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The romance of ego and love A wedding filmmaker's perception on the popular relationship into adulthood
Feb14

The romance of ego and love A wedding filmmaker's perception on the popular relationship into adulthood

Photos C/O Aaron de Jesus Twenty. That’s how many weddings I shot in 2018 as a wedding filmmaker, and that’s how many couples I’ve witnessed embark in the romantic tradition of love through ceremonial spectacle. As Aristotle puts it, love that is “composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” But what stems from this poetic union of two perfect swipes matches? A spiritual bliss? Unconditional passion? A...

Form and function Talking erotic art with Lauren Goodman
Feb14

Form and function Talking erotic art with Lauren Goodman

Photos C/O Lauren Goodman From side tables to sex toys, Hamilton-based artist Lauren Goodman’s work is all about blending functionality, feel and form. Formally trained in fine woodworking at Williams & Cleal Furniture School in England, Goodman has a business designing and creating handmade furniture. She also collaborates with other artists at Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), a multimedia arts collective. Additionally, she...

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field
Feb14

How sports led to Marauder love Marauders share how their shared love for sports has brought them together, and how it has led to strong relationships off the field

Photos by Catherine Goce Matt and Rachel Basketball & Volleyball When Rachel Woock was in her first year at McMaster, she immediately fell for Matt Quiring. The tall blonde basketball player was on her mind for quite some time but like most men, Quiring was too oblivious to notice. Putting her feelings aside, the two remained friends for a while until a falling out stopped them from speaking to each other for a month. It was not...

Sex and the Steel City Art Submissions
Feb14

Sex and the Steel City Art Submissions

Come Together Kyle West This photography series was inspired by comparing classic symbolism of unity and strength with consideration to the themes of Sex and the Steel City. Across the world and throughout many diverse culture, the symbol of holding hands can be seen to communicate intimacy or a close relationship. Taking this symbol and empowering it through strong vertical compositional choices lend the viewer to perceive these...

Toronto-based artist explores women’s sexuality Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict her evolving ideas on women’s sexuality
Feb14

Toronto-based artist explores women’s sexuality Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict her evolving ideas on women’s sexuality

Photos C/O Mia Sandhu By: Rya Buckley   Mia Sandhu’s paper cut outs depict images of women partially or entirely nude, amidst backgrounds of leaves or behind curtains. She began working on these figures four years ago as a way of working through her own ideas about women’s sexuality. Sandhu is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Kingston, Halifax and Hamilton. She is a member...

Seriously, can we scrap the term “sexually active?” How clinical language can lead to disparities in sexual healthcare for the LGBTQ2S+ community
Feb14

Seriously, can we scrap the term “sexually active?” How clinical language can lead to disparities in sexual healthcare for the LGBTQ2S+ community

Graphic by Sukaina Imam By: Julia Healy “Sexually active” is an awkward phrase that many of us only hear in the doctor’s office. It is used in an attempt to bridge the intimate world of sex with the clinical and professional world of medicine, which is not an inherently harmful goal. What is harmful is that whether or not one is sexually active is often the only question concerning sexual health that is asked during a doctor’s visit....