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Sex Issue 2015

Sex Issue 2015

Georgetown’ Contraception Control Students explain their frustrations about the inability to buy contraception on campus and discuss the implications on their sex lives. Confronting Double Standards of Sexuality What makes a girl a “slut” and a guy a “player”? Why is the girl labelled a “bitch,” when the guy is[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 1 comment Sex Issue, The Guide

A Pee After Sex Keeps the Doctor at Rest

I remember the last piece of advice my high school journalism teacher gave me: always pee before and after sex. I’ve long since forgotten the probably awkward context of that conversation, but after last semester, I will always heed her words. It was around the time of study days, just[Read More…]

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Confronting Double Standards of Sexuality

Confronting Double Standards of Sexuality

What makes a girl a “slut” and a guy a “player”? Why is the girl labelled a “bitch,” when the guy is “simply aggressive”? These double standards exist in a society that has propagated stereotypes of submissive women and heroic men. Even today, feminists have fallen under criticism for being[Read More…]

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When Power and Pleasure Don’t Mix

When Power and Pleasure Don’t Mix

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” Oscar Wilde said it, Frank Underwood quoted it and the girl whom I chased for most of my senior year of high school meant it. I was someone who had a traditional notion of a relationship built[Read More…]

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Trust and Sexual Expression Tied Together

Trust and Sexual Expression Tied Together

Trying to put this story to paper is really strange for me, but not for the reason you’d think. Yes, I’m talking about sex and bondage, and if my mother, with whom I was just speaking on the phone while opening up this very Word document, knew what I was[Read More…]

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DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
H*yas for Choice, a student-run organization, shoulders its role as the only distributor of condoms on campus. It has long been a proponent of increasing contraceptive resources.

Georgetown’s Contraception Control

On the stacks at Vital Vittles, students can find a range of useful medicinal products to help them survive college life. Whether it’s cough drops or NyQuil, the independent, student-run Students of Georgetown Inc. ensures that its flagship store is stocked with basic medical necessities. On one shelf, you can[Read More…]

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Casual Sex that Never Fully Satisfies

It’s early Sunday morning. Campus seems eerily quiet at nine in the morning. My hair is messy and my clothes are disheveled as I trek back to my bedroom so that I can get on with my existence here at Georgetown. Other people, who seem at least superficially content, stroll[Read More…]

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Institutionalized Hookups

Institutionalized Hookups

At colleges and universities across the country, the social scene revolves around sororities and fraternities. Yet on a campus like Georgetown where only a handful of Greek chapters exists, the dominant social groups take on a much different form. Sports teams and clubs as well as academic, career and cultural[Read More…]

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The Fear of Leaving Your Heart Unzipped

There’s nothing more awkward than making eye contact with your hookup’s roommate as you zip up your pants prior to leaving in the morning. Georgetown, like most universities, has a very present hookup culture. It has been my experience that the LGBTQ community has a particular preference for casual sexual[Read More…]

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Social Media Dating Moves from Niche to Norm

Social Media Dating Moves from Niche to Norm

Most people can instantly name several dating websites and matchmaking apps. As indicated by their edgy Silicon Valley names, these apps are targeting increasingly specific markets. JSwipe, for example, specifically advertises to Jewish users, while Grindr aims to draw in the gay community. Some of these niche markets are so[Read More…]

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