Sex and Dating

10 Feb 2020

Do You Really Want a Relationship, or Is It Just Almost Valentine’s Day?

by Laurie Riihimaki It’s February, and all the candy aisles are stocked with red heart-shaped boxes filled with sticky caramels and nutty chocolates. There are giant teddy bears near every register. Florists are pushing roses by the dozens to everyone passing by! Valentine’s Day is near, and looming. Valentine’s Day

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03 Feb 2020

Trendy Self-Care Mantras Are Destroying Your Life

by Laurie Riihimaki  In the last decade, there has been a big switch in the way we perceive mental health. Now, the topic of mental health is widely talked about and the stigma is being slowly wiped away. A lot of the positive and open conversation about mental health has

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27 Jan 2020

Why Are Female Sterilization Rates So High?

by Kate Brunotts As someone who is constantly paranoid about the effectiveness of her birth control, I can’t wait for the day that my partner has a vasectomy. I promise I’m not a sadist, but we both agree that the shared anxiety of having an unplanned pregnancy will only go

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16 Jan 2020

How To Have A Body: A Show About Sex Work, Disability, and Survival

On a cold January afternoon in the Tenderloin in San Francisco, I stopped under a flashing rainbow sign on Eddy Street to meet Gina Stella dell’Assunta. Gina is a writer and performer from San Francisco, with deep roots in queer and trans sex worker and disability communities.

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02 Dec 2019

The Best Waterproof Mascaras for Constantly Crying Seasonal Depressives

by Laurie Riihimaki ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, or should I say tears? For some, this time of year can be heavy with seasonal depression brought on by toxic family get-togethers, dreaded semester finals, literally darker days, and holiday weight brought on by grandma’s famous pecan pie and mac

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07 Nov 2019

5 Fun Date Ideas to Distract You From Your Crippling Student Debt

by Ben Mangelsdorf In case you were wondering, college has been going amazing. I definitely spent the first two years of the best four years of my life contemplating whether life was truly worth living, but I’ve gotten past that and have developed a strong sense of apathy and disregard

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24 Oct 2019

Is He “The One” or Is He Just Not Aggressively Toxic?

by Laurie Riihimaki Let’s be real – it’s a challenge to tell if the guy you’ve been fucking on a regular basis is really your Prince Charming or if he’s just an average person in a world full of toxic narcissistic assholes. Like, how are you supposed to tell if

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23 Oct 2019

Video Games for Your Vagina

So, I’m sitting on a hospital room floor last night visiting my uncle when my cousin suddenly says she’d seen an advertisement for a kegel exercise video game, one where you shoot asteroids by squeezing your vagina muscles. My mom and uncle thought the the concept was pretty great. I

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