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: Navigating an open relationship

A few months ago, I was at a family dinner. Amidst the chatter of people, I was talking to a distant, older relative. Asking all of the obligatory questions, he teased me about school, and my social life. “Well now, you probably have so many boyfriends!” he chirped, before taking another sip of scotch and directing his attention to a conversation on the merits of retirement living. Although he was joking, it hit uncomfortably close to the truth. I was in an open relationship, and dating more than one person at the time. Open relationships are a complicated grey area of romance that are often pretty misunderstood. In an open relationship, one or both people date outside of the relationship. Their […]

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Creative Writing Blog: cold hands

she adjusts her feet to the bump and scrape pace of winter sidewalks. contemplates longevity arrivals and departures and the distance between two points (cardinal or otherwise). the cold is welcomed while it is still young. new. exciting. so she accepts its long, lingering embrace that brings a lack of blood to her extremities makes her heart pump harder. surrounded and alone she dances with the cold sways eternal to keep the snow off her face. she’s always said she hates being cold but loves the feel of something holding her this close and so her nights carry on as she tries to stay warm in the hands of her ice and blue lover. Dalton Derkson is the former World […]

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Creative Writing Blog: Bound

I wait for him on my knees, on latex and bruises For a kiss, for a breath, for a slap He chokes me, steals the air until I’m gasping, Begging for release. He is merciless, pushing me against walls, into corners Spreading my legs, tasting, exploring Until I’m over the edge, gone. I follow him to bed Bound, And wait. I am deaf without his touch Blind without his kiss Mute without his voice There is only desire in his eyes, waiting to devour me I bow my head when he enters me Prostrating to his needs Bending to his will He calls to me and I come Wetness dripping through my lips and into his I am his slave, […]

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Sex and the Single Student Blog: Summer Flings

Most of us have them; some are short and sweet, others long and lazy. Sometimes they remain as beach glass fragments of memories and sometimes they stretch out into the autumn months where love fades like the sun. I’ve had a couple of summer flings myself. They were both with older men, although the similarities ended there. My first encounter occurred while I was vacationing in Mexico, a hilarious cliché that came from a concoction of tequila and having no idea what he was saying. While I can’t remember more than three words I said to him, I know our mouths found other uses. He was a friend of the family, and soon enough I was enamoured. We went dancing, […]

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