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Sex Talk: Polyamorous Relationships Part 1

Sex Talk: Polyamorous Relationships Part 1

In our society, we continuously hear of the “joys of monogamy” and why spending one’s life with a single human can be eternally fulfilling. This leads us to forget about the world of polyamory. There isn’t anything wrong with having a monogamous partnership, it’s just important to realize that there is more than one way […]

Opinion: Is the drama over? A view from the left

Opinion: Is the drama over? A view from the left

Editor’s note: You can access our companion opinion piece, “Is the drama over? A view from the right” by clicking here. Americans have historically esteemed the executive office, holding it in especially high regard.  While presidents are not above the law, there is broad agreement that their position confers powers and responsibilities warranting an aura of […]

Opinion: Is the drama over? A view from the right

Opinion: Is the drama over? A view from the right

Editor’s note: You can access our companion opinion piece, “Is the drama over? A view from the left” by clicking here. The election is over, exactly like so many before it. This one was contentious, the progressive movement took a major hit, and it’s painful for the movement’s hopeful advocates and sympathizers. We can all agree, […]

Op-ed: It’s only a number

Op-ed: It’s only a number

This can’t be real. That’s all I could think when my father told me about how sick my little brother was. I wanted it to be a dream. It didn’t seem like something that should happen to the goofy idiot I’d grown up with for all of 16 years. I tried to force myself to […]

Sex Talk: The importance of oral communication

Sex Talk: The importance of oral communication

I recently had a conversation with a close friend regarding the sexual partnership that she shares with her current significant other. She expressed distaste and unhappiness concerning the oral sex that she had been receiving.  I inquired if she had openly expressed her thoughts to her partner in order to bring about some kind of […]

Illuminating the prejudices of blackface

Illuminating the prejudices of blackface

Every Halloween, people in blackface costumes appear on social media, and while some may find it an enjoyable way to celebrate, many African-Americans are offended by the use of blackface and its racist history. This year, however, Charles Fentroy, a black man on Facebook dressed in whiteface with the words “privilege” across a white T-shirt […]

Sex Talk: BDSM part two – Dominants

Sex Talk: BDSM part two – Dominants

In last week’s article, basic dominant/submissive guidelines were introduced. This was followed by a brief summary of submissive behaviors and dynamics.  The dominant figure in the partnership or group should also base their actions and personal conduct o of guidelines known either as safe, sane and consensual, or risk-aware consensual kink. These concepts are especially significant for a […]