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House of Shade meeting in the LGBTQ* Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

House of Shade provides safe space for black LGBTQ* students

Rebecca Liebson and Elisha Asif February 13, 2019
“We are here and whether or not you like us, we are here to stay,” they said. “We’re a prominent force to be reckoned with.”
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Derrick Wegner, above, ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Why I modeled for the Sex and Relationships Issue

Derrick Wegner February 22, 2017
I am a queer, transgender man that loves his body and I want people to see that.
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Sex Issue 2016

Letter from the Editor: Why the Sex and Relationship models were white

Hanaa’ Tameez February 16, 2016
As proud as I am of our reporting and visuals, we failed to highlight the diversity of our campus.
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Printing pleasure

Printing pleasure

Rena Thomas February 9, 2016
SBU TNG, takes 3-D printing to a whole new level, exploring the design and technicalities of dildos, butt plugs and any other sex toy of you can imagine.
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25 real things to do before you graduate

25 real things to do before you graduate

Kate Valerio August 24, 2015
I created my own list of things to do at Stony Brook before graduation based on the wisdom and experience I have acquired over the last three years. Hold for applause.
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Statesman Sex Issue: 2015 Edition

Statesman Sex Issue: 2015 Edition

The Statesman February 4, 2015
Behind-the-scenes look of the Statesman Sex Issue photo shoots. This year's theme is "SEX 101", and the feature will hit the stands on Feb. 9.
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Female masturbation is not a myth

Niveditha Obla February 11, 2014
When you sit in history class and study the past, it is easily understood that people’s mindsets have progressed. We are more open to cultural differences, other races and are becoming (slowly) adapted to different sexualities as a whole. But all of this gets thrown right out the window when it comes to masturbation.
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The college relationship

Tejen Shah February 11, 2014
As much as college is a mission to obtain a degree, it is an opportunity for us to find ourselves. Nonetheless, what we often fail to take note of is that although in college we try to find ourselves, if we are lucky--or unlucky, depending upon how you see it--along the way may find someone else.
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The culture of slut-shaming

Hillary Steinberg February 11, 2014
"Mean Girls," famously penned by possible goddess Tina Fey, features the word slut numerous times. Its uses range from what girls are allowed to be on Halloween to the ultimate insult Regina uses on herself to incriminate her friends. Slut is a fixture in our lexicon, a label we use to be degrading, and honestly, I don’t like it. I’m against slut-shaming for many reasons, and if most people thought about it, they would not be so into it either.
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Stony Brook students save dollars on low cost sex toys

Francesca Campione February 10, 2014
This Valentine’s Day, whether you are spending it alone or in the company of a significant other, rest assured that there will be a source of pleasure for everyone. Sex toys can be a way to keep things interesting during the semester, and now, with the unavoidable prospect of tests lurking in the near future, who couldn’t use something to spice up their free time during campus lifetime or a funny story to tell your friends over some bubble tea at Jasmine? Whatever the situation, a solid base of knowledge is a smart place to start; when it comes to sex toys, questions of price, type and public opinion come to mind.
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No right answer: the sticky side of pornographic art

The Statesman February 10, 2014
There is no concrete definition of art. The concept of what art is is so vague and ever changing that everyone has his or her own beliefs of what is and is not art. For some, entertainment pieces such as television and movies are not considered art, but for others, they are the definition of art. Probably the most debated art argument is over whether or not pornography can be considered art.
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Dating, hooking up and making it last

Will Welch February 13, 2013

Stony Brook couples of all types walk together between classes, go on study dates, or in some cases, just meet when the mood strikes. Regardless of situation, pursuing a relationship on campus has both...

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