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A STUDY PRESENTED at the American Psychological Association Symposium in 2000 stated that 87 per cent of college students report having “hooked up.” The vague term describes the type of encounters that have been replacing traditional dating on university campuses over the recent decades. The Fulcrum sat down with experts and students to learn why …

THE MAJORITY OF Mistress Shira’s family and friends do not know what she does for a living, but she doesn’t think they’d be surprised if they found out. “If it came out to family or friends, my falling into this job, I think very few people would be shocked,” she said. “It’s not like I …

SEX LIFE GONE stale? Tired of the same old ho-hum positions? It happens to even the most experienced of us—but that doesn’t mean you should settle for it. Grab a partner—or two—and get inspired by the positions we’ve “laid” out for you. You can thank us later. The pyramid Why bang one person when you …

LIKE THE COUPLES who frequent them, a romantic restaurant gets that lovin’ feeling from all sorts of different things. Here’s a selection of Ottawa’s culinary offerings that are sure to impress anyone your heart is set on. The spontaneous afternoon out: Stella Luna Gelato Café (1103 Bank St.) To explain what makes this restaurant special, …

THE OLDER YOU get, the more likely it is you’ve slept with someone and seen each other naked. At some point afterward, you will run into these people and be forced to hold a proper conversation, all the while knowing they can picture you accurately without your clothes on. This is a rather unnerving experience, …

GIVEN OUR GENERATION’S affinity for hooking up and our country’s seriously high divorce rate, it seems like we could all use a little advice from a group of people who got it right. The following are words of wisdom from our grandparents. From Andrew Ikeman’s grandpa, Eric Kokish: “Look at her mom—is she cool, or …

SEX AND LOVE, love and sex. The two are intrinsically connected—or are they? Two students with differing opinions debate which is better: Sex with love, or without? Point: Don’t confuse sex and love Growing up, whenever I did something stupid, my mom would say things like, “Where was your brain? What were you thinking? Why …

NEXT TIME YOU find yourself alone in a potential hook-up’s room, sneak a peak into their bedside table. Be sure to look for these five items in the drawers before jumping into theirs. Negative results from a recent STI test and condoms Does this really need explanation? Sex is better when you’re not stressing about …

NOT SURE WHERE you’re going to be knocking the boots next? Look for your astrological sign below and discover what’s in store for you this month. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!     Aries (March 21–April 19) Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the house of the fallen moon, which can only mean one …

Let’s pop the proverbial cherry and talk about sex—or rather, the lack of sex. Virginity is a taboo topic that usually gets ignored in university settings, but Statistics Canada has shown 43 per cent of teenagers have sex for the first time between the ages of 15 and 19. This means more than half of …

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