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“You Deserve Rape” sign draws controversy

May 1, 2013

If your goal is to challenge rape culture on your campus and start conversations around mental and sexual health, one thing you ought to avoid is holding a sign that says “You Deserve Rape”...

HumpDay calls for reform of sex education programs in Texas public schools

April 24, 2013

Pam Stenzel is an abstinence-only educator notorious for her yelling, slut-shaming and claims without a factual basis. But her scare tactics are only one example of how young people are being taught...

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Hey baby what’s your number?

April 17, 2013

Do college students ask, and do they care, about the number of previous sexual partners of a potential new sexual or romantic partner?  “Yes, out of curiosity,” UT alumnus Henry Zhao...

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College Students, Condoms and Controversies

April 3, 2013

Statistically and realistically speaking, there are students having sex on every single college campus in America. These students deserve access to resources that can help to empower healthy decision-making...

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Social media, dating and Hookup Culture

March 27, 2013

Has social media, technology and “hookup culture” changed the way we date? After personally spending a little too much time last weekend talking to people through the dating app Tinder, I’m...

Steubenville rape case calls for discussion on consent, rape culture

March 20, 2013

Two high school students, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, were found guilty Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl in a controversial case in Steubenville, Ohio. Despite a myriad of photos taken...

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This spring break, use the power of technology to “Spread the Love, Nothing Else”

March 6, 2013

Whether you will be skiing in Colorado, studying for the GRE or singing “I Love College” on South Padre Island during spring break, a new website, Qpid.me, allows you to share a little...

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Equality in Marriage

February 27, 2013

The Obama administration released a 67-page brief Friday arguing that the federal Defense of Marriage Act “violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The law denies...

Ongoing, severe epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. costs $16 billion, report finds

February 20, 2013

Last week, on the eve of America’s most romantic holiday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two analyses which “provide an in-depth look at the severe human and economic...

National Condom Week kicks off on Valentine’s Day, get informed on safe sex practices

February 13, 2013

While scrambling for last minute gifts at your nearby drugstore, don’t forget to pick up condoms before your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Valentine’s Day kicks off National Condom...

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Study shows ex sex common

February 6, 2013

Thinking about having sex with one of your exes? You’re not alone. A new study found the cycle of getting back together with an ex and having sex with exes are both common behaviors among young...

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Media attention focuses on reproductive coercion

January 30, 2013

Although reproductive health is a topic on which politicians constantly voice their apparently expert, yet often medically inaccurate, opinions on women’s health, it is crucial to remember that...

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On Roe v. Wade fortieth anniversary, polls suggest America divided on abortion issue

January 23, 2013

On January 22, 1973, the 7-2 Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade established a nationwide right for a woman to be able to decide on the personal choice that is abortion. Recent polling suggests...

Sexual violence continues to persist in our modern world

January 16, 2013

The fatal and tragic gang rape in New Delhi continues to draw worldwide awareness to the role governments, communities and individuals must play to end sexual violence. Whether an unwelcome sexual...

California lawmakers continue to support ban on gay conversion therapy

December 5, 2012

Saturday, Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) publicly acknowledged that he is gay. An article in The Huffington Post notes his arduous yet inspiring journey into self-acceptance. “I wanted to live...

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend over-the-counter birth control

November 28, 2012

Whether getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV or using contraceptives, taking charge of one’s sexual and reproductive health is imperative for anyone who is sexually...

Steps taken toward equal rights in election

November 14, 2012

In the quest for equal rights and sex education in America, some significant strides were made last week, regardless of how we all may feel about the results of the election. After the announcement...

Sexual health report card places University Health Services in top 20

October 31, 2012

Happy Hump-lo-ween everyone! On this most splendid holiday, it is my great honor to inform all students, faculty, fans and rivals of The University of Texas at Austin that our university made it...

Unleashing inspiration and fantasies from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

October 24, 2012

Whether you see it in a park, a bus, a sandwich shop or in class, “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues its sexual revolution across America and the world, still arousing and creating fantasies...

Distinguishing between fantasy and stark reality in porn

October 17, 2012

Alone while masturbating, with a partner or while at a party, the many styles of pornography have the capability to enhance, scintillate and complicate our sex lives. All in all, porn is about...

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Sex, music, and Austin City Limits

October 10, 2012

“You know, music is sex. It’s a sensual driving mode that affects people if it’s played a certain way,” surf music guitarist Dick Dale said. From the first caveman gatherings...

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Increased LGBTQ support from officials reflects sex-positive mindest

October 3, 2012

“Sex-positive” is a term that celebrates our sexualities, passions and private parts. Dr. Carol Queen, sociologist, sexologist, pleasure activist, founding director of Center for Sex &...