November 2014 – DrZhana

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  • Guest Lecture by Kate McCombs

    This past Tuesday I had invited the amazing sex educator Kate McCombs, MPH, to do a guest lecture on STIs and safe sex for my Human Sexuality class at NYU. One reason is, I admit, I don’t like talking about the nasty bugs very much, but there was a more important reason: I knew that Kate was that rare person who could teach about STIs without scaring people about them or stigmatizing the people who have them, and could actually make safe sex sound fun and sexy. She did the job beautifully, and the students were engaged and seemed to have a

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  • SSSS 2014 Conference Notes, Omaha, NE

    I just got back from the annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality, held this year in Omaha, Nebraska. I know, I know, not the first place that comes to mind when you think of a sex research conference, but it wasn’t that bad. We were staying downtown, and I was happy to see some development, pedestrians, and life – night time included – in this area, complete with a very cute Old Market area. The conference was pretty great, as usual – I heard some really interesting talks, reconnected with old friends/colleagues and met new new ones,

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