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Setting boundaries? Try holding off on holding hands

Setting boundaries? Try holding off on holding hands

Erin Powell December 12, 2019

During the summer of 2018, I decided to keep myself pure for marriage and save hand-holding for my husband. Only hand-holding. It started off as a joke between me and my friends when we were making fun...

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Smut lets your imagination run wild

Gabby Felitto December 11, 2019

Like many prepubescent awkward teens, I became interested in sex when I was younger. Through reading smut, I was able to explore what sex was. I’ve read smuts about TV shows like “Sherlock,” and...

How to take control of your sex life: reflect and repeat

How to take control of your sex life: reflect and repeat

Izzy Abraham December 15, 2018

Sometimes a hookup happens so quickly that we don’t take the time to reflect. I think it’s important now more than ever that we, meaning everyone, reflect on our sexual encounters. It’s important...

UVM community talks about consent

UVM community talks about consent

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes December 15, 2018

Every day, students on college campuses are having discussions about consent and its role in their lives. Coming from different backgrounds, many students have varying opinions on education about consent....

Mandated reporting issue

Mandated reporting issue

Staff Editorial April 25, 2018

For some people it’s a friend, others a family member, sometimes a professor.  We all have someone we trust in our lives who we can turn to with issues or concerns. But when is that person legally...

Coercion is not consent: the dialogue following the Aziz Ansari scandal fails

Madeleine Cary January 25, 2018

It started with women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo. The Time’s Up movement focused on the insidious sexual harassment in Hollywood. It has been painful, but also...

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Lily Spechler March 31, 2017

Since it is such a hot topic on college campuses, I can say with certainty that everyone has heard of the word “consent.” By The Free Dictionary’s definition consent means “permission...

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