#dateoffcampus Ohio State University restricts consensual sex and touching, calling it assault

At Ohio State University, to avoid being guilty of “sexual assault” or “sexual violence,” you and your partner now apparently have to agree on the reason WHY you are making out or having sex. It’s not enough to agree to DO it, you have to agree on WHY: there has to be agreement “regarding the who, what, where, when, why, and how this sexual activity will take place.”





Denmark: No imams want to join anti-Islamic State demonstration

A demonstration in Aarhus (Denmark), where Muslims are encouraged to denounce the terrorist group Islamic State, has had difficulty attracting participants. Muslims are afraid of being attacked or receiving hate mail from IS followers in Denmark, say representatives of the Muslim community in the city …

It is not surprising, says Ann-Sophie Hemmingsen, a researcher on radicalization at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), that many Muslims in Denmark fear reprisals.

“It is not currently possible to determine whether the fear of reaction from the IS support at home is justified. But it’s very understandable that Muslims in Denmark, showing their resistance to IS, fear that IS’s brutality in Iraq, for example, can be followed up with actions from the IS supporters at home,” she says. …

“None of the imams I have spoken to have been keen to set up and support the demonstration, and it’s really annoying,” said Mohammad Sabah Ahmad (organizer of the demonstration).



Birth Control For Men Is Doing Well In Testing And Will Be Available By 2017

The frustrating days of pulling out, abstinence and breakable condoms as man’s way of preventing pregnancy may soon be over.

The Parsemus Foundation, a nonprofit initiative aiming to advance neglected medial research, announced last week that trials for a form of male birth control are doing well. And that the contraceptive could make public rounds by 2017, The Daily Beast reported.

Called Vasalgel, the non-hormonal birth control touts similar results as a vasectomy, but won’t stay permanent — much how female birth control functions today.

The Foundation explained how the nonsurgical gel, Vasalgel, will work on their website:

A gel is injected into the vas deferens (the tube the sperm swim through), rather than cutting the vas (as is done in vasectomy). If a man wishes to restore flow of sperm, whether after months or years, the polymer is flushed out of the vas with another injection.

In other words, just one shot (a single treatment) could put more control of preventing unplanned pregnancy in guys’ hands, er, penises. The researchers have tested the method on baboons, who were given six months of access to female baboons, and so far, not one has fell pregnant. Soon, researchers will move on to testing on humans, where they’ll get a more definite answer.

However, like female forms of birth control, the male version won’t protect against forms of STDs or HIV. Still, the benefits of contraceptives overall very much outweigh the potential costs. According to the CDC, only 1 out of 100 women that use an IUD, or Intrauterine Device, have an unplanned pregnancy per year.

Not only that, but men will also have more control over their sex lives. Hayley MacMillan of Refinery29 put it nicely: “We’re excited for Vasalgel’s potential to lower rates of unintended pregnancy, and for a future in which birth control responsibility is more equitably shared across the genders,” she wrote.

Cheers to that.