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

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 sex-ed lessons. The idea to hold office hours came to her last spring when she noticed a high d...

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. I stumbled into this profitable side hustle through Tinder. I had just taken a break from college,...

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. The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number o...

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

I hate to admit it, but I have thought about Donald Trump while having sex. Not because he makes me weak in the knees, but because his anti-women policies can very well put myself and many others in unfortunate situations. I try to talk myself down from these fears, but all of them are legitimate concerns...

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 about this for a bit. At first I felt pretty bad about it. Of everyone I have shared my body with,...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

<p>Exposing  the sexual double standard </p>

Anna Power

February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University have shown that “both men and women considered casua...

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 to a friend who responded with something like, “My mom won’t let me use tampons because she wan...

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