Queering intimacy
Feb15

Queering intimacy

« ‹ 1 of 9 › » Experiences of intimacy, in so many of my own cases, were often wrought with the anxiety of underperforming or oversharing. It was with some relief that I finally arrived at my own queerness in my late teens and felt my world grow bigger. Finally, I had arrived somewhere where I could set my own pace and my own definitions. My understanding of intimacy changed radically. Queerness eliminated so many of the rules I had...

Markham-raised  artist and  illustrator uses art to explore queer  culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way
Feb15

Markham-raised artist and illustrator uses art to explore queer culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way

In preparation for our interview, Yigi Chang laid out a table full of his artwork and crafts. He had coasters featuring the gaping anuses of men, which he carefully painted, felted, resined and assembled. He had cum rags with open-mouth portraits, a button with a golden crown of cocks and an intricate penis bookmark. He was drinking coffee out of his signature “Cup of Joe Mug”; with a naked man doing the backstroke, erect cock poking...

Baring it After a long period of discomfort, I’ve finally realized the sexiest items in my closet are  those that make me feel like myself
Feb15

Baring it After a long period of discomfort, I’ve finally realized the sexiest items in my closet are those that make me feel like myself

If you asked 14-year-old me what my worst nightmare was, bra shopping was at the top of the list. As I fumbled with various straps and clasps in a seemingly endless tangle through adolescence, my discomfort with the under-shirt, over-skin layer grew. And when I moved out of training bra territory and into more “grown up” styles and designs, I was faced with not only discomfort, but a degree of alienation from the sexually-charged...

Sexual health in Hamilton
Feb15

Sexual health in Hamilton

Stigma Sexually transmitted infections are more common than you would think but often go undiagnosed as individuals fear social repercussions. The social and psychological stigma attached to STIs can prevent individuals from taking the necessary steps to educate, protect and take care of themselves. Where to go for help: Ask your doctor to test for the STI Student Wellness Centre (MUSC B101) Sexual Health Clinics & Walk-in clinics...

Choosing your first sex toy!
Feb15

Choosing your first sex toy!

By: Susie Ellis Getting a sex toy for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. There are an incredible number of toys to choose from, like vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, rabbits, suction toys and even fucking-machines. The amount of materials, brands and options out there can make it hard to pick the right toy for your body. I’m a veteran sex toy reviewer, who’s had many different things pass through my orifices, so I’m here...

On love in your early 20s
Feb15

On love in your early 20s

As February comes and brings on Valentine’s Day and assignment due dates, I’m reminded of the possible incompatibility of my relationships and my future plans, something I’m sure I share with others. With no guarantee of where you may end up after finishing your undergraduate degree, having a long-term partner during your early 20s comes with a series of questions that force you to evaluate your future and your relationship. Every...