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While Sex Week at Yale (SWAY) and its counter-part, True Love Week, received national media attention this past February from the O’Reilly Factor, US News , USA Today , and NBC, another Ivy League multi-day event on sexuality slipped by … Continue reading
Most women still want to be princesses, and most men still seek to win a woman’s heart. Hefner and Sanger diminished the person to the mere sum of parts, yet we know that men and women are remarkable and multifarious, fantastic and so much more. There is still magic in the differences of the sexes—and what a joy it is to encounter them! Indeed, our world contains the possibility of being radically altered by this ‘other,’ who, through the eyes of love, suddenly becomes much larger than we saw before.
Those who reject the college hook-up culture and defend the ethic of sexual integrity are frequently accused of being idealists. “How can you expect all young people to abstain from all sex before they get married? It’s ridiculous to demand … Continue reading
While marriage may seem like a distant goal, the behavior and relationship habits formed in college lay a foundation for future patterns. Yet, many students may find themselves caught in the throes of the hook-up culture, or may have participated in it previously. The question lingering on their minds may be: “Is it too late for me?” It is never too late to change behavior and set oneself on a trajectory towards greater life and increased relationship satisfaction.
Fortunately, there are students across the country ready for change, and recent years have seen the emergence of a cultural movement to reclaim sexual integrity on campuses. Groups of students are springing up all around the world, seeking answers to their questions in the hope of rising out of this deep fog of confusion in the realm of dating and sexual intimacy.
Last month, Lady Gaga made headlines with her statement that it’s “not really cool anymore to have sex all the time.” Can Lady Gaga make chastity cool? This was the question many people were asking. What is cool about choosing … Continue reading
“I’m respecting myself, ,” Boyle said confidently one sunny morning before class. “And I won’t waste my time with some guy who doesn’t care about me.”
In the realm of sexuality, for instance, we are told that personal sacrifice and self-control is unnecessary. Moreover, we are told abstinence is unnatural — even unhealthy — and should be avoided. The very term “abstinence” takes on an ostensibly negative connotation: who would want to abstain from a desirable good? Yet, the misunderstanding and hostility surrounding abstinence is unfortunate, because it misses the point entirely.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Executive Director for the Ruth Institute in California, a principle program of the National Organization for Marriage, spoke out about the Center for Abstinence and Chastity Debate here in Princeton. In her words: Regular Ruth Readers … Continue reading
Although there is so much emphasis placed on the phrase, “it’s just sex,” sooner or later you come to realize the incorrectness of that statement. Sexual liberation is instead found when you decide that you want happiness and stability in your own life, when you choose not to be swayed by the actions of your friends, and when you hold yourself worth to a higher standard than “just having sex.”