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Minus the City: Hooking Up with Your Best Friend

December 9, 2020

We’ve all been in a situation, or witnessed a situation, either in person or in some mediocre rom-com, where two people who start off as completely platonic best friends end up sharing a moment of intimacy....

Minus the City: Sexism in STI Stigma

November 14, 2020

Recently, I witnessed a group of people ridicule someone for having contracted an STI. This was deeply troubling to me, although in the moment I wasn’t sure why. My uncertainty translated into silence....

Minus the City: Girl Code at Colgate

November 7, 2020

The term “girl code” definitely carries with it a connotation that seems elementary, maybe even immature. It may take you back to friendship bracelets, Limited TOO, Junie B. Jones and those magnetic...

Minus the City: Casual Sex and Risks in Long Term Mental Health

October 31, 2020

Over the past couple of months, I have talked extensively about casual hook-ups in this column because it is such a relevant occurrence within the social scene here at Colgate. I’ve spoken to many fellow...

Minus the City: The Art of Reciprocity

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,...

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

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...

Minus the City: Don’t Stay, Get Away

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Masturbation Talk: Roommate Edition

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...

Minus the City: Mask Sex?

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...

Sex, Love, and Social Distancing

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...

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