Sex in Suriname

This semester break my friend Carl and I traveled to Suriname, South America. We spent a week in the country’s interior, slinging our hammocks in the huts of hospitable Peace Corps volunteers living in small villages and becoming immersed in and fascinated by Maroon culture. Both the volunteers and the villagers proved to be uniquely […]

Sexology 101

[man]There are no sex toys or phallic sculptures. No wood-carved African fertility goddesses. No photographic depictions of copulation adorning the walls. The office of 65-year-old Andrew Barclay, a certified sexologist, features neutral colors, lace curtains and a flower-print couch. Contrasting the bland, nursing-home motif is Barclay. His white hair and khaki pants don’t seem out […]

Sexology 101

[man]There are no sex toys or phallic sculptures. No wood-carved African fertility goddesses. No photographic depictions of copulation adorning the walls. The office of 65-year-old Andrew Barclay, a certified sexologist, features neutral colors, lace curtains and a flower-print couch. Contrasting the bland, nursing-home motif is Barclay. His white hair and khaki pants don’t seem out […]

Does Size Matter?

[hand]I’m sitting at the bar near an attractive woman. Gathering courage, I shift my eyes off my drink and toward her fingers; they tell a story I’m interested in knowing. The lithe digits lift a mixed drink off the bar and swirl the ice cubes around in the remaining inch of amber liquid. Her hand […]

Unsure About Insurance?

[jon]At the start of a semester most students are worried about their classes, classmates, professors and wardrobe decisions. I was worried about my genitalia. The morning of my first class this fall, I awoke to find my penis red, inflamed and itchy. Instead of fantasizing about intellectually stimulating conversations with could-be-supermodel female classmates, I was […]