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An Arrow In Your Quiver

Judging from the quiet hum of approval heard around campus, the good readers of The Student Life appear to have enjoyed last week’s column. Kudos, me. Can’t get enough of more non-normative sex acts? I encourage my tender readers to attend “FANTASTISCHE! A Queer Burlesque...

Tender Buttons, Tender Butts

Note: This week’s sex column contains more explicit material than columns printed in the past. We encourage you to assess your own comfort level with sexually graphic content before reading. Dear Tender Buttons, I’m comfortable with the vaginal sex I’ve been having with my...

Ex-Men: First-Class Morons

Tender Buttons received feedback from last week’s column re: gay virgins and passive aggressive manipulations. One commenter accused Tender Buttons of trivializing “a person’s right to ask their potential sexual partner to get tested,” citing other, non-needle ways a...

A Virgin Lit the Candle

This week’s column is unabashedly homosexual in flavor and content. Tender Buttons makes no apologies, and I urge readers to celebrate the plurality of sexualities found around the 5Cs. Even more frightening: we’re talking about virgins this week, tender readers. Pop in your...

Sex Column: 2/11

“Tender Buttons” is the name of Gertrude Stein’s 1912 masterpiece, a collection of poems derided as nonsensical by some and praised for breathtaking sensuality by others. Stein would host gatherings in her renowned Paris salon for her favorite ex-pats and other intellectuals,...

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