Page 1

See which sports figures are most likely to score, p. 5

Sex offenders may be banned from social media, p. 6

Reveille The Daily

Did you know nutmeg is an aphrodisiac? p. 4

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Volume 116, Issue 60

Get in bed with The Daily Reveille

photo illustration by CHRISTOPHER LEH / The Daily Reveille

Sex. It’s penetrating the minds of all college students. They’re thinking about it, talking about it and probably doing it. But what do students really have to say about the controversial topic? Is it truly as complicated as it’s made out to be? The Daily Reveille canvassed the campus community in search of students’ thoughts on all things copulatory, and now we proudly present:


The Daily Reveille

page 2

FAMOUS SEX SCANDALS Rep. Weiner resigned after boxer photo appeared on Twitter Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was caught with his pants down — literally — when a photo of him clad in boxer briefs appeared on his Twitter in May. The congressman initially denied that the photo was of him, claiming his account had been hacked. Reports soon surfaced that Weiner had been engaged in relationships with several women over the Internet for months and the leaked photo was just one of many he’d been sending to them. Shortly after, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, announced she was pregnant and Weiner requested a leave of absence from Congress to receive professional treatment. After enduring pressure to step down from party leaders and peers, Weiner resigned in June, 20 days after the photo was initially leaked. Former New Jersey governor cheated on wife with his male advisor New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned and separated from his wife in 2004 after an affair came to light, but it wasn’t with another woman. McGreevey had a sexual relationship with his male

Nation & World

homeland security advisor, Golan Cipel, prompting McGreevey’s public admission that, “My truth is that I am a gay American.” McGreevey’s wife, Dina Matos, said she would never have married McGreevey had she known he was gay. A former male aide to McGreevey claimed he engaged in numerous threesomes with McGreevey and his wife, which McGreevey later confirmed to the Associated Press.

rape and spent time in jail. But just weeks after her release, police found Letourneau having sex with Fualaau in her car. She was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison. She’s now married to her former student, with whom she has two children, and she goes by the name Mary Kay Fualaau.

Actress confessed to having 10-year sexual relationship with father

Clinton impeached in 1998 after having affair with an intern Interested in a political internship? Don’t let it end up like Monica Lewinsky’s. Former President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 after an extramartial affair with the 22-yearold White House intern was exposed. The relationship, which was said to have started in 1995, dominated headlines and primetime television for months after the initial reports surfaced. Throughout this time, rumors and lies circulated regarding the affair. Clinton repeatedly denied the scandal and coined the famous line: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

photo courtesy of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former President Bill Clinton poses with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton repeatedly denied having any relationship with her.

Teacher jailed for having sexual relationship with student Being hot for teacher led to an arrest and national scandal in 1997 when Mary Kay Letourneau, then 35, began a sexual relationship with 13-year-old student Vili Fualaau, who she first met as a second grader. After Letourneau’s husband reported the relationship to police, Letourneau pled guilty to child

The world collectively cringed in 2009 when actress and singer Mackenzie Phillips confessed she had been involved in a 10-year sexual relationship with her father, John Phillips, leader of 1960s band The Mamas & The Papas. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Phillips said that on the night before her first wedding, when she was 19, “I woke up … from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.” Phillips said she ended the relationship after she got pregnant and didn’t know who fathered the baby. Her father paid for her abortion, and she said after that she never let her father touch her again. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at

Today on The men’s basketball ball team fell to Coastal Carolina Tuesday. Read the game recap online. The women’s basketball team will play #14 Georgetown at home today in the PMAC. Check online for this past week’s campus crime briefs. Find out results of the UREC expansion survey online. Get the latest news by downloading the LSU Reveille app in the iTunes Store and Android Market thedailyreveille

@lsureveille, @TDR_news, @TDR_sports

Weather TODAY Partly cloudy

84 47




66 38

69 52



77 62

81 61

BLAIR LOCKHART / The Daily Reveille

A motorcycle decked out in LSU colors sits in the bookstore Tuesday.

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS The Daily Reveille holds accuracy and objectivity at the highest priority and wants to reassure the reporting and content of the paper meets these standards. This space is reserved to recognize and correct any mistakes which may have been printed in The Daily Reveille. If you would like something corrected or clarified please contact the editor at (225) 578-4811 or email


The Daily Reveille (USPS 145-800) is written, edited and produced solely by students of Louisiana State University. The Daily Reveille is an independent entity within the Manship School of Mass Communication. A single issue of The Daily Reveille is free. To purchase additional copies for 25 cents, please contact the Office of Student Media in B-34 Hodges Hall. The Daily Reveille is published daily during the fall and spring semesters and semi-weekly during the summer semester, except during holidays and final exams. Second-class copies postage paid at Baton Rouge, La., 70803. Annual weekly mailed subscriptions are $125, semester weekly mailed subscriptions are $75. Non-mailed student rates are $4 each regular semester, $2 during the summer; one copy per person, additional copies 25 cents each. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Daily Reveille, B-39 Hodges Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, La.,70803.

The Daily Reveille B-16 Hodges Hall • Baton Rouge, La. 70803

Matthew Jacobs • Editor-in-Chief Chris Branch • Associate Managing Editor Ryan Buxton • Associate Managing Editor Marissa Barrow • Managing Editor, External Media Sydni Dunn • News Editor Rachel Warren • Deputy News Editor & Entertainment Editor Rowan Kavner • Sports Editor Katherine Terrell • Deputy Sports Editor Kirsten Romaguera • Production Editor Devin Graham • Opinion Editor Christopher Leh • Photo Editor Brianna Paciorka • Deputy Photo Editor Bryan Stewart • Multimedia Editor Steven Powell • Radio Director Scott Cornelius • Advertising Sales Manager

Newsroom (225)578-4810 • Advertising (225)578-6090

The Daily Reveille

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

page 3

LSU ranks in top 50 in sexual health University No. 29 in Trojan survey Brian Sibille Staff Writer

LSU is getting it up in the rankings. The University has ranked of the most sexually healthy schools in the nation, according to a recent study by Trojan Condoms. The University was ranked No. 29 among more than 100 American schools. LSU and Tulane University were the only Louisiana schools ranked in the top 50, while others like the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana Tech University ranked among the least sexually healthy. The most sexually healthy schools included Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of Florida. Information from different schools’ health centers were gathered to compile the rankings, and criteria included the availability of quality health centers, contraceptives and sexually transmitted disease testing sites on campus, among other factors. The LSU Student Health Center has extensive sexual education available to students, said Kathy Saichuk, Health Promotion coordinator. Saichuk said the Health Center’s goal is to dispel sexual myths and other misconceptions so students can make informed decisions about sex. “Students aren’t as well informed as they should be,” Saichuk

Top 5 schools in sex health: 1. Columbia University, New York City 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3. Princeton University 4. Brown University 5. Oregon State University

Bottom 5 schools in sex health: 137. Seton Hall University 138. Chicago State University 139. U.S. Air Force Academy 140. Brigham Young University 141. DePaul University

said. “We want them to practice safer sex. Any sexual situation presents risks, so safe sex isn’t possible, but safer sex is.” She said the center’s health promotion department tries to educate students as early as possible. The department is involved in orientation sessions so potential students can learn about sexual health before they begin college. The center caters much of its sexual health promotions toward freshmen, when many of them are free from their parents’ beliefs and are able to form their own, Saichuk said. “For many students, freshman year is the first time leaving home,” she said. “College is a time to broaden paradigms.” The center tries to make learning about sex comfortable for students, offering anonymous advice over the phone and e-mail or faceto-face counseling, Saichuk said. She said the Health Center emphasizes that students are in control of their sexuality and can find

their niches on campus if they want to abstain from sexual activity, reminding students that not everyone is having sex. “We want students to have pertinent evidence-based information in order to make the healthiest choice possible,” Saichuk said. “We are sexual beings, and sexual health is one aspect of total wellness for us.” Saichuk said the center does a good a job of promoting sexual health but can always improve. One of the center’s more recent initiatives is spreading awareness of programs and information sessions through Facebook. The reason LSU ranked higher on Trojan’s list than other Louisiana institutions may be because LSU is the flagship university and has more funding, Saichuk said. But she said many of the lower-ranked schools are in the “Bible Belt” of America where cultural and religious beliefs often discourage sexual education. “We are fortunate to have had resources and an open-minded administration,” she said. “The University is supportive of sexual education.” Jordan Brown, communication studies sophomore, said the University is more tolerant than other Louisiana schools, but she has not noticed much promotion of sexual health on campus. “A lot of people don’t wear condoms and don’t care,” Brown said. “People are more concerned with not getting pregnant than avoiding STDs.” Contact Brian Sibille at

Expires 12/1/11.

PLU # 000

Plucker’s Wing Bar Mon: $14.99 All You Can Eat Wings and $3 Pluckers Specialty Drinks Tues: Kids Eat Free, $3 Mexican Beers and Margaritas Wed: Live Trivia at 8 pm, $4.50 34oz Mugs Thurs: $12.99 All You Can Eat Boneless Wings, $4.50 34oz Mugs $5.50 Patron Margaritas Sun: $3 Pluckers Specialty Shots EVERYDAY BEER SPECIAL: $6.50 34oz Mugs--Blue Moon, Dos Equis, Abitas VOTE FOR THE BEST OF LSU 2012 Win cool prizes JOIN GENESIS TUTORING FOR “SMART AS A COOKIE” WEEK Monday, Nov. 14 - Thursday Nov. 17; Free Speech Alley Learn how Genesis Tutoring can help you though finals! DO YOU HAVE AN OCCURRENCE? Call Becky at the Student Media Office 578-6090, 9AM- 5PM or E-mail:

Thursday, November 17

UREC Student Recreation Center Fields • 6:30 p.m. Open to LSU students and UREC members



Visit for details.



The Daily Reveille

page 4

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Social acceptance of Popular foods work as aphrodisiacs chocolate sex toys is growing Nutmeg, among examples

The study found that nearly 70 percent of men are OK with their partners using vibrators. But 37 percent of female responders thought men wouldn’t be comfortable with women using vibrators. Kevin Thibodeaux English secondary education Entertainment Writer junior Matt Perez said he wouldn’t Couples and individuals on consider buying a sex toy. “I wouldn’t need them,” he campus are feeling the good vibrasaid. tions — literally. Perez said more women use Sex toys have been around since God created Adam’s right toys than men, but he also could hand, and after all this time, the de- see a lot of couples utilize toys in the bedroom. vices are still popular. “It keeps the relationship inJanette Davis, manager of Hilife Wonderland on West State teresting and brings in an outside Street, said the toys are mostly in element,” he said. Philosophy demand with cousenior Rachel ples looking to spice Top 5 Most Bedsole said she up their sex life. Popular Sex Toys doesn’t have a The store’s problem with the products range from Sold at Hilife Wonderland, toys but would a vibrating tongue according to manager never use one herring, priced at $5.95, Janette Davis self because of relito an $89 glass gious reasons. dildo. She said the Bedsole said most popular item is 1. Silver Bullet vibrator if she were to go the “Silver Bullet,” 2. Vibrating penis ring into a store to buy a vibrating device 3. Finger vibrator sex toys, she would shaped like an actual 4. Rabbit Vibrator/ feel comfortable bullet. because she would Davis said in all CyberSkin vibrator think of the situaher years of working 5. Pocket masturbator tion as funny. with sex toys, she Some stuhas only heard of one accident involving them. She dents think the privacy of the issue said the safety concerns mostly would make shopping for sex toys stem from allergies related to the a little nerve-racking. English secondary education senior Brian Sain materials used to make the toys. She said the store doesn’t have said he wouldn’t feel completely a set policy on professionalism comfortable going to a store to buy when dealing with customers shop- sex toys. “You’d feel uncomfortable ping for sex toys, but whenever she sees customers browsing through only because it’s private,” he said. Sain said the toys can be good the store’s selection she tries to talk to them, though she said most peo- for a relationship and to add spice ple don’t like to talk to her about to a couple’s sex life. “It’s more of a couples thing the touchy subject. “We just try to make people and less of a perversion,” he said. feel as comfortable as possible,” Davis said. A 2011 study conducted at Indiana University suggests that the use of sex toys, mainly vibrators, Contact Kevin Thibodeaux at is becoming more acceptable to Americans aged 18 to 60.

Sellers try to make buyers comfortable

Claire Caillier Contributing Writer

Chocolate, ginseng and nutmeg may taste different, but these foods have one thing in common — they are aphrodisiacs. Scientific evidence shows that certain food products have sexually enhancing properties, according to a May 2011 study in the journal Food Research International. The study ‘My mom found nutmeg wouldn’t stimulates the let us nervous syseat kiwis tem, which insexual because creases behavior, and they make ginseng has potential you horny.’ the to treat both and Cornelia Boyd physical child care development mental barriers to sexual perfreshman formance. The results state chocolate contains a chemical that increases serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. Vanessa Richard,

Student Health Center dietician, said the other chemical in chocolate activates receptors in the body and increases sensitivity. Nutmeg and chocolate are also high in antioxidants, which remove potentially damaging agents and have healthful properties, Richard said. “Antioxidants can help slow the aging process, reduce inflammation and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer,” Richard said in an e-mail to The Daily Reveille. “An antioxidant in dark chocolate may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Child care development freshman Cornelia Boyd said she heard kiwis have aphrodisiac qualities. “My mom wouldn’t let us eat kiwis because they make you horny,” Boyd said. But sociology and English sophomore Molly Adams said she doesn’t think aphrodisiac foods are effective. “It’s more of the mood than

the food,” Adams said. Associate sociology professor Troy Blanchard said the effects of aphrodisiac foods are amplified by the media and advertisements, especially during holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. “There is a biological component and a social component,” Blanchard said. “Maybe we’ve reached a point where it’s hard to disentangle the two.” Amy Joffrion, secondary English senior, said she would eat aphrodisiac food to test the effects. “I don’t feel like I need it,” Joffrion said. “But if it’s going to enhance it, why not?”

Tune in to Reveille Radio on 91.1 KLSU-FM to hear about aphrodisiac foods for Thanksgiving. Contact Claire Caillier at

Weekly Specials THURS SAT coin night 8:30-10

free drinks 8-10


Justin Moore w/ Brent cobb Doors 7:30 show 9:00

November 16

31st annual Turkey eve bash 8-10 Free U-Call-Its br’s biggest thanksgiving party

November 23


wayne toups


& zydecajun


Doors 8 show 9:00

December 2

Carries the best & only legal herbal incense in the state! Mr. Miyagi, time out war paint & zero! Carry blue lotus twilight & G6. 225.757.7436





Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The Daily Reveille

page 5



Despite stiff competition, The Daily Reveille staff selected the top five sexiest male and female athletic figures at LSU.

MALE Neal Skupski, tennis

Cassie Trosclair, softball

Brad Wing, football


Ashley Lee, gymnastics




Mark Bowtell, tennis

FEMALE Janelle Garcia, gymnastics

Alex Ramsey, soccer

Eric Reid, football



Nikki Caldwell, women’s basketball coach


Perceptions of sexuality differ around the world Lauren Duhon

Contributing Writer

From Russia to Thailand, France to Saudi Arabia, different cultures perceive sexuality in different ways. In the United States, the societal perception of sex varies drastically from other parts of the world. European students reiterated this idea. As international students, they believe they experience a more sexual environment back home compared to the United States. Italian psychology graduate student Violetta Gatti said she can see the differences between countries after traveling around the world. She said the sexual culture in Italy is more exposed and vulgar. “Anytime you watch television, it is there,” Gatti said. Gatti said even in a religious country with strong moral convictions, sexuality is prevalent. French mass communication graduate student Charlotte Dupenloup said the concept of dating is not


present in French culture like it is in the States. In France, romance, and sex are generally more spontaneous. “I don’t like this concept of dating here,” Dupenloup said. “Back home, we just have sex and see what happens from there.” But both Dupenloup and Gatti said they value Southern charm. “Most guys in Italy spend too much time talking about themselves,” Gatti said. “Here, there is more focus on the girl. I prefer this approach.” Russia, sandwiched between sexually open and conservative countries, appears to have a perception of sexuality similar to the U.S., according to Olga Verbovaya, social work graduate student. She said for some people, sex is an act of emotional and physical closeness, but for others it’s just fun. She said young people tend to be more careless about sex. “Just like in the U.S., sex is used for manipulation by the mass media and politics [in Russia],” Verbovaya said.

No matter how negative it may be portrayed, sex is still an important factor in Russian culture and an important aspect to relationships, she said. She said things are not as censored in Russia as they are in the U.S., making it more common to accept sexuality. Verbovaya said Russian ideas about sex are becoming more similar to that of Americans, and she doesn’t like how the sexual culture in Russia is degrading into something frivolous. “American values, including sexual values and culture, are still being established,” Verbovaya said. “Russia has a rich history, and it’s almost gone.” In biochemistry doctoral student Sunyana Mitra’s native India, public displays of sexuality are not allowed. She said her country is far more conservative, and sex is a taboo subject. “There is no discussion of sexuality,” Mitra said. “Sexuality is not a dominant factor in our culture.” Even though the Indian culture

is famous for the Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian Hindu text about human sexuality, Mitra said she believes the meaning was lost along the way. Mitra said she likes the freedom to display sexuality openly, but she believes America is too open in comparison to India. Saudi Arabian culture is similar to Indian culture when it comes to sexuality. Akram Albarghouti, Saudi Arabian petroleum engineering senior, said sex is not considered an appropriate topic of conversation in his country. “Culturally, a couple would have a bad reputation if they had premarital sex,” he said. “Sex is considered to be only for marriage.” He said there are no limitations with sexuality in the States, and he prefers the U.S. over Saudi Arabia because of the openness. “Open sexuality is good, but only to an extent,” Albarghouti said. Contact Lauren Duhon at

Austin Nola, baseball

What are your perceptions of sexuality in the U.S.?

Andres Betancourt

mechanical engineering sophomore

Georgia Williams

undecided sophomore

‘I think [sex] is more prevalent in Europe, but not as much here. It should be practiced.’ ‘Sex is less taboo. It isn’t taken as seriously. I think the U.S. is more sexual than other countries.’

The Daily Reveille

page 6

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Law bans sex offenders from websites ACLU of La. is suing Gov. Jindal Clayton Crockett Staff Writer

Final arguments for and against the Louisiana Legislature’s House Bill 55 — which bans sex offenders guilty of crimes involving minors from using social networking sites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks — are due Nov. 23. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state after the bill took effect Aug. 15, according to Marjorie Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana. According to Lt. Terry Mathis with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge has a particularly large number of sex offenders. He said the city is home to 129 tier-three offenders, which are

the “highest risk offenders,” including “major rapists and multiple offenders.” Baton Rouge has 91 tier-two offenders, whose crimes involved juveniles, and 234 guilty of tier-one offenses, which includes simple rape, indecent behavior with minors and incest, among other offenses. The ACLU derides the social media bill in a news release, calling it a breach of First Amendment rights and too broad in application, stating that those subject to the ban would be forbidden from using any sites featuring comment sections, such as newspaper sites. “It is essentially a blanket ban on the use of the Internet,” Esman said. “And it is unconstitutional to the extent that it bans any sites with comment sections.” Esman also noted the difficulties of monitoring and enforcing the ban from both sides of the law. “You don’t know whether or not the sites have comments unless you’ve

been there,” she said. “But it would be a felony if you go.” According to Esman, the sex offenders in question would be able to apply for waivers to visit particular sites from their court of indictment or probation and parole officers, but she says this is too difficult to maintain. “You can’t run to the court every time you see a link,” she contended. “You’d have to get permission for everything you want to do.” Both of the ACLU’s clients in the case rely on the Internet for work. One of the clients was convicted for possession of child pornography, according to the lawsuit. Esman pointed out that statutory rapists would also fall under the category of sexual offenders guilty of crimes against minors. She added that one “wouldn’t be able to fully interact as a student” under such a ban, saying that “you’d be really limited in your ability to actively participate in a


graphic by BRIITANY GAY / The Daily Reveille

Red Xs indicate residences of registered sex offenders near and around campus.

university community.” Contact Clayton Crockett at

Read the rest of the story online at

Interracial couples become more common, accepted Pew: 15 out of 100 marriages interracial Trey Nwankwo Contributing Writer

An interracial couple is not a rare sight these days, but Sacha’ Washington and Michael Schmitt say they still turn heads. Washington, a black pre-medical technician sophomore, and Schmitt, a white computer science freshman, say their relationship has a number of perks, but they are sometimes faced with disapproval. “I get dirty looks everywhere we go,” Schmitt said. “I don’t get upset; I like that someone would care enough to notice.” But the couple is not alone, according to a recent study by Michael Rosenfeld, a Stanford University sociologist who specializes in ethnicity and family structure. The study estimated that 2 percent of America’s couples in 1970 were interracial, and now that number is at 7 percent, representing approximately 400,000 out of 59 million couples. Forty years ago, interracial relationships were ostracized and even outlawed in some states. The 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia ruled whites could marry nonwhites, effectively expunging the biggest barrier to interracial marriage in the United States. As a result, the number of

interracial relationships grew, and the generation of mixed children from the ’70s is now helping to erase the stigma, according to Laurie Chancey, sociology graduate student and marriage and family class instructor. “In the ’70s there was a shift from public opinion to individualism,” Chancey said. “Racial tolerance has come along with that. Multiple generations of mixed-race families are going on, and people from even as far back as the ’30s and ’40s are removing the stigma

Patrick King II mass communication junior

‘I love being interracial. ... There was no culture clash or anything in our home.’

and setting the tone.” Patrick King II, mass communication junior, said his parents are

among those who have defied the social barriers. Each of his parents is mixed with black and white, and he said he appreciates the blend of color he grew up with. “I’m down for it,” King said. “I love being interracial, but I never really noticed. There was no culture clash or anything in our home.” A recent Pew study on interracial relationships found that nearly 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between two people of different races. This is approximately six times the

rate of interracial marriages in 1960 and double the rate from the ’80s. These statistics ultimately mirror the fact that more couples from different races are hooking up, Chaney said. “Hooking up is becoming a more common, permanent way of life,” she said. “Looking at marriage is a good way to gauge statistics.”

Contact Trey Nwankwo at

The Daily Reveille

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


getting it on 10

“Closer,” Maroon 5


“I Can’t Quit You Baby,” Led Zeppelin


“These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding


“Oops (Oh My),” Tweet featuring Missy Elliot

If you thought the Nine Inch Nails version was hot, wait until you hear Adam Levine’s vocals.

This song could lead to your own stairway to heaven.

More subtle than many songs on this list, it’s sensual and downright sweet.

This song is so sexy, Tweet can’t help herself from enjoying herself.


“Put Your Hands On Me,” Joss Stone

Is it just us, or have we heard this playing in airport security?


“Loft Music,” The Weeknd


“Samba de Benção,” Bebel Gilberto


“Red Light Special,” TLC


“Turn Off the Lights,” Teddy Pendergrass


“Motivation,” Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

If things are getting hot and heavy in a loft in the middle of the city, play this.

This breathy Brazilian song is about the samba, a ballroom dance involving lots of hip movement. Plus it inspires images of Javier Bardem.

There’s no reading between the lines here. It’s pretty straightforward.

Shower, hot oil and a “special treat.” This man has a plan.

Oh, it’s motivating all right.

compiled by HAYLIE NAVARRE / Entertainment Writer

CDC suggests men receive HPV vaccine Kittu Pannu

Entertainment Writer

HPV vaccines aren’t just for women anymore. The Centers for Disease Control has suggested that men should begin receiving the three-shot HPV vaccination to prevent spreading genital warts and human papilloma virus. “This has been a permissive recommendation to vaccinate boys for several years,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said. “More information has become available about the effectiveness of the vaccine as well as some information and new data about the safety of the vaccine [and] cost-effectiveness of the vaccine.” But the American public has been slow to get on board. “It’s probably because parents don’t want to admit that their kids are going out and partying ... and letting it all hang out,” finance sophomore James Blass said. “[Getting vaccinated] is a good thing to do, but I don’t think we should be told to do it.” Maddie Louviere, apparel design freshman, said she was familiar with the vaccination before she received it. “I knew what it protected me from,” Louviere said. “It was just like a normal shot. It’s not that serious of a thing to do, and it helps you a lot.” Louviere said men have just as much responsibility to be vaccinated. “I think it’s only fair that guys get it too,” Louviere said. “You don’t want to catch something from someone you’re with now and then have it when you get married.” Full-time students and those who pay the Student Health fee can receive the Gardisil injection at the Student Health Center, said Ashley Granger, Health Promotion Coordinator at the LSU Health Center, in an

e-mail to The Daily Reveille. “The CDC estimated that 75 to 80 percent of males and females will be infected with HPV in their lifetime,” Granger said. Males can be carriers of HPV because the virus is common, Granger said. “If the male is sexually active, then he could be a carrier,” she said. “Most men who get HPV never develop any symptoms or health problems.” Even if a person already has a form of HPV, the vaccination will still provide protection from spreading different strains of the virus, Granger said. The need for the vaccine is growing, Skinner said. “There are estimates out there that half the population at some point will be infected with the human papillomavirus,” Skinner said. “It can also cause various types of cancers in men and cervical cancer in women.” The best way to be safe is to get vaccinated, Skinner said.

Read more about HPV vaccines at Contact Kittu Pannu at

page 7

The Daily Reveille


page 8


How did you have the sex talk with your parents?

Andy Warhol once said, “Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.” Whether Warhol’s statement holds true is in the eye of the beholder, but one thing is certain: As a society, we are infatuated with sex. It’s a primal part of our culture, impacting our social lives, our entertainment and our health.





‘I don’t think I ever really got a sex talk.’ Blair Burrell

sports administration senior

‘When I was 13, my mom walked up to me and asked if I had hair down there.’

Patrick Grace chemistry senior

‘My mom sat me down and gave me a “You’re a woman now” book.’

Logan Smith

psychology senior

‘My parents told me to wear a condom and don’t get STDs.’

Lyndsi Lewis

mass communication senior

‘In 5th grade, we had a sex ed course. I never really talked to Annie Waguespack my parents English freshman ... about it.’

Let’s talk about sex, baby

to say about cultural disparities? What can students do to get in the mood? We don’t claim to have all the answers. Instead, we hope to address the burning questions everyone is asking but no one is answering. We’re going “between the pages” to explore the latest trends and stigmas students are facing as they embrace their sexuality in college. In this issue, we hope students find their own voices echoed through their peers. We hope you learn something you didn’t know before as well as unearth some humor surrounding

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

this contentious topic. In dissecting a matter as layered as this, one prevailing theme emerges: We’re all innately sexually beings. But more importantly, we aren’t so different after all. I hope you find that to be true in today’s issue — it’s something our country forgets far too easily. Plus, if you’re lucky, you can take what you read here and apply it between the sheets.

Contact Matthew Jacobs at


The measure of a man — Is it that important? What is with men’s obsession with their penises? I admit, it is a fascinating organ, but are you guys still fretting over how big you are? Researchers suggest the overwhelming concern for a large penis has resulted from the porn industry, with 37 percent of men GABIE BACQUES claiming it began Columnist after watching erotica. Thank you, Ron Jeremy. Now we’ve got a slew of selfconscious dudes having a meltdown every time someone jokes about them having a small one. That may be a little extreme. Honestly, no one cares how big your penis is as long as it works. That’s not to say there aren’t women out there who do make it a point of interest. That would be like saying there are no men who dislike a girl based solely on small breast size. I suppose, in a way, being insecure about a seemingly small penis is comparable to the insecurities many women with flatter chests possess. However, everyone can’t see when a guy is less than average, unless he has an issue with wearing pants. Honestly, from a woman’s standpoint, length is almost insignificant. A vagina is, on average, 3-4 inches deep. Don’t get down if you don’t measure up, ladies. Seriously though, unless you have a micropenis, there is no need to worry about fulfilling sexual activities. The bigger issue here is being too long for a woman. Now I’ve offended the big guys. Not to worry. The vagina, when aroused, stretches to accommodate

The Daily Reveille Editorial Board

Matthew Jacobs Chris Branch Ryan Buxton Marissa Barrow Sydni Dunn Devin Graham

But what does sex mean to you? Any given person would produce a different response to this question, which brings us to today’s edition of The Daily Reveille. Our reporters scoured the campus, seeking answers to a variety of pressMATTHEW JACOBS ing topics: How Editor-in-Chief sexually active is the University’s campus community? What do international students have

s t Ge xy Se

Editor-in-Chief Associate Managing Editor Associate Managing Editor Managing Editor, External Media News Editor Opinion Editor

whatever’s inside, so extra foreplay may be beneficial for you so-called lucky ones. If the woman is not aroused enough, the cervix may take a beating, which can be very painful. Certain positions may be better for the longer fellows. Penis length is not nearly as significant in sexual satisfaction as girth. Since the upper two-thirds of the vagina is free of nerve endings, it doesn’t necessarily matter how deep it’s penetrated. According to a study by Russell Eisenman, 90 percent of the women surveyed reported width being more considerable for pleasure. This makes sense, as the powerhouse of female sexual pleasure is located outside and in the

lower one-third of the vagina. The more area covered, the more nerve endings contacted, and more pleasure will be achieved. It’s silly that these concerns are still being addressed. I’ve read the same responses in countless popular magazines since I was 13, yet guys are still fixated on this issue. It simply doesn’t matter. Unless you have a serious problem — a penis less than two inches long or eight inches around — quit whining. Confidence and character are better indications of how satisfying someone is. If you’re too concerned about how you look, whether it’s your face or your junk, your performance is going to reflect that. If you’ve just always been self-conscious about

your privates and simply cannot get over it, seek some therapy. No one worth judging you is going to care what it looks like or what size it is. They’re all just as ugly or just as beautiful — whatever your taste. As long as it works, that’s all that really matters, right? Gabie Bacques is a 21-year-old animal science senior from Mandeville. Follow her on Twitter @TDR_Gbacques.

Contact Gabie Bacques at


Editorial Policies & Procedures

The Daily Reveille (USPS 145-800) is written, edited and produced solely by students of Louisiana State University. The Daily Reveille is an independent entity within the Manship School of Mass Communication. Signed opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editor, paper or University. Letters submitted for publication should be sent via e-mail to or delivered to B-26 Hodges Hall. They must be 400 words or less. Letters must have a contact phone number so the opinion editor can verify the author. The phone number won’t be printed. The Daily Reveille reserves the right to edit letters and guest columns for space consideration without changing the original intent. The Daily Reveille also reserves the right to reject any letter without notification of the author. Writers must include their full names and phone numbers. The Daily Reveille’s editor-in-chief, hired every semester by the Louisiana State University Media Board, has final authority on all editorial decisions.

BRITTANY GAY / The Daily Reveille

Quote of the Day

“For the first time in history, sex is more dangerous than the cigarette afterward.”

Jay Leno “Tonight Show” host Apr. 28, 1950 — present

The Daily Reveille


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


s t Ge xy Se

page 9

R. Kelly, Hitler show us the sexiest ways to succumb Is it possible to die from sex? Absolutely. Undoubtedly being one of the most preferred ways to die, sex is not often the cause. But there are exceptions to every rule. So what are the sexiest ways to die? The first way that came to my mind was death involving a certain stiffening substance commonly known as Viagra. Yes, it is possible to die from complications resulting from taking Viagra, Cialis or any other boner pill. Listen carefully during the commercial next time. You’ll hear that you should talk to your healthcare professional to make sure your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. A calm, seductive voice is inconspicuously warning you that taking this pill and having moderate to intense sex could result in a heart attack if

you are either old, obese or have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition. Yes, my flaccid friends, erectile dysfunction medications can cause heart attack and stroke in individuals who are not healthy enough for sexual activity. When that day comes, please kill me. Prove it, you say? Nelson Rockefeller, vice presiParker Cramer dent under Gerald Columnist Ford, suffered a heart attack allegedly during intercourse with his aide, Megan Marshack. He most likely was not taking Viagra back then, but it proves it can happen regardless of drugs taken. Say you have an R. Kelly fetish,



and like ‘ole Robert, you like to tinkle on people — more specifically, on your sexual counterpart. Let’s say you ate some asparagus earlier that day, and your sexual partner is repulsed by your urine and attempts to avoid the pungent golden shower by covering his or her face with the bedsheets. You think this is funny, and the flow continues. The result is a wet sheet covering your partner’s face, preventing him or her from breathing. This is called water boarding and is only legal in Guantanamo Bay. Simulated drowning would likely not go over well with your sexual partner, so learn from R. Kelly and leave the pee for the toilet. Suffocation during sex is not unheard of. Actor David Carradine, who starred in the “Kill Bill” movies, was found dead in a closet in Thailand. He was nude, hanging in his hotel closet by a rope. The death was ruled as “accidental asphyxiation” associated with bondage and sexual activity. Lastly, human bone is not as strong as we think. The steady thump, thump, thump of skulls banging against the headboard could cause a potentially life-threatening head injury. Hit your head too hard, and it could result in a skull fracture and potentially brain damage or death. I recommend finding out sooner rather than later if your partner suffers from osteoporosis. A sex injury could become more likely if the intercourse is taking place in a slippery setting, like the shower. I suspect accidently slipping and hitting your head against shower tile probably hurts more than a steady and expected thump from

the headboard. So wear your shower shoes, kids. You can also die from STDs, but everybody knows that. What everybody doesn’t know is that certain STDs, if left untreated, can cause you to go crazy. Neurosyphilis is an infection of the brain or spinal cord that develops when syphilis goes untreated for years. Symptoms include inability to walk, dementia, depression, blindness, seizures, mood swings, paranoia and mania. Hitler has been alleged to suffer from neurosyphilis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, which may explain some of his atrocious actions. Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, portrayed by Forest Whitaker in the film “The Last King of Scotland,” suffered from the

advance stages of syphilis. Amin killed an estimated 300,000 of his own people, adding his name to the long list of 20th century madmen. Syphilis is likely partially to blame for his ruthless actions. Just know sex can be dangerous. Take the necessary precaution to prevent injury; wear a helmet if you have to. In this day and age, it often takes more than just covering your girth to ensure a fun and safe interaction. Parker Cramer is a 20-yearold political science junior from Houston. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_pcramer.

Contact Parker Cramer at


LACYE BEAUREGARD / The Daily Reveille


Mandate HPV vaccine, dwelling on sexuality is unnecessary

Recently, the push to mandate HPV vaccines has caused much debate in the media. While the opposition has passionately made a stand against mandating the vaccine, the time has come to make the right choice for society as a whole — mandate the vaccine. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is Chris Grillot the most common Columnist sexually transmitted malady, infecting 6.2 million people each year, and has already infected an estimated 20 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also, HPV affects 50 percent of men or women at some point in their lives, according to the CDC. Fortunately, 90 percent of the time, the body’s immune system

fights off HPV within two years. But if the virus doesn’t clear, it can cause genital warts, cervical cancer, and cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and throat, according to the CDC. Moreover, HPV is extremely contagious and can be passed from genital-to-genital contact. And since people have sex — and always will — the virus is bound to continue spreading without a vaccine. Luckily, the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix have been created, and the National Cancer Institute has called them “highly effective.” The vaccine is administered in three doses and is considered “safe and effective” by the FDA for males and females ages 9 to 26. With a staggering number of people affected each year and the availability of an effective vaccine, it seems fewer people should be contracting the virus. But the opposite is true, proving the vaccine must be

government-mandated for young boys and girls. “I personally think the government should mandate the vaccine for males and females,” said Elizabeth Shirtcliff, a research professor in biopsychology at the University of New Orleans. Shirtcliff said she thinks the vaccine should be lumped in with vaccines for polio and measles that all children get at a young age. If administered when the child is young, they will simply grow up with an immunity to the virus. The government should also help pay for the vaccine, which costs around $400 for all three doses. “The goal of the vaccine is to get people to not get HPV,” Shirtcliff said. “Vaccines benefit a population.” Some critics, particularly Republicans, have argued that mandating the vaccine would increase premarital sexual behavior, but this is

not that case. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that [getting vaccinated] supports sexual behavior,” Shirtcliff said. Also, Shirtcliff noted that children should get vaccinated months before they are sexually active. If the vaccine gets lumped in with others, children would never get the chance to consider the vaccine. As a matter of fact, parents do not even need to discuss what the vaccine does to children, so sex does not even need to be brought up. Finally, the vaccines’ safety has been brought into question. Michele Bachmann claimed the vaccine could possibly cause mental retardation, according to ABC News. But, of course, she was very, very wrong. “HPV vaccines were studied in thousands of people in many countries around the world, including the United States. These studies found

HPV vaccines were safe and cause no serious side effects,” according to the CDC. Overall, the argument to mandate vaccines is overwhelmingly positive. If cancer can be prevented by a vaccine, why not mandate the vaccine? In an age where cancer and diseases are extremely prevalent, our government should take the proper steps to protect the public from them. And since we can vaccinate for HPV ­— the leading cause of cervical cancer — let’s mandate it. There’s a way to prevent the reported 6.2 million new cases a year. Chris Grillot is a 20-year-old English and mass communication junior from New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @TDR_cgrillot. Contact Chris Grillot at

The Daily Reveille

page 10

1-5 week work program start now-or after finals $17 base-appt, flexible sales/svc, all ages17+ conditions apply, Call now! 225-383-4535 *******BARTENDING******* $300/Day Potential NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Training Available. AGE 18+ OK 1-800-965-6520 ext127 SPRING INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE Looking for an intern to assist with special financial & tax related projects. Computer/ General Office Skills/ Strong MS Office & Excel Skills Email resume to: CHILD CARE CENTER near LSU is now hiring teachers for Winter/Spring semester. Must be able to work 2:30-5:30 M-F. Please email resumes to RED ZEPPELIN PIZZA Now taking applications for Waitress, Kitchen, Bar 225.302.7153 225.302.7153 225.302.7153 225.302.7153 WANT TO BE HEAD HONCHO LSU Student Media is looking for a motivated full-time sophomore or Junior to fill our Broadcast and External Media Sales Manager position. You will be responsible for managing a sales team and selling KLSU, Tiger TV, Transit, Online and Social Media advertising. Don’t miss this opportunity to work on campus, gain real-world experience and network with business elites. Must be a full-time student with transportation and available to work 20 hours/ week. Applications available at B39 Hodges Hall or email WANT TO BE HEAD HONCHO? LSU Student Media is looking for a motivated full-time sophomore or Junior to fill our Broadcast and External Media Sales Manager position. You will be responsible for managing a sales team and selling KLSU, Tiger TV, Transit, Online and Social Media advertising. Don’t miss this opportunity to work on campus, gain real-life experience and network with business elites. Must be a full-time student with transportation and available to work 20 hours/week. Previous management experience preferred. Applications available at B39 Hodges Hall or email CAMELOT CLUB DOWNTOWN Now Hiring Receptionist & Banquet Servers Forward Resume to Jimmy. Flexible Hours Great Private Club Atmosphere TEXAS ROADHOUSE Now Hiring!! Have fun making money!! Please come by Mon-Thur 2-4 10360 N. Mall Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70820 225.293.0144 ATTENTION-HELP WANTED! $17 Base/Appt. Flex sched-temp/perm ideal for students, all ages 17+, conditions apply, training provided. sales/service, Call TODAY:225-383-4595 *HOLIDAY HELP WANTED* Great Starting Pay Flex Schedules-FT/PT Cust.sales/svc. All ages 17+Apply Now! 225-383-4252 STUDENTPAYOUTS. COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In Baton Rogue. 100% Free To Join! Click On Surveys. EARN $1000-$3200 A month to drive our brand new cars with ads. www. NANNY/TUTOR Mon/Tues/Thurs - 3 children. Approx 3:45-7:45 $10 per hr Call 225-445-0350 SEMESTER BREAK WORK!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

paid. Available Jan 1st. Tel 985-652-6098 985.652.6098 2-BR CONDO NEAR LSU, $650 per month W/D included Call 278-6621 or 225.278.6622 HALF MONTH FREE RENT 10MIN-LSU/ Perkins-College 2BR/1.5BA, TownH, W/ D 895/ Mo 3BR/2BA, W/ D 995/ Mo 225-235-0222 LSU TIGERLAND 1&2 br, Flat & T/ H, W/ F, Pool W/ S pd, LSU Bus $450 - $675 225.615.8521 GARDEN DISTRICT Very nice 2 br. quiet area, all remodeled. $850.00 225.603.2532

WWW.INOTESFORSTUDENTS.COM Buy/ Sell College Notes! Earn Cash! Notes as low as $2

3 BR. 2 ba. house for rent. 301 Meadowbend, close to LSU Avail. Dec. 1st. $1200 mo. $500. dep. pets welcome 985.688.2757 GARDEN DISTRICT (Perkins Road) Apt. for rent, nice and quiet 1 mile from LSU. $600.00 mo.. 225.603.2532

FOR RENT 3 BD/ 2 Bath house on Burgin Ave. New Painted. $1100.00 per month. Contact 931-1446 for more info.

FEMALE ROOMATE Subleaser needed for 2-bedroom apt at Venue at Northgate. Parking, furniture included. Available immediately. 281.386.7440 FEMALE ROOMATE Spring 2012 semester. The Venue at Northgate. Walking distance to campus. or call me! 731.267.1352

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOME Hollydale Ave. by Perkins Overpass $1,100/mo. call 225.252.4722

1,2 & 3 BR APTS NEAR LSU $700 & up 225.295.3035 1ST MONTH FREE!! Luxury 2br $700-$950-pool-gym. On 3rd St.!! 225.295.3035 WALK TO LSU CAMPUS 2BR/1B house $650 869 VIOLET 3BR/1BA HOUSE $675 W/ D INCL.pets ok. 839 W Garfield 1BR studio $395 2BR $550 mcdaniel properties 225-388-9858 SMALL 27-UNIT COMPLEX south of LSU overlooking the golf course, within walking distance of the Stadium. Extra-large 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with private balcony or walled patio, great closets and storage. Video surveillance security, on-site manager. Convenient and quiet, perfect for serious undergrad, grad and international students. No pets permitted. 7578175. http// WALK TO CAMPUS 1Br, 2Br, and Townhomes. Starting as low as $325.00. 225.346.4789 NICE FURNISHED TWO bedroom home in Southdowns subdivision one mile from LSU $1,200. per month $1,200. deposit. Utilities

NOW HIRING: Broadcast and External Media Manager needed to manage a team and sell KLSU, Tiger TV, Transit, Mobile, Online and Social Media Ad Space

SUB-LET STUDIO APT Close to campus LSU busline $740 inclusive except electric Perfect! 832.444.3073

CHATEAU DU COUR Large Updated 1 or 2 BR, 1 B apt in Tigerland in enclosed 32 unit complex. $475/$575. $300 dep. 767-3935. 225-772-2429.


RUNNING PARTNER. Male PhD student, looking for a female running partner at university lake. ( I AM BORED AGAIN 225-308-8628 Text me. Anybody. Everybody. Entertain me. Be Entertained. Or don’t, whatever. But please, do. I won’t pressure you though. You are probably stressed enough. NERD NSA single and smart 24 yo looking for a fwb for the rest of the semester. please be white and female and able to host. e mail if interested:

Must be a Full Time Student Office On Campus Real Life Experience Networking with Business Elite

Applications Available at B39 Hodges Hall E-mail Resume to


Advertising • The Daily Reveille • Legacy • Gumbo • KLSU • Tiger TV

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Free and low-cost condoms available

Austen Krantz

Contributing Writer

Need a condom? The University has you covered. Multiple locations on and around campus offer condoms — some for low prices or even for free. Both the Ra Shop on Highland Road and the LSU Women’s Center, located in 307 Hatcher Hall, offer free condoms, and students can buy six condoms for $1 at the Student Health Center pharmacy. In addition, the SHC’s Health Promotions Office offers free condoms packaged with information about sexual health. Non-latex condoms are also available for those with latex allergies. The Health Promotions office also serves to educate students on sexual health, said Health Promotions Coordinator Ashley Granger. As a result, the office distributes two condoms per packet of information. “We may not hand a student six or 15 at a time, but we’ll give them a few, along with education,” Granger said. Granger explained condoms are offered at a low cost because they potentially benefit students’ sexual health. Condoms are also available at other on-campus locations. Outtakes at The 459 Commons offers $3.39 three-condom packs. Take 5 next to The 5 dining hall also offers Trojan varieties at $2.59 per threecondom pack. The Student Union’s eCommons, located in the LSU Bookstore, offers Trojan condoms for $3.29. Condoms offered on campus also benefit students because they include reliable brands like Trojan, Durex and Lifestyles. Despite low-cost availability, students buy condoms spanning a larger variety, which are sometimes more expensive. Economics junior Hayden Peairs said he thinks the media draws people to buy these condoms. “They see all these commercials that make them seem enticing,” Peairs said. “They buy them instead of getting free normal ones they don’t advertise.” Right off campus, CVS and Hilife Wonderland offer a larger assortment of condoms for students seeking variety. In addition, Hilife Wonderland offers single Trojan, Durex and Lifestyle condoms for $0.95, along with other sexual items including lubricant. The store also offers discounts for students who use their Tiger Cards.

See an interactive map of campus condom locations at Contact Austen Krantz at

The Daily Reveille

page 11

Haven’t had enough?

Read more sex stories at

LSU not likely to be part of gender-neutral housing trend ‘Glee’ attacked after last week’s ‘First Time’ episode New study connects tuition rates with sexual activity

Student Health Center’s online ‘Ask Mike’ answers students’ health, sex questions Porn use can affect students’ social lives, grades

The Daily Reveille

page 12

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The LSU Gumbo...The memories you can share with your kids

Hang onto your memories in a 2011-2012 LSU yearbook Order yours today at

The Daily Reveille presents THE SEX ISSUE - Nov. 16, 2011  

news, sports, health, sex