Sami, I Need to Talk About Sex
No doubt the “sex-talk” has been traditionally, more or less, awkward — maybe your parents sat you down after dinner one night or pulled you aside before you asked out a love interest. Such conversations may have missed a few important details or failed to address certain areas you were curious about.
How Plants Get Dirty
Somewhere in Australia, a Cryptostylis orchid is about to trick an unsuspecting wasp into getting down and dirty with it. Pseudocopulation, where a plant has evolved to resemble a certain insect in order to hoodwink others of the same species into having (pseudo)sex with it, is only one of the hundreds of techniques employed by plants to spread their pollen.
A Safe Place to Discuss Safe Sex
An exploration of college, sex, and how to go about protecting one’s self if sexually active. UCSC’s Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) provides tremendous amount and quality of resources and information for those curious about gaining optimal sexual experiences in college.