A history of sex: The official quiz

It might be hard to believe, but every human in history is the result of sex. But how much has the dirty deed really changed since the dawn of mankind? Take our quiz to find out.

| Senior Scene Editor

The 10 sexiest songs for your Valentine’s playlist

Looking to make the perfect playlist for this Saturday and get the groove going musically? Try out some of these favorite baby-making jams—they’re guaranteed to set the mood for some special time with your Valentine.

Kendall Carroll | Contributing Writer

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is lying to you about BDSM sex

Here are some of the biggest lies “Fifty Shades” will be telling you about BDSM in movie theaters this weekend.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Five simple exercises to improve your sex life

So, you already broke your New Years Resolution and haven’t been to the gym since January. The strenuous Washington University workload has stripped you of your motivation for anything other than schoolwork, so you’re looking for that extra incentive to hit the gym. Luckily for you, we have provided five exercises that will help you perform better between the sheets and make it a superior experience for you and your partner.

Aaron Brezel | Sports Editor

Sex ed: SHS initiatives fill gaps from high school

With students coming from a vast array of places, background levels and thoroughness of sex education inevitably vary. Though Washington University does not take an official “sex-positive” stance on sexual education, it provides programming and supplies through Student Health Services to increase sexual safety on campus.

| Staff Reporter

Local sexperts answer your oral sex questions

Results from this year’s Student Life sex survey show that out of the 1,427 Washington University undergraduates who responded, around 72 percent engage or have engaged in some form of oral sex—but of that group, fewer than 2 percent use protection against sexually transmitted diseases when giving or receiving oral sex.

June Jennings | Contributing Reporter

My date with Smooth Dave

I had my first “real” date when I was 15 with this guy we’ll call “Dave.” Dave and I had been flirting for a while in that awkward, high-school way. You know, ambiguous Facebook statuses and texts filled with winky faces.

| Contributing Writer

Fifty shades of Red and Green

[Writer’s note: This piece is in no way based off a true story. It is fan fiction of fan fiction of “Twilight,” assuming my editor’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” plot summary was accurate.] Filling out this year’s Student Life Sex Survey didn’t require much thought—no, I haven’t done this, or any of that, or in any of these places.

| Senior Sports Editor

Decreased STD rate not indicative of overall reductions

Sexually transmitted disease rates in St. Louis are down—but don’t throw out your condoms yet. A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that the number of cases of chlamydia fell 4.2 percent from 2011 to 2012, and new cases of gonorrhea fell 4.1 percent in the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses the St.

| News Editor

‘The Second Rape’ of sexual assault victims: Sophomore shares experience to open dialogue on systemic issues in rape-reporting process

When it comes to labeling experiences as sexual assault, Washington University students are no different from other Americans. Just more than a third of students surveyed (34.85 percent) reported that they were pressured to engage in sexual acts they were not comfortable engaging in while only 10.

| Staff Reporter