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.

How Condoms are Made

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Check out this video for details of manufacturing of condoms in the U.S.

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While this video is produced by Trojan brand condoms, not intended as an endorsement of any one brand.

We DO recommend using a condom EVERY TIME to reduce your risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

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University of Iowa students can get free condoms at Student Health and Wellness in the Westlawn Building on the west side of campus.  Conveniently on the Red, Blue and Pentacrest Cambus routes.

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Friday Films: Four Lovers

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment

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

Two couples decide to explore the boundaries of their relationships by swapping partners. What starts as a fun, free-spirited menage-a-4 experimentation full of sleepovers, shared vacations, and dinner parties soon turns into a hotbed of desire, anger, and confusion. As their arrangement leads them down an increasingly surprising and provocative path, the lovers begin to question their personal choices and lifestyles, leading to consequences none of them could foresee.

Find it in the Libraries here.

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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?

LINK:   http://www.blogher.com/sexual-shame-tedx-yes-i-did

Watch, discuss among yourselves, send us your thoughts.

Categories: Uncategorized

Know Your Sex Terms #12

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

“Frottage”

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

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Check out this video:

Thanks to “Bedsider.org” for the above video.

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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.

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

Testing is confidential.

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

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

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Click here to take the quiz

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See GYTNOW.org

See GYTNOW.org

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Other GYT LINKS:

STD Awareness Resource Site

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MTV; It’s Your Sex Life.  GYT homepage

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