Welcome to the Craccum Sex Edition. The one week a year that we devote to sex – in all it’s good, bad and sometimes downright dirty glory. We had originally slated this edition for Semester One. But in light of a Nationwide
Dry Spell Lockdown, we felt we really couldn’t be pushing sexy content in the middle of a global infectious disease pandemic. So alas, here we are in Semester Two.
The University in their most recent email to students outlined new videos by the wellbeing team that discuss healthy relationships. This sits alongside other initiatives by the University to promote positive sexual behaviours. This is so important. University, for many, is a time where you discover and explore your sexuality. In my own experience, University was when I started having sex. A choice I made with the knowledge around how to be safe, protect myself and make my own decisions. I hope you all are able to do the same when you are ready.
University, for many, is a time where you become a more sexual person. That’s something very cool. There’s real sexiness in knowing when you’re ready and making your own decision. It’s also knowing when you’re not ready, which is very much okay too.
I guess what Dan and I are trying to say in our editorials this week is that University is a time to explore your sexuality – if that’s what you’re into.
I hope you’re having loads of sex.
No, seriously. I hope you’re having loads of sex. Or any sex, really. I hope you’re having any sex.
University is an awesome time of our lives. It’s the juncture between childhood and adulthood. It’s a place to grow and develop and learn about ourselves, and it’s a place to make dumb mistakes and try out random stuff that we’ll never do again. Basically, university is a time of experimentation. It’s a time to find out more about the world, and about ourselves.
Weirdly though, while we often talk about how university is a time for trying out different hobbies and outfits and personalities, we hardly ever talk about how it’s also a time to discover who you are sexually. I think that’s kinda lame. University is a time to try out new friend groups. It’s a time to take up new hobbies. And it’s a time to develop as a sexual person.
So, basically, I hope you’re having sex. Because if you’re having sex, you’re finding out more about who you are and what you like. You’re developing as a person. (And I mean you’re also having sex, which is pretty rad in itself. Go you!)
University is about growing as a person – and part of that is learning how to be comfortable with your sex life.
So yeah, have sex. Loads of it. And enjoy it.
PS. If you’re not having sex – don’t stress. I’m sure your time will come. Maybe try some new cologne or something in the meantime though.