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Minus the City: Dating’s Domino Effect

Isabelle Jacobs, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

If you're single or dating, you're no doubt facing challenges during this horrid pandemic. Coronavirus has maybe changed dating forever, but for the better? The pandemic has made dating harder and more...

Minus the City: Peach Play with Erin Voss

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

The prevalence of anal sex is often underestimated; 36% of women and 44% of men report engaging in anal in their lifetime. Yet, sex ed curricula around the country either fail to provide a comprehensive...

Minus the City: The Masturbation Discussion Continues — Erin Voss and Jelly Wink

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

QTPOC Colgate, along with Haven and the Medusa Movement, have put together a five-part Queer Sex Education and Consent Workshop series in hopes of educating and spreading awareness on topics surrounding...

Unpacking Masturbation Shame with Afrosexology

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

On March 9, Sisters of the Round Table (SORT) and Gamma Phi Beta hosted an event led by Afrosexology — a Black female duo dedicated to offering comprehensive sex education to not only Black individuals...

Minus the City: Colgate Fails to Address Menstrual Equity On Campus

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

On March 5, Progress Period hosted a conversation with Sociology and Women’s Studies professor Meika Loe discussing gender, justice and menstrual activism. It was a raw and candid talk that placed menstruating...

Minus the City: Phexxi: Newest Innovation in Female Birth Control

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Last week I talked about the dangers of altering the pH of the vagina. What if I told you that the FDA has just recently approved a new female contraceptive that works by altering the pH of the vagina?...

Minus the City: Maintaining Vaginal Health: What To Do and What Not To Do

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

We’ve all come across videos on TikTok or Instagram where fellow vagina-havers rave about the new supplements they’ve come across or the new hygienic products they’ve begun using, and all of them...

Minus the City: What You Need to Know About the O-Shot

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

In last week’s Minus the City, I mentioned how Dr. Jennifer Lincoln spoke on the phenomenon of the O-shot. Before then, I had no idea this was an actual medical procedure, and I’m sure that I wasn’t...

Minus the City: Debunking Sex Myths With OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Lincoln

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Sisters of the Round Table (SORT) hosted an event in which OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Lincoln came to talk about pleasure, anatomy and health on Feb. 2, which proved a great way to support necessary conversations...

Minus the City: The Deal With “Male Birth Control”

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

I’ve definitely seen a video or two of someone clamoring about the fact that while “male birth control” (like the pill, but for men) actually exists, there is a reluctance to put it on the market...

Minus the City: Hooking Up with Your Best Friend

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff December 9, 2020

We’ve all been in a situation, or witnessed a situation, either in person or in some mediocre rom-com, where two people who start off as completely platonic best friends end up sharing a moment of intimacy....

Minus the City: Sexism in STI Stigma

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer November 14, 2020

Recently, I witnessed a group of people ridicule someone for having contracted an STI. This was deeply troubling to me, although in the moment I wasn’t sure why. My uncertainty translated into silence....

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