It’s time to talk about sex

Research finds that communication between partners can lead to better sex

February 26, 2016

  The key to a healthy sex life? Good communication. That was the message Tuesday at a panel discussion, “Taking Care of Down There,” held at the Halifax Central Library. “One in five women might experience pain during sex,” Kate… Continue Reading

From the archives

Scandalized by sexuality

February 11, 2016

University campuses have long been characterized as hotbeds of sexual progress and promiscuity. While it is true that campus life has often pushed the boundaries of sexual propriety over the years, we students are not some homogenous hormonal horde. We… Continue Reading

Talking bodies

Passion, temptation and SEX in art

February 11, 2016

Many art work implicate lust, desire, and want. Jean-Honore Fragonard’s painting “The Swing” perfectly exemplifies sexual tension, lust, want, temptation, and voyeurism. In this 18th century masterpiece, an older man pushes a young woman on a swing while a young… Continue Reading

Get Off Right

Some myths and facts of sex in university

September 04, 2015

Myth If you’re not putting a penis in a vagina, you don’t need to use a condom. Fact You can catch STIs from all different types of activities. There are a lot of great ways to protect yourself during oral,… Continue Reading

That three-letter word: V-Day fun

February 14, 2014

My mother wasn’t impressed when I told her I’d landed myself a sex column. “Why sex?” she asked. “Why not something nice, like relationships?” We all know relationships aren’t always nice, but in honour of Valentine’s Day, I should say… Continue Reading

That three-letter word: Keeping it courteous

January 24, 2014

  If you’re not used to sharing a space with people you’re not related to, the transition can be difficult. I’ve never seen so many bottles in a shower, or so many mugs in a cabinet. But it’s fun. The… Continue Reading

That three-letter word: flying solo

January 17, 2014

  Alright. I’ve been staring at a blank document for far too long now. It’s time to talk about an often maligned sexual subject: masturbation. This won’t be a how-to; most of you know what to do, and if you… Continue Reading

It starts with ‘p’ and ends in ‘ography’

November 15, 2013

Your friends watch it. Your brother watches it. Your sister probably watches it, too. That bro who sits in front of you in lecture? He definitely watches it. No, I’m not talking about Duck Dynasty (those beards are mystifying, though)…. Continue Reading

The pill, for men?

November 14, 2013

Let’s just get it out there: a lot of sex happens at university. We have casual dating, we have a few too many drinks at parties, it happens. There’s a reason we have a sex column in the Gazette. It… Continue Reading

That three letter word: The sex inside your head

November 01, 2013

Sweeping generalization: most people think about sex at least some of the time. (Those half-a-dozen people in front of you in line for coffee? Pretty sure at least one of them has sex on the brain.) If and when people… Continue Reading

That three-letter word: Fixating on fetishes

October 11, 2013

Fetishes and fixations are objects or situations that a person finds extremely arousing. Ranging from feet and shoes to leather and latex, fetishes of all degrees are quite common. Just to get your toes in the water, here’s a quick… Continue Reading

Savage Love! Live!

October 11, 2013

Dan Savage is not one to blush when speaking about ejaculate before a crowd of 200. Rather, he carries on in the same direct way that makes his writing so poignant and informative. He is a man committed to change… Continue Reading

That three-letter word: The basics of bondage

October 04, 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, bondage refers to the practice of restraining someone or being restrained for sexual gratification. The means vary, but the end remains the same: dominating or being dominated by your partner. This is an activity… Continue Reading