Lifestyle Archive: 2008

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Is volunteerism the new vacation?

When asked to picture the ideal Reading Week vacation, many students would imagine a sunny escape to an exotic locale.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 33.Continue...

Sex on the sidelines

Sex and sports have always been linked. Many modern-day athletes are known more for their sex-symbol status than their athletic accomplishments.

Along with a focus on sexuality, athletes’ sexual activity has also been a source of controversy.

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali abstained from sexual intercourse for six weeks before he had a fight, believing it would deter his performance.Continue...

A room where you can love and be loved

Whether it’s in residence or in a house shared between six people, your bedroom is a lot more than the place you sleep. If you’re using the same space to serve as an office, dressing room, storage facility and bedroom, it’s tough to make it feel sexy.Continue...

Revamping the house call

Back in the day, women held Tupperware parties. A hired consultant would demonstrate and sell plastic containers to a group of women gathered at a home. These days, you can participate in a more passionate kind of household party.Continue...

Faith in the bedroom

Samantha Crystal is Jewish and considers herself very religious; she attends synagogue on Friday nights and Saturday mornings but also actively practices outside these times. Her religion also plays a major role in other parts of her life—including relationships.Continue...

How fast can you find your match?

The dating pool can be a deep, dark, scary place, yet singles continue to dive in looking for someone special. We’ve all heard there are more fish in the sea, but after a while without a catch, you may want to consider changing your methods.Continue...

Not so deviant

Sadomasochism (S&M) has gotten a bad rap but Kat Heintzman, Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) director, said most people engage in some form of S&M, or kink, in their sex lives.

Heintzman, ArtSci ’08, said although S&M is often portrayed as a deviant sexual behaviour, it’s perfectly natural and everything from biting to spanking to various forms of bondage fall under the kink umbrella.Continue...

Making us ‘happier sexual citizens’

Tucked away in a remote corner in the depths of the club space on the JDUC’s third floor is a small room, decorated with brightly coloured posters. It’s campus’ best-kept secret—the Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC).Continue...

Love & Sex Supplement

S&M? Faith in the bedroom? A DIY love nest? Read about them here in the Journal's Love and Sex supplement.Continue...

Uprooting your Valentine’s rose

On Feb. 14, millions of freshly cut roses will be purchased in celebration of one of the most romantic and financially lucrative holidays in North America: Valentine’s DayContinue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 32.Continue...

Redecorate your room the Feng Shui way

A university student’s life can often lack in positive energy. Enter Feng Shui.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 31.Continue...

Introducing your profs at age 20

It’s hard to believe, but your professors were once young and restless too.Continue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 30 of the Journal.Continue...

Linguistic legends and lore

One of the foremost duties of a word nerd is to study etymology—the history and development of language—to find and share the fascinating stories behind the creation of wordsContinue...

Issue in photos

View the photos from the Journal's election extraContinue...

Issue in photos

View all images from vol. 135, issue 29.Continue...

Child’s play to political platforms

Great political figures of the world are often born leaders and exhibit a powerful presence early on.Continue...

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