Let’s talk about sex: a conversation about sexuality in the millennial era

As Ottawa and Carleton get ready to welcome winter, the cold and the constant indoors has more than a few of us wanting to hunker down with someone special. While many of us crave the security of being in a relationship, many millennials would prefer to stay single. However, this doesn’t mean they’re having more sex. Are millennials really having less sex? From the New York Times to Vice, recent articles on sex in the 21st-century are suggesting that millennials are having less sex and fewer sexual partners than previous generations, with little explanation as to why. Harar Hall, co-ordinator of Carleton University’s Womyn’s Centre, debunked the idea that millennials are less sexually active than previous generations by looking at the […]

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Let’s talk about sex, baby: RRRA hosts Sex Week

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) educated students on sex positivity at its Sex Week events held from Oct. 2-6. Brittany Galler, the vice president (programming) of RRRA and co-ordinator for the awareness week, said its aim was to have an interactive and friendly discussion about topics related to sex, such as sexuality and consent, in a non-judgmental environment. “Studies have shown that the first few months of university are critical, statistically speaking, for occurrences of sexual violence. Because of the high sexual violence rates at this time of the year, it is extremely important to have events such as this one to promote consent culture, safe sex, and healthy relationships,” Galler said. Venus Envy, an award-winning sex shop and […]

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Carleton debuts SNO physics exhibit

Carleton’s new science exhibit, New Eyes on the Universe, a showcase of the science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and its lab (SNOLAB) opened in Residence Commons on Oct. 4. According to a press release, the 800-square-foot exhibit celebrates SNOLAB discoveries and displays 40 panels detailing the development of both SNO and SNOLAB. The release states that it also has interactive video kiosks, and visitors can take a virtual tour of SNOLAB. According to SNOLAB’s website, the lab is a “world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine, near Sudbury, Ontario.” The website states that SNOLAB focuses on sub-atomic physics, largely neutrino and dark matter physics. On Oct. 3, an opening ceremony was held […]

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