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Whilst giving a sex education session at a local secondary school, I was struck by a sense of nostalgia at the resemblance of the school to my own. However there was one fundamental difference, and it wasn’t the fact that this was a co-ed school. At the end of the morning, one of the head members of faculty explained to the students why our session was as important as the lessons they’d missed that morning, “because we do not want you leaving school ignorant on anything. Because we are all members of the human race and we all need to know how to look after our sexual health.”
Review: ‘SEX AND LOVERS: A Practical Guide’ by Ann-Marlene Henning and Tina Bremer-Olszewski.
“Let’s talk about sex”, no really, let’s.
Our friends at Freedoms are running a festive competition. Each day, starting on the 26th December for 12 days, they will have a competition to win prizes that are featured that day: from condoms, to lube, to cock rings, just share on Facebook or RT on Twitter to have a chance to win the prize offered that day! Good luck!
On Monday, a new set of regulations came into being in the UK, relating to porn. From Monday, video on demand porn sites in the UK will not be allowed to show porn produced in the UK that would not get an R18 rating from the BBFC.
Look out for the World AIDS day (WAD) events that will run in the days around the celebration of WAD on 1st December. The UK can also celebrate being one of the front runners in providing aid relief to the developing world desperately need the medicine that will save their life in countries where the health infrastructure is poor and does not provide contraception freely. Run the risk of HIV or be celibate for life? Now, that's a hard choice. Help your fellow man by giving to a good cause and learn more about global health issues. Preventable death is a massive issue in the poorest parts of the world and we do have an obligation as a developed country to help others in need. So do without a coffee, a bar of chocolate or one fewer pints for the day and give the proceeds to help change the world for the better. The UK has already been the biggest pledger with £1bn to fight AIDS, TB and malaria in the developing world as a result of strong activism and campaigns. We are reaching a tipping point towards eradicating HIV in the world and we can't stop now. Join the plight against AIDS in the 1st week of December with many events around campus that you can take part in.
We haven’t always been as clued up about our sexual health as we are today, but even in 2014 there are plenty of funny stories and beliefs surrounding contraception that just won’t go away.