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Bates Health Services Sexual Resources

Bates Health Services Sexual Resources

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor April 30, 2021

Bates Health Services (BHS) takes on the role of your at-home doctor’s office—valuing the full support of students as they participate in academics and co-curricular activities. In addition to the...

Lewiston Family Planning: Additional Sexual Health Resources

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor April 30, 2021

Located on Lisbon Street, directly across from Forage Market, is Lewiston Family Planning which offers a wide range of services and resources regarding sexual health. Lewiston Family Planning is part of...

Intimacy Within the Bachelor Franchise

Katherine Merisotis, Photographer April 29, 2021

“[We] f***** in a windmill. And guess what? We did it a second time,” Bachelorette Hannah Brown admitted to Luke P., one of the final contestants, after he infamously told her that she couldn’t have...

Reimagining Hook-up Culture

Anonymous Contributor April 29, 2021

When I think of hookup culture, I think of mint ice cream. It is fine, but I wouldn’t choose it if I had other options. In an age of Tinder, Bumble, and whatever the latest app promising connection...

Sex for One at 22

Anonymous Contributor April 29, 2021

The first time I masturbated, I was a junior in high school. By this time I had read countless romance novels, many of which described sex in grossly over exaggerated detail. While reading one of these...

Why I Play the Waiting Game

Anonymous Contributor April 29, 2021

A much-discussed question among friend groups of all genders is when to start having sex in a relationship. A few months? Fourth date? Maybe even that first night? Why not wait until after you’ve tied...

Chronically Ill, Sexually Active

Anonymous Contributor April 29, 2021

 When I was in high school, and none of my friends had had sex yet, I remember everyone worrying about the silliest things happening their first time. They would say, “what if my hymen breaks and I...

To Be a Woman Loving Women at Bates

To Be a Woman Loving Women at Bates

Anonymous Contributor April 29, 2021

Coming to a college like Bates, known for diversity and acceptance, from a rural and mostly conservative high school, I had thought things would be different. I came out as a lesbian to a small group of...

Stix provides an easy, subsctiption-based model to STI testing.

Stix Makes Buying Pregnancy Tests Easy, Stress-Free

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor April 29, 2021

When you need to get a pregnancy test, going into a drug store can be daunting, awkward, and anxiety-inducing. No birth control is 100% effective; therefore, testing can be a way to calm yourself down...

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