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Minus the City: The Art of Reciprocity

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

October 24, 2020

Many of us have been in that situation where, after a long night of drinking, we find ourselves with a potential male hook-up. As you are about to get down to business, and consent has been exchanged, things just stop… working. You end up just laying there, staring at the ceiling, waiting as he lays...

Minus the City: Closeted, Straight Colgate Men Are Ruining the Online Dating Scene for the Gay Community

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

As a cis-woman who has never experienced life on Grindr, I’ve always been interested in taking a look at the platform from the point of view of a user, to see how exactly the app looks and works. A queer friend of mine allowed me to get an inside look at the platform and my general understanding of...

Minus the City: Don’t Stay, Get Away

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

October 10, 2020

It is no secret that Tinder is widely used to find quick and casual hookups. No matter how quick and how casual, there has to be some degree of a connection between both parties for there to be any form of physical intimacy. This is a kind of connection that is virtually unattainable behind a screen. Y...

Is OnlyFans A Sustainable Platform For Sex Work As A Means of Survival?

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

OnlyFans, a subscription service where consumers pay a fee to view uncensored content from different influencers, has recently seen a surge in content creators. This is directly related to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic; OnlyFans became a viable money-making alternative to those who became newly ...

Minus the City: Should We or Should We Not Call Her Daddy?

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

September 22, 2020

Call Her Daddy, a podcast that everyone has either listened to or at least heard of, is notorious for its incredibly explicit and raunchy conversations between Alexandra Cooper and her former co-host Sofia Franklyn. The two explore sex and dating from a female perspective and are extremely forthcoming w...

Masturbation Talk: Roommate Edition

Graci Galvez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Hook-up culture is not the same as it was pre-pandemic, and it won’t be for a while as Gate 1 is quite clear in its restrictions for guests. We all know that the safest way to get around this is not to try to get around it at all. In fact, the only real solution is to accept ourselves as our only tr...

Minus the City: Mask Sex?

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

September 10, 2020

March 13, 2020 marked a universal END. For many of us, this was the end of academia as we know it: an unceasing brew of invigorating knowledge and scholarship fostered by a community of professors and students who relied on personal and intimate collaborations beyond the screen of an electronic device, wi...

Sex, Love, and Social Distancing

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

The good news is, COVID-19 in its reproductive stage cannot be sexually transmitted. The bad news is, however, this, unfortunately, means nothing, as virtually any sexual act involves some kind of exchange of saliva, making it inevitable that participating in the hook-up scene will put you at risk. Casua...

Minus the City: A Feminist Approach to Pornography

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

To be or not to be… anti-porn? For decades there has been a heated debate on whether or not porn promotes the sexual objectification of women. Some say it certainly does, as “mainstream pornography” (porn that is created for mass consumption and is usually free, like the notorious Pornhub) is ...

Minus the City: The Fetishization of Queer Sexuality

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Dancing with my friends at a party, I noticed one of my friends being led astray. Knowing that this was her first time at a party, I kept an eye on her. The girl who had summoned my friend to dance gradually became more aggressive with her movements, keeping my friend’s body pressed tightly agains...

Minus the City: The “Orgasm Gap”: What College Men Need To Know

The O Gap

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

“Yeah, I never give a girl head,” a senior in college once told me, “but she can give me head if she wants to.” Confused, I asked “then how do you know if the girl orgasms during sex?” He said, “trust me, I just know.”Given the rabid hookup culture that exists here at Colgate, it’s a...

Minus the City: “Carpe-Dieming” Valentine’s Day

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

A national holiday dedicated to expressing your love and appreciation to the important people in your life. Lots of candy and chocolate, pretty flowers, maybe a fancy dinner, possibly even sex. Sounds like the perfect holiday, right? It might sound like the perfect holiday in theory. But in actuality, ...

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