Jess

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Does sex feel better without a condom?

Birth Control
What if your boyfriend can't orgasm with a condom on? What comes first for you: pleasure or safety? Or can you have both?

Kinda sorta safe-ish days

Choosing the right birth control
'Safe days' – the time frame of your cycle when you won't get pregnant, even if you have unprotected sex. At least in theory...

Knowing yourself – the biblical way

Ways to Make Love
Is masturbation the most unchristian relationship you can have with your body?

HIV: burying my parents

STDs & STIs
My father committed suicide when he found out he was HIV-positive. In Kenya in 1997, HIV was considered a death sentence. He chose to speed up the process.

Manly and masculine: what does that mean, anyway?

Gender Diversity
Is gender just a title limited to the genitalia you are born with or is it so much more?

A journey to myself

Our Bodies
If you had the chance to go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

Speak out for love

Sexual Diversity
People don’t seem to care about what straight couples do in their relationship. Same-sex couples and their relationships, however, are constantly scrutinised.

The gatekeepers

Sexual Harassment
When communities fall apart during war and conflict, young girls especially face the extra threat of sexual harm and violence. Can anything be done to stop this?

Periods: a little stain never hurt anybody

Female Body
Almost all women bleed once a month. It's the foundation of life – it should be a beautiful thing. But we treat it like it's dirty and a taboo. Why?

Fake it till you make it?

Orgasms
'If you aren’t aware that like all women fake orgasms at some point, you’re clueless,' I said to Mark rolling my eyes at his male ignorance.

Is there such a thing as rape in marriage?

Sexual Harassment
Can someone be raped by their spouse? And where do you draw the line between sexual privacy and rape within a marriage?

Dear future husband

Thinking about Marriage
If you propose to me in style, I will destroy you. And say 'no'.