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Story • Powerless

26 November 2018
I am currently in Naples, on a subway heading to Vesuvius. As always, the subway is packed with people. We are all stuck together, but at least we don’t have to wait 30 minutes for the next train. ...

Story • Ruined Autumn and Salty Ocean Air

19 November 2018
TRIGGER WARNING: It was past midnight when he came home. I could tell from his walk and his haggard eyes that he was more than just a little drunk. ...

Article • The Groupie: A History of the Lesser Known Figure of Rock ‘n’ Roll

29 October 2018
A purely academic approach to history cannot enable us to pin down the essence of the music that marked a generation (Ross, 2007)....

Article • Sexual Education: the Case of France (Part II)

22 October 2018
As we have seen in Part I of this series, introducing sexual education into the French school system was a long and complicated process that began...

Story • Studying Sexology: Performance Anxiety is Present

2 October 2018
I have always been a perfectionist, competitive, and anxious person. I have carried these descriptors with me since childhood. My mom once told me that when I was around six years old I...

Article • Sexual Trajectory of Teenagers Living with Cystic Fibrosis

25 September 2018
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Canada, around one in every 3,600 children are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a fatal genetic disease that causes an autoimmune response focusing essentially the lungs and the digestive system....

Article • The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on Male Victims of Sexual Abuse

18 September 2018
Last year was really turbulent on the media front. Indeed, the number of reports of sexual abuse rose around the world during fall 2017, especially in Canada. According to CBC, between October 15 and November 20, 2017, ...

Article • Sexual Education: The Case of France (Part I)

11 September 2018
Last December, Quebec’s Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, declared his intention to make sexual education compulsory for all elementary and secondary ...

Story • Accouchement naturel

5 June 2018
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Story • A Never-Ending Fight

30 May 2018
I come into work. A job I chose. A job that sometimes makes me want to scream and cry, but also to smile and above all, to keep going. Each day is unpredictable and ...

Article • Clitoris, Orgasm, and Identity: Female Genital Mutilations

24 May 2018
In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a statement condemning female genital mutilation (FGM) (WHO, 2018). However, still today, WHO estimates ...

Story • Montée de lait

15 May 2018
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Article • The Potential of Romantic Algorithms

9 May 2018
Like research in psychology, many sexological studies present the very real limit of the non-representativeness of their samples. Documented in scientific literature...

Story • Rencontre

17 April 2018
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Article • Heterogeneous Reasons for Late-in-life Virginity

10 April 2018
For a long time, youth sexuality was mainly examined through its associated issues, such as sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), and unplanned pregnancies....

Article • An Ode to Menopausal Vulvas

4 April 2018
Menopausal vulvas are rather unpopular. We don’t speak of them, don’t think of them—we don’t know anything about them. When I bring them up, I am confronted...