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.
This Tuesday, the women of Omega Phi Beta played off the popular MTV show Girl Code, and brought the discussion of hyper-sexuality and sexual health to the SU campus with their Girl Code: Hyper Sexuality event. The event was part of OPB’s Serving and Educating Week: First Love Yourself. This weeklong event focuses on mental,… Continue reading SU Sorority Brings Ideas of Sexual Health and Education to Campus
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, I have one more nasty STD to give you the dish on–and ladies, this one affects you! The vagina has good bacteria and bad bacteria. This one is the kind you don’t want: Bacterial vaginosis.
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 April showers bring May flowers—and STD Awareness. How are you celebrating STD Awareness Month? Hopefully not with an STD! In honor this month’s festivities, let’s dig into STD facts each week. I’m going to get to the most popular one first. It seems chlamydia and gonorrhea are a favorite… Continue reading STD Awareness Month: Starting With a Common One—Chlamydia
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 (Courtesy of westword.com) Getting your period is not the most exciting part of being a woman. Sometimes it slows you down or makes you groggy. But some women have it worse; their periods literally disrupt their daily lives. They’re suffering from cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and not getting… Continue reading Heavy Periods Disrupting Life?
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 When it comes to talking about cancer, people often want to be tested early to prevent it from growing. Pap smears are one of those tests. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ new guidelines, women no longer need yearly pap tests. As of fall 2009 the… Continue reading The Low Down on Pap Smears
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, blogger Those little swimmers are more than what meets the eye (or microscope). I’m talking about sperm, not to be confused with semen. They are well known for their job of fertilizing the egg, which of course leads to pregnancy. But how much do you really know about sperm? Sperm are the… Continue reading Sperm facts you didn’t know
by Marcy Franklin, Online Editor Happy Friday! Check out the links below to get the latest (and quirkiest) health news. Could your sexual endeavors be predetermined by your genes? That’s what researcher Justin Garcia at Binghamton University wanted to find out—why some people chase the thrill of uncmomitted sex, and other recoil from it. Turns… Continue reading Friday Links
by Gina Colonette, blogger There are many online outlets to get sexual health information from, but what about social media? Now you can use Twitter to update yourself on sexual health news and entertainment, oh joy! Click ahead for the best Twitter accounts (and a hilarious take on social media and sex).
by Gina Colonette, blogger (Courtesy of anytimecondoms.com) If you have a latex allergy, there is no need to be shy about it. Rather than worry about STDs and unwanted pregnancies, there are a variety of non-latex condoms to choose from. And guess what—you don’t have to be allergic to latex to like them. So how do… Continue reading Condoms Please, Hold the Latex
by Gina Colonette, blogger (Courtesy of heartcurrents.wordpress.com) If you have a burning sensation when you urinate, you may have E. coli growing in your urinary tract—it’s called a Urinary Tract Infection, a UTI. It can be painful, but it’s easy to prevent. To keep E. coli out of your urinary tract all you need are… Continue reading Keep UTIs away, one cranberry at a time
by Gina Colonette, blogger We might be older, but we sure aren’t smarter. The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) proves it—it tested 5,865 participants and what it found might be a bit shocking, so brace yourself. As age increases condom usage decreases. Where have we gone wrong? There were 267 males and… Continue reading The Condom Problem
by Gina Colonette, blogger Football and sexual health—it seems Syracuse University’s priorities are in order. It’s 4 to 1 this football season, and SU moved up 23 spots on Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card with a GPA of 2.56. From an academic standpoint, a GPA of 2.56 doesn’t make Syracuse an over-achiever, but the university… Continue reading Gold Star for Syracuse’s Sexual Health Report Card
Pick your birth control–with some guidance by Marcy Franklin, Online Editor Remember getting your first pack of birth control? It seemed like a little pink case with a bunch of white pills was the only option to avoid pregnancy. But have you really explored all of your options?
SexPo aims to raise sexual health awareness By Heather Gawronski-Salerno Healthy Monday is teaming up with student organizations, university departments, and community members for the April 12 “SexPo: A Sexual Health Awareness Fair.” SexPo starts at 7 p.m. in the Schine Underground with a special 8:15 p.m. theater performance of “Condom Man” by Too Deep… Continue reading Healthy Monday
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
Your friends chatter about their plans for spring break, your parents hound you about getting a job, and you try to figure out how you will be able to pay off your ever-amounting college loans after graduation. Suddenly, you see it — your ticket out of debt. An advertisement in the Daily Orange offers $5,000 for simply donating an egg. Help a family and earn the money you need. This route, with the right procedural knowledge, might be the right choice. However, if you are not up for daily doc tor check-ups and possible health risks, you might want to rethink your decision.