Lifestyle Archive: 2006

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Not your childhood toys

When it comes to sex toys, look no further than the upper floors of the JDUC. In the cozy space of the Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC), a friendly sexpert can go through the many options available for anyone.

SHRC Director Alan McGreevey said the SHRC began selling sex toys in 2000 as a form of fundraising. But after the toys flew off the shelves, the products became a permanent part of the centre’s stock, with a recent expansion in products in the summer of 2005.Continue...

Craving touch? Find yourself a Cuddle Party

At a Cuddle Party, you are invited to stroke, nuzzle and caress your fellow party-goers, so long as you keep your PJs on and follow the strict no-sex-and-no-dry-humping rules.

These touchy-feely get-togethers are a way “for adults to get together and explore affectionate touch and communication without it becoming sexualized,” said Cuddle Party founder Reid Mihalko, 36, on cuddleparty.com.Continue...

Online dating service comes to Queen’s

Back in 2003, Michael McCarthy, then a second-year student at Trent University, realized he wasn’t meeting as many people as he had expected at school. Inspired by this experience, McCarthy decided to create TrentDating.com, a dating website tailored for students at his alma mater.

Following his success with that creation, McCarthy said the project has snowballed into more than 17 sister sites at different Ontario universities, including QueensUDating.com, one of the latest additions.Continue...

Passing on V-Day romance? Try this

It’s that time of the year again—Valentine’s Day is upon us. For couples, this generally means dinner, roses and lovey-dovey glances. But for single kids like me, it means begrudgingly stomping through the snow, with the wind a bit more biting than usual.Continue...

The perfect tunes to play

Love songs are overrated and overplayed. No matter how many times I hear Whitney Houston croon “I ... will always love you ... ,” I will not feel the slightest inclination to “rock the casbah.” Lyrics don’t necessarily make a song sexy—vocal timbre and harmony can have a more profound effect. Here are a few songs that can help to set the mood for you and your valentine.Continue...

The perfect foods to eat

Before we start, be advised: scientific research on this subject is spotty, and often the alleged sexual powers of these foods are only substantiated by tradition or myth. Like many things in life, if you believe in it, it will probably work.

Phallic-shaped foods work wonders for the appetite. Gourmetsleuth.com suggests asparagus and carrots for your veggie course, and bananas to cover the fruits.Continue...

Love is in the air

This Valentine’s Day, everybody will have a different idea of what makes a perfect romantic evening. For some, this could be a spot of fine dining, while for others this could mean nachos and beer at one of Kingston’s fine drinking establishments.Continue...

One not-so-romantic Valentine

Back in grade 11, I had my first serious boyfriend ever, and we were still in the let’s-give-each-other-smouldering-postpubescent-stares-that-are-actually-very-awkward stage, but not yet in the dribbling-tongue-kissing-in-the-hallway-stage. I knew, however, that Valentine’s Day would be The Day. Finally, I would get my kiss.Continue...

The curse of the campus hookup

Valentine’s Day has a way of making us remember old loves, proof that the memory often lasts longer than the romantic encounter.Continue...

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Confessions of a student DJ

Last September, I took a job at a local Kingston pub that isn’t associated with the usual beer-drinking, dart-throwing atmosphere of an Irish pub. Every Friday night you can find me tucked away in the corner of this smoky bar, spinning compact discs on their DJ equipment.Continue...

He said, she said: they did ... what?

Ah, celebrities. We love them, we hate them, but one thing is for sure: we can’t get enough of them. With a new tabloid magazine born every five seconds, it’s becoming almost impossible to ignore celebrity gossip.Continue...

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Turning back time at Morrison’s

Walking into Morrison’s, on King Street between Johnson and Brock, feels like stepping back in time about five decades. Forest green and dark taupe are ubiquitous—in the padded vinyl booths, the Formica tables and diner-style counter and the classic round-pedestaled stools.

Even the servers are a throwback to the ’50s. They’re a combination of brusque, dumpy older ladies and fresh-faced boys who look like they’re still in high school.Continue...

Curing a hangover with Stooley’s Hangover Helpers

All right, I have a hangover. Currently, I’m doing my normal hangover routine, lying in bed and yelling obscenities until my roommates wake up. When I opened my eyes this morning, I found myself in my bed. Left look, right look: all right, no passed-out drunk people are in bed with me. So I leave my room and go for the powdered Gatorade in the kitchen. But alas, there’s none left.Continue...

Your Kingston weekend breakfast guide

How does one describe the Right Spot? Well, there is no right way, I’m afraid.Continue...

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My Ghettohouse: Kickin’ around at the Dude Ranch

Who: Jamie Miller, MSc ’07, Jon Marck, ArtSci ’06, Craig Langridge, Sci ’07, Mike Gowing, ArtSci ’06, Jordan Fast, ArtSci ’06, Dan Moore, ComSci ’06, Jon Hoddenbagh, ArtSci ’06, and Leigh Halliday, a computer programmer for the National Cancer Institute of Canada here at Queen’s.

Favourite thing about the house: “We have a music room, where bands can practice and we can be as loud as we want,” Moore said, referring to the musical instruments set up in the basement.Continue...

Riding the wave of a denim evolution

On numerous occasions, my friends have confessed their almost shameful collections of jeans: pairs upon pairs upon pairs.Continue...

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