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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Featured Sexuality

(sex)uality: my journey with porn

Sara Berndt
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When I was in my second year of uni, I had a friend who was adamant that her boyfriend watching porn was the equivalent of him cheating on her. I thought this was completely unfair and inaccurate. So I took a bit of a pro-porn stance on the matter. As I saw it, porn was…
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Wednesday 9 May 2012
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: the united states’ “war on women”

Sara Berndt
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At the moment in the United States, there are things happening to challenge women’s reproductive rights. It is being referred to as the “War on Women”. States all across America are passing legislation in record numbers to dissuade, delay or stop women from making choices about their own reproductive health. It has become so overwhelmingly…
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Wednesday 18 April 2012
Culture

(sex)uality: values, sex, and the right to choose

Sara Berndt
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When you write about a woman’s right to feel empowered sexually, you certainly get to have some great conversations. People from all sorts of backgrounds with all sorts of values want to engage in the conversation. My views and opinions on things can be radically different from others; I do, after all, publicly discuss masturbation…
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Monday 2 April 2012
Culture

(sex)uality: consent is necessary

Sara Berndt
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Recently, there was a sexual ‘consent’ campaign around my university campus.  It was great that somebody was focused on the issue and trying to make it a topic of conversation. The posters were placed in the bathrooms around the campus. The campaign slogan was ‘Consent is sexy’. As one prominent psychology lecturer questioned, ‘Shouldn’t it…
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Sunday 18 March 2012
Culture

(sex)uality: next stop, masturbation station

Sara Berndt
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We are growing up in a world leaving us sexually fucked. The media, pornography and the fashion industry all tell us that we need to be sex toys. They tell us we want to be having lots of casual sex with lots of men. They tell us this will make us feel empowered. However, we…
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Thursday 8 March 2012
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: introducing our new columnist!

Sara Berndt
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Hi ladies, I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself as the new sexuality columnist for Lip Magazine. My main aim in this role is to start conversations. There are a few topics we shy away from because we fear they are taboo, or we fear differences of opinion. But I think those…
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