M Shelton delves into the issues of the porn industry and how it affects our relationship with sex.
Esmé Tilling explains how Netflix’s Sex Education exposes the problems with sex education taught in schools.
Sofia Galluci-Giles discusses how Sally Rooney’s love story – in its truest sense – is a delineation of intimacy and love in any age Understanding love – the feelings, betrayals, revelations and ultimate fails – have been at the forefront of human artistry for (arguably) ever. Rooney’s student-y, secretive and sensual evocation of Trinity College […]
Elinor Jones, Print Science Editor, dismantles the correlation between STD rates and dating apps, as well as discussing the potential for a chlamydia vaccine For years, my everlasting memory of STDs has been of awkward talks from newly qualified teachers holding a banana and a condom alongside images of various infections, from chlamydia to syphilis. […]
Anna Wilmot explores whether there is a future to the male contraceptive pill.
New module ‘Pornography: Bodies, Sex, and representation’, led by Dr. João Florêncio, will be added to the department of Art History and Visual Culture. Since the University of Exeter agreed to accredit the module, it will be the first module in British universities that focuses on the study of porn. Dr. Florêncio’s module is concerned […]
When the birth control pill was introduced in the 1960s, it sparked a revolution: women could take charge of their own sexual freedom. Now, women around the world are finding alternatives to the Pill after recognition of its effects on psychological health. Despite the six decades that pill has been omnipresent, 99% effective and not […]
In the ever so liberal, western world that we live in, sex seems to always be a hot topic of discussion, especially at University. As a nurse at the health centre once told me, sex is “readily available and ‘on tap’ for whenever you want it.” Not too sure where she’s getting that from, there’s clearly […]
I’m writing this in a state of nausea; an effect of the post-exposure HIV medication which I have to take after a client last week removed his condom, and forcefully continued to have sex with me against my wishes. As a white, Devonshire, middle-aged straight man, the likelihood of him carrying the virus is low. But I […]
Sex is a sport – it’s a game of inches. There. That’s the kind of opening you wanted, wasn’t it? The joke (a good one) doesn’t express any great truth about sex, and yet, all joking aside, there might be something essential about humour that allows us to talk honestly about sex. Talking about it with […]