Internet Fetishes: Woolies and Insects and Trees, Oh My!

Human sexuality. It’s a pretty straightforward concept, isn’t it? At least, it can be. Over the course of our evolution, we’ve depended on some variant of it to reproduce and to express love to each other. Because sexuality comes in a variety of flavors, it can manifest itself in some pretty strange and unconventional ways. One of the more eccentric of these means is fetishism, a form of sexual pleasure experienced through engaging with a particular object or activity. While fetishism might seem niche because we don’t tend to talk about it seriously in our everyday lives, it’s far more prevalent––and diverse––than one might think.

The Keating Bell Tower Heist

It’s just about 2am, and the oppressive summer air was giving me as much trouble as my acrophobia was while I climbed the steps of Keating’s forbidden bell tower. I really hadn’t even climbed all too far yet before my fear kicked in, so I tried to distract myself by reliving the moment we got in.

Bill Cosby’s sentencing in the wake of Kavanaugh

ast Wednesday, a comedian and actor who had once been the embodiment of family values, trust, and laughter for millions of Americans across the country was sentenced to a prison sentence of three to ten years. 14 years ago, Bill Cosby, now 81, drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in his home. For Mrs. Constand, and all other survivors of sexual assault, this conviction was a long time coming. While Constand’s case was the only one to withstand the statute of limitations in court, it is suspected by many that Cosby was a serial predator, drugging and assaulting multiple women all across his long running career.