Posts by Rosalie Fralick

Get Off Right

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, manual and anal sex. For oral sex, dental dams and condoms are a great option.…

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With the Lights On: The Female Orgasm and You

This week I was browsing Yik Yak (that weird anonymous Twitter app) when I read the following post: “I’m a 23 year old woman and I can’t have an orgasm. Am I weird?” Not such an appalling thing to read in and of itself. Some people are anorgasmic for a variety of reasons and as…

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With the lights on

Usually when we talk about safer sex, we’re talking about protections from STIs and pregnancy. Safer sex doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no risk, it just means we’re limiting the risk and protecting our partners and ourselves. STIs can be transmitted via oral, manual or penetrative sex. They can be transmitted between two people with…

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With the Lights On

Getting BDSM off on the right track With the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, BDSM is once again in the mainstream. That’s great in that it’s allowing people to realize that they’re kinky, but there are also some serious BDSM fallacies in Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie lacks basic consent, respect,…

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Anti-Cosmo Sex Tips

The Gazette takes on Cosmopolitan for some REAL sex advice Cosmo Sex Tip #1 “If the sex is getting boring, don’t have a serious conversation – take action instead.” Gazette Sex Tip Rebuttal #1 If the sex is getting boring, have a chat about maybe spicing it up a bit. You can do this in…

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The A-B-C’s of S-E-X

Anal Play: Lube up and use fingers first before trying for larger penetration. Also nothing that touches your butt touches your vagina without being washed. BDSM: Discuss and practice active consent, have fun, aftercare matters. Cunnilingus: Don’t forget about the clitoris, that’s where most pleasure will be experienced for most female-bodied people. Dirty Talk: Different…

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Summer arts!

Summer days, summer nights (Illustration by Amber Solberg)

Haligonian summers are filled with art.  From pubs playing live music to lots of local theatre and our well-known busker festival, there’s barely enough time to do everything. You can hit up the Outeast Film Festival or the Atlantic Film Festival’s outdoor film screenings in mid-June and mid-July, respectively. If you’re looking for some live-action…

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School on full speed: A product of pressure

Students nationwide are feeling the pressures of getting the best grades, applying for the biggest scholarships and getting the top jobs in their fields. With tuition rising at an inordinate rate, the push to do well and get your money’s worth is stronger than ever. Midterm papers, three exams, a major research project, a part…

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Ondaatje speaks at annual lecture

Award-winning author Michael Ondaatje presented this year’s Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture, “Mongrel Art: A Discussion of Literature and its Neighbours,” on Nov. 14 at the University of King’s College. The father of former King’s student Alex Fountain spoke briefly about his late son, who valued inclusiveness above all else. Fountain said the goal with his…

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Here for Hollerado

Four guys, one Ottawa suburb and garage rehearsals lead to Canadian indie rock band Hollerado. Guitarist Nixon Boyd spoke with the Gazette about influences, history and new music. On tour, Boyd says, “we mostly travel in the van. We pass time as best we can keeping each other awake by trying to one-up each other with…

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