October 2013

College-aged Canadians need to wrap it

According to survey by Trojan and The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada released on Tuesday, a quarter of Canadian university students have never had vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Of the 72% surveyed who had had sex in the past year, only 51% said they used a condom, despite the fact that 34% described their last encounter as casual.

Given that the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia have increased dramatically over the past decade, especially among young people, the findings, surprising or not, are unnerving.

Trinity Western University sees controversy over anti-sex, anti-LGBT policies

Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. is meeting opposition from the Canadian Council of Law Deans after applying for accreditation with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada for a proposed law school. The Christian university requires students to sign a Community Covenant Agreement which calls for students to “uphold [all persons’] God-given worth from conception to death,” “reserve sexual expressions of intimacy for marriage,” and abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys

You had me at Violet Blue.

You lost me for a minute there, with the really ugly stock illustrations. But I can forgive that, because The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys is exactly what it needs to be: fun, comprehensive, and CONCISE. I’ll often groan at the idea of reading a whole specialized sex-help book. Not because I’m a perfect lover and have nothing to learn, but because they.

Vagina left too tight after surgery, suit claims

A woman is suing a gynecologist in Quebec, claiming that an episiotomy performed after she gave birth left her vagina too tight for penetrative sex. The suit alleges that a second doctor found “a fairly rigid strip of scarring and narrowing of the vagina preventing penetration”. She is seeking damages of $225,000.


Huff Po: Vibrators treat menopause symptoms

Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, explained to the Huffington Post why she recommends vibrators to treat vaginal dryness during menopause, in combination with the usual doctor-prescribed topical estrogen creams. Her reasoning includes the phrase “use it or lose it” and a fantastic use of a Mae West quote.

Read it here