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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Examining kink culture at UVM

Examining kink culture at UVM

Ellie Scott, Layout Editor December 10, 2021

Generational Gab: Sex Positivity

Emily Taylor, Podcast Host December 7, 2021

The Generational Gab is a podcast that explores the different aspects, challenges and quirks of Generation Z at the University of Vermont. This episode, hosted by Emily Taylor, delves into sex positivity....

Dont participate in hookup culture

Don’t participate in hookup culture

Christophe Meunier, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021

I am a professional Tinder secretary. For the last year, I ran accounts for 10 of my friends and gave countless others advice on how to talk to women on dating apps like Tinder and maximize their profile...

Sex is awesome, have it

Sex is awesome, have it

Reece Coren, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021

College is a beautiful time. It’s the crossroad between youth and adulthood. The time when many people truly experiment with sex for the first time. Students shouldn’t feel pressured to refrain from...

Things you can fit a condom on

Things you can fit a condom on

Stephan Toljan and Kate Vanni December 13, 2019

Malaysian condom company Karex made 5 billion condoms in 2016, accounting for roughly 15 percent of the world’s condom market, according to an August 2016 Forbes article. With this photo feature,...

On Thursday afternoons in the Living Well office, sexuality exert Jenna Emerson holds personalized walk-in sex-ed lessons where students can discuss anything from quirting and masturbation to refining Tinder profiles or professing love. Emerson started these office hours last spring when she noticed a high demand for one-on-one meetings to discuss students love and sex lives.

Not as stressful as ‘the talk:’ Living Well office hours

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer December 14, 2018

At sex education office hours, students line up to discuss pleasure, pain and emotional intimacy. On Thursday afternoons in the Living Well office, sexuality expert Jenna Emerson holds personalized walk-in...

How I made money off my feet

How I made money off my feet

Brigitte Riordan, Oddities Writer December 22, 2017

About a year ago I fell into a paid writing gig when I launched my online foot dominatrix domain. What kind of jobs are out there for English majors? Well, this is mine, and it was hardly well planned....

What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer December 14, 2017

“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said. Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation. ...

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...

The myth, the legend, the hymen

February 17, 2016

The hymen is probably the most misunderstood part of the female body. You may have had your first experience with your hymen when you were 12 and wanted to try tampons. You might have mentioned this venture...

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