STD Spotlight: Gonorrhea

gonorrheaIt’s that time, Fangirls! Time to enlighten ourselves about STDs and how they seem so big, bad, and ugly but that we can fight them with the power of awareness. And how we try to make talking about them not so lame or scary or like we’re sitting in a high school health class. Huzzah! Have no fear of the Clap!Read More »

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Let’s Talk About: Porn

pornOh boy, Fangirls, the day has come. I’ve wanted to talk about porn for a long time but have never worked up the nerve. It’s a hot button topic in the world of sex, and everywhere else. I didn’t know which angle to approach it from, exactly what to say, or how to represent all the different perspectives out there. But I decided to face all the uncertainty and write the article anyway. Read More »

STD Spotlight: HPV

hpvI recently got into a heated discussion about things related to HPV, Fangirls, and it reminded me how important of an STD it is to talk about. When we think about sexually transmitted infections or diseases, HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, seems to be overlooked much too often. That has to change for a laundry list of reasons, friends.

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Feminerd: Stigma / Stereotypes of Food & Beverage

high-quality-sandwich-scans-by-jon-chonko-scanwiches-3I’m sure we’ve all noticed this. It isn’t new to me, but recently it just seems to be everywhere. Gender roles are so fucked, it’s even all mixed into what we eat and drink. Women eat this, men eat that, if you switch them up, it’s just weird. This is one of the most aggravating things to me. Sure, there’s more serious problems regarding gender that I could be concerned about, but this daily fight is something I just can’t ignore.

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Let’s Talk About: Masturbation in Relationships

relamastoThere seems to be a stigma attached to masturbation that says that it is only for those who are single and lonely. However, that’s some real nonsense. Masturbation is for everyone; Single, dating, or in a relationship, whatever type of relationship that may be. Masturbation surely isn’t for everyone, but for those who enjoy it, it’s important to still keep that little spark between you and yourself going, despite having a healthy sex life within a committed relationship.

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Let’s Talk About: Perspectives on Sexuality

5b3c0c161aedf405-worldmap_noborders_detailedIt’s easy to get caught up and more interested in the attitudes towards sex & sexuality in your own community, or even your country as a whole. When researching sexuality, I focus a lot on the US because that is where I’m at, and that’s what effects me. However, thinking about sexuality on a more global scale can really get the wheels turning in your head. Sexuality is a grand, universal thing and each community, culture, and religion have there own view points on what to make of it.

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STD Spotlight: Chlamydia

It’s time we got into the nitty gritty of things. We’ve talked protection, circumstance, contraction. However, there’s so much more to be covered when it comes to sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia is arguably the most common STD in the United States. Some statistics seem to show that HPV is the most common, but for this sake, we’ll just say they’re tied. Chlamydia runs rampant on college campuses, is very easily contracted, but thankfully, can easily be avoided with a few steps, too. Read More »