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Sex and the Univercity: Sexual experiments

Image: Pixabay [Anonymous writer] What is a sexual experiment? I mainly think of the obvious which is, of course, experimenting with boys and girls (nothing wrong with that; I did it, and it stuck), but it goes so much further than just kissing someone of the same sex. As I write this, I can feel my toes curling, and I’m cringing and sweating because I am a self-confessed prude but hey ho, what can you do? I think many of us are scared to experiment sexually because we are af

Best movies to watch after a breakup

Image: Pixabay [Michael Sabater | Contributing Writer] The day has finally come; you’re officially someone’s ex. Whether you’re the dumper or the dumpee, it still hurts. It’s like a piece of yourself has been ripped out, thrown on the floor and stomped on. You’re currently wearing sweatpants, trying to fill that empty hole with salty snacks and alcohol and wallowing in your sorrow. Yep, breaking up sucks, but the pain’s not over yet, not by a long shot. So begins the dreaded

Are sex bots the future?

Image: the Comic Shop, Flickr, CC BY 4.0 [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] Many have contributed theories about how technology is taking over human interaction, and if this recent technological development is anything to go by, it would seem that said theories could become valid soon enough. A revolutionary project called “Realbotix” is set to make waves in the sex doll market by making available heads with artificial intelligence that can be attached to their already-exist

Erotic literature: when words tease the senses

Image: Pixabay [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] Erotic literature has been around for years – way before 50 Shades of Grey – and it continues to flourish. It can be found in the form of novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs or even sex manuals; covering subjects such as prostitution, homosexuality, sadomasochism and the world of fetish. Defining erotic literature is hard; yes it’s a book about sex, but it’s not just that. Many popular non-erotic novels have lots of sex

What it’s like to love with depression

Image: Unsplash – Elisabetta Foco [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] “Depression and love is wanting to be shown that you are loved constantly but rejecting and not feeling worthy” – J. Moore. What if you never learned to love yourself? That every day it becomes harder and harder to be happy in who you are and where you are in your life. People can come into your life unnoticed but leave craters where your heart used to flourish; memories can turn a happy moment into the r

Valentine’s Day: expectation vs reality

Image: Unsplash – Kristine Litvjak [Emily Alvarenga | Contributing Writer] The holiday filled with chocolates, stuffed animals and romance is here. And whether you’re single, in a relationship or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day never seems to live up to your expectations of being an extraordinary day you will never forget. Yet every year, most never stop dreaming big, imagining a romantic day straight from their favourite Nicholas Sparks novel. Fancy Restaurants Expecta