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Sexual Assault Survivors Use Art for Justice

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We all know that stories about rape in college are common. Also common: Stories about colleges doing absolutely nothing to help support sexual assault survivors!

The women who go through these horrific assaults typically have to work diligently to receive justice — and solace. Well, while the following story is similar to the ones we’ve heard lately, this one has a slight, totally awesome and unique twist, and involves a woman taking a stand to get action.

A Columbia university student raped Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University senior. …

12 Worst Pieces of Break Up Advice When Your Friend’s Been Cheated On

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When it comes time to give break up advice to your BFF, avoid saying these 12 things.

Your BFF’s sig-o has cheated on her, and it’s now up to you to help her piece her dignity back together. After she pours her heart out, it’s your turn to offer the ultimate in break up advice – only, your mind goes blank. I mean really, what can you possibly say that’s going to help her feel better?

As tempting as it is to put on your “Super BFF” cape and fix her life for …

Boinking to Boost Your Immune System the Pleasurable Way: Sexual Healing

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ColumnCold and flu season is almost upon us, but I’m not going to tell you to load up on echinacea or get a flu shot. I’d like to suggest a novel way to boost your immune system – have lots and LOTS of sex.

It’s early fall. You’ve heard that something is going around, and you feel a tickle in your throat. Your first instinct might be to tell your partner to slowly back away, lest you spread those nasty germs. But your instincts, at least in this case, are probably wrong: …

This Nail Polish Can’t Stop Date Rape

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Date rape drug detecting nail polish sounds like it could be a good idea. Any tool that could potentially help protect a person from sexual predators is a positive thing. But it looks like this new product is all hype and has no substance.

Four students at North Carolina State University developed Undercover Colors, the “anti date rape” nail polish. The polish was intended to detect common date rape drugs (aka change color when dipped in a drink), but the polish turns out to be a dud. The nail polish can’t …

Better Orgasms For A Better Life – the #30DayOrgasmChallenge: Sexual Healing

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ColumnPut away your ice buckets, darlings, because it’s time to take on a much more pleasurable challenge, one that may help you achieve better orgasms – and perhaps create a better world.

How are your orgasms, anyway? Are you having enough of them? Are you having any at all? Are they as good as they used to be? Whether single or partnered or poly, we women tend not to prioritize pleasure. Orgasm is more like the sweet icing on the cake that you hope to taste now and again, but how often do …

‘Yes Means Yes’ is an Awesome, No-Brainer Sexual Safety Measure

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While “no means no” should never be eliminated from anyone’s vocabulary, it may be time for us all to learn an even better sexual safety phrase.

You’ve all heard the saying, “no means no,” right? It’s a saying everyone should know from young childhood onward. Unfortunately, though, many people who have been sexually assaulted don’t get the chance to even say no. Often times, they are frozen in fear or disbelief, or are drugged, or passed out, and unable to respond.

In California, lawmakers are considering a measure that would require all …

Why Do Women Cheat? It’s Obvious, Says Science: Sexual Healing

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ColumnWhy do women cheat? A recent study has found – prepare to be SHOCKED – that they cheat because they’re horny.

The fact that we needed a study to uncover this deep, dark mystery is the real problem here – not the fact that women are sometimes compelled to cheat. We live in a world that still – in 2014, for god sake’s – is shaken when women admit that they need sexual release.

Why do women cheat? For the same reasons men do. Yet the Internet, upon discovering this study, was shocked …

9 Ways to Tell if You’re More Than Friends or His Filler Girlfriend

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How to tell the difference between being more than friends and friends without benefits.

So there’s this guy. You hang out all the time, he texts you all the time, he takes you everywhere all the time – but things have never gone to the next level. Are you best friends, are you going to become more than friends, or are you a filler girlfriend?

“The filler girlfriend is someone who fills in until someone better comes along,” says relationship expert April Masini. “Much of the time guys want a date …