English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2mkm3KGbn4&feature=youtu.be Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZFoXqlZmKI&feature=youtu.be The Got Consent? Be SU.R.E. campaign is releasing a series of public service announcements educating students on the importance of sexual consent on the Syracuse University campus. Through teaming up with Professor Andy Robinson, who teaches Television and Radio Film courses at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, these PSAs… Continue reading Got Consent? Be SU.R.E.
Since I was a little kid, I always aimed to figure out why my uncle meditated every morning. Now, as an adult, I believe I might have finally discovered the true reason: SEX. Meditation is a great way to de-stress, which is something that can definitely come in handy on a college campus, but it… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
It’s that time of year again. The Hall of Languages is lit up in purple and “Hocus Pocus” is on every night on ABC Family. Halloween rolls around every October, but as the years pass us by, so too does the culture of the holiday. When you’re a little kid, Halloween is all about scary… Continue reading Even on Halloween, She’s Still #NotAskingForIt
Some students may be under the impression that college is all about hooking-up. If you were virginal and innocent in high school, you most likely aren’t after your first month or two at SU. It’s hard to ignore the rumors and whispers about who hooked up with who at what party, and of course the… Continue reading Hooking Up vs. Looking for Love
Boy flirts with girl. Girl falls for boy. Boy has a girlfriend. Sound familiar? Yep, I think we’ve all been there before. You get a guy’s number and the flirting is constant. His charm is so intoxicating you swear you’ve never met a guy like him before. But all the excitement fizzles out when you… Continue reading When You’re the Other Girl
When you think about college, hooking up is one of the first things that come to mind. Of course classes, sporting events, and studying take priority too (don’t worry Mom), but hooking up is definitely high up on the list. What is it about living on a college campus and going out on the weekend… Continue reading Defining a Hookup
As we move into the second month of the semester, we begin to find out more about our roommates. By now, you’ve probably figured out the type of person he or she is – whether they’re messy or clean, night owls or early birds. But we’ve also had a chance to see how they behave,… Continue reading “Your Roommate Did What?”
If you have a secret crush on a guy in your biology lecture, you may not be keeping it a secret too well. A new study suggests that if your good friend happens to be standing next to you while you talk to your crush, she may know you’re into him based solely on your… Continue reading Your Crush and Your Voice
It’s only natural for the human body to want sex. Countless studies prove the act to be an effective way to shed calories, strengthen your immune system, and even reduce depression and pump up your mood. However, it is also natural for there to be some days where you have no physical desire to have… Continue reading Don’t Kill My (Sex) Drive
In college, it is inevitable that you will have at least one friend that you are more than friends with. You’re not in a relationship, but you’re clearly not just friends. These friends with benefits can be rewarding, but at the same time can lead to some sticky situations. So how do you keep the… Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of Friends with Benefits
Who isn’t trying to improve their sex life with their significant other? I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” and according to a recent survey, it’s true. The survey, completed in the United Kingdom, proved that couples who spend at least one night apart a month, have sex more frequently… Continue reading More Time Apart, More Sex
At the beginning of this month, a judge in New York City demanded removal of the age restriction on the morning-after pill birth control prescription. The consequential legal battle has raised the following question: Is it ethical to give girls under the age of 17 access to the morning-after pill, or are these individuals not… Continue reading Spotlight: The Morning-After Pill
Whether you just got out of a relationship or have been single for a while, make sure that before you start texting a new guy, you take this quick quiz to see if you’re ready to enter the dating scene again. Write down your answers and grade your quiz at the end. Be honest with yourself!… Continue reading Quiz Time: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?
Put the Hand Sanitizer Down: As much as we like to keep ourselves and our environments super clean to prevent illness, it may be important to let some germs in. New research has been done on the hygiene hypothesis, an old theory that suggests that children who grow up in a less tidy environment may… Continue reading Daily Dose: 10/10/12
Have you ever had a “tingly feeling” down there after an intense workout? Ever wonder what that was? It could be a coregasm. A recent study by Indiana University researchers confirms the long-told myth that exercise can lead to a female orgasm.The exploratory study was led by Debby Herbenick, Co-director of the Center for Sexual… Continue reading Can you Coregasm?!
Everyone loves sex… for all the wrong reasons. Most are concerned only with the temporary pleasure, but in reality the health benefits of sex extend beyond the walls of the bedroom. “If our sex lives are good we feel better about ourselves both mentally and physically,” says psychosexual and relationship therapist Pamela Birch. “It’s as… Continue reading Get in Shape Under the Sheets
It’s convenient, stress-free, and kind of exciting. It doesn’t require you to spend hours getting ready, to type cutesy text messages, or to spend money that you don’t have on flowers and dinner at a fancy restaurant. Engaging in a “friends with benefits” relationship can be ideal for college students, most of whom have not… Continue reading My Not-Quite Boyfriend: The Ups and Downs of Friends with Benefits
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger This week, we’re talking about an STD that will stay with you forever. Bummer! It’s no joke, genital herpes don’t go away and like every other STD this not something you don’t want to contract because of failure to protect yourself.
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger As STD Awareness Month continues, I hope you all are taking the opportunity to get tested. Why? Because STDs, like gonorrhea, greatly affect people in our age group—and having it is no fun.
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger You work out for good health and to tone up your feminine curves, but how about improving your sex life and self-esteem? I’m sold! Exercising can improve your sexual self-esteem. It will help you feel better about you. Dust your gym bag off and then head straight to the bedroom! Look… Continue reading One Reason to Keep Exercising: Better Sex!
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger I was having a casual conversation with my friend, Briana, about a common conversation topic—sex—when she joked, “Virgins still exist??” The joke was in reference to a friend of mine who still has her “special gift.” “Of course they do,” I said. Not only do they exist, the number… Continue reading Is virginity the new black?
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger For years, men have said Maryjane increased their desire to have sex. A new study says Maryjane, weed, or good ol’ marijuana, can actually cause sexual dysfunction in men. It begs the question—is the blunt really worth it? If you are reading this with a blunt in your hand,… Continue reading Enjoy your bong hit—and flaccidity
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger Which term do you prefer? Fellatio, head, blow job, eat-out or go-down-on? Any way you put it, we’re talking about oral sex—desirable, pleasurable, and the cause of certain cancers. Many people don’t consider oral sex “sex,” but oral can get you in just as much trouble as vagina-penis “interactions.”… Continue reading Oral Favors Lead to Cancer
by Gina Colonette, blogger First date or first time, Valentine’s Day will be extra special this year. The good thing about the wintertime is you don’t have to worry about your allergies, right? Wrong! Here are some allergies to discuss with your partner before you plan a sexy date-turned nightmare. Kiss of Death Food allergies… Continue reading Allergic to Love/Sex
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger If you think the weather outside isn’t affecting your sex life, think again—you may be having a dry spell because of the city you live in. Want to boost your sex life? You may want to consider a move to somewhere like Miami. The makers of Trojan Brand Condoms… Continue reading Sex-ing in the rain
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger Boom! Bam! Boom! Those are the fireworks that will be going off in your bedroom the next time you have sex or masturbate. Just grab a bottle of lube (personal lubricant) and you’ll be on your way to sexual pleasure. It may seem far-fetched, but a recent study done… Continue reading Pleasure is in the Lube
Oh, hi there, vagina Have you looked down there lately? No, not at your shoe, but your vagina, va-jay-jay, or the nickname you and your boo decided to call it. Well, you need to. No need to flaunt it like Britney, but how are you going to rock it if you don’t know what it… Continue reading Under the Sheets
What’s in the (Sex) Numbers? by Taylor Engler, beat blogger What’s in a number? For some of us, it’s a whole lot of names. For others, just a few. But the number of people we have sex with can mean a whole lot. There are many people who believe that the right number of people… Continue reading Kiss and Tell
Sextraordinary Ideas By Laura DeJoseph, beat blogger The U.S. is lucky and advantaged in having such strong sexual education programs within schools. Many countries are not as informed, educated, or exposed to the options available for safe sex, pregnancy prevention, and safety against sexually transmitted diseases. Here are some unusual tactics being used around the… Continue reading The Morning After
Syphilis Abroad By Laura DeJoseph, beat blogger After nearly being wiped out entirely, the sexually transmitted disease syphilis is back. Historically responsible for the deaths of some well known Europeans, syphilis once ran rampant. However, the cases decreased greatly over the last several decades and it became far less of a concern. “Syphilis used to… Continue reading The Morning After
by Naomi Pearson // Photography by Michelle Bersani 1. Donors must not ejaculate for 2-3 days before their scheduled donation. This can affect the donor’s sex life, by curtailing it or putting it on a schedule. 2. Donors may not participate in multiple programs—just one in their lifetime. This reduces the probability of consanguinity—meaning the… Continue reading The Scoop on Sperm Donation
One HIV-positive college student’s take on life and the importance of educating Black and Latino communities By Shavon S. Greene Grissel Ganados, a senior sociology major at the University of California-Santa Barbra was diagnosed with HIV at the age of five. She was infected as an infant through breast milk, while her mother caught HIV… Continue reading HIV-awareness vital to high-risk communities