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SEXtember: It’s gonna get hot in here…

Meld Magazine

Tue Sep 01 2015


WE’RE proud to be bringing sexy back again this September SEXtember and once more will be raising awareness of sexual issues within the international student space all month long! Find out how you can contribute and what you can expect from us this year for SEXtember.


Sex. It’s the very thing that can either bring cringe-inducing fear to those who would rather not talk about it or cause those who are open to that talk to perhaps overshare way too much information.

Since 2012, we’ve produced a lot of stories about sex. We’ve talked about the problem with sex education in conservative Asian countries, explored the reality of having a “friend with benefits” and opened up about international students working in the sex industry.

We’ve even welcomed contributions from readers who’ve talked about female virginity in Vietnam and sex before marriage.

But this year, SEXtember will see a slightly different focus.

With the recent news of USA’s landmark decision to approve same sex marriage across all 50 states as well as the celebration of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and other transgender celebrities like Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox, Meld Magazine will this year focus its attention on issues that affect international students within LGBTIQ communities.

While SEXtember will still continue to function as a means to provide international students with a safe environment where they can find information on sexual issues and become more educated and aware, our predominant focus on LGBTIQ communities will hopefully spread further awareness and build acceptance.

For those who want to send in stories about their experiences or simply want to ask a question – but want to remain anonymous – here’s how:

  1. Head to
  2. Log in using the username  
  3. Type in the password meldsextember 
  4. Then send your email to

We look forward to hearing from you!

SEXtember is brought to you by Meld Magazine in partnership with Red Aware.