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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...

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....

’50 Shades’ of sexy movies

College-aged students nowadays don't watch to get in the mood, they want a white-noise film to start the process of ... well, you know.

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2019

Everybody wants an easy way to move toward getting it on. There’s no better way to set yourself up for success than putting on a movie to get y’all in the mood. I set off across campus to find out what movies people prefer with carnal activities in mind. What struck me as I asked people on campus w...

WSU should provide better resources for assault victims

Both WSU students and survivors of sexual assault and harassment around the country have come forward on social media with the hashtag #metoo.

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2019

In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the MeToo movement with the goal of helping survivors of sexual assault heal from their experiences. Burke's vision was for the movement to devote attention to the lack of resources for survivors of sexual assault and create a community of advocates, run by survivors, to...

Shower sex sounds good … at first

Shower sex is romanticized by many. The reality is less glamorous and often not as enjoyable as it’s made out to be.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Shower sex is the ultimate romantic experience. You and your partner are wrapped in a warm embrace, being rained on by warm water and surrounded by sweet, scented steam. The well-intentioned double shower to “save water” turns to a passionate and adventurous act quickly, and soon you’re satisfied...

Orgasms help women choose sexual partners

Society recognizes the importance of the female orgasm for pleasure, but there could be a biological reason women come.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

In our culture, we often view the female orgasm as an elusive or unimportant part of sex. But times are changing and women’s pleasure is moving into the spotlight. This year, one of the courses at WSU — Psychology 230: Human Sexuality — started the semester day one with a Ted Talk presented...

Getting it on with sexy songs

Listening to some fresh jams can aid in maintaining a vibe, no matter what preferences a person has.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Usher’s “That’s What It’s Made For” and Ginuwine’s “Pony” both have something in common. If you have not guessed it already, that thing is sex. As a person who indulges her­self in a lot of contemporary R&B, it is not uncommon for SoMo’s “Ride” or Bruno Mars’ “Versace...

Nothing is more important to sex than consent

Nothing is more important to sex than consent

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Consent is words or conduct indicating a freely-given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact, according to Washington state law. It is required for anyone to engage in any type of sexual contact from kissing to sex with another individual. To ask for consent, ask your partner before...

Roommates know how to make sex awkward

If you want to avoid being walked in on, keep the noises to a minimum and hope for the best.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Many people share a living space with a non-romantic roommate during and after college. Living in close proximity with someone else will eventually bring some challenges that may affect the living situation. Sex can impact the harmony of the living situation if one or all of the roommate's sexual...

Aphrodisiacs: a holistic approach to healthy, meaningful sex

Though the herbs suggested can have useful effects, a
deeper look into emotions and intangible energy helps too.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

If you feel something is missing in your sex life, you might be inclined to turn to aphrodisiacs to solve your sexual problems. While there are herbs and foods that boost desire, naturopathic medicine practitioners on the Palouse said there’s no magic fix for low libido. From a holistic perspective,...

Protection is important no matter what

Using proper protection during sexual activities is important in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs.

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Students who engage in risky behaviors without protecting themselves can make them more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease. Currently, Whitman County has the highest STD rate per capita in Washington. There have been five cases of syphilis at WSU in the past six months, said Deanna Claybaugh,...

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