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 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.”
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.
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.
Some risqué (see: awesome) ads for Vancouver’s Science World’s exhibit on sexuality have been banned from bus stops. Ads designed by Rethink Communications, one of which depicts a man lying on top of a woman with casts on her legs, reading “Orgasms kill pain”, and another with a box of tissues, some of which used, accompanied by the caption “Ejaculation fights colds” were rejected by the Pattison Group for public display.
American college students are having less sex than you’d expect, according to a study conducted by Martin Monto, a sociology professor at the University of Portland. Examining the sexual behaviour of young people from 1988 to 1996, compared to that of young people from 2002 and 2010, Monto and co-author Anna Carey found that young, educated people are having sex less often and with fewer partners now. They also found that attitudes around premarital, extramarital, and teen sex have not relaxed, but attitudes toward same-sex activity has.
B.C. newspaper columnists, radio host at On The Rocks, and general badass Lori Welbourne got topless mid-interview with Kelowna’s mayor Walter Gray as she asked about the city’s bylaws on exposed breasts. An apparently uncomfortable Gray explained that while it was legal for women to be topless, he was not suggesting it lest they distract anyone with their… obnoxious nipples, I guess.
Welbourne finished by telling the mayor that she found his earlobes distracting.
Remember Michael Douglas suggesting he got throat cancer from all the pussy he ate? Right or wrong, he was on to something! Health professionals are now saying that throat cancers related to the Human Papilloma Virus are on the rise in Canada, and are encouraging a more widespread use of the vaccine.
Approximately 50 protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate building in downtown Vancouver to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws. Couples and friends of the same sex kissed in front of the consulate building in solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ+ population.
Toronto author and publisher Alan Stransman’s new book, “Badass B***S***: Helping Young Men Identify and Reject Toxic Ideas About Dating, Relationships, Women and Sex”, addresses popular seduction guides like “The Tao of Badass” for what they ultimately are: guides to coerce unwilling women to have sex.