Posts Tagged ‘premarital sex’

The Year In Consent

Lessons learned from 2009’s high-profile rape cases.
This was the year of the armchair rape analyst (ARA). If you’ve never run into such a person, here’s a job description: While men across the globe generate allegations of rape, ARAs are charged with casually dismissing the problem from the comfort of their living rooms. They sit back, [...]

How Catholic University’s Gay Student Group Survives Without Talking Marriage, Sex, or Politics

Last week, the Washington Post profiled Catholic University's very unofficial gay group, CUAllies. The group, whose mission is "Making Catholic U Safer for GLBTQ Students," was denied official student group status last summer. According to Catholic U. spokesperson Victor Nakas, recognizing the group would have forced the university to support "positions contrary to church teachings." [...]

Catholic University Gets Tougher on Sexual Assault, Remains Tough on Sex

The Catholic University of America (CUA) this summer revised its student rules to clarify that the school condemns sexual assault more strongly than consensual sex. The change to the policy, which became official July 27, comes in the aftermath of litigation questioning the propriety and effectiveness of the university’s longtime regulations.
Prior to the change, the [...]

The Secret Sex Life of the Catholic University of America

This week, I wrote a cover story for the paper on the sex life at the Catholic University of America, the official U.S. university of the Catholic Church. The Washington, D.C. school bans all behavior that is "inconsistent with the teaching and moral values of the Catholic Church"—including premarital sex, condom use, masturbation, and sexual [...]

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