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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Sex and the Single Student: We met on Tinder, so what?

Everyone who has been on Tinder knows the feeling. You meet someone nice. They’re cute, socially acceptable, take you to a cool coffee shop, and by the end of the date, you’re excited to see them again. Fast forward a few weeks and you’re at a party filled with people you don’t know. Someone comments on how cute you two are together, with the accompanying  “How did you meet?” Cue awkward pause. Tinder bills itself as a dating app. But as anyone who has had to answer that awkward question can tell you, it has a reputation for sleazy hook-ups and one night stands. Friends of mine—coincidentally ones in relationships—bemoan Tinder as facilitating the loss of romance, and fostering a […]

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