The Sensationalism of Female Virginity

C’mon, ladies. Would you rather be a porcelain teacup or a red solo cup? My friend recounts the words of her high school health teacher and I shudder. I’m disappointed and appalled by the blatant slut-shaming young girls are being fed. Authority figures are supposed to educate with logic and reason, not through cheap scare tactics. But I can’t say I’m surprised by any of this. Since the dawn of time, female virginity has been socially constructed in a way that male virginity has not. Archaic cross-cultural thinking has persisted throughout centuries as women are generally expected to remain “pure” until they are married.

A Treatise against Grindr

The first few weeks of college are a whirlwind for every new freshman. Endless parties, tons of new friends, and a chance to break away from whomever you were in High School. It’s a fresh start, a place for reinvention and creativity. For many students, it’s also a chance to explore their sexuality. For many straight students that may mean downloading Tinder or Bumble on to their phones. However, for many gay and bisexual men that exploration is often done through Grindr.

Vocalizing Your Needs

There you are, sprawled out on Mike from Finite Math’s twin bed. You never thought you’d get here. What began as an innocent invitation to study has become a hot and heavy sexual encounter. Mike is hot as hell, so let’s go full speed ahead. Plus, Mike insists he’s really good at giving head. Alright, let’s see what he’s got. Wait, no. That ain’t it. What the fuck is going on? Mike has no idea what he’s doing. What are you gonna do? Lay there and just wait it out? Pretend you’re into it? NO, you’re gonna show Mike who’s boss and tell him what to do.