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Everybody, Everybody: The Importance of Exploring and Discussing Sex at Dartmouth

In November 2010 on December 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

by Abby Abstinence

As unexpected as it may seem, the recent debate surrounding both the Orchid Project has saddened me as a Christian virgin. Many of the comments I have read made the project sound like it seeks to turn the campus into an over-sexualized den of sin. The way I see it, the project seeks to do just the opposite: it seeks to raise awareness of the female anatomy to protect against dangerous situations and create a more open dialogue about sexual issues on campus. Whether you engage in sexual acts or not, it is important to be able to have an honest conversation about sex.

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The Big Question

In September 2010 on December 16, 2010 at 4:54 am

by Abby Abstinence

I did not know that it wasn’t normal to be a virgin until my roommate last year informed me that I was the only person she had ever met who was saving themselves for marriage. I was definitely not in Texas anymore. What had been the norm in my church-going group of friends in high school now set me  apart from nearly the whole Dartmouth student body. And everyone—the boys who asked me out, my new friends—had the same question: Why  am I abstinent?

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