ADJUSTING to a new environment often means big changes in our personal lives. Lilia Villela explores the shifting sexual mores among students who are studying overseas.
AFTER a month (and a day), SEXtember has finally come to an end. We’d like to thank all of you for reading, contributing, and for those who couldn’t stand the sex talk – thanks for putting up with us. Read on for the top stories, poll results & more.
ONE of our readers from Vietnam, N, shares how societal pressures and the double-standards between males and females in her home country make the choice to stay celibate an easy one.
A READER from Sydney, “The Naked Soul”, wrote in to share how her views on sex before marriage changed once she fell in love.
DID you know insurance providers won’t cover any pregnancy-related costs for first-year international students? Healthcare workers are up in arms but a student body representative thinks it’s a good idea. Diane Leow and Olivia Merlen report on this – and what you can get out of your policy.
OLIVIA Merlen and Diane Leow speak to healthcare professionals and international student advocates about what’s behind the incidences of STIs and unplanned pregnancies among international students.
WHERE can you go when you need advice on sexual health? Sarah Lim tells you about the low-cost clinics in Melbourne that are available to international students in Melbourne and respect your privacy.
THERE are two sides to every discussion, including the decision to have sex. Our lifestyle editor, Elisa Scarton, shares her thoughts on not waiting until marriage.
WHY do some people wait until they’re married to have sex? Marcella Purnama tells us her reasons for abstaining.
FORMER international student Budi Sudarto knows what its like to feel “alienated, alone, and unsure of which direction to take in life”. He talks to Tiffany Leong about “coming out” in an Asian family and the great work he’s doing promoting sexual health.
A SUPERHERO battling HIV, the “Manga Sutra” and a computer game villain called the “Sperminator”. Hieu Chau looks at how anime, manga and comic books are tackling the tricky issue of sex.