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Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce

January 26, 2012

This column was written by Tristan Gavin. I am sure you have heard the statistics on the frighteningly low proportion of successful marriages before, so I won't bore you with numbers. What I will bore you with, however, is my opinion on the cause of this trend, specifically the role sex plays in our s...

What “great sex” really means

What “great sex” really means

December 13, 2011

Whitman students, for the most part, are not afraid of sex: hearing about it, talking about it or having it. Hence, it was no surprise to see several hundred Whitman students show up in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 25 to hear Nicole Daedone speak about female orgasm. Though the lecture was titled "College Sex:...

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Peter Chen

October 6, 2011

My Chinese female friends told me that they allowed their boyfriends to hold their hands after dating for two months and to kiss them after half a year. I bluntly asked how long it would take for them to allow sex with their boyfriends. They said, "Never." My friend Dianna Alma, a sophomore at Whitman, however, told me th...

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