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The CSPH puts forth current news articles, upcoming conferences, relevant sexual studies, and art to keep you educated, entertained, and aware. Sometimes we will just link to the original article, while other times we will offer an explanation or start a discussion.

Gasm Guide: What Bodily Fluids Pass Along HIV?

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Megan Andelloux is now doing educational videos for sexuality site Gasm.org. In this video, she discusses what bodily fluids pass along HIV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-ANS8mFFQ … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Ciprofloxacin and Gonorrhea Incidence Rates

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this study, published in 2014, by Chesson on Gonorrhea incidence and its resistance to the drug Ciprofloxacin. Background Gonorrhea is a STI that can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There are an estimated 820,000 incident cases of gonorrhea each year in … [Read more...]

The International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference & PolyCamp Northwest

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  Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are highlighting the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference and PolyCamp Northwest. What: International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Dirty Little Numbers

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring the erotic anthology, Dirty Little Numbers. Edited by Lana Fox and Angela Tavares, this book is an erotic anthology with stories clocking in at 500 words or less. Although these pieces may be short, they are not lacking; I am impressed at the variety of erotic scenarios captured in … [Read more...]

Gasm Guide: Anal Virginity

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Megan Andelloux is now doing educational videos for sexuality site Gasm.org. In this video, she explains what the deal is with anal virginity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37BRaHVgFWs&list=UUF_JBIGfCrFp1236q76H3lw … [Read more...]

Center Stage Sexual Aid: Hot Octopuss Pulse

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Every week, The CSPH takes a look at a sexual aid that can be just so helpful for some people, that it needs to be highlighted. This week we take a look at Pulse by Hot Octopuss. How does it work? A small, futuristic-looking toy, the Pulse is a curved black cuff that looks almost like a seashell. Covered in silicone, the cuff part of the toy extends outward to form flexible wings that curve … [Read more...]

Ask Oh Megan: Is It Okay to Fantasize About Other People?

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Founder and director of the CSPH, Megan Andelloux, is now doing a fun, educational video shorts for Gasm.org. In this clip, she answers the question, is it okay to fantasize when you're already in a relationship?         Megan Andelloux: Fantasies from gasm.org on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Poly Big Fun 2014 & the LGBT Health Workforce Conference

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Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are highlighting Poly Big Fun 2014 and the 2014 LGBT Health Workforce Conference. What: Poly Big Fun 2014 Who: Those in poly relationships and poly families with children. When: April 10-15, … [Read more...]

Center Stage Sexual Aid: Shibari Halo

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Every week, The CSPH takes a look at a sexual aid that can be just so helpful for some people, that it needs to be highlighted. This week we take a look at the Halo by Shibari. How Does It Work? Advertised as a personal body massager, the Shibari Halo is a magnificent multipurpose machine. While it is a powerful massager for those parts of the body that hold onto stress, it is also quite useful … [Read more...]

Monday Reviews: Bedded Bliss

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Every Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week, we are taking a look at Bedded Bliss, a guide to so-called “lust ever after.” Written and curated by Kristina Wright, this book is a mish-mash of marital advice and erotica. Despite the tone of my statements, some of the advice on long-term sexual relationships is practical and useful: Wright … [Read more...]