Student Press Love & Sex Stories: Open Relationships, Bras, Sex Crimes & Love Triangles (#sex)

Below is a screenshot sampling of recently published columns in student news outlets nationwide directly tackling matters of sex and love.  Open relationships, love triangles, sexual consent, sexy music, and the sexual side effects of so-called happiness drugs all make appearances.  Happy Monday!

Her Campus

“It seems like a successful open relationship is like a unicorn– you have heard about their existence but have never actually seen a real one, as the horses you mistake for the mythical creature are just really good at pretending. . . .”

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

“Sex, more than anything else, is all about setting the mood. Lights, scents, location and scenery are all factors that make or break the experience. Yet above all, there’s the music; music is the food of love. . . .”  (By the way, for those scoring at home, the six stages are Prelude, Foreplay, Sex, Interlude, Orgasm, and Afterglow.)

The Miami Hurricane, U of Miami

“I’m not sure if what I’m doing is completely wrong or completely warranted. My best friend and his girlfriend have been dating for about three years. But for about the past five or six months, she and I have been hooking up, and he doesn’t know about it. . . .”

The McGill Daily, McGill University

“The list of conditions that fall under that term [sexual dysfunction] could hold its own in a fine-print contest.  In no particular order: no or lower libido, delayed orgasm, anorgasmia (no orgasm), pleasureless orgasm, erectile dysfunction, problems with arousal (unspecified), and possibly genital anesthesia (in which genitals are no more useful for pleasure than, say, your arm is). . . .”

The Daily Evergreen, Washington State

“It is so rare for me to make eye contact with someone that when I do, I can’t help it. My socially-deprived brain goes into hyperdrive producing overwhelming scenarios stolen from that rubbish known as romantic comedy. By the time I am able to replenish my brain’s oxygen specimen B is already long gone and I look up only for it to happen all over again. . . .”

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn

“Let’s say you go to Blarney’s tonight and after pounding back enough beer to flood all of Locust Walk, you leave with someone. You perform a sloppy, drunken version of the horizontal tango and when you wake up in the morning, your hangover is tinged with regret.  Were you raped? . . .”

The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh

“In fifth grade, I was the first girl in my class to wear a bra.  My measly 32AA training bra held up the “breasts” I’d developed earlier than the rest of my classmates. For an 11-year-old, I was well-endowed– a physical trait that did not follow me past my middle school years.  Wearing a bra was more of a nuisance than a blessing. . . .”

The Nevada Sagebrush, UNR

“Leah Daigle, an associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University, said only about 5 percent of sexual assaults on college campuses are reported to authorities. . . . ‘Women on college campuses don’t routinely tell police,’ Daigle said. ‘But they do tell somebody. So they are disclosing their experiences, usually to their friends.’ . . .”

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