Sex@Iowa is a sexual health blog published during the fall and spring semesters in which two University of Iowa Student Health physicians, Ann Laros, M.D. and Eric Evans, M.D. will answer questions from UI students. Questions used are selected from those submitted by UI students to the Student Health web site and from questions asked during campus presentations by Drs. Laros and Evans.

Do not read this if you are offended by open talk of a sexual nature.

Sex@Iowa does not provide medical advice, diagnoses or treatment. This information is not meant to replace medical care and advice from your own healthcare provider.

Links We Like #6

April 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Putting this out there to make our readers think.

“Sexual Shame” …  Is it a big deal or not?

Should some sexual acts be shameful?  If so/which ones?


Watch, discuss among yourselves, send us your thoughts.

Categories: Uncategorized

Know Your Sex Terms #12

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment


Also called “dry humping,” frottage is rubbing against someone for sexual pleasure with no penetration of any orifice occurring.   Often done with clothes on.  “Safe Sex” indeed.

Categories: Definitions/Terms

Friday Films: Torremolinos 73

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Every Friday, we feature a film you can find on DVD at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Alfredo is a door to door encyclopedia salesman. His wife Carmen is obsessed with becoming a mother. Alfredo’s boss gives him a choice: make sex films at home or get fired. Alfredo chooses the former and finds he and his wife have a knack for it. Find it in the library here.

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Friday Films: Mosquita y Mari

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Every Friday, we feature a film you can find on DVD at the University of Iowa Libraries.

An exquisitely crafted coming of age tale following a pair of Latina teens who fall gradually in love against the backdrop of East L.A. Find it in the library here.

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Get Yourself Tested: GYT 2014!!

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

April is GYT month


Check out this video:

Thanks to “” for the above video.


For the entire month of April, U. of Iowa Student Health and Wellness is offering free testing for

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to all UI students.


HIV testing is also available for a low $25 charge.

Testing is confidential.


Call 335-8394 to schedule an appointment for STI testing.



Think you know a lot about STIs?  Try taking the “GYT Quiz” here:


Click here to take the quiz







STD Awareness Resource Site


MTV; It’s Your Sex Life.  GYT homepage


Friday Films: The Purity Myth

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Every Friday, we feature a film you can find on DVD at the University of Iowa Libraries.
In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on “the virginity movement” — an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women’s sexuality to roll back women’s rights. Find it in the library here

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Sex Humor #6

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Coming too soon:

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sex humor photo: The Jester's Blog: Premature Ejaculation TheJestersBlogPrematureEjaculatorsAnonymous_zps76f97fc3.jpg

Categories: Sex Humor

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