Julia Allison: The Original Catholic Sex Columnist
Having recently written a story about the sex and repression at the Catholic University of America, I was interested to read Vox Populi's interview with D.C.'s most infamous Catholic sex writer, Julia Allison. Allison graduated from Georgetown in 2004, where she wrote “Sex on the Hilltop,” the Hoya's first sex column—and quite possibly the first sex column at a Catholic University, period.
Allison caused a good deal of controversy in her tenure at Georgetown University—dating a congressman, allegations of plagiarism, offers from Playboy—but few reports of Allison's co-ed days have focused on the actual substance of her Hoya column. In the interview, Vox Pop's Molly Redden digs past the personal fluff to find why even acknowledging that sex happens at Georgetown University was an up-the-Hilltop battle in the early part of the decade.
The whole Q-and-A is worth a read, but here's the taboo Hoya topic that Allison says finally did her column in:
So, I wanted to talk about what do you do when you have a roommate and you wanna hookup? I mean, this is a question that every undergraduate has struggled with. And I said, “If you want to have sex, and you have a roommate, you need to do this.” And they said, “No no no no no no, we can’t write ’sex,’ let’s just say, ‘makeout.’”