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Orgasm Inc & Dating Confidential in the Georgia Straight!

By Michelle Reid On February 06, 2012 | 0 Comments

Orgasm Inc posterThis Thursday, February 9th, Hello Cool World will be hosting a free screening of the great documentary Orgasm Inc!

If you're just hearing about it now, we're sorry to tell you that all seats are now reserved, but you can buy a copy of Orgasm Inc on our webstore (Canadian and US).

Following the film, there will be a great panel discussion taking on the topics in the film, and featuring experts in sexual health and sexuality. To learn about the panelists, check out the event e-flyer.

Dating Confidential, a research study that we have been collaborating with for the past several months, is also a sponsor of the event. The study, by PhD candidate and Hello Cool World research associate Cindy Masaro, examines the way older women are building relationships and taking risks. If you are over 25, female and living in North America, please see if you are eligible to take the study!

This past Thursday, there was a great write-up by Gail Johnson in the Georgia Straight about Dating Confidential and Orgasm Inc. It is a great read for anyone interested in the marketing of female sexuality and how studies like Dating Confidential and films like Orgasm Inc are crucial to developing a better public understanding of sexuality and sexual behaviour. The misinformation and myths about how women "should" feel or behave sexually are not only inaccurate but can also have negative health consequences.

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Michelle is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a Master of Public Health from UBC. Her passions are promoting health and building community. She's worked in grassroots community organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and Oceania.

Pap Awareness Week: Do you know if you need one?

By Michelle Reid On October 11, 2011 | 1 Comments

Do you need a Pap?Since I joined the LACE Campaign way back in February, I've talked to a lot of women about Paps- friends, family, strangers at parties, people on the bus.

From all those conversations, I've learned that many women are confused about Pap tests- what they test for, why they're important, how they differ from other types of tests. With Pap Awareness Week only 12 days away, I thought it was time for a post. If you're not sure whether you need a Pap, read on! Then find your nearest clinic and plan to drop in.

  • A Pap is not an STI test. A pap will only check for pre-cancerous changes to the cervix. It's a great time to ask your doctor about any other tests you might need, but Paps won't detect STIs- and STI tests won't detect cervical cancer.
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