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Inaugural Sex Week promotes pleasure

Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group hope to create more sex-positive programming promoting both consent and sexual pleasure. Photos by James Baker.

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2020

Through the combined efforts of Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG), Whitman hosted its first Sex Week, starting on Feb. 24. As early as first-year orientation, Whitman students receive education from Green Dot about consent and healthy relationships. Until now, pleasure has not pl...

SHAG: Creating a space for sex positivity on campus

Artwork contributed by Clara Collins from the SHAG zine.

Lena Friedman, News Reporter

October 3, 2019

Amid the bustle at Jewett Café, the members of Whitman’s Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) gather to discuss all things sexual health and sex-positivity every Thursday. Senior philosophy major and SHAG president Madison Botzet explains that SHAG formed last semester when Botzet and another membe...

Sex Dreams Offer Insight Into Our Repressed Sexual Desires

Maggie Mae Lemaris

February 21, 2013

I will be the first to admit that I don't understand the neural theories and science behind memory. I suppose I could spend years studying neurological chemistry, but that's not going to happen. So I cannot understand why certain information is extracted and then played out in our sleep. But I have come...

Awareness first step to relieving sexual pain

Spencer Wharton

November 29, 2012

According to a 2001 study in American Family Physician, as many as 60 percent of women claim to have experienced episodes of pain with intercourse, but many who have persistent, severe symptoms never seek medical attention. On top of physical pain, painful sex can have emotional consequences as well––a...

Sex toy party hopes to open discussion of female sexuality

Credit: Loos-Diallo

Rachel Alexander

November 9, 2009

What do diving dolphins, waterproof power bullets and icicles have in common? They are all vibrators that will be featured at the Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX)-sponsored sex toy party this Saturday. "I'm really excited about it," said junior Caitlin Moore,   co-president of VOX with jun...

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