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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2018

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Tinderellas and Tinderfellas: looking for love, sex and entertainment

September 14, 2016 |


Tinder is a popular dating app downloaded by many teenagers and young adults. As one can imagine, it is immensely popular to use on a college campus, but the real question is, what is it like to use Tinder on a small college campus?

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Yes means yes, or no? Affirmative consent put into question

March 17, 2016 |

By Elizabeth Brantley

Knowing the difference between right and wrong is something that humanity should take pride in understanding. Most of us seem to know a red light means stop, stealing is wrong and punching a beehive is a one-way ticket to a bad time. Despite this, one concept seems to continue to elude humanity’s grasp: consent.Read More

Dorm sex: loud as you want, not whenever you want

February 10, 2016 |


Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to exchanging tokens of affection with the ones you love. For most of us this means eating heart-shaped foods our friends give us, but for those in steady romantic relationships, it is a time to prove your love for one another by trading cliché gifts and “Netflix and chilling” until the break of dawn.
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Top 5 Places to Get It On at UMW

March 24, 2011 |


As spring so teasingly begins to rear its head, UMW students have one thing on their minds…sex.

As the campus slowly starts to blossom and bloom, the scents of passion begin to permeate the air above campus. … Read More

Sexclamations: In Dorm Sex, Roommate Communication a Must

September 1, 2010 |


For some students, returning to school presents new barriers and limits to their sexual activity. For others, it opens a completely new realm of opportunities and locations to experiment with sex.

Whatever the case, one thing is … Read More

Sexclamations: 'Study Breaks' Relieve Pressures of Exams

April 21, 2010 |


With exams just around the corner and other fast approaching deadlines, everyone on campus seems to be overloaded by stress. Sex is probably the last thing on your mind. Who can afford to waste precious, valuable time … Read More

Sexclamations: Sex in Real Life Better Than in Movies

March 31, 2010 |


A scene from a video: Boy: “Hold on. I’m still wearing a sock. Is it in?” Girl: “We should put down a towel. I’m—spotting.” Boy: “I’ve kind of lost it [my erection].”

Despite some exaggeration, the … Read More

Definition of Sex Not Necessarily Clear Cut

October 7, 2009 |

BY DAMIAN ALLEN Guest Columnist

What is sex? Quick, before you go running to Webster, what is sex to you? Okay, before you go running to Wikipedia, it isn’t that kind of question. Sex isn’t simply a penis entering a … Read More

Kama Sutra Contains More than Just Sexual Positions

September 30, 2009 |


In the distant past, an Indian scholar named Mallanaga Vatsyayana wrote a collection of texts called the Kama Shastra. This collection included a text about human sexual behavior known as the Kama Sutra.

Now I … Read More


September 2, 2009 |

By Brittany DeVries

I walked by Jefferson Hall earlier, the lawn strewn with Target and Pottery Barn belongings. Collecting newspaper interviews, I watched anxious parents and excited freshmen as they moved in to the residence hall with no air conditioning, … Read More

Sexclamations: Cheating Partners

March 26, 2009 |


What makes a relationship an actual relationship in the college world is often complicated and differs among assorted couples. To begin with, the way people define relationships varies greatly among individuals. Some believe in keeping relationships light … Read More

UMW Student Play Stirs up Controversy

March 26, 2009 |


UMW Junior Paul Morris checks his Facebook every day for death threats. His most recent onslaught, he says, comes from religious groups hell-bent on shutting down the college’s disturbing and controversial student play, “Fall.”

Addressing the existence … Read More

Sexclamations: Porn During Sex

March 19, 2009 |


A few days ago, while I was getting ready for a party with some girlfriends, we got to talking about unusual things that have happened with past sexual encounters.

Of course some pretty crazy stories came up, … Read More

Fight violence with ribbons

March 19, 2009 |


The White Ribbon Campaign’s ultimate goal is to completely eradicate male violence against women.

Contrary to what their critics say, wearing a white ribbon and belonging to the cause is not simply a way to do away … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Sex, Gender, Not the Same

February 5, 2009 |

The following letter was written in response to “Co-ed Dorm Rooms Are Inappropriate” (Feb. 5, 2009, the Bullet).

Dear Editor: I just read the column in the Bullet concerning the Gender Neutral Housing Community for next year.

Beyond my initial … Read More


December 4, 2008 |

By KJ Adler

I am an incredibly lazy person. Of the extracurriculars I joined as a freshman, I would consider myself still active in about two and a half of them, this newspaper being the half. Tour guiding, volunteer work, … Read More

Rug Match the Merkin? Yes

November 20, 2008 |


Author’s Note: Ever since I became the “Sexclamations” columnist I have tried and failed many times to describe the amazingness of the merkin, or pubic wig. Merkin has even become one of my favorite words and as … Read More

Phone Sex: More Machine than Man

November 6, 2008 |


In a world with an unlimited amount of pornographic films, magazines, and toys, one outlet of sexual pleasure that has always eluded me has been phone sex.

There you are sitting with the receiver in one hand … Read More

Clothes Show True Leather of Passion

October 30, 2008 |


Last night, I was hanging out with my roommates. We were procrastinating, looking for reasons to keep away from the dreaded Spanish-themed homework that we each had to deal with.

Magically, after sitting around and talking for … Read More

Alum Talks on Psych of Sex

October 30, 2008 |


In a recent study including men from the age of 18 to 29, 69 percent know an adult who has had sex with a minor, and 51 percent of them know five or more.

These statistics, found in … Read More

Sex a Healthy Act for Mind and Body

October 23, 2008 |


I can always tell when a friend just got lucky. They seem calmer, more upbeat and oftentimes produce a goofy smile when I ask them how their night has been.

Sex is a two-sided coin with which … Read More

Long Distance Love: Hang Up or Hold On?

October 9, 2008 |


I lived abroad in Paris before coming to Buenos Aires. After staying here for a while, I must say that Buenos Aires is a close second to being a city of love. Everywhere you turn there are … Read More

Food a Tasty Sexual Aid

October 2, 2008 |


In the middle school cafeteria, my friend Kevin used to lick the pudding out of the cup rather than use a spoon.

This made my adolescent girlfriends laugh awkwardly. I sat there scratching my head with absolutely … Read More


March 27, 2008 |


Did you know that some people find it a turn-on to wear diapers?

Did you know that there are a whole slew of terms out there to refer to those who enjoy role playing in diapers?

Did … Read More


March 13, 2008 |


A little while back I had an old friend call me in tears. This is a pretty big deal since people rarely call me, let alone in tears.

After calming her down, she confided in me that … Read More


January 24, 2008 |

By Kelsey Clark

I’m sure you’ve all had your fill of Heath Ledger mourning at this point. Even if you haven’t been binge drinking or weeping into a tub of ice cream while repeatedly watching “10 Things I Hate about … Read More

You’re killin’ me: a new column for the haters of UMW

February 22, 2007 |


Staff Writer

Bad P.R.

As comedian Michael Ian Black proclaimed during his recent visit to UMW, P.R. is everything.  He even went so far as to attribute the Nazi’s defeat to bad public relations. When confronted by the latest batch of flyers from the student-run, anti-birth control group, Project Plus, I couldn’t help but think, “Damn, they have lousy P.R.”

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