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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Awkward Sex Review

You may find Awkward Sex a truly awkward experience.

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Lifestyle

The Female Image

A consideration of Emily Ratajkowski’s essay for Harper’s Bazaar… Model, actor and activist, Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to the discussion of feminism and body positivity, despite receiving controversial opinions. In her 2019 essay for Harper Bazaar, Ratajkowski writes a personal account of her experience of being a woman in an ever-changing society that fears […]

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Lifestyle

The Noisy Movement: in conversation with Lifestyle

As part of The Student’s focus on International Women’s Day 2021, I caught up with Faye Armitage, Campaign Team Leader for The Noisy Movement, to find out all about the student-led non-profit enterprise making noise about women’s issues, even during a global pandemic. Hi Faye, for those who’ve never heard of it, what is the […]

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Features Lifestyle

The politics of sex and dating at an international university

From an early age, it is engrained in us that to be successful in life we need a university degree. But the unspoken yet established part of attending university is to ‘experience things’. This ambiguous phrase is repeated to us from an early age and it is not as abstract as it might sound. We […]

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Female Genital Mutilation: a crime of miseducation

Content Warning: Details of FGM, sexual assault At first mention of circumcision, male circumcision immediately comes to mind. Jokes about foreskin, turtlenecks and such pop into your head. My 8th-grade health teacher described circumcision as the painful procedure of removing the foreskin from a penis. Though the act was never described in detail, I had […]

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Virgin Britain: studies suggest that UK is not ready for sex

When it comes to those first time sexual encounters, Britons aren’t the earliest nor are they the latest, they are in fact, resolutely in the middle. With an average age of virginity loss at just under 18, we are on a European demographic as well as a global level, unremarkable. Yet a study has recently […]

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Science

The probability of finding love

The landscape of dating and meeting new people has been upended in the past few years with the introduction of online dating. Popular dating apps like Tinder and Bumble allow people to upload pictures in their profiles to give an impression about themselves, giving people an opportunity to hide physical characteristics they may be insecure […]

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Science

The raw passions of the wild bed – how do animals do it?

I think it is safe to assume that you know how human sex works – although considering the effectiveness of most current sexual education programs I wouldn’t be surprised to discover otherwise. As a human, this is the sort of sex you should know about. As an individual curious about the natural world and all […]