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Staff ed: Spotlight on our sexyness this week

As Grinnellians, we are often openly proud of our sexuality. Whether we are hooking up at Harris or obsessing over it on the popular cyber-forum GrinnellPlans, our sexual encounters are a central motif in our lives. Events on campus over these past few weeks have thrust sex even further into the spotlight.

 The opening of the Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC) means not only better access to (sometimes fancy) contraceptives, but also offers a safe space for answers to all questions regarding sex. Trans Awareness Week sheds light on the complexity of sex and gender. The Drag Show and Grinnell Monologues celebrated sexuality in many of its colorful forms. All this positive energy climaxed with Love Your Body Week and the self-love it promotes.

 While the stress of finals and the eventual welcome relief of Winter Break is fast approaching, let’s not forget these non-academic life lessons as our memories get bogged down with other, significantly less sexy work. Thanks to all the events and organizers, we know how to maximize our sexual experiences. It’ll come in handy when we need to stay warm on those long winter nights.

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