Porn problems: Is porn making us less intimate?

In today’s digital culture, satisfying one’s pornography craving is as simple as completing a quick Google search or visiting popular streaming sites such as Pornhub. Pornhub, which has become one of the most recognized and successful porn websites in the world, keeps its own metrics on traffic to its website. In 2016 alone, the site had 23 billion visitors, which accounted for 64 million per day. People are consuming porn at a rapid rate. In fact, according to Pornhub, Canada falls fourth on its list of the top 10 countries when it comes to per capita page-views. Free and easy access Through the internet, pornography has become easily accessible, with much of it being available instantly for free. While many […]

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Drug facilitated sexual assault: what you should know before Frosh 2017

If you have ever hesitated before taking a sip of the drink you left with a friend at a bar, you are not alone. Drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) happens more than you think, and it’s four times more likely to occur to someone while they’re completing their post-secondary education, according to Carleton University’s Equity Services webpage. Carole Miller, a crisis counsellor for the Ottawa Police Service, has spoken with many people who have experienced sexual assault, but said it happens more often in universities where experimentation with alcohol and sexuality is already happening. “It’s a tough subject, and normal rites of passage, normal, healthy experimentation is happening anyways,” she said. According to the Equity Services department webpage, “[DFSA is] […]

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Fall semesters see spike in sexual assaults

First-year English student Amanda Horvath moved into her Carleton residence just two weeks ago, but she said the fear of sexual assault is already on her mind. “I’m concerned,” she said. “Being a young woman, it happens.” Two weeks of living in Carleton’s Lanark House, Horvath said she is still learning the gist of university life—good and bad. “Some of the guys can get out of hand and make some snide comments and talk really crudely about some of the girls on the floor,” she said. First-year female students at universities across North America are most likely to be sexually assaulted in the first three months of this semester. Experts have warned policymakers on college campuses of this period, which […]

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