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Sex Marks the Spot: HPV, fetal development

Sex Marks the Spot: HPV, fetal development

Katherine Hewitt April 6, 2018

Q: When do I need an HPV vaccine? A: Human papillomavirus is a common viral infection that most often occurs via skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. Many infected people never have any symptoms,...

Sex Marks the Spot: hookups

Sex Marks the Spot: hookups

Katherine Hewitt March 2, 2018

Q: How can I stay safe in college hookup culture? A: According to sociologist Lisa Wade, “In colleges, ‘hookup culture’ refers to the idea that casual sexual encounters are the best or only way...

Sex Marks the Spot: oral sex, condoms

Sex Marks the Spot: oral sex, condoms

Katherine Hewitt February 9, 2018

Q: Can oral sex transmit STIs? Should I use condoms for oral sex? A: When the mouth and tongue are healthy and without cuts or sores, the chance of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) through...

Sex Marks the Spot: nipples, pH balance

Sex Marks the Spot: nipples, pH balance

Katherine Hewitt February 2, 2018

Q: Why does the darker circle around the nipple exist? Why do some people have extra nipples? A: Just like with breasts, there’s no one way that nipples are supposed to look. Both nipples and areolas...

Sex Marks the Spot: male birth control, confidentiality, OB/GYN

Sex Marks the Spot: male birth control, confidentiality, OB/GYN

Katherine Hewitt December 1, 2017

Q: Are there forms of male birth control? A: There are several methods of male-directed contraception being developed and tested in clinical trials all over the world. However, none are currently available...

Sex Marks the Spot: birth control dangers and costs

Sex Marks the Spot: birth control dangers and costs

Katherine Hewitt November 17, 2017

Q: What are the costs of birth control if obtained through student health services? Which birth control is most effective? A: According to TU Health Services, students can receivea  prescription for...

Sex Marks the Spot: women who have sex with women, boundaries

Sex Marks the Spot: women who have sex with women, boundaries

Katherine Hewitt November 10, 2017

Q: Safe sex between two females? How? What precautions? A: Women who have sex with women (WSW), can have mouth-to-genital, mouth-to-anal, hand-to-genital, or toy-to-genital interactions. Although WSW...

Sex Marks the Spot: definitions, genitalia, frequency

Sex Marks the Spot: definitions, genitalia, frequency

Katherine Hewitt November 3, 2017

Q: How can you identify if you’ve ever had sex? What counts? A: The short answer is that sex can mean many different things to many different people. There’s not one universal definition of sex...

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