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As we say goodbye to our summer tans and hang up our beach towels and return to school, it is important that we give ourselves a fresh start with fall semester, whether it be by raising our GPA or improving our sexual consciousness.
The beginning of a new school year presents an opportunity to have a clean slate and an improvement on one’s attitude. Perhaps this year particularly, we can take advantage of this new beginning, and in turn devote some attention to our sexuality.
Unlike the idea of sexual embodiment, school is something we’ve been comfortable with for years. After learning that our mommies were going to make us stay in that kindergarten classroom, we became accustomed to the idea and regularity of attending school.
As college students, we sit through classes about Vikings, the principles of journalism, Spanish and probably hundreds of more random topics. We cram our brains every day with information to better our education and nurture our minds. It’s about time we start cultivating a relationship with sex, and a positive one, at that.
With this positive relationship with sex, anything goes, (with consent, that is!) Open up that box of Trojan Ecstasy and call that girl you met at the Goose last spring! Renew your subscription to Daredorm! Open up the Buff Savings and cut out that coupon to Fascinations, where you can save $10 on an item that will bring you closer to your sexuality, (and maybe even an orgasm or two!)
Yes, we’re sexual beings, but more importantly, we’re college students. Of course we like what feels good! We should seek pleasure in any way that we see fit, whether it’s with Fleshlights and Penthouse, or with our consenting partner.
We can achieve sexual embodiment through an understanding of things we already practice, like safe sex and the consciousness of our emotions during sex. We’re not high school sophomores, so we know the do’s and don’ts of using sexual protection. (We even know that you can get free HIV testing in the UMC.) And unless it’s been a very bad night on the Hill, we are aware that emotions tie into our sex lives. An avid consciousness of these things will result in not only a more positive relationship with sex, but also an overall sexual well being.
We’re college students, and we should embrace our personal relationships with sex, rather than shy away from them. It is time to experiment with sexuality and find a comfort zone. If we find that we cannot achieve the rest of the goals we set this semester, let becoming more comfortable with our sexuality be the only one that succeeds.
So charge up your laptops and vibrators and prepare for a semester to remember!
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Lauren Archuletta at Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org.