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Subverting sexpectations

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor April 21, 2022

Note: All of the names used in this article are pseudonyms. “You’d like to stay anonymous, right?” I’m perched on the edge of Rachel Sommer’s desk, tucked into the inner room of a divided...

“Pleasure, Desire and Arousal” workshop aims to de-stigmatize conversations about sex

Renny Acheson , A&E Editor March 4, 2021

When Whitman Delta Gamma alumna Haley Ireland responded last fall to an Instagram post on the sorority’s Instagram page gauging interest for a women’s health event, she was met with overwhelming excitement.  Ireland,...

Sex Dreams Offer Insight Into Our Repressed Sexual Desires

Maggie Mae Lemaris February 21, 2013

I will be the first to admit that I don't understand the neural theories and science behind memory. I suppose I could spend years studying neurological chemistry, but that's not going to happen. So I cannot...

Naturalistic Fallacy a Danger in Sex Talk

Spencer Wharton October 31, 2012

In almost every area of modern life, we eagerly embrace a lifestyle that is far from "natural." Whether you're reading this column in print or online, you're engaging in an "unnatural" activity––neither...

Neither party stellar on sex ed

Spencer Wharton October 25, 2012

As a high school senior in 2008, I watched the election, boiling over with the indignation of being three months shy of voting in an election relevant to my life. In a week and a half, millions more teenagers...

Sexcetera: Open discussion makes sex more satisfying

Spencer Wharton September 13, 2012

Freshman year, I never talked about sex. Convinced it was inappropriate and awkward, I kept it to myself, only on very rare occasions sharing my thoughts with my neighbor across the hall. As a whole,...

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