Mary Drue Hall
"And yet, having those choices, difficult though they may be, is still fundamentally better than having no choice at all."
"Abstinence-only education doesn’t work. In fact, all of the evidence shows that abstinence-only education is ineffective at best, but also that it potentially contributes to higher teen pregnancy and birth rates."
But here’s the thing about study lounges — If I’m an RA in Hojo and I see two feet peeking out from under a table and a young first-year's head thrown back in glorious ecstasy, do I know what’s going on? Absolutely. But am I going to step in and say something? Looking less likely.
"The overemphasis on food and weight in Lifetime Fitness classes reflects a pervasive societal diet culture that many people are working hard to eradicate."
"I’d argue, however, that pushing sex under the table and ignoring it until you’re less busy or tired or stressed isn’t going to work, because news flash: life doesn’t slow down."
"The ‘perfect’ gift for a partner seems ever-elusive, and rightly so. How could it be possible to convey the true complications and complexities of love in an object that can be wrapped in paper and set under a tree? No matter how much you spend, no gift can say what you want to convey better than you could with your own words and actions."
"The whole concept of virginity, although entrenched in our culture, religion and education, needs a serious makeover. Like, let’s Queer Eye that shit."
The culture of these sites threatens to reverse whatever progress we’ve made in the past fifty years promoting sexual agency and reducing the shame and stigma of female sexuality. Personally, that’s not really a path I want to go down. Do you?
My personal plan is to keep anal as something to try if I ever get too bored. It’s on my list of possibilities, probably right after a sex swing but before verbal humiliation. But hey — don’t knock it till you try it.