Sex Issue 2011

Without Palin, students still discuss abstinence

The controversy surrounding the cancellation of Bristol Palin’s speaking engagement at Washington University has opened a dialogue on campus about abstinence, a topic that many students feel has long been underrepresented.

| News Editor

Students learn kink from erotic educator

Kink 101: Intro to Creative Exploration and Play kicked off Washington University’s Sexual Responsibility Week on Monday evening. Around fifty students gathered in January 110 to listen to Lee Harrington discuss kink.

| News Editor

St. Louis ranks highest in reported STIs in U.S.

St. Louis is regularly recognized as having the highest rate of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in the country. And in a sexually-charged environment like college, Washington University students are no strangers to STIs either.

| Senior News Editor

Keep funding for Title X

Last Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee announced in a press release that it would cut $327 million worth of federal funding for Title X, a resolution that the House of Representatives is expected to vote on next week.

Sex and Pizza

You know it’s tough being a guy. Rodney Dangerfield said it best with his “I get no respect.” When it comes to dating, it’s difficult to be the man. Right off the bat, women think that all we want from them is sex. Come on, ladies. It’s 2011, the new age of dating. Give us a break. We want that and then some.

| Staff Columnist

A Pissy Night

n high school, I was on the Constitution team and my boyfriend looked like the dude with long hair from “Dazed and Confused.” When I got to Washington University, I was in heaven. There were smart, attractive guys everywhere and I was finally ready to spread my wings, become a woman and stop wearing my retainer during the day.

| Staff Columnist

Accept Those Who Challenge Gender Norms

I get the question, “So Jon, do you give it or take it?” surprisingly often. Never from other gay guys, who might have a legitimate interest in knowing; it’s always straight guys who seem most curious.

Jon Branfman | Op-Ed Submission

Turning sports terms into sex positions

Sports are dirty; sometimes they’re rough. You can play them with a team or go solo, and they make you all sweaty and tired but also make you feel good and want to pat other people on the butt. What we’re trying to say is, sports are just like sex. And whenever we’re watching them on TV, the commentators are always saying things that make us giggle because, well, we’re immature.

| Student Life Staff

Sexting: Not for childhood heroes

Sending illicit text messages isn’t becoming of a college freshman, let alone a 41-year-old professional athlete. In fact, it’s sexual harassment. I’m disturbed by the fact that the argument among sports pundits seems to be “will this affect Favre’s legacy?” I think it’s clear that it should.

| Sports Editor

The first pornographic video game: ‘Custer’s Revenge’

With the introduction of every new form of multimedia comes a fountainhead of new pornographic material. In an America when VHS was the peak of technology, the Atari 2600 allowed for vast new forays into porn-material-porn-user interaction. From this brave new world emerged “Custer’s Revenge” on Oct. 13, 1982.

| Cadenza Reporter

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