I’m sure that most of you would rather be thinking about blow jobs, porn or even anal sex instead of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. But I’m also sure that most of you are unaware that April is STI Awareness Month, thanks to a partnership between MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our own Student Health Services (SHS).
In a day and age where porn grosses an estimated $14 billion annually in the United States alone, and an estimated $97 billion worldwide, sex consumption out-monies the vast majority of industries, including top-grossing Hollywood movies such as “Avatar” and “Gone with the Wind.” Statistics reported by Family Safe Media state that 42.7 percent of Internet users view porn—nearly half!
According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), women aged 16-24 not only experience rape at a rate four times higher than the assault rate of all women, but 25 percent of these women have been victims of rape or attempted rape since turning 14 years old, around the onset of puberty.
What you knead to get it on… a look at foods to spice up your love life.
In Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning’s 2010 publication, Moregasm, the founders of the progressive New York City- and Seattle-based sex shop, Babeland, start their “Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex” by examining all the erotic zones of both the male and female bodies.
As humans, we have countless idiosyncrasies surrounding both our reproductive organs and our expression of our sexuality. But what about other animals? Some have unbelievable sexual characteristics!
What is a chode? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pondering the meaning of this word ever since I heard a 6-year-old boy holler “Chode!” at a fellow student on the zipline during third-grade recess. Perhaps in this context, the phrase was merely uttered as a repetition of a parent’s linguistic misstep — but, still, the question lingered in my mind.
Hey ladies—how often do you find yourselves sitting in a circle, remarking about the differences between various lovers’ penises? Well, for me, this happens quite often (don’t be scared, boys!). No matter how many lovers we have, it seems, a penis is always a novelty. By novelty, I am not referring to Freud’s infamous “penis envy” or “castration complex” constructions.
Sometimes having a cuddle buddy can be nice, but other times, it can go horribly wrong. Who are these bedroom offenders, and what do they do? Here’s a list that provides a brief snapshot of the typical suspects.
So, here goes my knowledge collected from interviewing men and women, and my observations (including those drawn from porn), which I will organize into a list of tips to be used at one’s own discretion. Remember: all men—and their penises—are different. These are not rules. Also, remember, STDs are transmitted from oral sex, too!