Some people think robots can help decrease the amount of sexual violence that occurs regularly, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. No, I’m not talking about “Robo-Cop” or the police robot URL from “Futurama.” In fact, the robots in question are sex robots, or sexbots. The report says “there are a few who believe that they could help in therapeutic prevention to stop pedophiles offending or reoffending.”
With the highest self-identified LGBTQ population in the U.S., Washington, D.C. is bound to have a bustling queer scene. Quintessential to every prominent gay city and its establishments are the drag queens. They are the main attraction at some of the district’s hottest LGBTQ spots and draw crowds mixed with locals and visitors.
A sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park said she would not feel comfortable allowing the college to handle her case if she was sexually assaulted. The University of Maryland, as well as colleges around the country that accept government funding, are required to follow the Department of Education’s Title IX rules and procedures. Title IX requires colleges to provide resources for students, faculty and staff who have been sexually assaulted or fall victim to sex discrimination. The amount of resources available doesn’t persuade Sarah Riback to leave her Title IX case in UMD’s hands.
Growing up, everyone’s experience of learning about sex education is different. Some people learn from friends, family, learning about it on the internet or even just from experience. In each state, there are different laws when it comes to teaching students about sex. According to a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 47 percent of high schoolers student have had sex.
Asexuality a term that is widely misunderstood. Asexuality is defined as “someone who does not experience sexual attraction,” by The Asexual Visibility & Education Network. Although a study from 2004 found that one percent of British residents identify as asexual, it’s a very understudied subject. While the study of sexuality has been widespread throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, studies of asexuality have been limited to the biology of plants and microbes.
Residents in Washington, D.C. have the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease, compared to 50 states, according to a recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention report. Out of the four kinds of STDs that the CDC report identified – chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary syphilis and congenital syphilis – the district scored No.1 in the first three by a large margin in 2016.
The October 2017 #MeToo campaign emerged days after reports this month in the New York Times and the New Yorker outing then film studio executive Harvey Weinstein for his baseness with women in Hollywood. Since then, Weinstein was unseated as head of the Weinstein Company, a film studio he started in 2005. He was also removed from the Academy and banned for life from the Producers Guild of America.
There’s no perfect “body count” when it comes to sexual partners. A person’s sexual behavior can depend on various factors from economic status, to peer pressure to even the honest pursuit of finding the one for them. In the U.S., people experience 7.2 partners in their lifetime according to a survey conducted by SuperDrug, a health and beauty retailer in the United Kingdom. SuperDrug surveyed 2,000 people in the U.S. and the U.K. and found that Americans experience more sexual partners in their lifetime. The average number of sexual partners a person has varies by the country and in the U.S., even by state.