Sex & Relationships

Think consent is sexy? Head to the EMU Ampitheater and make the pledge to commit to practicing safe, consensual sex

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 8:51 pm.

Consent is sexy. That is one of the lessons that organizers hope students take away from the events going on during UO’s Sexual Violence Prevention Week, which began April 18 and lasts until April 25. The week lands during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and allows students to come together […]

A calendar of events for Sexual Assault Week

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 5:03 pm.

Throughout the country, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At the University of Oregon, we recognize the week of April 18-25 as Sexual Assault Prevention week. Free events will be offered to students throughout the week — here’s a complete list. April 21-23, The Consent Pledge and Healthy Relationship Photo Project: The event […]

The relationship between same-sex marriage equality and the GOP just got a little better

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 10:22 am.

As children, we are often taught to follow the lead of our elders. However, sometimes that doesn’t happen. Sometimes the younger generation figures something out before the adults and makes history. Such is the case for the millennial youth of the Republican Party. Although same-sex marriage and conservatives have had a tumultuous past, some youth […]

The UO is one of the most queer-friendly campuses in the country with an abundance of resources

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 10:24 am.

It’s Sunday, June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Riots occurred after a popular New York gay bar was raided. The patrons of the bar — sick of homophobic oppression —  fought back that night against the New York City police. Across the country a group of University of Oregon students was making a statement by forming a group […]

UO students find ways to communicate with a secret crush through @UOCrush

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 10:25 am.

Let’s be frank. These days if you want to hook up, there are numerous apps available to help you find a conquest. Click, click then bang. Pun intended. As of late, communication with romantic interests is done almost always through technology. But what if the person you have been secretly crushing on never comes across […]

Harvey: There’s no excuse not to know your options and use your resources

By on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:37 am.

Despite the efforts of sex educators everywhere, there are still plenty of myths floating around about birth control. Most college students are now smart enough to know that you can’t get an STD from hugging someone, but unfortunately still not educated enough to know that coitus interruptus, otherwise known as withdrawal, is only effective about […]

Sex: You don’t have to wear your birthday suit to join Halloween festivities

By on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4:46 pm.

Halloween in college is much different than it was when we were kids. From knocking door-to-door and trick-or-treating with friends, to counting who received the most candy from the night and bringing handfuls of it to class the following days, now instead of goodie-bags filled with candy, we’re holding cases of beer and bottles of […]

Not just ropes, whips and chains: A look into the world of kink and fetish in Eugene

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 11:17 pm.

Just looking at it, you wouldn’t suspect the house to be anything but normal. It’s large and white; it’s a home dedicated to “clean and sober living,” and it’s located in a rural area of Eugene. Yet there’s a room in the basement of the house where activities take place that many people probably don’t […]

Q&A with Dan Savage

By on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:23 pm.

Dan Savage, renowned sex-advice columnist of Savage Love, sat down with the Emerald to talk about a variety of aspects of sex in college before his Q&A lecture Tuesday evening at the Ford Alumni Center.  Do you have any advice for young couples wishing to fulfill their sexual desires? The problem that people have with […]

What happens when my breast touches a stuffed animal? The Health Center’s SexPositive App knows

By on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4:10 pm.

The University of Oregon Health Center understands that health is an important aspect of student life and has therefore created an app called SexPositive that can be downloaded onto your smart phone. SexPositive, which was originally called O Spot, is designed to inform users about S.T.I. risks, communication with sex partners and sexual concerns. The […]

Sex: Excessive pornographic exposure can screw you in the sack

By on Thursday, Jun. 6 at 9:16 am.

She was on the cover of a glossy magazine he’d found while playing in the neighborhood with his friends. “Playboy,” he read. Little did he know, Playboy Magazine would be the beginning of Gabe’s excessive consumption of pornography. In middle school, he would stay up watching late-night music videos on MTV and BET and softcore […]