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The Safe Sex Store's owners says her enterprise is just like any other shop, b

Selling sex
The Safe Sex Store isn't your typical Ann Arbor shop-
around-the-corner. A conversation with ownersBeth
Karmeisoolmakesthisobvious in notime. Herwelcoming
attitude is an instant relief as you walk through the door,
and she can make you feel comfortable whether you're
talking about an upcoming exam or rotating vibrators,
But she doesn't just relate to college kids, she actually
is one - she's a student at the University's School of
Public Health. Perhaps because of this, Karmeisool
believes it is her responsibility to inform, empower and
educate her clientele about sexual health issues.
"You know what's really funny? We sell more products when the
football team wins. It's so funny because I'm always at the game, and
that TV out in the main store plays the games - football, basketball,
hockey -oh yeah, we've got the games on. When a football game's
on and we're winning, we know we've got to get ready because after
the game, people are in a good mood, and they're going to be out and
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"We're just a normal store. Yes, we sell personal care items but we
are a normal store. The biggest difference between walking into a
drugstore and coming to our store is that you're going to get the infor-
mation that you need about your sexual health here."
"Back in Royal Oak, I thought maybe I would have to worry about a
CHANEL VON HABSBURG-LOTHRINGEN/Da'y protester or whatever. I really did think that I might have those issues,
'ut you won't find its products at Wal-Mart. and I would have to make sure that I had my stats soI could say, 'Look,
what we're trying to do is really reduce this problem.' But even in
Royal Oak, they were very welcoming, and I would have parents bring
their children, adolescents, to the store to have a conversation with me
because they themselves were uncomfortable with certain issues so
they would have them come and talk to me."
"This is normal. We are all sexual beings. And what we are trying to
put forth is the educational side. Because of the reputation of the store
and the reputation of not only myself, but the employees - the custom-
ers, the city, the professors on campus - they know what we're about,
and they are confident that we are putting forth the correct, consistent
information regarding sexual health. In fact, many of the gynecolo-
gists and doctors around the area do send people to us"
"When it comes to this region [indicating her waist area], nobody
addresses it. Yet this region can cause havoc on ourtlives, even as simple
as - and I'm saying this simply - like contracting gonorrhea or chlamyd-
ia, you think that it's treatable, that you just need to go get an antibiotic
and that you'll be fine. Well, not necessarily. People don't realize that
a mistake that you might make can have serious consequences. We're
all mortals, we are living our lives, we're going along and having unpro-
tected sex even that one time could lead to something, and if you don't
get that taken care of it can have drastic consequences in your life's path.
So that's all that we're doing, we're just talking about it."
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Once you make it
in the door, the Jug
has no equals
After a year or two of waiting in
line for hours in the freezing cold
to flash your 23-year-old fake from
Delaware to the bouncers at classy,
under-age haunts, you've decided
you want more out of your bar expe-
No longer do you wish to wade
through crowds of blacked-out fresh-
men and witness the debauchery that
accompanies them every Thursday,
Friday and Saturday night. No lon-
ger can you stomach watered down
gin and tonics and crappy domestics
served too cold.
You've made up your mind: You're
moving up to the Brown Jug.
The moment you step inside the
Jug's friendly tavern-like interior,
you know right away you've made
the right decision. Granted, depend-
ing on the night, getting inside can be
half the battle, considering the Jug's
notoriously slow lines.

But once inside, you soonlearnthat
the Jug is pretty damn small. Some
call it "cozy." Because, as everyone
knows, "cozy" means mobs of ran-
dom drunk people leaving you unable
to move as the sweat dripping off the
guy next to you lands inyour lager.
Named after the Little Brown Jug
given out to the winner of the Michi-
gan-Minnesota football game each
year, the Jug is also the best place to
go to reaffirm your faith in the maize
and blue. Snapshots and clippings of
past triumphs from Michigan sport-
ing history adorn the Jug's walls.
And nothing gets you more fired up
than singing along with the Michi-
gan fight song as it blares out of the
bar's speakers at last call on football
Unlike Scorekeepers and Touch-
down's, the Jug has the sort of mel-
low atmosphere where no one will
ever judge you for wearing your old,
high school sweatpants to the bar.
And make your moves with confi-
dence, the lights are bright enough
there that you won't come home with
something you might drag out of the
basement on a Thursday night at

The Brown Jug was named after the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Michigan-Minnesota football game.
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he and dimly lit, but when the shell of
he seating may cold weather is lifted, the patio is
cramped but the one of the best places to have a long
lunch with friends. Jerusalem Gar-
food never den is one of those restaurants that
reminds you why you actually do like
disappoints Ann Arbor, despite its endless win-
ters, unavoidable puddles and smug,
earthy locals.
he very least, four years at Simply put, Jerusalem Garden's
iversity should breed a taste food deviates from the traditional
ddle Eastern cuisine. Every style of other Middle Eastern res-
eems to have a restaurant taurants. For instance, the meat
'ide relief to your insatiable isn't skewered but grilled, giving
gs for hummus or shwara- their non-vegetarian sandwiches a
is is one spot, however, that texture. If you are vegetarian, the
elf apart. Located in a yel- falafel plate is a filling meal with
inted, box-shaped building three falafel patties, soup or salad
th Street between Liberty and rice pilaf or mjaddara. Any dish
illiam, Jerusalem Garden is at Jerusalem Garden offers a distinc-
any Middle Eastern restau- tive take on familiar Middle Eastern
Ann Arbor. foods. It's also the only restaurant
irst glance, Jerusalem Gar- within walking distance of campus
ins like the prototypical Ann to offer authentic Turkish coffee
restaurant, reminiscent of with cardamom.
od old days when Treetown Jerusalem Garden is a special
11 of bookshops, Zingerman's place that serves memorable, yet
eap and the people protest- inexpensive meals. The wait-staff
's were under 30. It's the type is friendly and the atmosphere is
e that you can only find west relaxed but intimate. But, if you go,
e Street. The inside is small go for the food.

Jerusalem Garden is hot spot even though it's a few minutes from the main drag of State Street.

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