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Common Questions about STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). It’s not a popular topic, but an important one. There are many different types of STIs and confusion on how they affect your body and health. Let’s begin by answering some common questions: What is an STI and how is it different from an STD? There is no difference. STI stands […]


In a world where sexual assault and date rape is prevalent, it is important to understand consent and how it applies to sexual encounters. Consent occurs when both people in a sexual relationship have communicated approval. If this communication and approval does not happen, then consent has not been given.  According the National Sexual Violence Resource […]

What Makes A Healthy Relationship

Relationships make our world go around. Whether it is a relationship with a coworker, a best friend, a spouse, or a boyfriend (girlfriend), there are many expectations placed on relationships. Let’s look at what makes a healthy relationship. A healthy relationship depends on trust, honesty, and communication. These three things go hand-in-hand. You can’t really […]

To Hookup or to Not

The hookup culture has become quite common these days, so why not have a one-night stand with that hottie from economics? It’s easier than having a relationship – no commitment, no worries about cheating, you have fun and move on. Sure, it seems fine. You get what you want seemingly hassle-free, but have you thought […]