A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Sexuality

Is Sexy a Sin?

“If you got it, flaunt it!” …So goes the advice to women around the world. Read More »

Debunking The Purity Myth

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality and it’s been breathing new life into a very old idea,” claims Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with... Read More »

Being Women in a Miley Cyrus World

Thomas Couture was an 18th century French artist best known for his work, Romans in the Decadence of the Empire.  At the center of the painting, a woman lays outstretched, drawing all eyes to her. Surrounding her are people engaged in all ... Read More »

On DOMA, Prop 8, and Being Faithful

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Couched in language that moves this decision from a financial benefits issue to r... Read More »

Is Monogamy Unnatural?

In the middle of a national debate on same sex marriage, today’s CNN op-ed piece claims that the entire concept of marriage may be completely unnecessary. According to Meghan Laslocky we need to “Face It: Monogamy is unnatural.” Laslo... Read More »

The Birds, The Bees, and The Plan B

Have you seen the recent car commercial where a couple is in the car with their young son who looks like he is six or seven years old? The father is spinning a rather fantastical story about where babies come from only to have their son ... Read More »

Women, Pornography, and Our Sexualized Culture

Earlier, we discussed mainstreaming of pornography in socially acceptable mediums. Today we’re talking about how the mainstreaming of pornography and our increasingly sexualized culture is impacting girls and women. Instead of being a gif... Read More »

Pornography Goes Primetime

Last month Fox News ran a story about women and pornography that claimed that a book like Fifty Shades of Grey is really nothing more than “mommy porn,” a reference to the so-called “soccer moms” who are seen as the primary consumer... Read More »

The Best-Kept Secret Behind 50 Shades

We used to blush about it. It was the kind of thing that women kept quiet about. It was personal – too personal – and not at all “ladylike.” Perhaps we’d joke about it or laugh at a reference to it on shows like Sex in the City. B... Read More »

Amanda's Practical Modesty Tips

Dressing modestly is not as difficult as you first might think. First, in order to be fashionably modern but modest, you must know your body type. For example, I am pretty short, so I do not have problems finding shorts or skirts that are l... Read More »