The Vermont Cynic

Third time’s the charm: what I have learned

November 9, 2016

I recently had sex with a new partner. This new rendezvous bumped the number of guys I have slept with up from two. My “number” is now three. I have had sex with three different people. I thought...

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

Own your body; how to embrace your hair down there

November 2, 2016

I can remember the day well. I had just gotten back from dance class. As I peeled off my sweaty leotard, I noticed something mysterious.   I walked up to my full length mirror to take a better look...

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

Respectfully having sex in a shared space

October 13, 2016

It’s Friday and you have just finished your last class for the week. Exhausted, all you want to do tonight is nap, watch Grey’s Anatomy and order a pizza. You call in a pizza as you are walking...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 10, 2016

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 5, 2016

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth...

Not your mother’s brand of feminism

Not your mother’s brand of feminism

September 21, 2016

The summer before 11th grade I went to summer camp, like I had been doing year after year for the past seven years. Except this summer was different. I had one counselor who handed me a copy of...

The qualms of dating by way of apps

September 9, 2016

Tinder. OKcupid. Friendsy. Coffee meets bagel. If you are a person in college, you have most likely dabbled in online dating. The ability to view millions of single people’s profiles and judge them in...

A souvenir you won’t want

September 1, 2016

Your summer was fabulous, filled with friends, sunny days and a killer tan. And while many people will ask you, “What did you do this summer?” the question you should be asking yourself is, “Who...

Saying ‘HillYes’ when voting in election

April 29, 2016

I support Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next president of the United States of America. There. I said it.  At first, I was “feeling the Bern.” I proudly stuck a “Bernie 2016” button on my backpack...

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

Let’s talk UTIs: Are you feeling the burn down there?

April 15, 2016

You wake up one fine Saturday morning. The sun is shining, the air is clear and you think to yourself, “Today is going to be a great day.” You head to the bathroom to take your morning pee and suddenly...

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Don’t write off condoms before giving them a chance

March 30, 2016

My first experience with a condom was in health class my first year of high school. My teacher was ahead of her time and put a condom on a cucumber instead of a banana. After she finished the demonstration,...

Women are inspired by the bralette

March 3, 2016

I remember my first bra. My mother came home from work and said she had a surprise for me. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. I knew what it was. She had finally caved and bought me the new Pixter...

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