In this week’s agony aunt column, Aunty Annabel (Bella Stock) advises a student on whether to pursue a long-distance relationship while at university. Illustration by Iris Bowdler.
Aunty Annabel gives advice on seeing multiple men, developing feelings in non-exclusive relationships, and talking to yourself drunkenly in Spoons.
Written by Bella Stock; illustration by Iris Bowdler
“From a purely practical perspective, it’s not easy to schedule a full-on dating life with life as an Oxford student, but it’s also emotionally (never mind physically…) draining to be *cough* ‘amorous’ with multiple people.”
Ellee Su explores how sex education is failing young people.
In the first instalment of her column, our resident agony aunt, Aunty Annabel (known in her free time as Bella Stock), advises a Master’s student on how to see if his friend wants to take things to the next level.
Illustration by Iris Bowdler
“While the idea of it might make you cringe, the fact is that if two people enjoy spending time together and have lots in common, it really is a totally natural progression. Embittered old third-wheel that I am, I grumble incessantly about pals starting to fancy one another, but even I have to admit that friendship really is the best basis for a relationship (don’t mind me on the shelf up here).”
Jade Calder celebrates the 25 year anniversary of Bridget Jones’s Diary and explores what makes us love her and relate to her so much.
CW: rape/sexual assault Everyone has a unique and personal relationship with virginity, which is greatly shaped by the cultures we grow up in. Even in communities that are most “liberal” about the concept, there remains a certain ambivalence over whether ‘losing our virginity’ is something to be proud or ashamed of. On a global scale, Read More…
Anisah Qausher discusses the damage of internet culture on modern dating and pushes us to love authentically, not for the content consumption of others.
TW: sexual assault I was sexually assaulted as a child. Since then, I have been groped in bars or large crowds, I’ve been catcalled, approached in public by men asking for my number or making comments about my tight running clothes, and I’ve been followed down a busy street by a man in broad daylight. Read More…
Bethan Draycott debunks the myths surrounding the “feminist” femme fatale, questioning – is she really a symbol of female empowerment or a social rejection of it?
Bethan Draycott discusses the societal dependency on romance, and how we should rethink it.