The Colgate Maroon-News

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, ...

Minus the City: Why You Should Delete Tinder, But Won’t

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

Tinder has brought about a full-scale revolution in online dating. What used to be a long process of creating a detailed profile just to then find a pretty good match, has now become a matter of a swipe to the left or to the right. Tinder has, in a sense, diminished the opportunity of finding a genuine h...

Minus the City: How Much is Too Much?

Daniel Dougherty, Maroon-News Staff

October 17, 2019

How much should you talk about sex? As modern people we often have competing instincts. Many of us are sex-positive, tolerant of the multiplicity of sexual lifestyles and largely resent the puritan, prudish aspects of American culture. But the last thing most of us want to do is to make people uncomf...

Minus the City: Be Your Own Wing-Woman

Skylar Bradley and Ruby Wald, Maroon-News Staff

September 17, 2019

Our relationship, albeit completely platonic and not romantic, is somewhat of an anomaly on Colgate’s campus: we’ve stayed together all four years. It all started freshman year in East Hall, and from the beginning, we sharedeverything: clothes, boys, illnesses and drunk shenanigans. But really, we’ve ...

Minus the City: Little Things, Big Fights

Daniel Dougherty, Maroon-News Staff

September 10, 2019

The supposition that people fall for partners like their parents is often subject to ridicule, but there’s something quite sensible to it. After all, the first love you experience is usually that of a parent’s. But something to remember is that your parents’ relationship with you and each othe...

Minus the City: Intimacy Toolkit

Kira Palmer, Maroon-News Staff

April 25, 2019

I’m sad, Colgate. I’ve been sad, or stressed or angry, pretty much for the past two and a half weeks. My mood can mostly be attributed to my involvement with a certain student organization and the recent debacle that occurred. If you know, you know. While dealing with the recent series of events...

Minus the City: Lessons Learned: Reflecting on Our Time at Colgate

Kira Palmer, Maroon-News Staff

April 4, 2019

It’s the last full month of the school year. When rubber hits the road. When people begin to venture outside again, at least on the days when it isn’t still snowing. When SPW seemingly takes over campus for a weekend (or a week, depending on your choices). When I finish my thesis, #halp. As I’...

Minus the City: Sex Ed

Kira Palmer, Maroon-News Staff

March 7, 2019

After receiving recommendations from multiple friends, I started binge watching “Sex Education” on Netflix. I don’t have time for a synopsis, but it is my new obsession and I suggest you check it out for yourself. The title of the series made me think of a conversation I had with another group ...

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