Sex blog: Navigating a summer fling

There’s really only one thing you need to know when puzzling out how to have a summer fling: communication is key (this can also apply to longer-term relationships). If this tip was all you needed, then exit this blog, get up and go have that mind-blowing summer sex (or whatever it is you’re in to). If not, keep reading, and by the time you’re done you’ll be on your way to a coffee shop or local bookstore to meet the guy or gal of your summer dreams. Figuring out what you want is an important part of your summer fling. Be it a one-night stands, sex, or romance, once you know what you want, it’ll be way easier to find […]

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Sex Blog: Contraceptives, not just condoms and pills (Part 2—Alternative methods)

When it comes to safe sex, condoms are your bread and butter. If you’re getting it on with anybody other than a person you’re in a committed, monogamous relationship with and you trust 100 per cent they’ve been tested recently and come up with nothing (or if it’s non-monogamous but any and all other parties also meet this definition, and you’re really, really sure), then you should be using condoms anyway. STIs are no fun, and while many are treatable these days, many more are still dangerous. Use condoms.  As far as STI prevention goes, condoms are the best thing we’ve got. But we’re talking birth control here. Condoms are very effective when used absolutely perfectly, meaning that you (or your partner) put them […]

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Sex Blog: Contraceptives not just condoms and pills (Part 1 – hormonal methods)

Gather round, kids. I’m here to tell you a chilling tale—a tale in two parts of a girl who was scared of hormonal birth control. Maybe you’ve been on hormonal birth control before. Maybe you’re on it now. You may even be taking it for reasons other than baby prevention—regulating your period, clearing your skin, fighting ovarian cysts—and in that case, it sounds like it’s a good option for you. But for the rest of you—those of you on birth control because you need to control some serious birth—let’s take some time to consider the pill. For some people, the pill is great. There are dozens of different kinds and if you’re lucky, you’ll be hooked up with the variety […]

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Sex Blog: Casual sex isn’t always casual

In today’s swipe-right world, it’s pretty easy to find casual sex whenever you want it. This is great news for groups that have traditionally had their sexuality policed, and those who aren’t looking for commitment. Casual sex is for physical pleasure, no emotions included. Get off, and get out. It’s often more fun than masturbating, without the stress that can come from a relationship. Considering that about half our generation grew up with divorced parents, coupled with the prevalence of mental health awareness, people might not want to get into a relationship willy-nilly—I, for one, want to make sure I’m in a stable place mentally before this happens. Casual sex is an easy way to have your physical needs satisfied […]

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Sex Blog: You can go your own way

“The vast majority of people are straight, with their sexual identities, attractions, and behaviors lined up like ducks in a row. A small percentage of people aren’t straight, and their sexuality is far more complicated.” The Daily Beast wrote this in a recent article on a study by researchers at Washington State University. The study supposedly debunked the idea that sexuality is fluid, at least between those who identify as straight and those who are not straight. But as someone who fits in the “not straight” category, all I have to say to the fact it’s apparently more complicated is: Yeah, no shit. I had a major internal battle when I started coming out as bisexual. I went back and […]

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