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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...

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,...

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: Use literal spices to spice up the bedroom routine

Penis-shaped food? No, thanks. I'll stick with my spicy romantic dinners.
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...

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...

Your sex life says something about your mental health

There are many factors that can affect sex including the mental health of an individual. Clinical psychology doctoral candidate at WSU Steve Hobaica explains that traumatic events, such as sexual assault, can severely break trust in a person's sexual interactions
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...

Local sex shop owner offers tips

The best way to learn about your sexuality? Have sex and try new toys for yourself and your partner.
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...

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