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Sex: Sex and relationships in the media this week

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that the birth control pill should be sold over-the-counter and KVAL News reports that many women in Eugene agree. A Eugene women’s health care practitioner, Anne Marie Moore, said that since the pill is relatively safe, even safer than some other over-the-counter medications, it should be easier for the public to obtain.

After refueling her sex life after 10 years with her husband, Liza Bennet started a sex blog. However, Bennet became quickly addicted to the attention she received from the blog and soon realized she had become a different person from it — sort of a hypersexualized version of herself.

After the recent strides made in the legalization of same-sex marriage, journalists are now debating the correctness of the term homophobia,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The Associated Press’s online style book has recommended against the use of “phobia” in social and political contexts. AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn states in the article that the term “phobia” is “off the mark” and assumes that someone who is homophobic is afflicted by mental illness.

In a “hook-up” study, researchers from Binghamton University explore casual relationships among college students in North America. One highlight? According to the study, between 60 and 80 percent of college students have been involved in at least one sexual hook-up. The study defined a hook-up as “brief uncommitted sexual encounters among individuals who are not romantic partners or dating each other,” according to Pipe Dream, the student-run newspaper at Binghamton University. @@[email protected]

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