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September 2013News Editor: Shunayna VaghelaEDITORIAL2The Stag | 28
he new app, founded by computer science graduate
Fabrizio Dol, hopes to answer all
the sex questions that teenagers and young adults are too afraid to ask. My Sex Doctor is designed to address the full spectrum of issues concerning sex – from puberty to unhealthy relationships to sex itself, all the way to abortion, pregnancy and parenthood. Available in two versions; My Sex Doctor Lite, a free app aimed at those aged 13+, and My Sex Doctor, a paid app, (£1.49) which caters for everyone up to the age of 25 and includes more detailed information on sex.
Dol believes that Sex Ed
programmes in schools are grossly inadequate, thus the basis for this app. He maintains that “people are stuck discussing whether sex education programmes say too little or too much and fail to
realise that rst, sex is everywhere
- advertisements, TV shows, movies, music, ” and that “lack of adequate information about sex and sexuality has never stopped anyone from becoming sexually active and having a sex life... the unfortunate consequences of this approach are widespread and undeniable.” The answer, he says, is a judgement free guide on hand whenever a query comes up, that is both private and informative. That is where My Sex Doctor, created with the help of high school and college students and structured in a way that follows the natural evolution that every young person goes through, comes in.
Dol is also quick to point out
that the app tries to be as gender neutral as possible, avoiding terms such ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’, instead using ‘partner’. He also stated; “homosexuality is just one of the various aspects of human sexuality and therefore
you’ll nd it mixed with other
topics. So when we talk about sexual orientation we talk about homosexuality... When later we talk about sexual acts, we also cover how men have sex with men and women with women.”The ultimate purpose of the app is to offer young adults a new way to access reliable information about sex and sexuality. As young people mature, they should have easy access to reliable and easy to understand information about sex and sexuality to better understand the transformation they are going through and to be able to make informed choices about their sexual behaviours and ultimately their own sexual health.
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“...sex is everywhere - advertisements, TV shows, movies, music” — Fabrizio DolphiLetter from the Editor
eaders who have stumbled upon this delightful newspaper, welcome back. If you’re reading this it’s likely that you one day opened your A-Level (or equivalent) results and superseding cries of delight or sighs of mourning, rushed back home to see if you were placed, and with no small amount
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My Sex Doctor:
ByShunaynaVaghela, News Editor
The New Smartphone App
ey there Stag Readers! Welcome to a new year at Surrey, and welcome to your university
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iterature lovers of Surrey should be sure to keep their calendars marked for October 3rd, not just for National Poetry Day, but the release of the Love Book – a new app dedicated to sharing wise words on the ever-tricky topic of love. The Love Book allows users to not only hear profound loving words from great writers (as read by a cast of fantastic actors) but also record their own versions to share with loved ones, if they so please. The app is illustrated by renowned graphic designer Kate Moross, and features fantastic narration talent from the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hiddleston, Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. The quotations themselves have been sourced from works of writers ranging from Shakespeare to Austen to Rowling.A range of big names in the literary world have already voiced their love for the Love Book, from Carol Ann Duffy to Benjamin Zephaniah. If that wasn’t enough, the general public already seem to have taken to it en masse, with a test version of the app having topped the App Store Books section chart in the UK. For £1.99 on National Poetry Day, it seems that this isn’t something you’d love to miss.
The Love Book
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