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Opinion

September 17, 2018

When the frosty Wellington wind blows you back from uni, and you get home just to wait another 3 hours before the heating comes on during the free power hour; staying warm can be a real struggle. My suggestion is to practise the activities our ancestors used to keep themselves toasty during the winter months: eating […]

September 17, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau, tuatahi, ngā mihi ki nga kaimahi katoa o te ao mārama mo tā koutou mahi i tērā wiki. Anei tētahi ruri nā Lea Rust − ko te hauora hinengaro te kaupapa. Maiea te raru o te Hauora hinengaro me te whakamomori mō ngā tauira Māori i ngā wiki kua taha. […]

September 17, 2018

Historically, philosophers have defended a wide variety of views about sex and sexual activity; some of these have been traditionally liberal, others traditionally conservative, and some truly bizarre. In this column, I will briefly describe the views on sex expressed by three famous philosophers: beginning in the 18th century with Immanuel Kant, fast-forwarding to the […]

September 17, 2018

A battle has been raging in the VUWSA office all year. It’s lost me friends, matches on Tinder, and quite a bit of self-respect. But I drunkenly chose this position and now I must stick by my decision for the rest of my life. I’m putting it out there: Going straight to doggy style is […]

September 17, 2018

Did you know that Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and graham crackers were originally invented to discourage masturbation? The theory went that your libido, physiology, and diet were all inextricably linked. Rich or spicy foods made you horny, so by the same token, eating bland foods made it easier to resist your disgusting sexual urges. Following this […]

September 17, 2018

I’m 20 and have just started seeing a new guy (I’m male too btw), my issue is that he’s already mentioned he doesn’t really like using condoms. We haven’t had sex yet and it’s important to me to use protection, so any tips on approaching this? Lena says: Firstly, congrats on thinking ahead with this […]

September 17, 2018

How to online date – safely! I’ve worked for a long time in our local sexual assault service, as a medical forensic examiner. Over the last few years especially, I’ve heard countless stories from patients who have experienced sexual harm as a result of an online dating experience that went wrong. I’m not trying to […]

September 17, 2018

Sex is one of those incredibly strange topics, the kind that society both focuses intently on but ignores at the same time. The power of sex is in how it can make us feel — both in the moment of experiencing something sexual, but also in how we view ourselves in relation to sexual cultural […]

September 17, 2018

Disability and Sex/Sexuality A common misconception about disabled people is that they are non-sexual or unable to have sex, especially those with physical impairments. If they do want sex, it is often assumed that no one would desire them, and they must hire a sex worker in order to have sex. These are common misconceptions […]