In 2017, we wrote about everything from eating disorders in the media to healthy relationships to smart phones and mental health.

We may be a little biased, but we loved every one of them. Some were definitely more popular than others, though. To give a proper goodbye to 2017, here are our 5 most popular blog posts from this year.

1. You Asked It: What Does “Sexually Active” Mean?

The phrase “sexually active” may seem confusing or weirdly scientific, but it’s important to understand what it means so you can be honest with your health care provider! Read the blog here.

2. You Asked It: Is Porn Like Real Sex?

You may have been told that porn isn’t like “real” sex—but that doesn’t tell you exactly how it’s different. Here’s everything you want to know about the general differences between mainstream porn and “real” sex. Read the blog here.

3. You Asked It: Pubic Hair Pain

You don’t have to put up with your pubic hair hurting all the time. Here’s what could be causing your pubic hair pain. Read the blog here.

4. This is What Happens to Your Body When You Skip Lunch

You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but skipping lunch can be just as bad. Here’s why. Read the blog here.

5. You Asked It: My Boyfriend Took Off His Condom During Sex. What Now?

Sometimes, it’s hard to find the right words to talk about consent—especially when it’s violated by someone you love and trust. Here, we talk about how to move forward. Read the blog here.

Have a question you want answered? Think we really need to write about something that we haven’t? Send your questions or comments to, or leave a comment below!

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 10,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.