Catholic universities are struggling with how to strike the balance of academic freedom and religous teachings. Which makes holding a Queer Film Festival or a production of The Vagina Monologues, something most liberal arts colleges take for granted, quite a thorny issue.
In the last three to four years, the university has received "scores of complaints" about the play and the film festival, said Dennis K. Brown, a spokesman. This year, the Queer Film Festival changed its name to Gay and Lesbian Film: Filmmakers, Narratives, Spectatorships. Mr. Brown said Father Jenkins did not call for the change. Liam Dacey, a recent graduate who founded the festival three years ago, said the university insisted because the old title was deemed celebratory of homosexuality.
However, after a while, all that talk of condoms, lube, orgasms and casual sex (especially from an adult lecturer from Redbook) can start to become slightly icky or tiresome. Maybe it's me but after I hear the phrase "dental dam" for the fourth time, I just want to go home, watch Antiques Roadshow, get a cat and never have sex again.
The use of contraception in oral sex was debated heatedly in Pearson 104 last night, as sexologist Logan Levkoff spoke to a packed room. Levkoff, who has made frequent appearances in women's magazines like Redbook - as well as on MTV, VH1, Oprah and the E! channel - was brought to Tufts through a Tufts Hillel initiative called "Vitality: Living Healthy, Living Well." More...
West Virginia University students are studying in their dorms. Suddenly, the joyful tinkle of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" will ring out all over campus. Apple-cheeked students will raid their piggy banks, checking accounts or roommate's underwear drawer for money to buy...
Oh the joy! So many flavors and textures! So many colors and sizes! Coordinating lubes of various consistencies...
And at the end of the day, students will couple off, holding hands, their hearts filled with earthy optimism, their loins throbbing with sensual passion. Those without partners will go home, masturbate, eat some KFC and pass out in front of "Blind Date."
On every campus newspaper, there's a Kollege Karrie Bradshaw, wise beyond his/her years, dispensing sage sex advice or pithy anecdotes to her fellow classmates.
Rose Afriyie, a rather formal sex columnist for the Pitt News tells us the tender tale of two college juniors, "Gilda" and "Gene." "Gilda" goes to Pitt. "Gene" goes to MIT. (No, not Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner, I was confused too). How do they make it work, you know, sexual frustration-wise?
Apart, Gilda and Gene have ways of staying true to one another and satisfying their sexual appetites. The couple has no objections to masturbation. While Gilda only occasionally delves into the realms of self-pleasure, Gene admits to masturbating more frequently. Additionally, although Gilda is considering a vibrator, she hasn’t yet bothered to go shopping for one.