We hope you had a fantastic time exploring your sexuality during Sex Week last week. We certainly had a lot of fun. And though we, your two lovely Sextion columnists, see ourselves as “sexperts,” we definitely learned a thing or two. Like how to put on a condom with our mouths, for example. Didn’t get to make as many events as you had hoped? No worries! Here are the top 10 things Margaret and Monica learned during Sex Week: [Read more →]
Mag the Vag and I could not be more excited to announce that SEX WEEK HAS ARRIVED. Below you will find a schedule of events throughout the week, but be on the lookout for happenings on the Main Green as well. Even if you’re just walking through, it doesn’t hurt to pick up a condom or taste test the many different brands of lube! This week is going to be AMAZING and we hope to see you all at these fun and informative events and presentations! Here is the Sex Week website with all the information you’ll ever need!
Note, asterisks denote that the event will include a sex toy raffle. (Find the schedule of events after the jump.) [Read more →]
High school sex ed was the best. You got to sit for hours and be talked to about, well, sex. And the best part? You didn’t have to learn about it from your parents (might I remind you of the awkwardness that comes with learning about how babies are made from the two people who made you?). Sadly, I still hold a bit of a grudge against the more conservative-minded parents who kept my school’s sex education programs from the full glory they could have been. We got a lesson in basic anatomy, a brief overview of birth control, and then a heavy dose of abstinence. Nothing to the extreme of “If you have sex, you will get pregnant…and die,” but I was never given the opportunity to put a condom on a banana, and I’m still—and will always be—bitter about that.
However, the point of my writing today is to celebrate the awkwardness that was everyone’s first view into the world of sexuality. Whether your parents forced you to read these books, or you had a health teacher whose name was “Ms. Humphrey” who performed a sperm dance, sex education was decidedly terrible and delightful at the same time. And whether you were taught in an abstinence-only eduction program, played condom volleyball, or played the penis game (yelling “penis, Penis, PENIS!!!!” louder and louder until everyone was supposed to be comfortable), at least one of our writers on Blog can relate. So here we have our bloggers’ memories on some of the most comically nostalgic topics covered in our sex ed classes: [Read more →]
Most of us are aware of the plethora of “Brown buzzwords” that circulate on campus. They’re words that are perhaps used more frequently here than at our friends’ schools: hegemony, discourse, unpacking, spectrum, and social construct, to name just a few. Not only do they set us apart from other schools, but they make a wicked set of Halloween costumes, as we saw from this year’s costume contest.
One of the many words in the quintessential Brown vernacular is heteronormativity. Heteronormativity is the belief system that assumes heterosexuality to be the norm and rejects or ignores individuals or relationships that do not fall into the strict man-woman paradigm. It also, according to Karen Lovaas and Mercilee Jenkins in their comprehensive book Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life: A Reader, assumes “that there are two sexes and therefore two genders” and therefore “requires that all discussions of gendered identity and opportunity be framed strictly in terms of this dichotomy” (98). We inclusive Brown students openly reject this notion.
But how inclusive are we as a whole? How much does each of us truly know about the LGBTQ community? Probably not as much as we think, considering that the acronym is much longer than that! The acronym, as I know it now, is LGBTQQIAAP2S. So click on the image of the Sporcle quiz below to test your knowledge of the entire acronym, and then read below for a description of each of the components!
Hormonal contraceptives are no doubt one of the most important medical breakthroughs in women’s health since they were first brought to the public in the 1960s. A pill a day keeps the baby away. However, there is something about the pill that frequently goes unmentioned – not the most common side effect, but not entirely unheard of either. For certain women, being on birth control lowers their libido and erases their sexual enjoyment, defeating the point of taking the pill in the first place.
Fewer orgasms, less frequent sex, difficulty getting aroused – those are just some of the possible side-effects of birth control that you won’t be reading on the side of this month’s pill package.
Throughout a menstrual cycle, hormonal fluctuation can alter a woman’s facial appearance, body odor, and vocal pitch. When she’s ovulating, these changes make her more attractive to men because they indicate fertility. Since the pill works by tricking the body into thinking that it is already pregnant, the pill inhibits ovulation and women taking it miss out on that peak fertile period during which they normally would be traipsing around oozing sex appeal. Women may lose the time during the menstrual cycle when they are most attractive to men- and most easily sexually aroused.
Not only can the quality of your sex life depreciate, but you also might end up looking at your partner one day and realizing that you’re not attracted to them anymore.
Editorial Disclaimer: This post has been created by college students for college students. It has been rated NC-17 for its sexual nature and anatomically graphic references. Please proceed at your own risk. Thanks for reading! Love, BlogDH
Just imagine your romantic Valentine’s Day: you’ve used our Dating Approval Matrix and have managed to plan a successful and thoughtful date this Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve just eaten an amazing dinner full of foods that double as aphrodisiacs, and you’ve got the perfect mood music playlist planned out. Now it’s time to take it to the bedroom so that the V-Day action can commence. Yeah, we’re talking enjoyable V-Day action. What better day to learn more about the most erogenous zones than on this beautiful day? [Read more →]
With the advent of Brown University Compliments, Admirers, and now Scramblers, it is clear that
lust love is in the air. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time for you to start thinking about how to spend it. Whether or not you consider yourself a dating aficionado, Blog has decided to help. Here are some activities you could do with your main hang that cover the entire date/not date spectrum (based on the level of thoughtfulness).
Welcome to another enlightening and arousing semester of Sextion! I, Monica Bruinsky, have the distinct pleasure and honor of welcoming the vivacious vixen Margaret Snatcher to the BlogDH team. She and I will be collaborating on Sextion posts throughout the semester, answering more of your questions and digging deep into the steamy, salacious, and sordid sex lives of Brown students.
Have you ever been at a holiday gift exchange and been the person that opens the box with the candy thong? I can’t speak from experience because I never have been—maybe that’s because I’m the person who always brings those kinds of gifts.
So we’ve all seen the furry handcuffs and the penis pasta, but it’s time to get over Spencer’s as our main store for funny sex things. It’s time to up the ante. It’s time to look past your run-of-the-mill dildos and vibrators. Time to make it funnier. Time to make it more uncomfortable. Check out some of the most ridiculous sex toys after the jump. [Read more →]
My friend Rick didn’t know what a period was until he got to college. He had the general concept down pat, but for some reason his logistics were a bit skewed. He thought your period was like the rest of your bodily functions. You poop, you pee, you period. Like in a toilet. Like you sit on a toilet a few times a day, you bleed for a few minutes, and then you go about your life as usual. A tampon was there, he thought, if you couldn’t make it to the bathroom in time for the inevitable. Shock and awe didn’t even begin to cover my reaction when I heard that. I mean, he has an older sister!
Though Rick is wrong on most accounts, he was right about one thing: we girls do occasionally have accidents. If you’ve ever seen the movie Superbad, you know exactly what I’m talking about. In this iconic scene, poor poor Jonah Hill is the cause of a massive fight when he dances with another man’s fiancée and subsequently gets her period blood on his pants. Cue Home Alone scream here.
And while I don’t personally know anyone to have ever perioded on someone (that would be something awful), every girl has had their fair share of mishaps. And there is nothing worse. Whether your time of the month snuck up on you or you have a heavy flow and a wide set vagina, there is no worse feeling than walking around knowing that your underwear is ruined. Or worse yet, that it has gotten so far that you’re forced to pull a ’90s sweatshirt around the waist move. Sure, the line in No Strings Attached “It’s like a crime scene in my pants” is not 100% accurate 100% of the time, but it was still the funniest line in the entire movie, in my opinion, because it’s real. It’s a real problem. Think of the number of pairs of underwear you’ve had to completely scrap because no matter what Tide or Clorox or whatever stain remover you use says, there is a limit to their effectiveness, and you have reached it.
Well, ladies, those days are finally over! Introducing Dear Kate, a revolutionary new underwear line founded by Julie Sygiel, Class of ’09.
Last week, I asked you all to think long and hard about your craziest sexual experience. And you guys responded in full. Along with Peter in Hillel, you Brown students seem to have taken this campus by storm, from the Quiet Green to the roof of Metcalf to the foursome just last month! WOW!
But Harvard may have beaten us in the kinky department. Last week, The Crimson posted that an organization on its campus, the Harvard College Munch, a group of students that meets (usually over lunch or dinner) to discuss issues relating to kinky sex, has been officially approved by the Committee on Student Life. The club began as an informal meeting of students interested in all aspects of the BDSM acronym (which stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism) and has since grown into a 30-member operation.
Mae, a member of the club, is quoted in the article as saying, “I didn’t think that anyone was even remotely interested [in kink] on campus. It’s a community where you can feel safe, and you can feel comfortable talking about [kink].” Michael, the founder of Munch, too said, “Pretty much everyone who joins this club always thought they were alone.”