Parents, teachers, sex reporters, and other adults looking for a creepy window into the sex lives of our nation's youth! Welcome to TBD's digest of local college sex columns:
DEGREES OF MRS DEGREES: University of Virginia Cavalier columnist Katie McNally was exposed to the Mrs. degree at a young age. McNally recalls her experience as a 12-year-old accompanying her sister on a college tour: "Sitting in a classroom of a North Carolina school—which will remain nameless—my family was listening to the dean of admissions give the usual prospective-student spiel. I had been tuning her out for the majority of this speech until a horrific phrase suddenly jumped out of her lips and caught my attention: 'And ladies, you know this is a great school for you to find a husband,” she said.
TEN YEARS LATER, "I noticed a disturbing trend develop among a small group of students," McNally writes. "I have encountered a few more women than I wish to say who are more concerned with finding a husband than getting a degree. . . To me, this small but frightening population of women is throwing away what our mothers and grandmothers worked for years to accomplish. We finally have the opportunity to be educated at the same universities as men, to compete with them for jobs and to claim our own success. So why would any woman actively spend her time looking for a man to be dependent on when she is perfectly capable of standing on her own two feet?"
NUDGE NUDGE: University of Virginia Cavalier columnist Abbi Sigler defends the wink. "We only communicate a small portion of our thoughts through words," Sigler write. "Shouldn’t more emotions be communicated through the wink? Yes. The wink is fun, flirty, multifaceted, secretive and exciting." TESTING THE WATERS: "Winks can say many things. Certainly, they can be used seductively. A suggestive wink can be the most fun, but winks can also say, 'I’ve got you,' 'I’m picking up what you’re throwing down,' 'I approve' or 'I’m reading between the lines.' One little twitch of the eyelid says so much. Though it has so many meanings, they are generally all positive. Think about it. No one ever gave you horrible news and then followed it with a wink."
DATING BENEATH THE GOLDEN ARCHES: American University student Wynn Tashman explains how to trick women into eating off the dollar menu. "First, you start by suggesting to your date that the weather is nice and the night sky is beautiful. She’s outside = 1st step complete. . . . Subtly suggesting that you two should grab a quick bite to eat is key. You have to plant the idea that eating should not be an all night event. Meanwhile, you should be walking and leading your date closer to McDonalds without her knowing. Once you finally arrive at your destination, you can give a clever point at the door and shout, 'Oh hey! We should eat here.' She should hopefully agree and then you’re in." POST-SMALL-FRY: "concluding the date is the most important part. Reaffirm that your goal was to walk around outside and enjoy yourselves, especially since that is free! Take your date to the amphitheater outside by North Side, sit down on the grass, and keep each other warm, if you know what I mean."
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