The Daily Eastern News

Sexual health resources, contraceptives available to students

Victoria Wasiloski, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019

At Eastern, students can get contraceptives at the Health Services Medical Clinic and at the Health Education Resource Center. According to Eastern’s website, oral contraceptives start at $25 per cycle, but the Medical Clinic does not stock all brands. Personal items, such as first aid supplies, ...

Don’t judge people for their sex lives

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 9, 2019

I believe the way we view sexuality in this country needs reform, especially in terms of women’s sexuality. In high school I dated a guy that, when it came out we had fooled around, I was immediately labeled a “whore” and a “slut.”  I thought that was absolutely crazy. I mean, I wasn’t ...

Open conversations about sex lead to safe practices

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Our sexuality is a fluid concept that we often do not dive into, because of our discomfort with the “taboo” topic. We all know what the overwhelming, tense feeling of awkward silence is like. A lot of us are very familiar with this feeling, especially when the conversation turns to sex. This...

HERC compares sex to ordering pizza

Missy Stone, junior public relations major and Sam Gilbert, sophomore political science major partner up to create a fabric pizza with toppings both agree on. The activity was part of the Heatlh Education Resource Center’s lecture, “Sex is Like Pizza.” “It’s going splendedly,” Gilbert said. “We spoke about everything… did a little experimentation. Our pizza is the best — its colorful and beautiful.” The HERC leture took place Tuesday in the Casey Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

January 25, 2017

Students gathered Tuesday to practice sexual consent by building fake pizzas together in an event called “Sex is Like Pizza.” Courtney Carver, the mental health promotion coordinator for the Health Education Resource Center, used pieces of felt representing pizza toppings to compare the activity...

HERC to promote consent through pizza

Mallory Kutnick, Kutnick

January 24, 2017

Students will learn about sexual consent by comparing it to ordering a pizza at a lecture presented by the Health Education Research Center. “Sex is Like Pizza” is the latest implementation of “What is Consent?”, a series of lectures, presentations and activities by the HERC 6 p.m. Tuesday...

Safe sex, responsible drinking resources available

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Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

August 17, 2016

During the first week at Eastern, new and returning students will have several resources on campus to inform themselves on safe sex and alcohol consumption. The Health Education Resource Center provides two programs — “Rubber Lovers” and “Myth Busting Alcohol” — to educate students on...

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