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Week in Review: Week of November 4, 2016

November 04, 2016
Mx. Nillin Dennison

Every Friday, The CSPH shares stories, reports, and headlines focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more that we’ve come across during the week. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting. Without further ado, here is the roundup for the week of November 4th, 2016!


It’s probably safe to say that one of the biggest talking points of the last few days has been the news that a groundbreaking medical tests for male birth control was halted due to participants experiencing mood swings, depression, acne, muscle pain, and changes to their sex drive, among other things. Snopes put up a post that does a really great job of fact checking on a lot of the generalized claims made by those reporting on the news first, and Bethy Squires over at Broadly recently wrote an outstanding piece on the racist and sexist history of access to accurate information on birth control.

To celebrate her blog’s 8-year anniversary, Epiphora is running a massive giveaway where readers can enter to win one of 50 sex toy prizes from a wide range of sex toy manufacturers and porn producers. Don’t miss out! Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Epiphora!

In totally not-at-all shameless self promotion, I recently wrote wrote an advice piece offering empowerment and shopping tips to people with a penis who like to wear panties but do not tuck. It has surprisingly turned out to be an immensely popular resource for many this past month. So, whether you’re trans, enby, genderqueer, agender, a crossdresser, or whatever, I hope that this will help you find what you need!

Did you have a long week? Well, for a great pick-me-up, might we recommend this 2-minute vid featuring a supercut of 100 people doing their best impressions of their own “O” face. It genuinely had us smiling!

Finally, be sure to check out Vice’s post on ecosexuality; a “green” minded sexual pleasure movement that involves everyone from those who have a “desire for safer and more sustainable sex products”, to those who explore nudism and/or enjoy sex in the great outdoors, to those who experience orgasmic pleasure rolling around in the dirt and having sex with trees.

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