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Which of these is the best sexuality-based New Year's resolution for you?

To better use birth control or safer sex practices
9% (134 votes)
To enjoy myself more
14% (197 votes)
To accept and embrace my sexual orientation or sexual identity
6% (89 votes)
To be more assertive and speak up more for my sexual wants, needs or boundaries
8% (111 votes)
To get out of an unhealthy sexual realtionship
1% (17 votes)
To learn more about my own sexual body and self
10% (144 votes)
To improve my sexual communication skills
7% (105 votes)
To allow myself to be more vulnerable, honest and open with partners
7% (98 votes)
To seek out the kind of sexual relationships I truly want
11% (159 votes)
To improve my body image and/or ditch sexual shame
18% (254 votes)
To get better at respecting the limits and boundaries of others
2% (24 votes)
To get tested for sexually transmitted infections and/or ask a partner to
3% (37 votes)
Something else (tell us in the comments!)
3% (49 votes)
Total votes: 1418


End the dry spell

I resolve to have sex with someone other than myself. 2010 didn't see much action!!!

    I want to feel like a sexual

    I want to feel like a sexual being again.

      More please =]

      To make love to my 2 1/2 year fiance more frequently.


        I would like to finally get that IUD that I've wanted for a long time! I have an appointment with a new GYN at the beginning of the year and my fingers are crossed that it'll be a GO. :-)

          Got it!

          I was able to already realize my sexuality-based New Year's resolution of getting an IUD: I'm happy to say that I got my Mirena last week! How are *your* sexuality-based New Year's resolutions looking?

            Actually put myself out

            Actually put myself out there, not let it get to me if someone isn't interested.

            What's the point of wearing your favorite rocketship underpants if no one asks to see 'em? -Calvin & Hobbes

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              I will be a junior in high school next year, and because I've been lucky to stumble on a lot of really great sex-positive resources, I've learned I have a pretty strong interest in sexuality--as in, studying it/doing something in it as a career. However, getting information about this field is much more difficult than, say, engineering or law. What are jobs within this field, what are areas in college/majors you'd advise, and what are some ways I can get involved now, as a minor? My areas of interest are not really in the medical field--I'm more interested in counseling, giving advice, activism, and education

              Also, do you have any advice for telling people about my interest? Right now the only person who knows is my boyfriend, because it's really difficult for me to trust most other people to not equivocate wanting to study sexuality with being obsessed with having sex. Esp my parents, who are politically liberal in every way except in their parenting. They ask me what I want to do with my life really often, and it's kinda stressful to not be able to talk to them.

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