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a division of the Peer Health Advisers program, running a bi-weekly advice column through The Street. During the academic year, students submit their questions about sexual and reproductive health, relationships, personal hygiene, and more, and this column provide a thorough and accurate response, referencing several reputable on-and off-campus sources.


What is Plan B?


Dear Sexpert, My friend told me that she went to McCosh Health Center this morning to get Plan B after having unprotected sex with her boyfriend. I am curious to find out more about how Plan B works. Is it the same as an abortion? — Plan A Preferred

Sexpert: Fresh-tasting Fluid

Dear Sexpert, I’ve always heard rumors that eating pineapple would make my vagina taste better, but is that actually true? Are there other foods that do the same? Sincerely, Fresh-tasting Fluid?

Sexpert: Friends or More?

Dear Sexpert, Do you think that the emotional intimacy that you have with a friend versus a romantic partner is substantively different? – Friends or More?

Sexpert: Kegel Kurious

Dear Sexpert, I’ve been hearing some of my friends talk about doing Kegel exercises, but I’m not exactly sure what they are talking about. What is a Kegel? And how do I do one? --Kegel Kurious

Sexpert: Nervous First-timer

Dear Sexpert, I am a virgin, and I think I am ready to have sex for the first time with my partner. But I am feeling a little nervous. What should I expect? What should I do to prepare?  --Nervous First-Timer 

The Sexpert interviews Dr. Margaret Nachtigall

This week the Sexpert interviewed Margaret Nachtigall ’84, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist based in New York City. She majored in biology at Princeton and went to medical school at NYU. She did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU and then had a fellowship at Yale in reproductive endocrinology, and she was kind enough to answer some questions relevant to college students.