It’s good to know this whole sex deal isn’t going out of style. It’s also nice to find out people read The Temple News (thanks, by the way).
When you’re cooped up in an office as much as this staff is, you tend to lose grasp on the outside world.
So, it was comforting to find out that some people actually noticed I haven’t been dutifully writing my sex column this semester.
In fact, I received numerous inquiries as to the whereabouts of “Straight Up Sex.”
The more genuine of these were, of course, nestled between offers to help me research “some new exciting content” and the repetitious interrogation from guys trying to determine just what one has to do to get a sex column.
Sorry to disappoint. I just read a lot.
The reason for ending the column was that I felt it wasn’t accomplishing its goal.
I didn’t start writing for the fame or the glam (which, aside from being introduced by my gloating male friends as “Nadia the Sex Columnist,” has been pretty nonexistent).
I also didn’t do it so that I’d be able to read Maxim in the name of research without being belittled by my feminist friends.
The purpose of the sex column was to cover topics you probably didn’t get to in health class – things that were interesting and informative and maybe a little freaky all in one package. No pun intended.
I wanted to shed a positive light on a topic that’s so jam-packed with taboos and unmentionables that nobody wants to put it in print.
Sex deserves discussion space, especially in a college environment where, for some arguably lucky people, it’s an everyday thing.
I started writing so that people would have a source who wasn’t afraid to put the info out there. I just wasn’t sure the message was reaching people – until now.
So starting next week, there’ll be a spot for sex in The Temple News again, but not devoted only to sex.
I’m expanding the column to include general health and wellness as well as the down-and-dirty, because that’s just as important to student life.
And, as always, if you have questions, ask. If you don’t, who will?
Nadia Stadnycki can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org