While Hoyas may not want to think about sexually transmitted diseases around Valentine’s Day, they’re a growing concern on college campuses nationwide — even within the front gates. One in four individuals will acquire an STD in his or her life in Washington, D.
There is an online dating site for every kind of person: Christians, farmers, convicted felons, vampires, sea captains, people looking to have an affair, beautiful people, ugly people and decidedly average people. But even with all of these options, dating — especially as a college student — can be hard, whether one wants a long-term relationship or a quick one-night stand.
One may be the loneliest number, but as the song goes, two can be just as bad. Britney Spears provided a possible solution — “3.” At Georgetown, threesomes are more prevalent than many might expect. However taboo they still might seem, threesomes are a part of sex life on campus and are diverse in form, substance and level of intrigue.
The summer before his junior year of high school, Evan Monod (COL ’15) had his first serious girlfriend. Monod has cerebral palsy which affects his balance, so he uses crutches when walking. “Early into it, she just asked me, ‘So, does everything work?’ I’m like, yeah! Yeah, it works,” Monod said.
I am a woman and I masturbate. Gasp! Shock! Awe! Yes. That’s correct. And guess what — if you’re reading this in a public place, the women around you do, too. Hey, chances are some of them are doing it right now. Jokes. That’s probably not true. That’d be outrageous.
The average gay man has sex with eight different men each year, according to an oft-quoted 2003 Dutch study. I consider myself a gay man, and I can count the number of men I’ve had sex with on half of one hand — round the decimal down. Although a lot of gay men will deny it, there is certainly a stigma against those who choose to wait before going “all the way.
I am a virgin. I’m not trying to shout it out from the rooftops, but I’m also not ashamed of it. I’ve never had sex. And? To be fair, I’ve never encountered a situation in my life where the opportunity to have sex was standing right in front of me.
This is my third year here on the Hilltop and the first Valentine’s Day that I’ve been single in college. It also happens to be the best one. Why? Simple: This year, I’ve discovered the real depth of kissing. Everyone talks about how great it is to experiment with different types of people in college, but no one ever thinks you’re talking about just kissing different people.