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Sex Panther


January 23, 2020

By choosing to not have sex, even though that was clearly his expectation for the night, she felt that she had messed up her chance to be with him.

A Call to Mothers: Tell Your Daughters It’s Okay to Masturbate


May 9, 2019

From conversations with friends, I am the only female I know whose mother even uttered the word “masturbation” while growing up. In hindsight, I was the lucky one.

According to Trojan Study, Vermont has Safest Sex

By Annie Grayer

October 7, 2015

On September 15, the makers of Trojan Brand Condoms released its first annual State by State Safer Sex Index ranking. The study found Vermont to be the state with the best sexual health in the country. Trojan Brand Condoms, America’s number one condom, was led to produce the study based on reports...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Hooking Up and Consent

By Alex Edel

April 23, 2014

This week’s commemorative event for Sexual Assault Awareness month will take place tonight at 6:30-8 p.m. in Crossroads Café. While in recent months on both a national and local level here on the campus, there has been a tremendous influx in dialogue surrounding sexual violence, the event Sex, Ho...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

April 17, 2013

If you’ve ever read a Shakespearean comedy, you know that a sure fire way to get the girl is to pretend you’re someone else. In fact, if it’s Shakespeare, you’re probably pretending to be someone else who’s pretending to be someone else, and one of these alter egos is almost certainly a gender...

Bedroom Briefs

By Virginia Johnson

January 23, 2013

As human beings, we desire privacy in our sex lives. Originally an evolutionary imperative, this drive persists in modern society. We lock doors. We close shades. We turn up the music. As college students, however, communal living often thwarts this need. Dorms are shared spaces in which we temporarily...

Bedroom Briefs

By Virginia Johnson

November 28, 2012

My first kiss almost caused mutual, spontaneous combustion. The pent of desire coursing through my veins bubbled to the surface and I completely lost control. Suddenly, everything was wet and hot and desperate. My desperation occurred due to sexting. My first boyfriend and I narrated our sexual exploration...

Bedroom Briefs

By Virginia Johnson

November 7, 2012

I turn off the lights and open my laptop. I begin browsing. What will it be this time. Amateur? Three-way? Anal? It hardly matters. Women scream. Men grunt. Cum sprays across stomachs, backs and faces. Everyone looks miserable. They even cry out in semi-erotic shrieks, as if to indicate their torture. Don’t...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

October 31, 2012

In the olden days, dating began with a process of courtship. There was an emphasis on chivalry, and a girl expected to be wooed in order to be “in a relationship.”  In the 50’s, in order to be “going steady,” as they called it, a boy would have to give a girl his high school ring or his fraternity...

Bedroom Briefs

By Virginia Johnson

October 24, 2012

I spotted my Proctor crush across the dance floor. We had met early in the year, but had rarely spoken since. I had stared at him while he picked choice tomatoes from the salad bar and as he drank tea from a glass. Never a mug. Upon catching my eye, he walked over and slid behind me. We began swaying...

McCullough Show Confronts Issues of Sex, Consent

By Deirdre Sackett

September 26, 2012

A mixture of improv comedy and serious discussion defined the performance of Sex Signals in the McCullough Social Space on Wednesday night. The show touched on issues of dating, sex and — most importantly — the notion of consent. Since its 2000 debut, Sex Signals has been performed over 4,000 times ...

Bedroom Briefs

By Kate Minola

September 19, 2012

Why did I seek out the position of sex columnist, you may ask? I didn't. I was offered the position. I'd like to think it is because I remind people of a younger, less horse-like Carrie Bradshaw, but it probably has more to do with the fact that I talk so brazenly about my experiences (fine, sexperiences). Since...

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