Book Review: Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Book Review: Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Professors Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan of Columbia University’s SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation) have indeed written a landmark book. This book should be required reading for all of us who work in any way with violence prevention, and for anyone who feels authorized to opine about sexual violence, especially in relationship…

Love Your Body Week: Pleasurable Sex

Love Your Body Week: Pleasurable Sex

Too often, discussions about sex have to do with partnered sex. Despite many physical and psychological benefits, masturbation, particularly female masturbation, is heavily stigmatized. But why? We know that masturbation has real health benefits, it’s fun, and it can also improve partnered sex experiences. Our culture does not prioritize female pleasure, and tends to view…