Sexuality research UVic

Hear what UVic experts have to say about HIV prevention and healthy sexuality 

There are dozens of professors and researchers at UVic who dedicate their studies to the world of sexuality and gender. We sat down with two of them to hear more…

Erasing A: Why are no ACE/ARO characters in film and TV?

2SLGBTQIA+ representation is rising, but the media still has a huge blind spot for those identifying as asexual   Statistics released by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)…
Spring Awakening, photo provided by Catherine Plant.

Spring Awakening review: An exploration of the importance of sex education

Spring Awakening is described as a coming of age story, but I disagree with this brief summary.Yes, this musical is about teenagers’ sexual awakening, but equal, if not more, attention…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Ten books to read about the diverse world of sex-positivity

Sex-positivity is the mindset that sex should be healthy and pleasurable for everyone. It gives people the space to empower and explore their sexuality with curiosity, not judgment or shame.…
A white flower, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Why the portrayal of virginity in the media is harmful

In the popular TV show Jane the Virgin, the opening scene involves the young protagonist Jane learning about female purity from her grandmother. Jane’s grandmother shows her a beautiful flower…

All public bathrooms must be banned to ensure true gender neutrality

Some have suggested that all washrooms be made equally inclusive. Conversely, I feel that it is only patriotic of me to advocate a stronger solution. In the interest of true…

Professional Dominatrix is doing workshops in Victoria until March

Sorry I can’t, I have a Dominatrix workshop that day From spanking, Golden Showers, and a sample slave contract, to boundaries, safety, and a practical starter’s shopping list, Mistress Eve…

Double exposure: Why we published the uncensored 1992 Martlet cover

Before you read this, we hope you’ve taken the time to look at our feature story, “UnCovered: The Story of Student Newspapers, Advocacy Journalism, and Genitalia.” If you did, you…

UnCovered: A Story of Student Newspapers, Advocacy Journalism, and Genitalia

CONTENT WARNING: This story features a graphic image of genitalia.  The clouds hung low in the air at the University of Victoria on the morning of Feb. 13, 1992. It…

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