Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

The sensation of sexting

People are linking their sexuality to their phones. That’s the future. We’re becoming more and more involved in technology in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Digital dirty talk is so accessible and instant that getting turned on via instant messages can be part of everyday sexual prowess. “Sexting is typically defined as the transmission of sexually explicit messages, images, or photos via…

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Sharing is caring

Valentine’s Day is to relationships like relationships are to couples. Not related. People both in and out of relationships participate in Valentine’s Day shenanigans; and people both participate in relationships that are exclusive to two partners and relationships that aren’t. Most polyamorous people say when they express their relationship to those unfamiliar with the dynamic, it’s usually answered with thoughts like threesomes, commitment issues, and unhappiness. Then followed up with…

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The perks of being single

As I write, my sister is starting a wood fire in our get-away-home in Cape Breton. Tonight, we plan on cozying up with a warm meal, dark chocolate and a movie – something with Dennis Hopper. I am 24 years old, an age with ambiguous expectations. By Canadian standards, I am not expected to be…

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Looking for love in all the right places

Ah, young love. Dating is college is like—who am I kidding; I’m not going to tell you what college dating is like. Dating in college has its own set of rules — ones that no one ever seems to be able to keep up with — and its own set of perks and pitfalls. Excuse…

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No doesn’t mean ‘harass me’

  As a woman, one of the most uncomfortable conversations to have with a man is turning him down once he’s confessed his feelings for you. “We can still be friends though, right?” A comment that she probably meant in all sincerity hits him in the gut like a Louisville Slugger. The ‘friendzone’: seemingly every…

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That three-letter word: V-Day fun

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 they have their shining moments—and a lot of those happen in the bedroom. Whether you’ve…

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Falling and failing

The seven-day-soulmate, by Charlotte Kiddell  Day one: Assume he’s gay, based on sassy dance moves and frequent “Hey girl!” exclamations. Ditch on dance floor to seduce resident heartthrob. Day two: Hear that he hit on my sister the night before. Still think he’s gay… albeit confused. Day three: Bond over Community. Day four: Become best…

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Self love

There are guys you try to be calm around (obsessing over your words as you hold your breath, hoping they can’t tell you’re imagining the thought of kissing them). There are beautiful girls who you’d love to let into your daily routine, if only you could figure out what gets them going. Between our sexual…

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A temporary home

My undergraduate studies at Queen’s University included a number of late nights and parties that were probably inconsiderately loud. I lived in the moment, immersed in my studies and focused on making friends. To be honest, I didn’t give much thought to the community in which all this took place. My experience at university was…

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The relationship

Don't settle for stability. You won't do your heart any favours. (photo by Bryn Karcha)

In September, life begins anew in the academic world, precipitating an increase in social gathering frequency. Perhaps it is the chill in the air, or the aphrodisiac of alcohol, but without intending to, I feel attracted to everybody and nobody and it weighs on my mind that I am less of a calculating creature than…

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