STD Spotlight: Hepatitis B

hepbOn our journey through commonly sexually transmitted diseases, what they mean, what to do about them, and how to prevent them, we land at Hepatitis B. Hep B is a typically overlooked STD, most likely because it’s placed in a whole separate category with it’s counterparts A & C, and because it’s symptoms are quite different from the more “typical” seeming infections. However, Hepatitis, especially strain B, is a very common infection spread through unprotected sex play. Luckily, it’s also very avoidable. Read More »

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Feminerd: White Feminism

whiteI think it may be an unfortunate testament to my race that I only first heard this term a week ago. However, contrary to how it appears, white feminism isn’t about being white. I’m white, but I’m not going to get defensive, it doesn’t apply to me. I know where I stand. But we’ll address that point later. White feminism is all too familiar to all of us, even if we don’t realize it, and it makes it a lot more difficult for equality to be achieved at any level. Read More »

Let’s Talk About: Dry Humping

There’s a lot of taboo and humor around dry humping. People think of it as a beginners action, something only for people refraining from premarital sex, or just something of myth that only happens in jokes. Well, though some of those things are true, it doesn’t have to stop there. Dry humping is very much a real thing that can happen in all stages of a relationship, for many reasons, and with a whole lot of pleasure.  Read More »

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 »

Let’s Talk About: Asexuality / Defining Sexuality

I haven’t yet dedicated an entire article to one sexual orientation, Fangirls, for fear that it’ll seem like I’m singling it out and pointing out some sort of big difference. I’ve been afraid that by just talking about one sexuality, it would seem like I’m saying “Hey, look how weird & different this is”. But, that’s not really what I’m getting at in this article. In the past few weeks, asexuality seems to be turning up every where around me. It’s usually something I’m never really around, and something that I haven’t known much about. I’ve realized that asexuality is like that for a lot of people.

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Feminerd: Ecofeminism

Through the wonders of surfing around the internet this past week, Fangirls, I discovered a term I had never heard before. After giving it a good google and more surfing around, I learned more about what this word meant and learned that this was a concept I just had to talk about. Ecofeminism is an idea & movement begun in the mid 70s, that connects the exploitation of women with that of nature. Ecofeminism suggests that there is a history & a connection between women and nature, and that the two are sort of one in the same, especially in modern western society.

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