, but also test for them.

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Dr. Russell J. Stambaugh Reflects on the DSM-5 Plenary at AASECT's Annual Conference

Russell J. Stambaugh, Ph.D., DST

On the evening of June 6, 2013, Ken Zucker and Michael First opened AASECT's 44th Annual Conference with a presentation discussing the Psychosexual and Gender Identity Disorders sections of the DSM-5. Their presentation constituted a sort of DSM-5 road show; Dr.

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Female Sexual Health App Aims To Become More Queer-Friendly

Steph Auteri

Earlier this month, feminist website Feministing spotlighted a female sexual health application called Screet, through which users can get on-demand delivery of products such as condoms, Plan B, personal lubricants, and more.

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A Variety of Male Contraceptive Options Race Their Way To the Market

Steph Auteri

Several forms of male contraception are due onto the market in just a few years, reports The Telegraph. And unlike the options available to women, most of them won't include hormones.

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What Esther Perel and Dan Savage Taught Me About Listening and Speaking

Buster Ross

Just last week, AASECT's 47th Annual Conference took place in Minneapolis, allowing sexologists from far and wide to mingle in the spirit of building contacts, knowledge, and professional skills.

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May 2015: AASECT Congratulates Those Who Have Recently Been Certified

Steph Auteri

AASECT congratulates the following members on their new certifications:

Tiffany T. Garrett, MA, NCC, LPC-S and Wendy McMahon, MS, LADC, CBCP, CTISP were certified as Sex Therapists. Maci Daye, EdS, EdM, LPC was also certified as a Sex Therapist under special circumstances.

Maureen A. Ryan, DNP, NP-C, CHWC was certified as a Sexuality Counselor.

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Advisory Panel Votes To Approve Flibanserin

Steph Auteri

While AASECT members gathered in Minneapolis for the 47th annual conference, a different group of people gathered to discuss the fate of flibanserin, the pharmaceutical industry's answer to the question: when will women have their own version of Viagra? 

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