Marijuana, cocaine enhance sexual experience

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Smoking

Recreational drug use and sex have a storied history together.

At some point or another, virtually every drug has been tried in conjunction with sexual activity, and each drug has its own unique physiological and psychological effects. (read more)

The science of orgasms

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

If there is one thing men and women can agree on during sex its that the most satisfying and frustrating part can be trying to get their partner to reach orgasm.

Despite the obvious physical difference between the sexes, Alexandra McIntyre-Smith, a PhD student in clinical psychology at Western, said it is difficult to differentiate the feeling between a male and a female orgasm. (read more)

Progressive sex toys leave stigma behind

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Hand clenching the bed sheets

In season one, episode nine of Sex and the City, Carrie proclaimed, “I’m not going to replace a man with some battery-operated device,” to which Samantha responded, “You say that, but you haven’t met The Rabbit. (read more)

Students in the sex trade

Individuals lead dual lifestyles to make it through university

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Woman sitting at a desk with $20 bills in boots

Sex is all over Western’s campus. Between public displays of affection, sexuality studies and the newspaper you are reading, sex is far from invisible. Sex as work, however, is a different story.

A Western student’s experience with sex work is usually limited to a handful of visits to the Beef Baron or Solid Gold. (read more)

Depression, lack of sex drive linked to pill

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Woman with box of pills and pill wrappers

“After a month or so of me being on hormonal birth control, my boyfriend started to notice a change in me.”

Holi Cousins, a stay-at-home mom from North Carolina, started taking the birth control pill in 2005. (read more)

Hormonal Birth Control Survey Results: Highlights

(www.geocities.com/nullphonic/hbc/)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Participants:
over 540 women, aged 15-44

Country of origin:
USA: 63%
Europe: 16.6%
Canada: 13.2%
Australia: 4.2%
Other: 3%

Overall Results: While using HBC did you find that you suffered from any of the following?

Depression, anxiety/panic attacks: 66. (read more)

Sex Addiction

A long battle for some university students

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Film strip

For 30 years, Michael Leahy struggled with an addiction to pornography that eventually led to an affair, ruined his marriage and pushed him to the brink of suicide.

“[Real sex] began to feel like bad porn to me,” Leahy said during an appearance at Western last year. (read more)

A student's rub and tug experience in London

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

As you’re standing at a bus stop downtown, steps away, behind the walls of an unassuming strip mall, there could be something freaky going on. Sure, this is conservative little London, Ontario, but that doesn’t mean its inhabitants don’t have needs. (read more)

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