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School sex ed and queer youth

By Meghan Rogers Interviewees Olivia (MN) ‘19 she/her Benjamin (Midloathian, TX) ‘18 they/them Luke (Orinda, CA) ‘19 he/him Castor Kent (Sunnyvale, CA) they/them ‘18 How old were you when you had sex ed? Where? Olivia: We had sex ed in seventh grade. It was mostly puberty talk with some sex, and then in senior year we had an in-depth course for academic credit year long. You could take it as a class or take it online. Benjamin: I didn’t have a lot. In sixth grade, we all had a unit...
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Pressing the button in your b-hole: Finding the prostate

By Emma Holmes Until now, the prostate had been a bit of a myth to me. What does it do? Why does it need to be checked? Do I have one? After some extensive research on the anatomical, medical and sexual nature of the prostate, I present you with Prostate 101. What is the prostate? The prostate is a muscular gland located between the bladder and the rectum in people with penile anatomy. It exists to secrete a milky-white alkaline (basic) substance that contributes to the final ejaculate fluid. The...
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Feelin’ it: A writer’s quest to touch their own ovaries

By: Meghan Rogers I didn’t know that it was possible to feel your own ovaries, uterus, cervix or any of that good stuff until a fellow Logger mentioned it to me. I was shocked. If you have these body parts, it’s very highly recommended that you see a gynecologist for annual examinations once you turn 21. This is largely for the pap smear, where the gynecologist will take cells from your uterus and check them for HPV. Unless you have abnormal pain or other problems down there, you are not...
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Talking Dirty

By Emma Holmes Talking dirty in bed can be like singing in front of an audience: it’s oddly intimate, you’re sweating profusely and imagining everyone in their underwear does not actually help. However, with some deep breaths, lots of communication and a little exploration, you can muster an applause-worthy performance. Firstly, let’s establish the line between role-playing and talking dirty. In role-playing, you’ve communicated with your partner about a certain scenario or adopted persona. Essentially, you’re pretending to be someone you’re not in a safe environment, to expand your sexual...
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Lena Waithe

By Emma Holmes Last week, at the 69th Emmy Award Show, history was made. Lena Waithe graciously accepted the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and she was the first black woman ever to do so. Ms. Waithe stood beside her co-writer and co-star, Aziz Ansari, as they were rewarded for their work on the “Thanksgiving” episode of the Netflix Original Series “Master of None”.         Waithe was born in Chicago in 1984, and grew up with aspirations to be a screenwriter, not necessarily an actor. She wrote...
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