Indigo Trigg-Hauger

The sex appeals: Abuse is not BDSM

A few activities that fall under the bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) umbrella: being tied up, role playing, breath play, consensual humiliation, spanking. A few things which do not fall under that umbrella: abuse, rape, violence.

Film review: ‘Beyond the Lights,’ dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood

There’s more beyond the pop star than you think

Voting by the numbers

Why you should have turned in that ballot

Appreciating art

It’s going to take some effort

The sex appeals: Sex is more than science

Those of us who were fortunate enough to get sex education in school know it’s ultimately not much use at all. From embarrassed school nurses to fact-focused science teachers, there are few sex ed classes that actually get down to the sex part.

The sex appeals: Sex and alcohol

Being a college student affords many opportunities for both drinking and sex. They’re available in copious quantities, and it can be great. What would college be without them? (OK, Brigham Young University, but never mind that.) When you drink and then have sex, it might seem like a good idea at the time, but it rarely is.

The sex appeals: Come on!

Sex is a minefield of dos and don’ts, expectations, and screw-ups. Sometimes it’s hard to talk frankly about mashing your body into and against someone else’s body. I mean come on, it’s ridiculous. But talk you must – because otherwise stereotypes and tropes will get the best of you. Consider premature ejaculation.

Saving their reputation one breast at a time

It’s not surprising the NFL would use breast cancer as a tool to reach women. Eleven out of 12 months of the year the focus is on men, with a few token mentions for women. But come October, the pink comes out in full force across America, and the NFL will be no exception during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Finally the nagging wife becomes an even better source of profit. Who doesn’t want to save the boobies?