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Pavelko: Correct condom use is important

Pavelko: Correct condom use is important

Hana Pavelko, Collegian Columnist November 15, 2023
There are a variety of different contraceptives. Whether barrier methods, hormonal methods or even sterilization, they can all be used to reduce the chance of getting pregnant. One of the most common is a condom, a sheath designed to keep bodily fluids from coming into contact during sexual interactions. A male condom, or an external condom, is the one most people are probably familiar with.
Souza: Everyone should be able to take this CSU sex class

Souza: Everyone should be able to take this CSU sex class

Emma Souza, Collegian columnist October 23, 2023
Every Tuesday and Thursday around 12:15 p.m., I bid my friends at lunch a snickering goodbye as they roll their eyes, sick of me, already knowing what I am about to say: "Off to sex class!"
Pavelko: Sexual health discussions are important at CSU

Pavelko: Sexual health discussions are important at CSU

Hana Pavelko, Collegian Columnist October 16, 2023
With the flu, COVID-19 and an abundance of other diseases one can contract on a college campus, many students take precautions. Wearing masks, taking vitamins and eating healthy are all good ways to keep healthy during cold and flu season. 
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Blouch: Polyamory is effective if you communicate properly

Cat Blouch, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022
In 2022, who can really define love?  As society rapidly changes and we move toward new structures of communication, new structures surrounding relationships are created. Research has become more prevalent within the fields of gender and sexuality, and we are beginning to understand relationship structures that are outside the “traditional” one.
McKissick: Too much sex positivity can be a bad thing

McKissick: Too much sex positivity can be a bad thing

Nathaniel McKissick, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
Sex positivity is reaching new peaks on the internet. People everywhere of all gender identities and sexualities are joining sites like JustFor.Fans or OnlyFans to post pornographic content of themselves. The number of content creators on OnlyFans more than tripled from May 2020 to September of last year, and while the ratio of pornographic to nonpornographic content hasn’t been made available, the website is nearly synonymous with sex work now. But has sex positivity enabled the growth of hookup culture? Can too much sex positivity place us in unsafe environments with strangers whom we know next to nothing about?

Henry: Abstinence-only sex education is damaging, excludes LGBTQ+ people

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
Young adults have sex before marriage. Believe it or not, it is a common occurrence, especially when leaving home for the first time and being on one's own — it is a time not only to learn about a specific field of interest in a university setting but also to learn about and explore the field of sexuality. This leads to the question of why abstinence-only sex education is still a thing. Telling a teenager not to have sex is like telling a grizzly bear to not defecate in the woods.

Tusinski: Normalize sex but not oversharing

Dylan Tusinski, Collegian Columnist March 28, 2022
The other day, I was at a small house party. I was hanging out with a group of four or five people, and for whatever reason, we were talking about various injuries and illnesses we'd had over the years. I mentioned I'd broken one of my toes while playing hockey, a girl mentioned she'd once gotten pneumonia and then another girl blurted out she'd gotten chlamydia from her ex. The conversation lulled for a minute as we all took in what we just heard. Obviously, there's nothing really wrong with having chlamydia — or any other sexually transmitted infection for that matter — but it felt so out of place to hear that mentioned out loud among virtual strangers.

Eckburg: The pandemic changed our lives — our sex lives

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director March 23, 2022
When you think about the pandemic shutting down the world, do you think about lube? Or porn?  Over the last two years, the pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, including our sex lives. For some, staying home meant experimenting with toys or kinks. When you’re home for months working over Zoom, you’re bound to need some spice in your life. 

Lopez: Birth control needs to be widely accessible, affordable

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist March 8, 2022
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was put in place, nearly guaranteeing that people who need medical birth control, such as oral contraceptive pills, would have access to it for free with insurance. However, as the years have continued, the widespread accessibility of free birth control has not been achieved, and many still face a large number of barriers getting birth control. Why is that the case? Why is a prescription that is given to people to prevent pregnancies and also often to help regulate their menstrual cycles or moods so foreign and hard to receive?
Blouch: The scariest thing about Halloween? Sexual assault statistics

Blouch: The scariest thing about Halloween? Sexual assault statistics

Cat Blouch October 25, 2021
From witches to ghosts to blood-sucking demons, Halloween is a holiday of fear. It’s what sells costumes of all our favorite pop-culture monsters. It’s what gets us going to the theatres for the newest horror films during the spooky season.
(Graphic Illustration by Rachel Macias | The Collegian)

Eckburg: Buying a sex toy is not embarrassing

Bella Eckburg September 15, 2021
Many of us have driven past Book Ranch on our way to campus, but few stop in to check it out.  Upon entering the building with blacked-out windows through the cloudy glass door, I was not sure what would meet me on the other side. I’ve never been one to shy away from engaging in a stereotypically embarrassing situation, and this was definitely something I was curious about experiencing. 
(Graphic Illustration by Rachel Macias | The Collegian)

Eckburg: Gen Z legitimizes sex work, so what gives, OnlyFans?

Bella Eckburg August 31, 2021
On Aug. 19, OnlyFans, a content subscription service, announced that it would ban sexually explicit content across its main platform. A Twitter storm ensued. 
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