So Hood (motto: "We put the 'liberal' in 'liberal arts'") College has a student sex columnist, Mal Lamont. Oh, joy.
(usual disclaimer: the article link may become inactive. The school paper has a website, but I couldn't access it.)
"Sex with Mal" — no, it's not an invitation — has been running in The Blue and Grey Today since March.
Lamont has used her space on the paper's editorial page to broach topics including pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infections and rape.
In what she calls the "racy one," published in April, Lamont explained how to find a woman's G-spot — believed by some to be a myth cooked up on the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine.
"My goal is ultimately to educate people, to give them honest straightforward answers," she said. "... I don't try to make it anything more than honest answers because I've met a lot of people who are afraid to ask questions."
Lamont goes on to ask, "I don't understand why we can't talk about it." Um, do you realize that there was a time when people didn't talk about it? You might say that was a "repressed" time, and I'm sure hanky-panky did in fact go on, but the difference was that it wasn't encouraged like it is now. Someone try to tell me that Sex Anywhere, Anytime, Anyplace, With Anyone And With No Complications Or Consequences Whatsoever isn't encouraged now! Ah, what "do-me" feminism hath wrought. There's no mystery left to sex, mainly because it was ripped from the sole sanctuary of the marital bed long ago.
I'm also not naive enough to believe that sex doesn't go on in the dorms and elsewhere on college campi, and I certainly had my opportunities as an undergrad. But I knew that sex would complicate things and violate my moral and religious convictions, so I didn't do so, even if it hurt the feelings of the girl. Does Lamont think no Hood students are in such a position? Does she ever advocate the virtues of abstinence, chastity, and saving oneself for marriage? I doubt it, given what else she talks about.
Finally, as the article says, Lamont is hardly alone with her column, and I believe Loveline is still a popular show with young folks. Can Lamont write such a column? Of course. Should she? No way.
But there I go, using pejorative words like "should." I guess it's a far better thing to be promiscuous than judgmental.