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Doing it right: comprehensive list of birth control options

Doing it right: comprehensive list of birth control options

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

RECIPE: Spice your love up with stir fry

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...

Non-inclusive sex education fails LGBTQ students

Non-inclusive sex education fails LGBTQ students

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

SATIRE: Become a hype man … for yourself

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

SATIRE: Kama Sutra offers reasonable, uncomplicated addition to romance

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,...

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

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

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

Relationships require exploration of fantasies, kinks

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

Parents should talk to kids about sex early

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: Use literal spices to spice up the bedroom routine

SATIRE: Use literal spices to spice up the bedroom routine

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2019

Food can elevate the romance between you and your partner easily, especially the right kind of food. We even embed our culture with beautiful art that depict sexual situations. Think the eggplant, peach and cherry.   The eggplant emoji perfectly encompasses the symbolic beauty of a man’s special p...

Street talk: What is the creepiest or cringiest dirty text you’ve received?

MILA WIDMAYER, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2019

“I was on Snapchat and some guy sent me a picture of his junk and said, ‘This is what you missed out on babe.’ I also got a Tinder message once asking if I wanted ‘fucky fucky.’ ” - Anonymous “We were talking about how this guy didn't have a car and he texted, ‘Kinda haha but not th...

Your sex life says something about your mental health

Your sex life says something about your mental health

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2019

Mental health issues can significantly impact one’s sex life and vice versa, especially for a population vulnerable to anxiety disorders but are sexually active, like college students. I’ve experienced these effects. College students are susceptible to mental health concerns, specifically anxiety...

Local sex shop owner offers tips

Local sex shop owner offers tips

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019

There’s a lot you can learn from the owner of a local sex shop. Katherine Sprague, owner of Safari Pearl and Eclectica, said she knows how to make sex fun and safe. Sprague said that around 40 percent of her customers are couples; the rest is an even split between men and women. “Of course, our ...

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