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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 other lifestyle choices. Consult a physician before making any decisions with hormonal birth control. Condoms External condoms are the ...

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 I think of a sensual type of food, it would be something spicy,” Obasiolu said. “Curry...

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 the early 1980s. Brian Stack, a teaching assistant in the department of history, said there were...

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 about safe and healthy relationships, but there's a tendency among some parents or adult figures to not beli...

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 mix of panic, skepticism and bewilderment. This whole situation only gets worse once they...

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, the Kama Sutra is for you. Cougar couple senior history majors Erica Jones and Brandon Cage,...

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 of psychology, said that based on social psychology research, people are more likely to become partners...

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 bit of a joke for us at this point, but underscoring the laughter about how his parents still think...

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 level. Deciding to get kinky with a partner can bring excitement to a new or old relationship....

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, didn’t learn until after we had experimented, when the information would have been beneficial. For...

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? We went out last month!” Fear not — here at the Evergreen we’ve come up with a list of new and ex...

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