Prostitute. Sex worker. Victim. Whore. Sexually exploited woman. A woman who sells sex has probably been described vivaciously as many, if not all, of these terms at some point in time. She is named by others occasionally with accuracy but often with a deluded discourse that crumbles upon closer examination.
Pornography has been around forever. But in an era where XXX material is one keyboard misstep away in a Google search bar, we have to ask ourselves if this naughty underbelly of the Internet is affecting us as humans.
Winnipeg’s music scene can be a straight, white, able-bodied boys’ club, but some people have been working over the last few months to try and change that stereotype.
When Lukas Frank created a simple Facebook event, he did it on a whim. Little did he suspect that it might lead to love for many a Winnipegger.
How much sex should you be having?
Anyone who says dating is easy and stress-free is lying to you. If it was a walk in the park, most dating and hookup apps wouldn’t exist.
A few weeks ago, a group of self-identified geeks met up at a bar to talk about sex. Sounds like any old Wednesday night, you might say, but this was the beginning of a new movement in town. This was Winnipeg’s first Sex Geekdom Meetup.
It seems some governments are beginning to understand that legalization or the lack thereof has little to do with how people actually behave. Prohibition in 1920s United States is a common example of how outlawing something often fails as a deterrent (the outlawing of alcohol resulted in bootlegging and underground drinking clubs), but often causes people to do that activity more often and under more dangerous circumstances.
Brittany sits down with Mandy from Klinic to talk about rape culture in Winnipeg.
At this point, most are somewhat aware of the tenets of polyamory. Monogamy is restrictive, if not a totally bunk relic of Judeo-Christian metaphysics. Why can one become emotionally intimate with new people, but not physically? Why bother drawing such lines? As long as consent and honesty ground everything, anything goes. The logic seems sound.
Schools are often a hotbed of hormonal stress, daunting career worries and the odd (or often, no judgment) bout of socializing. Amidst all of this it is easy to pass over some of the most critical information being taught in the education system.
Local health authorities are continuing the fight to control the syphilis outbreak in Winnipeg.
Carson Mauthe shows us just how incredibly easy and important it is to get tested for STIs by using his camera man, Marc, as a guinea pig.
Last December, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that sections of the criminal code legislating prostitution violated the charter rights of sex workers.
Kevin Settee is accomplishing a lot for a 23-year-old University of Winnipeg student.
The lessons have often been cemented by the time we start post-secondary classes: always use a dental dam or condom, get tested frequently for sexually transmitted infections, ensure open conversation with partners. But something’s not working.