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Sex and coronavirus: Your important questions answered

Elana Bush | Photography Editor

Abimisola Anibaba, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

In the midst of several depressing and fear-inducing headlines, it seems only right to share some good news and start addressing the quiet but very important questions on everyone’s mind — can we have sex in a pandemic? Short answer? Yes. The virus hasn’t been found to transmit via sexual inte...

States are abusing the coronavirus pandemic to restrict reproductive justice

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

LaKia Williams, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

LaKia Williams is the communications and outreach coordinator for ReJAC NOLA, a fellow for MyLASexEd, an advisor on the student activist advisory committee for ASEC, and the founder and coordinator of Big Easy EC. Sexual and reproductive health care has long been a contentious topic throughout the...

Tulane hosts first-ever sex week

sex week

Amy Nankin, News Editor

February 19, 2020

The Well for Health Promotion at Tulane University hosted the first annual sex week, a week full of sex appreciation and educational programming to help students become more comfortable talking about sex. The week kicked off on Monday, Feb. 10, with a sexual empowerment and wellness lecture and continued until Friday with events like “Mindful Masturbation: How Em...

In praise of candid sex podcasts

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Sarah Gralnek, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

In only an hour and 53 minutes, a listener can learn about the abortion bans in Georgia, how to tease your way into a date on dating apps, and the overconfidence of men gaslighting women in relationships.    Podcasts, especially sex and relationship podcasts such as Call Her Daddy, Guys ...

SURJ now offering free emergency contraceptives for Tulane community


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

November 14, 2019

Tulane Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ) launched a partnership this past Saturday with community justice organization Reproductive Justice Action Collective (ReJAC) to provide free emergency contraceptives for the Uptown Tulane community. Students can text or call SURJ at 504-...

Tinder at Tulane: How Tinder impacts campus culture

Tinder at Tulane: How Tinder impacts campus culture

Campbell Lutz and Deeya Patel

September 27, 2018

"It gets me laid," says Brian* with a shrug. "So, there's that." Brian, a freshman from Chicago, is a frequent user of the popular dating app, Tinder. Tinder and other online dating apps are often used on Tulane's campus. The reasons for using these apps, however, vary widely. "Tinder was...

Awkward Sex Stories: Meeting the Family

Awkward Sex Stories: Meeting the Family

September 22, 2018

Okay, tonight is the night. I’m about to lose my virginity … to a cute 26-year-old guy I found on Tinder. We matched a few days before, and he kept sending me messages that had me blushing and ready to pounce on him. So, the night finally comes when we’re both free, and I decide to give sex a try ...

Awkward Sex Stories: Laughter is the best medicine (after lube)

Awkward Sex Stories: Laughter is the best medicine (after lube)

Anonymous, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2018

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. It was the first night after I’d come back for my sophomore year. I’d convinced Stephen*, my unofficial boyfriend, that I needed him to stay with ...

Awkward Sex Stories: #highschoolmemories


November 29, 2017

It feels like going home for holidays and breaks has become some sort of game. The objective: How many of my previously platonic friends can I fool around with now that I won't have to face them in the hallways of high school? There is clearly something about the thrill of doing it in your mom's baseme...

Awkward Sex Stories: Love at First Sex


October 4, 2017

Justin is a pseudonym used in this story so the subject is able to show his face on campus. I was at one of my first Greek events after joining a sorority freshman year when I met the love of my life. Not really. Not at all, actually, but I'll explain. I had brought a date to the party. I'll adm...

Awkward Sex Stories: Mahjong Mommy Mayhem


September 14, 2017

Luke is a pseudonym used in this story to protect my mother's mahjong group dynamic.  I am a big fan of Tinder. I think it's fun to actually follow through and meet up with my matches. So one night this summer, I was messaging with Luke when he asked me to meet up with him for drinks at a bar do...

Kinky, Sexy, Queer: students explore sex positivity through sexual expression

Kinky, Sexy, Queer: students explore sex positivity through sexual expression

Canela López, Intersections Editor

March 15, 2017

Everyone has a different definition of what is sexy. Some say it's their partner's humor; others say it is all in the way someone smiles. For Marie, kink is sexy. For many, the word "kink" is attached to images of chains, whips and the lyrics to Rihanna's "S&M." Kink, however, is defined as anyt...