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Doing it right: comprehensive list of birth control options

External condoms are the most common form of contraceptive, said Sydney Pederson, senior psychology major and president of Sex Talks. If used correctly, it can be up to 98 percent effective.
CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2019

It’s important to know your options. There are many factors that can come into play with birth control effectiveness, such as other medications and supplements, previous health conditions, weight and...

RECIPE: Spice your love up with stir fry

Create the right kind mood you want in the bedroom, starting in the kitchen.
SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2019

They always say food is the way to the heart. Maximillian Obasiolu, WSU Student Entertainment Board executive director of concerts, said he leans toward spicy food when it comes to preparing for a date. “When...

Gay, lesbian liberation made an impact at WSU

During the Gay and Women’s Liberation movements, social activism became rampant in the United States and on the WSU campus, said WSU History Professor Pete Boag.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2019

Many people know about the Gay and Women’s Liberation Movements that stoked a social change during the 1970s, but they may not know how extensive that same gay activism occurred on campus from 1969 to...

Non-inclusive sex education fails LGBTQ students

A large number of schools don’t offer LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education in their lessons. Only about 19 percent of secondary schools offer LGBTQ+ materials, according to a 2015 report from GLSEN.
JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

Sex education is already a complicated topic for some people to grasp. When we talk about inclusivity, it becomes even murkier. In general, sex education is a messy subject. Students begin to learn...

SATIRE: Become a hype man … for yourself

It's easy to lose confidence in yourself before doing the dirty. Make sure you spend time boosting your ego and going through the full range of emotions.
AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

Usually, I live my life only thinking I’m good when someone tells me so, but when someone thinks I’m attractive it’s a whole different can of worms. My brain goes into a whole different mode, a healthy...

SATIRE: Kama Sutra offers reasonable, uncomplicated addition to romance

For an uncomplicated way to add flavor and variety to your sex, take a look at the Kama Sutra.
CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

Bringing media into the bedroom can help heat up a love life falling flat. Pornography and smut, however, can be too hard-hitting. For those who want a subtler approach with both images and sensual stories,...

Physical laws of attraction determine interest

Symmetrical facial features and hormones produced during ovulation affect attractiveness.
HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2019

Proximity, similarity and physical attractiveness determine who we are attracted to on an evolutionary basis, according to a WSU psychology professor. Blythe Duell, WSU clinical associate professor...

Tinder is called a romance killer, but the way we approach it is the real problem

Tinder has a reputation for being a one-and-done type of dating app. The fact is more and more people are accepting social media's role in finding love, sometimes true love.
RACHEL SUN, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

Just over a year ago, I went on a Tinder date with the guy who would later become my boyfriend. We celebrated a year together this month. His parents still don’t know the real way we met. It’s a...

Relationships require exploration of fantasies, kinks

For a healthy relationship to thrive, talk to your partner about trying new things. You never know what you'll like.
ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

Kinks are usually not the first thing you talk about on a date, or even on a one-night hookup. It’s hard to bring up what you want from a new partner, but doing so can advance your relationship to another...

Parents should talk to kids about sex early

It’s better that children learn from adults than by trial and error, but a sitdown discussion is not necessary. Adults should answer questions.
CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

We all learned about sex in one way or another, most of us through an unqualified physical education teacher in fifth grade, an uneducated sibling or through watching dirty movies. Many of us, however,...

SATIRE: Pullman city council meetings really set the mood

A romantic bridge is a great first date location. Be sure to surprise your date with a ring — she won’t expect it and it will make a wonderful memory to look back on.
ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2019

It’s date night in Pullman and you’re struggling to think of places to go. “We’ve already been on three dates, Katie,” you say to your girlfriend. “What do you mean you want to go out again?...

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