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Not as stressful as ‘the talk:’ Living Well office hours

Not as stressful as ‘the talk:’ Living Well office hours

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

At sex education office hours, students line up to discuss pleasure, pain and emotional intimacy. On Thursday afternoons in the Living Well office, sexuality expert Jenna Emerson holds personalized walk-in sex-ed lessons. The idea to hold office hours came to her last spring when she noticed a high d...

Let’s Talk Month aims to destigmatize sex

Let’s Talk Month aims to destigmatize sex

Matthew Hagberg

October 26, 2017

October is Let's Talk Month, a month-long campaign run by Planned Parenthood to get parents and their children talking about sex. Nearly 82 percent of parents reported talking to their kids about sexuality, according to a 2014 Planned Parenthood survey. However, that...

Sexual education in the U.S. has to improve

Sexual education in the U.S. has to improve

Ariana Arden

September 22, 2016

The state of sexual education in the United States is disgusting. If you grew up in a town with a good sex ed program, congratulations. But chances are, most of you didn’t. In part, that’s because there are no regulations or standards put into place regarding sex ed. This is the onl...

Yearly orgasm talk keeps them coming

Izzy Siedman

September 22, 2016

A line curls out the door, down the stairs and through the hall, clustering eagerly around a table of sex goodies and the seats of the Grand Maple Ballroom. The UVM Program Board hosted a yearly tradition: I Heart Female Orgasm Sept. 14. The event manifests as a semi-educational, semi-comical prog...

Don’t write off condoms before giving them a chance

Don’t write off condoms before giving them a chance

March 30, 2016

My first experience with a condom was in health class my first year of high school. My teacher was ahead of her time and put a condom on a cucumber instead of a banana. After she finished the demonstration, she removed the condom, peeled the cucumber and ate it with a side of hummus. It took a while ...

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