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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NEWS The Eyeopener 3

Opinion:
RSU election
is just nuts
It’s that time of the year again —
the RSU elections are here, and we’re
bombarded in the hallways and in
our classrooms with crappy campaign
platforms. The candidates are out and
this year we prayed for some variety.
We wanted a bag of mixed nuts. But
instead, we just got nuts.
Students United blatantly supports
the CFS. That isn’t necessarily bad, but
the union has been focusing on the
wants and needs of the CFS instead
of those of Ryerson students. It’s also
hard to get any real information out of
them. It’s common for student media
to require meeting dates, only to hear
the same generic campaign details.
Some years ago, execs didn’t need
prep time to talk to media. They could
be approached on campus, and they
would give at least a genuine com-
ment about the specific topic at hand.
But not anymore. The pro-CFS slates
are known for a sense of authority
that is high beyond their rank, and this
Provost Alan Shepard started a five-year academic plan in 2008, and may not return to see the plan fulfilled. FILE PHOTO
kind of media cock-blocking creeps

Ryerson’s academic plan


us out.
The candidates in RU Change have
come in with new ideas, but the slate
is poorly organized and uncommit-
ted. Three of the candidates didn’t

falls short of expectations


bother to show up to the debate on
Feb. 2, and presidential candidate
Karol Pawlina didn’t prepare a speech.
VP Equity candidate Donna Ryder is
currently involved in a lawsuit against
As Provost Alan Shepard nears the end of his contract, how successful has his academic plan the RSU. It doesn’t make sense to us to
proved for Ryerson University so far? sue an organization you’re trying to be
elected into. It’s admirable that these
BY IAN VANDAELLE
candidates want to challenge the
new Image Arts building. offered each semester. an excellent job, so I have nothing
BIZ AND TECH EDITOR Students United monopoly, but they
The Image Arts building’s opening The plan did however result in but praise for how well he’s per-
don’t have the experience or cohesion
Three years into provost and vice- was delayed for one year, as it is slat- three more doctorate programs for formed.”
to do it.
president academic Alan Shepard’s ed to open this September, instead the university in computer science, However, Shepard may not be
Therefore, the news team has de-
five-year Shaping Our Future plan; of opening at the beginning of the molecular science, and physics. employed at Ryerson by the end of
cided to endorse no one in this year’s
Ryerson is still lagging behind many 2010-11 school year as planned. his plan. Shepard’s current contract
Ryerson Students’ Union elections.
of the outlined goals. Maple Leaf Gardens has met simi- with the university ends next June,
But that doesn’t mean you
The plan consiting of 25 sug- lar delays, with the planned comple- though Levy expects Shepard will
shouldn’t vote. So, if you’re feeling like
gestions and five priorities for the tion of the facility pushed back from return for a second term.
I’ll be clear ... He wants to “I’m absolutely certain, and I hope
we are, and don’t mesh with either
university’s future has largely gone its original March 2011 opening to
stay a second term. But our slate, we have a suggestion: spoil your
unfulfilled since it was published in November. it does happen, that Alan will be a
policies require that there is ballot on voting day. Wreak havoc on
2008. Ryerson is slated to break ground candidate for that process,” said Levy.
a search process. that little piece of paper by drawing
The strategies are scheduled to on the Student Learning Centre But Shepard is not guaranteed
your favourite sex positions or writing
be implemented by 2013 in a bid to sometime this year and hope to — Sheldon Levy, to retain his post. Ryerson policy
a shoutout to us at the Eyeopener.
improve Ryerson’s academics, athlet- complete construction in 2013, just Ryerson President dictates that a selection committee
— The Eyeopener News Team
ics and reputation. Many of these in time to meet the five-year goal must be convened before they name
strategies have gone unfulfilled, and Shepard set out. Despite the issues with the Shap- a provost for the next term.
others may go beyond their allotted Other goals have met somwhat ing Our Future plan, Ryerson presi- “I’ll be clear. Alan’s first term is over,
time frames. disappointing results. dent Sheldon Levy said Shepard has he wants to stay a second term. But The Eyeopener will be
A main focus in the plan is to ex- our policies require that there is a
pand and improve the infrastructure
Shepard’s plan outlined an been doing a good job.
search process, even when someone
live tweeting the RSU
increase in course accessibility and “I think [Shepard] has done an ex-
of the university, with specific plans more choices in course options. cellent job. I think he has moved the wants to continue,” said Levy. elections. Follow us
being the rapid completion of the However, in November the university university forward in many academic Shepard has been mum on the @theeyeopener or join
Student Learning Centre, updated proposed a three per cent budget cut ways,” Levy said. subject thus far, saying that it’s “too us at the Ram and buy
athletic facilities and the Gould Street which would further force Ryerson to “He’s a great colleague, he’s the soon to tell” what his plans for the
photo gallery, to be located in the cut down on the number of courses university’s budget officer and does future are. us a pint.

RSU candidate gets crossed off ballot


BY REBECCA BURTON
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
with a finger pointing directly to their peal the decision, but chose to waive
While ballots indicate otherwise, faces. his right and left the race.
VP Operations candidate Sean Carson The CRO deemed the offence a Kassam indicated the RU Change
will go unopposed on election day “severe violation,” and disqualified slate has already received a number
after opponent Mark Single was dis- Single based on six different viola- of demerit points but would not
qualified from the Ryerson Students’ tions. This included bylaw 6.59 of provide specific details.
Union elections on Feb. 4. the election handbook, that posters If Single’s offence had turned into
The chief returning officer, Hakim should not be offensive and if so, more demerit points for the team,
Kassam, disqualified Single for post- it would be up to the discretion of it’s likely the entire slate would have
ing unapproved election posters the CRO to remove and destroy the been eliminated.
around campus. The posters focused poster. Subsequently the CRO could To win the election, candidate
on the $30, 000 annual salary paid to then disqualify the individual. Sean Carson will now have to receive
RSU executives, with Single saying Single had gone to the CRO to get the majority of votes, which breaks
he would reduce the salaries to mini- the posters approved on Feb. 3 but down to 50 per cent plus one vote in
mum student wage. after he was denied, he chose to post the yes or no vote.
Single said the campagin was to them that evening anyway. Carson said he still feels positive
raise awareness for students who “It went against good faith, and that himself and his team are encour-
weren’t aware of the annual salary. maligned the individuals it was aging students to come out and vote.
The posters were reportedly found posted by,” Kassam said. Polls will remain open until Feb. 9 Mark Single was disqualified from the RSU elections.
overlapping Students’ United posters, Single was given 24 hours to ap- at 5:30 p.m. PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NEWS The Eyeopener 5

RSU candidate sues November 2009


for $800,000 Ryder and Nyitray sue Toby
Whitfield, VP of Finance and
Services at the time, and other
RSU executives for $70,000
BY SAMANTHA SIM
in damages. They file seven
Two Ryerson students are suing [Nyitray],” says Ryder. claims in total for libel, slander,
an employee of the Student Campus However, Imre Juurlink, supervisor defamation and vilification.
Centre (SCC) and three campus orga- of Ryerson emergency and security
nizations for a total of $800, 000. The services, said only security has the
lawsuit filed on Jan. 28 alleges libel, ability to enforce a ban, and that March 2010
slander, defamation of character and security has not physically barred Ryder and Nyitray settle with
harassment. Ryder from the SCC. the RSU, in mediation, for an
Donna Ryder, a candidate for VP CESAR president, Mohammad Ali undisclosed amount of money.
Equity at the Ryerson Students’ Union Aumeer, and RSU president, Toby
(RSU) and full-time social work stu- Whitfield, had no comment on the
dent, and Frank Nyitray, a part-time lawsuit, citing that the matter is January 2011
image arts student, are suing the before the courts.
RSU, the Palin Foundation (an organi- Ryder says the timing of the law- Ryder joins the RSU election
zation that runs the SCC), Continuing suit has nothing to do with the race for VP of Equity.
Education Students’ Association of upcoming student election starting,
Ryerson (CESAR), and Eric Newstadt, which began Feb. 7.
general manager of the SCC. This isn’t the first time Ryder and January 28, 2011
Ryder alleges that Newstadt is Nyitray have butted heads with the Ryder and Nyitray file a lawsuit
physically barring her from entering RSU. In December 2009, the two were
against the RSU, the Palin Foun-
the SCC and that he has “banned” a part of a group of former commu-
dation, Eric Newstadt, the SCC
Nyitray. nity service group employees who
and CESAR. They’ve accused the
Ryder, who uses an electric wheel- sued RSU executives, including Whit-
organizations of libel, slander,
chair, said the RSU is forcing her to field, for $70,000 in damages.
defamation of character and
give up some of her human rights They filed seven claims in total of
harassment. They are looking
by keeping her from using her atten- libel, slander, defamation and vilifi-
for $800,000 in damages.
dant, Nyitray. cation, but settled in mediation in
Donna Ryder and another student are suing for a total of $800,000. “I’m comfortable and safe with March 2010.
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Prof wins
T h e B l a c k H i s t o r y A w a re n e s s
C o m m i t t e e P re s e n t s Marley award

‘Black’
BY TANYA MOK

A Ryerson professor won the Bob


Marley Day award for her work in di-
versity and community leadership.
Prof. Wendy Cukier, the associ-

Out:
ate dean of the Ted Rogers School
of management, was presented the
award at the Bob Marley Day award
ceremony on Feb. 3.
“Her name is synonymous with
diversity in Canada,” said Courtney
Betty chair of the Bob Marley Day
committee.

Who’s Missing
Mayor Rob Ford has declared Feb-
ruary 6, 2011 Bob Marley Day in the
city of Toronto.
Cukier has been a long-time advo-

in Criminal Justice?
cate of gun control and is the founder
of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson,
which focuses on under-represented
groups in the workplace.
The Globe and Mail recently named

Wednesday February 16, 2011


her as one of 25 Transformational
Canadians alongside names such as
David Suzuki and Craig and Marc Kiel-
burger.

5:30–7:30pm • 7th floor, Heaslip House But despite the recognition she has
already received for her work, Cukier
says she is especially thrilled about
winning the Bob Marley Award.
‘Black’ Out is a dialogue around the Featuring: “I’ve received many awards over
time but for me what’s significant
misrepresentation & exclusion of members of • Mr. Selwyn A. Pieters, Activist & Sole Practitioner Lawyer
about this is its recognition in the
the Black community, and other racialized • Ms. Moya Teklu, Lawyer, African Canadian Legal Clinic grassroots community,” she said.
communities, in aspects of mainstream society. • Dr. Anne-Marie Singh, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Ryerson In her acceptance speech, Cukier
• Mr. David Mitchell, Superintendent, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services stressed the importance of teamwork,
Join us as we explore the complexities of thanking her colleagues at Ryerson
Canada’s criminal Justice and its relationship to Moderator: for their support.
racialized communities. Dr. Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar. Assistant Professor, Sociology, Ryerson “Diversity is a core value at Ryer-
son,” she said.
But many students at Ryerson don’t
The panel will explore why racialized communities are repeatedly associated with criminal tendencies; why racialized communities are seem to know much about Bob Mar-
under-represented in legal professions; how systemic racism is manifested in criminal justice policies and practices. ley.
Kiefer Yu, a radio and television arts
student, said all he knows about Bob
This is a FREE event and is part of the a series of Black History Month Events Marley is that he was pro-marijuana,
and his music is “easy listening”.
Even fewer seem to know that
The Black History Awareness Committee is a committee composed of the Ryerson Students' Union, Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services, there is a Bob Marley Day at all.
Tri-Mentoring, The United Black Students at Ryerson, and other groups and departments at Ryerson.
“There’s a Bob Marley Day?” said
Deanna Lopez, a chemical engineer-
ing student. “Since when?”
6 The Eyeopener NEWS Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No simple solution
Tits and Boners to rez breakages
A round-up of some of the shadier things that happen on campus BY MARILEE DEVRIES

As a socially accepted party building to cover maintenance.


There have been 16 thefts RAC men’s changeroom. The ground, residence buildings get There isn’t even a tracking record
reported at Ryerson in the sauna was then shut down. trashed after weekends of drinking for students who have been charged.
past week. The number is high games and floor hopping. But these Nuttall didn’t have access to how
enough that Ryerson security has On Feb. 6 at 1:15 a.m., damages are complicating costs for much money has been spent on
launched an investigation into security was called because a Ryerson Student Housing. damages, or how many students
whether or not the thefts can 18-year old man had jumped Student housing manager Chad have been at fault.
be traced back to one particular into the back of a campus plan- Nuttall said that damage in the “We don’t track finances like that,”
person. Most of the targets have ning truck and yelled, “Get this university’s three residences is a he said.
been wallets, laptops and cell taxi moving!” He refused to get common. Broken equipment, labour Chris Allaire, a first-year student liv-
phones. However, someone also out when asked by security and costs for maintenance and cleaning ing in ILLC, says damage is at its worst
reported the theft of a bread- threatened to beat the driver staff, and extra cleaning products are after a night of partying.
board. This isn’t the wooden slab up. Pound Taxi’s rates are actu- covered by student housing services. “There have been several times
that you use to chop vegetables, ally pretty reasonable, and they But if students are caught in the times where, after a weekend of par-
no, it’s apparently a base for a don’t ask questions. act of vandalizing public property, tying, our lounge is totally destroyed,”
type of an electronic circuit. they pay. Allaire says.
At 10:50 p.m., security was
“Vandalism ebbs and flows as the Every year, students are charged
On Thursday, Feb. 3 at 9:30 called to the quad for a man
year ebbs and flows,” Nuttall reports. upon move-out when staff find the
p.m., a drunk man was removed who was yelling to himself
“More damage occurs in early condition of the room and furniture
from the Ram in the Rye for and spinning in circles. He told
January when students have less are different than at the beginning of
harassing female patrons. The them that he’d heard if he spun
school work.” the year.
all-female news team says that fast enough, he could go back a huge rock into Pitman Hall. It But charging students for damage Kris DiPietro, a residence advisor in
kind of behaviour won’t get you in time to avoid the year 2012. turned out he was doing heat can be difficult, as Student Housing Pitman Hall said that in his experi-
anywhere. No one should be exposed to resistance testing on it for a Services doesn’t have its own finan- ence, light fixtures are the biggest
John Cusack and the terrible school project. Where the fuck cial system, so all charges go through victims to destructive residents.
The same night, security was special effects in that movie. do you find a massive rock in
called to a room in the Ted Rog- RAMSS, which is a complicated “People aren’t thinking of others
downtown Toronto? process, according to Nuttall. when they break stuff in residence. If
ers school for a man who was At 11:45 p.m., a man was
disruptive and refused to leave. caught urinating outside the There is no specific budget for fees go up from damages, students
Also, the women’s bathroom damages, rather a lump sum for each are the ones who pay,” he said.
He was drunk and holding an Library building. When security in the second floor of the SCC
almost-empty mickey of vodka. asked him for ID, he pulled smells more foul than ever,
We hope it wasn’t a plastic out a large wad of cash and and now one of the toilets is
mickey of Smirnoff, because offered them each a five-dollar covered with a garbage bag, for
that’s just sad. bill. They declined. Based on obvious reasons. Please, Toby,
our sad pay cheques, we would clean up this shit. We’ve been
At around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. gladly accept that bribe. good this year, and this could
4, security received a report of be a graceful parting gesture.
sparks emanating from inside the On Monday at 12:50 a.m., a
heating unit of the sauna in the student was spotted carrying — Emma Prestwich

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NEWS The Eyeopener 7

Server outages slow down


university, Ryerson debates
switching email provider
BY JEFF LAGERQUIST really slow, especially if you have few
windows open. When I came over [to
Outages and slowdowns at Com- Ryerson] from Seneca, everything be-
puting and Communications Services came more difficult.“
(CCS) inconvenienced staff and stu- Catherin Vant Erve, a first-year early
Ryerson students trudged through snow and slush on Jan. 2. Why no snow day? PHOTO: LINDSAY BOECKL dents a total of six times last month. childhood education student, said
Last Thursday, subnet9, a server con- CCS’s proactive approach may have

S’now big deal at Ryerson nected to around 200 computers, had an effect on her opinion. “I went
crashed for several minutes around 3 to Trent last year and we didn’t have
p.m. nearly as many problems, but maybe
BY EMMA PRESTWICH January also had two Rmail “deliv- we didn’t get email alerts.“
NEWS EDITOR executive decision to keep the school cancel class, business management ery slowdowns”, both lasting for six “We may have gone a little over-
open. When she woke up she learned professor Asher Alkoby said he thought hours, as well as two outages in the board,” said Lesser. “ I think the impres-
Despite record forecasted levels of the TTC and GO Transit weren’t expe- the school closures were too dramatic. Call Pilot system, which controls Ry- sion is that things are getting worse,
snow, Ryerson campus stayed open riencing delays. It was also confirmed “There was an over-reaction across erson’s voicemail and call transferring but in reality it’s about the same. I don’t
Jan. 2. that the worst of the snowfall was over, the GTA.,” said Alkoby. applications. A brief power outage in think there is a huge performance
The school’s decision to stay open according to Environment Canada. While he wasn’t teaching that day, the Podium building that caused net- problem in any one application that re-
prompted a flood of complaints from According to Hanigsberg, the school everyone in his department showed work issues that month. quires us to reinvest or fix something.”
students on Twitter, many asking why commits to making a decision about up for class. None of this was swept under the While the my.ryerson and RAMSS
Ryerson was open when York Univer- closure by 6 a.m., and once she con- “I had assignments due so I was glad rug, according to Brian Lesser, CCS act- applications have received the great-
sity, Humber and Sheridan Colleges firmed it with the president and the it was open,” said Angelo Puarte-Mon- ing director.“We are trying to be more est amount of recent investment, email
and the Toronto District School Board provost, she informed the university teiro, second year computer science. open and transparent about all the and collaboration tools have been ne-
all closed on Jan. 2. so the decision could be posted on the Hanigsberg said groundskeeping problems we have. We’ve been email- glected. “The email system has never
Julia Hanigsberg, vice-provost of website. staff worked to make sure the campus ing more notices and information been what we want it to be. We’ve
administration and finance, made the While several professors decided to was clear before students arrived. when things happen.” never been able to offer the kind of
A service alert blog was set up in storage quotas that we’d like to have, or
November to document technical is- provide the kind of web interface that
sues and provide information. would compare to Hotmail or Gmail,”

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LOVE & SEX


MASTHEAD

MANAGING EDITOR
Mariana Ionova

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lindsay Boeckl
Marta Iwanek
Chelsea Pottage

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Gianluca Inglesi

CONTENT EDITORS
Allyssia Alleyne
Sean Tepper
Ian Vandaelle

MAKE-UP AND HAIR


Caitlin Foley
Brodie Kinear
Taylor Lazazzera
Victoria MacDonnell
Jo Primeau

MODELS
Allyssia Alleyne
Simon Beneteau
Kayla Chopp
Virginia Connors
Haley Davis
Joey de Carle
Mike Hume
Robert Kudla
Brad Lochlin MacInnis
Steven Lang

Ti c k l i n g y o u r f a n t a s y
Rama Luksiarto
Aeryn Pfaff
Leanne Rich
David Roberts
Adrienne Rupcic
Nicole Siena
Gin Sexsmith
Nicole Trpcic

Features editor Mariana Ionova questions how romantic and sexual fantasies live up to reality
SPECIAL THANKS
From the first date to the moment you strip imagining kinky scenarios much more erotic We explore why most would rather fake it
your clothes off, your experience of love and than actually cuffing your sweetheart to the than admit their porn-inspired bedroom fan- Rebecca Burton
sex is coloured by fantasy. You imagine the headboard. tasies to their partners. We investigate why Terry Sparkes
person, the setting, the kiss, the foreplay, the You dream up the perfect relationship in young adults often choose to have tame, tra-
position, the orgasm. You fantasize about wild much the same way. In your fantasies, it is ditional sex instead of living up to their reputa- Remington Joseph
bathroom-stall sex, hot anonymous hook-ups, devoid of awkward moments, embarrassing tions as liberated, adventurous sex fanatics. Lin Nguyen
leather straps binding you to bedposts, steamy secrets, lacklustre chemistry and nagging ar- We also dig deeper into how LGBT couples
threesomes and even getting it on with your guments about why you answered when your are struggling against dominant, heteronor- Aleysha Haniff
professor. partner asked which of your mutual friends mative ideas of what relationships should be Shannon Higgins
But when you get intimate, you don’t do any you want to bang. But you keep these expec- like.
of it. Even though you are bombarded with im- tations and disappointments to yourself, won- And, in case you want to enact some of your
ages of perfectly mind-blowing and deliciously dering why your partner can’t just read your wilder fantasies, we’ll tell you how the latest
uninhibited sex, you often shy away from mak- mind. technology has made hooking up easier than
ing them a reality. You keep your deepest fan- In this issue, we take a look at how students ever. But we’ll also show that you had it right PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE
tasies from your partner and proceed to have imagine love, sex and intimacy and how they all along — sometimes, the fantasy just doesn’t
good, old, regular sex. It turns out that you find actually experience it in reality. live up to the hype.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LOVE & SEX The Eyeopener 9

Livin’ a teenage dream


Since the first day in sex-ed young people imagine what their first time will be like. April Buordolone and Brittany Devenyi compare our high expectations with reality

Fantasy Reality

The date was movie-perfect and after he surprises her with flowers she bashfully invites him inside. After a mediocre date he asks to come inside, but she hesitates, still wanting to play hard-to-get.

The decision to take it to the next level is consensual. She puts in a movie but it quickly becomes back- Before she has time to think, his pair of slobbering lips attacks her face. Instinctively, she turns her head in
ground noise. They both lean in closer, and an earthquake of passion begins to rupture. the opposite direction. The little chemistry the couple had is fizzling.

Things quickly escalate into a steamy romp. He pulls her closer and she finds it impossible to keep quiet, He just can’t seem to find her sweet spot. It’s just getting awkward now. Sweaty palms rub against her
screaming out for more. He bounces them into a tantalizing climax. and he’s almost fallen off the bed multiple times. Both of them are wishing it was someone else.

She feels warm and content in his arms and he kisses her good night. They both will remember this magi- What the hell was that? With a massive headache she peels out of bed. He doesn’t know whether to stay
cal evening forever. or go and both of them are wishing for a redo.
PHOTOS: MARTA IWANEK
10 The Eyeopener LOVE & SEX Wednesday, February 9, 2011

‘a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste’


The Eyeopener’s annual Love and Sex Survey asks students about their sexy secrets and unveils their dirtiest
fantasies. Christina Dun and Chris Allaire report the findings
Step one: get on a table. Step two: jump off the table. Step three: land in your partner.
This is one of many positions described in the Eyeopener’s annual Love and Sex
survey. This gem in particular is called “Daggering”. Other memorable mentions include
“Reverse Cowgirl”, “Eiffel Tower”, “TheCat” and “Pharaoh’s Chariot” (must whip arms
like reins). One thing Ryerson students don’t lack is creativity.*
Every year, we ask Ryerson students to bare their souls and fill out a survey detailing
how they like to get it on. This year, we went one step further: we asked you what you
fantasize about and which of your raunchy dreams have turned into reality.
We surveyed 200 students and found that 38 per cent of you fantasize about role play,
while a quarter secretly wish you had the opportunity to have anonymous sex with a
stranger.
More than half of you get off imagining wild, movie-like sex with a celebrity, while 14
per cent picture getting in on with a fictional character. Another quarter like bondage
scenarios and nearly eight per cent of you admitted that you harbour kinky vampirism
fantasies.
In the real world, most of you are more tame than in your fantasies. Most of you are too
shy to come on to your professors but many have donned costumes and experimented
with role play. A quarter of you have picked up a stranger for a night of anonymous pas-
sion, while another 27 per cent have gone home with a random.
But not everything is about sex for you. Twenty-three per cent reported you were still
virgins, many saying that you hadn’t met the right person yet. A quarter of you reported
being in a long-tern relationship, while a heart-warming 78 per cent said you have been
in love at least once. Head to theeyeopener.com to check out more survey results.
* The Eyeopener is not responsible for strains, sprains or stains as a result of these practices.

PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE

35 %

fantasize about sex


with a professor or
classmate

38 %

fantasize about
role playing

25 %

fantasize about
anonymous sex PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LOVE & SEX The Eyeopener 11

51 % 17 % 16 %
PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK

fantasize about fantasize about fantasize


a celebrity dominance and about
PHOTO: LINDSAY BOECKL
submission bondage

PHOTO: LINDSAY BOECKL


12 The Eyeopener LOVE & SEX Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Honesty under the covers


Arts & Life editor Gianluca Inglesi
reports on why not to fake your way
through a relationship

PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK

Shawn* has three reasons for fak- ion design student. fort with injury.” two years ago she had to overcome hand ­­­— sometimes literally. “I think
ing the big O. He’s either too tired, But holding back for too long can If the truth would hurt a partner her embarrassment and admit she everything can be learned,” she said.
too drunk or he’s already done it turn into a long-term pattern, which enough to compromise the relation- was a virgin. She claims that, because Sometimes opening up to your
once or twice and is just ready for it can affect the level of intimacy be- ship, one may be especially tempted of her age, she couldn’t help but be partner can even be rewarding, such
to be over. tween two people. to lie to other. nervous about telling her partner. as when you swap steamy sexual fan-
“It happened a few times where Greidanus thinks that, to foster a Andrea Crofts, a second-year fash- But sharing secrets with your part- tasies with your partner.
we were doing it and she did or said relationship with someone, you have ion communication student said ner doesn’t always have to be nega- “I’m really into garters and stuff
something that really turned me off to open up emotionally and let them some details are just better kept to tive. Many students are hesitant to like that. We’ve been together for al-
and I actually went soft. I stopped in. But that is where the challenge yourself. communicate their sexual desires to most two years now so it could spice
for a second and just told her I was lies, according to James Cunning- “I think there are things you their partners, which can result in things up a bit,” Drobot said.
done,” he said. ham, who teaches the Philosophy of shouldn’t tell your partner, unless it’s lacklustre bedroom sessions. This is Usually sharing quirks, like fanta-
But he said he would never admit Love and Sex course at Ryerson. something that is important or will especially true early on in a relation- sies, is the best way to get more com-
that to his partner. create tensions if they don’t know.” ship, when the couple is unfamiliar fortable with your significant other.
“If someone told you that you Greidanus also agreed that, some- with each other’s bodies and some Cunningham recommends a dose
made them soft during sex, imagine times, it’s best to tread carefully direction could be beneficial. of “biting the bullet” to get to that
how horrible that would be.” If someone told when approaching your partner with point of ease with your partner.
Often, when first getting under the you that you made a problem. “Here’s an example: ‘I’m afraid to
covers with that special someone, the them soft during sex, “Sometimes I won’t say anything do it, but I’m going to do it anyway.’
pressure is on to impress them. Typi- imagine how horrible [to my boyfriend] because I realize At that point you You’ve acknowledged your fear but
cally, women are the usual suspects that would be. it’s a stupid thing to start a confronta- realize you can say it doesn’t really matter because this
when it comes to faking orgasms, but — Shawn* tion over but, if it continues to bother things like that to them has to get done,” he said.
recent studies have revealed that an me over a prolonged period of time, and it won’t scare them “It doesn’t help your relationship
increasing number of men are lying “People are afraid that if they make I would talk to him about it,” he said. away. at all if you are constantly withhold-
about reaching climax too. themselves vulnerable that they’ll Most often, people shy away from — Andrea Crofts, ing things from each other and there
Polling more than 100,000 men in get hurt,” he said. sharing details about their past rela- second-year fashion are elephants in the room. So you’re
their 2010 Great Male Survey, Ask- Students also often lie or hide de- tionships and previous sexual experi- not going to find out what makes
Men.com found that 16 per cent of tails from their partners in a bid to ences. Crofts thinks that most people are the other person tick or what both-
men said they have faked on several avoid uncomfortable discussions or “It’s definitely not first date mate- making a mistake by not showing ers them unless you talk about it,”
occasions. Another 14 per cent ad- conflicts. Cunningham explains that rial,” Greidanus said. their partners what they like in the Greidanus said. Crofts distinctly re-
mitting to faking only once. we have been conditioned to avoid Crofts said her boyfriend of two bedroom. “Telling someone what members a summer night early into
Enjoyment under the covers is unpleasant feelings at all costs be- years only found about her number you want after a while can be kind her relationship when she was on a
one of many concerns at the start of cause of our experiences with our of sexual partners a few weeks ago. of insulting because they realize walk with her boyfriend and they had
a relationship, when you’re trying to primary caregivers, like our parents. “You have to judge whether or not what they’ve been doing hasn’t been an exchange of embarrassing stories.
make the right impression. “We lie because we assume if we it’s a good time to talk about those working. So I think it’s better to make “At that point you realize that you
“There’s kind of a weird phase tell the truth we are going to engage things because they can ruin it from it known from the start.” can say things like that to them and it
where it’s very polite. It’s not dishon- in an intense emotional encounter, the start,” Crofts said. Drobot also said it’s impossible to won’t scare them away,” she said.
esty but it’s more of a formality,” said we associate these encounters with When Jennifer Drobot, a first-year know what your partner likes or dis-
Luke Greidanus, a second-year fash- discomfort and we associate discom- sociology student, met her girlfriend likes if you don’t give them a helping *Name changed for privacy

All day I dream about sex


According to a Trent University study in 2010 sex dreams are common among university students. The Eyeopener
decided to ask around for some of your favourite sex dreams. Find out what they mean by checking out Nicole Siena’s
story at theeyeopener.com/arts-life.com

One dream I will never forget, it It was with a coworker, he was also A war broke up in downtown To-
was so vivid. It was a dream about a my personal trainer at the time. I’ve ronto. Bombs blasting everywhere,
girl I knew in high school. The dream always thought he was so beautiful — and buildings shattering to pieces. I
began with me trapped in the middle flawless. It was completely unrealistic. had been assigned to fly a fighter jet
of a spider web. But we were working out in the gym. around the city, but I ran away from the
As I struggled to escape the intri- He was stretching me out, just like he base temporarily to escort a beautiful
cate web my clothes began to tear would in real life, but in the dream he girl to a safe zone underground that I
and fall off. I thought for a moment started kissing me, and we had sex in know of where she could remain safe
it was a nightmare, then suddenly I the studio, in our matching work uni- until I returned. We ran through the
see her climbing the web. forms. I could see myself in the mirror blasts and the shrapnel and gunshots.
I was trapped and she could do and everything. It was great. We made it safely and I was graciously
anything she wanted to me... and But we opened the gym the next day rewarded with some steamy under-
she did. together and it was super awkward. ground base sex. Upon my departure,
I kissed her goodbye and left.
— Nicole Siena
PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LOVE & SEX The Eyeopener 13

Putting fantasies to the test


We asked three Ryerson couples to act out some of the most common fantasies. Which ones were more silly than sensual?
HE SAID: SHE SAID:
Honestly, I thought role play I set the scene by pulling my
was only for old married cou- hair back in a tight bun and
ples who were bored with their dressing in a pencil skirt, but-
sex lives. Since I’m not, I figured ton-down shirt with the top
the game would just get in the buttons undone, and lace up
way of having sex. heels. Since I don’t have a li-
At first, it just felt weird. I felt brary in my apartment, I set up
oddly shy because it was so books around my room.
new. But as time wore on the At first I felt awkward be-
edge came off. There’s defi- cause I could tell that Phil was
nitely something about pencil nervous. When he came in
skirts and heels. Once we got asking for a certain book I was
into it I forgot how awkward cold, saying things like, “I don’t
I’d initially felt and was able to think I have what your looking
enjoy myself. While she was for”. As the scene rolled on I
teasing me I felt ridiculously used this harshness to my ad-
horny and I really just wanted vantage. I don’t usually tease
to have sex. It was obvious she him much, but not allowing
liked being in control and she him to touch me as I let my hair
treated me like a dirty little slut down and slowly unbuttoned
for wanting her so badly. But my shirt was fun.
it wasn’t long until she had It was hot to be in control
control over me, and then it and see his desperation. He
was obvious that she loved it. I said this experience may have
hope she doesn’t start teasing created a monster. I think he’s

The Librarian The Firefighter


me too much, but we’ll see! right.
— BY PHIL FLYNN ­— BY GIN SEXSMITH
­

HE SAID: SHE SAID: HE SAID: SHE SAID:


I’m smoking a cigarette on I’m walking to Starbucks when Being a strong heroic fire- Sure, a hot and sweaty fireman
the curb (you know, very James this baby-faced guy with a fighter saving a nearly naked bravely rescuing the scared yet
Dean) and she walks by. I stop creepy smile comes up to me. damsel in distress is a fantasy scantily-clad woman from her
her and drop my smoothest “Excuse me,” he asks. “Do you shared by many men, includ- burning home sounds sexy.
pick-up line. She swoons. I ask have a quarter? I just wanted ing myself. But in practice, the But in reality, you mostly just
if I could buy her coffee. to call your mother and thank lack of anonymity and surprise get giggles.
We hit it off immediately and her for bringing you into this made it feel like 70s porn: tacky, I told him my life was threat-
get to talking as we wait for our world.” I’m speechless. I shake predictable and hilarious. ened by a raging fire (four
lattes. I lay it on, and she suc- my head, brush by him and I entered the room to find candles on my window ledge).
cumbs to my irresistible charm. head into the coffee shop. He my girlfriend mostly naked. While he bravely extinguished
By now we’re just itching to get follows me. I let him pay for my She directed me to the rag- them, I commented that he
out of there and see where this latte because, hell, I might as ing fire (four candles) located must be so hot from all that
goes. It goes all the way to the well get something out of this. on her windowsill, and I im- hard work, shouldn’t he take
alley behind the Starbucks. We cap our drinks and head mediately started laughing. his shirt off? Would his ach-
I push her up against the outside. He grabs my arm, say- After I calmed down, I tried ing muscles like a massage? I
wall, our cold breath fogging ing he has this “cool thing” to to “seductively” blow out the even played the widow card.
up her glasses. We kiss. Rapture. show me in the alley. candles, but I started laughing (I haven’t been touched by a
After a solid seven seconds He pushes me against the again. She held it together and man in five years!) Nothing
of making out she breaks off brick wall and before I know it, offered me a massage, which I worked. We just kept collaps-
and says she’s late for work. She he’s trying to devour my face. It gladly accepted, but as things ing on each other in laughter.
looks back, briskly walking off must have been seven seconds progressed, we deteriorated Until I asked where his hose
and our eyes meet. She’ll be before I could break free and into laughter. When we calmed was. Maybe it’s a guy thing, but
back and I’ll be waiting. run out of the alley, spilling out down, she asked where my that seemed to do it for him.
Would I do this again? Prob- some B.S. about being late for fire hose was, which triggered The characters were dropped
ably not. It’s so much easier to work. As I turn the corner I look some sort of animal instinct as quickly as his pants and the
just get her drunk. It was nice back, and he winks, grinning in me. Clothes, personas, and fire chief hat fell forgotten to
to practise my moves though. like a doofus. If I wasn’t dating firefighter hats were quickly the floor. As for what followed,
It’s comforting to know that I him, I think I’d be afraid to ever discarded and our passions let’s just call it a five-alarm.
haven’t gotten rusty over time. see his face again. reached new levels of heat. The role-playing in itself was
Hell, if anything, I think I’m Would I do this again? Not to I would do it again, but only silly, not sexy, but I’d do it again.
more suave than ever! What a get me off. It was too funny to if it was a surprise. Role-playing Rolling around half naked with
lucky girl she is. be sexy. But it was nice to feel has potential to be sexy, but your partner laughing can only
— BY JOE BALL courted again.
— BY SHANNON HIGGINS The Stranger even when it’s not it’s still fun.
— BY CHRIS DALE
lead to good things.
— BY LAUREN STRAPAGIEL

Ancient Times: Adultery 1500s: Sodomy 2000s: Gender


In Greece, an unfaithful pair was Sodomy was punishable by reassignment
starved to death or dragged death in the 16th century, and Mainstream society was quick
by horses. In Egypt, men were was illegal well into the 1900s to ostracize those who chose
castrated and women had across much of the USA. Cana- to undergo a sex change be-
their noses severed. Nowadays, da had similar laws. cause they were born with
there are websites to facilitate male and female anatomy (in-
adultery. tersex) or felt they were born
1600s: Race and marriage as the wrong sex (trangender).
1100s: Sex for pleasure Many laws in the late 1600s The issue became steeped in
At this time, sex wasn’t for plea- prohibited mixed-race mar- controversy at the turn of the

A Brief History of Taboo sure. Lust was considered inap-


propriate and sinful. Religious
leaders encouraged sex solely
riages in both Canada and the
USA. These laws remained in
place until the mid-1900s.
millennium, when the Ontario
government declared that
gender reassignment opera-
tions would no longer be cov-
Carly Basian reports on what was “dirty” way back when for procreation and premarital
ered by OHIP.
sex was criminalized.
1800s: Masturbation
1300s: Homosexuality The Roman Catholic Church
The Future: Fetishes
Though homosexuality was While people are more sexually
stated that orgasm without
common in ancient Greece, liberal, many people cannot
procreation was as sinful as
attitudes shifted drastically. accept or openly discuss more
sodomy and homosexuality.
During the Renaissance, men extreme fetishes. Some of the
However, self-love is beneficial,
caught engaging in homosex- remaining taboos include erot-
as it can lower stress and allevi-
ual activity were fined, impris- ic asphyxiation, scat play, dia-
ate menstrual cramps.
oned or killed. per fetishes, and rape fantasies.
PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATION: LINDSAY BOECKL
14 The Eyeopener LOVE & SEX Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Who’s on top?
Alyssa Garrison discovers how modern relationships defy
stereotypical gender norms. Photography by Marta Iwanek

When Vanessa Runions felt that he’s been judged too Rosalie Pepin, a 23 year-old
shaved her waist-long hair off quickly for his more feminine producer of feminist queer
she wasn’t surprised by her qualities not only outside the porn, dons heels, skirts, and
mother’s reaction on the other LGBT community, but inside it has long, gleaming, dark hair.
end of the phone line. Now as well. Blasutti, now 22, was Although Pepin is comfortable
that her gender-identifying perpetually a bottom when he with her feminine appearance,
hair was down to a close shave first came out, feeling too in- she resists the so-called sub-
her mother timidly asked who experienced to challenge the missive qualities that are often
was “the boy in the relation- “twink” (submissive) role part- attached with it.
ship.” ners assumed he would play. “I direct and film people
“I think she just really want- fucking. As a femme, I don’t
ed to hear that I was still her know how my dominance
little girl,” Runions said. could come as more of a sur-
When people see a
LGBT couples like Runions prise to people,” said Pepin.
and Sarah McCorkindale, a
gay couple they want Another misconception
second-year philosophy stu- to assign gender roles about Pepin is made when
dent, are often tagged by so- because we assign she is seen with her long-time
ciety with gender roles in their them to everything partner, who has recently
relationship. else. started his transition from fe-
“We’ve been asked which — Sarah McCorkindale, male to male.
one of us is more masculine. second-year “In my relationship with a
But if they have to ask, I’m as- trans guy, his past and pres-
suming our gender roles aren’t ent seems to have little effect
visible,” Runions said. “Now that I’m older and just on our sex lives, except maybe
McCorkindale agrees, “I started a new relationship, I the fact that, as time has gone
think it’s an older generation don’t feel any specific roles on and he becomes more
that assumes couples must have been relevant for my masculine, he’s actually more
always work in a masculine/ partner and I. Most queer re- comfortable with being sub-
feminine framework.” Runions lationships are actually equal,” missive,” Pepin said.
believes this mindset has ties Blasutti said. Runions said most relation-
in history. Traditionally, society McCorkindale said people ships are more equal than they
paid attention to visible differ- cling to these stereotypes be- appear on the surface.
ences in people. Being lesbian cause they make everything “Even my heterosexual
or gay often meant you looked about gender. friends are involved in rela-
different in the past, she said. “You see a pink blanket and tionships where the only gen-
“And sometimes that frame- you think feminine, you see a der roles are the ones assigned
work still exists naturally in couple and you see male and at birth. I think that many of
gay relationships but it often female. When people see a gay these couples are with togeth-
has less to do with gender and couple they want to assign er regardless of where they fall
more to do with personality,” gender roles, because we as- on the gender scale, choosing
Runions said. sign gender roles to absolutely to be with the person for who
Aaron Blasutti has always everything else. “ they are.”
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LOVE & SEX The Eyeopener 15

The Fantasy Myth


S&M is the stuff of pop songs and runway shows,
while public sex and threesomes dominate on screen.
So, for university students, why isn’t life reflecting art?
Community Editor Allyssia Alleyne investigates

Frantically kissing, the cou- tionships on Campus and an son. “They don’t say, ‘I would
ple pushes their way into a assistant professor at La Salle love it if you would kiss me
dim women’s washroom, their University, many university here’,” said Johanson.
hands roaming each other’s students have a distorted per- “They just leave it up to their
toned bodies. ception of what their peers are partner to decipher what they
It’s mid-afternoon, and doing in the bedroom. would like.”
they’re the only people in the “People always think people Johanson says this confi-
building. Their privacy is en- are wilder than they actually dence doesn’t typically de-
sured for now. are,” she says. velop until a person is well into
They back into the spa- Though her research has their 20s or 30s and has ac-
cious handicapped stall, too found that university students quired more sexual experience.
distracted to consider fiddling are having more casual sexual Bianca Smith*, a fourth-year
with the locks. He slams her encounters or “hook-ups” than arts and contemporary science
against the concrete walls and previous generations, she student, developed this confi-
they proceed to make frenzied hasn’t found that student are dence early.
love. They’re either deafeningly using hook-ups as a way of liv- Since becoming sexually ac-
loud or completely quiet. Alicia ing their fantasies. tive at 15, Smith has indulged
Wright hasn’t decided yet. her BDSM (bondage, discipline,
Sex in a public place is one domination and submission)
of the second-year finance stu- People always think fantasies through flogging and
dent’s most revisited fantasies. canning among other things.
people are wilder than
Though she’d love to act it She once drove 14 hours to
out with her boyfriend — or, in they actually are. participate in an orgy at a pre-
the perfect fantasy, basketball — Kathleen Bogle, war Manhattan brownstone.
player Derrick Rose — Wright Author of Hooking Up “I always wanted to mix
doesn’t think she’ll take that things up,” says Smith.
step any time soon. Common in the drinking Though most of her partners
“I don’t have the balls for scene, hook-ups are more a were receptive to her fantasies,
that,” she says. way of engaging in common she learned first-hand that
Wright is one of many uni- sexual behaviour, like oral sex. bringing up your fantasies with
versity students denying them- According to Dr. Sue Johan- a partner can backfire.
selves their sexual fantasies. son, a Canadian sex expert who “I was with one guy once
According the Eyeopener’s un- has done talks at universities who was not even into rough
scientific annual Love and Sex across North America since sex. He would not do anything
survey, the majority of Ryerson 1988, students are most curi- remotely rough. He was like, ‘I
students either do not have ous about more day-to-day can’t do it, I can’t do it, I can’t
fantasies or are not acting on sexual activities. hurt someone.’ But even if I was
them. Most questions she receives begging?”
In spite of this fact, the media at universities pertain to birth
paints young adults as limitless, control, penis size, orgasm
willing to have indiscriminate techniques and anal sex.
People just dream big.
sex, often without protection, “Giving good head is defi-
and engage in once-shocking nitely one,” she says. — Christopher Betty,
fantasies, from sex on camera Niki Davis, a second-year second-year business
to group sex and anonymous psychology student, thinks student
flings. fantasies aren’t as important to
But some students are feel- young couples as people may
ing pressured to conform to think. In spite of that experience,
these images. University is the Though she and her boy- Bianca thinks it’s better to dis-
one time in a person’s life when friend of two-and-a-half years, cuss one’s fantasies earlier rath-
experimentation is allowed, if an image arts student, are open er than later to avoid complica-
to new things, they haven’t tions and resentment down
tried anything “that extreme or the road.
awesome.” “If you’re in a committed re-
I don’t have the balls “It’s more about intimacy,” lationship, you should be able
for that. she says. to explore that with your part-
—Alicia Wright, But when students do try to ner,” she says.
second-year finance enact their fantasies, they of- “And if you’re really into it
student ten go about it the wrong way and they’re really not, then
by using alcohol to create both there’s a probably going to be
not encouraged, and it’s easy the courage and the opportu- a problem.”
to feel as though one is falling nity to act on their desires. But for Christopher Betty,
behind the pack. “It’s not this hypersexual Wright’s boyfriend, having a
Though she’s only 19 years world where people are act- fantasy isn’t the same as want-
old, Wright already feels that ing out fantasies, as much as ing to fulfill a fantasy. Though
she has to live out her fantasies people [are] getting drunk to the second-year business tech-
as soon as possible. act out scenarios that aren’t as nology management student
“There are other people my great as they thought they’d has discussed his fantasies
age who are probably more ex- be,” says Bogle. with Wright, he is in no hurry to
perienced,” says Wright, though “People use alcohol a lot in cross them off his to-do list.
she admits that it’s hard to fig- conjunction with hook-ups be- “People just dream big.
ure out who’s doing what since cause they’re not as confident People are filled with a lot of
people can be “freaks on the as they want to be.” dreams that they can’t or don’t
side.” A lack of confidence can want to act on,” he says. “Some-
This isn’t an uncommon also impact long-term couples. times it’s just easier to do the
viewpoint. According to Kath- Without confidence, students things that are easier and clos-
leen Bogle, the author of Hook- don’t know how to ask for what er to you.”
ing Up: Sex, Dating, and Rela- they want, according to Johan- *Name has been changed PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE
16 The Eyeopener LOVE & SEX Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sex, Lies and video games


Who needs to go to the club when video games are bringing couples together — and driving them apart.
Biz and tech editor Ian Vandaelle reports

More and more couples are playing and finding love through online games. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: MARTA IWANEK PHOTO: CHELSEA POTTAGE

Emily Goode deftly maneuvers they were before they started. virtual world in pursuit of meaning- drews says.“In his case, the antisocial couple.
through the option menu on Mario Goode and Galloway are part ful relationships…says something gamer stereotype really fit.” “Each [of us] play as our own char-
Kart 64. She and her boyfriend, An- of a growing trend of couples that profoundly disturbing about the con- Mirrlees says that while it may be acter, the way we want to…I look for
drew Galloway, select their characters play video games together, or even ditions of our actual world and our too early to tell whether this type of hidden treasures or secrets while Rob
and enter the Flower Cup. It’s been meet in online games. With the rising face-to-face society,” Mirrlees says. relationship is doomed to fail, he’s keeps us levelling,” says Wineriter.
a hard day for the 20-year-old film popularity of Massive Multiplayer Sarah Andrews discovered both unsure if the dynamic of an online Like Galloway and Goode, Win-
students, and they’re looking to vent Online Role-Playing Games (MMOR- the good and the bad of meeting a relationship could work. eriter and her husband use games to
their frustrations digitally instead of PG), Tanner Mirrlees, an instructor of fellow gamer online. Andrews, 21, a “We might jump to the conclu- let off a little steam in a constructive
arguing with each other. Galloway Politics and Public Administration at fourth-year University of Lethbridge sion that it’s unhealthy, because this manner.
takes the first race, cackling as he Ryerson, thinks that this trend will student, met her ex-boyfriend Ben interaction is existing in a computer “There is nothing like being your
crosses the finish line. continue to grow. on a forum for fans of Red vs. Blue, a environment that is not face-to-face,” online persona and messaging the
“Tales of my victory shall be told “I think that this [move to meet- Halo parody series. Andrews played Mirrlees says. But he says that since person your disagreements…or, if
through the ages,” he yells, though ing in online games] reflects some Halo regularly and was happy to find the phenomena is relatively recent; that doesn’t work, kicking their butt
a sharp elbow to the ribs quickly need that is not being met in other someone who shared her interest. there aren’t enough case studies on in Mortal Kombat is always pleasing,”
silences him. parts of society,” says Mirrlees, who However, it didn’t take long for the the topic. says Wineriter.
“You watch it,” warns Goode,“Or has written several papers on the relationship to sour due to Ben’s gam- Tyfanie Wineriter and her husband “It’s a lot like a stress ball,” says
else you might be single at the end of impact video games have on players ing habit. Robert run a blog named Couple’s Goode.“Sometimes, the best way to
this cup.” personal lives. “I remember calling Ben and I Gaming: a blog by a couple, for deal with my frustration is to shoot
Goode gets her digital revenge, as But, Mirrlees isn’t convinced this is could always tell immediately wheth- couples. Wineriter often writes about Andrew in the head during a game of
she sweeps the last three races, but a healthy shift. er he was playing Xbox Live because how World of Warcraft is perfect for Goldeneye.”
both end up laughing and relaxed “The fact that thousands of people there would be about a three second couples, as well as relaying her and — WIth files from Jillian Bell and
after the game, much happier than are taking so-called flight to the delay in him responding to me,” An- Robert’s experiences as a gamer Sean Tepper

The app store’s sexier side


While Angry Birds and iMovie are some of the app store’s more popular programs, there are
plenty of sexy apps that can spice up your love live life. Sports editor Sean Tepper reports

iKamasutra $2.99 — at least not traditionally. Kinky Dice FREE


Tired of constantly doing it in the Sexy Slang’s Naughty and Nice Starting to get bored with your
same position? Looking to inspire takes the traditional game of Cha- sex life? Kinky Dice is one of the
your partner to try new positions? rades and adds some sexy twists to many dozens of sexy dice apps that
Look no further than iKamasutra. it. Act out all of your favourite sexual you can find for your iPod or iPhone.
Back in the day, the Kama Sutra was fantasies in a game-like environment. But unlike those other ones, this one
known to have all the answers for is free. This app randomly chooses an
couples looking to spice up their sex Bedometer $0.99 action and a body part on which to
lives, but who wants to read a book In today’s world, people are more perform it, and it gives you dozens of
when you can access tips on your conscious about maintaining a options for you and your partner to
mobile? iKamasutra will provide you healthy lifestyle. But seriously, who experiment.
with all of the freaky-deaky sex posi- has the time to get to the gym for an
tions you can ever want. hour every day? Why not have sex The Sexulator $1.99
instead? Bedometer is an iPod app The Sexulator is an app that lets
eHarmony and Match.com FREE that tracks how many calories you’ve you keep track of your busy (and
Having trouble talking to people burnt while having sex. Place it flat hopefully eventful) sex life. Simply
face-to-face? Not able to find “the on your bed and Bedometer will input your sexual activities and this
one”? Or are you simply a picky per- count the number of thrusts and the app will provide you with your sex
son when it comes to your match? calories you burn. stats. And if you are in love it’s also
Instead of spending Valentine’s Day So instead of taking time out of a good way to track your relation-
with your other single friends in a your busy day to go to the gym, just ship. You know, the first time you
dark and damp basement pwning grab your partner and start doing the held hands, the first time you kissed,
n00bs in Call of Duty: Black Ops, nasty. It’s healthy and more pleasur- the first time she gave you head. If
these apps can help you find some- able than a jog. you’re a guy that’s not interested in
one to bring back to your basement tracking your sex life, here’s a word of
who will let you touch her boobs. Grindr FREE caution. If a woman you had sex with
Just a thought. If you’re into guys, then Grindr is becomes pregnant and you don’t
a must have app. Catering to gay, know whether it’s yours or not, you
Sexy Slang’s Naughty and Nice bisexual and bicurious guys, Grindr is can use it to track the dates you had
Charades $1.99 a quick and easy location-based net- sex with her.
Charades is a fun way to break the working app that finds guys in your
ice, but Charades won’t get you laid area that are down to hook up. What’s hotter, the people or the apps? PHOTO: LINDSAY BOECKL
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LOVE & SEX The Eyeopener 17

A little one-handed reading...


Since you’re too embarrassed to pick up trashy erotic novels at Indigo, we thought we’d indulge your secret cravings for sexy
fiction here. Read Gin Sexsmith’s steamy story about an anonymous encounter

The toasting had been endless and the music “Only if we go somewhere a little more inter- pation by the hefty weight of his cock in her With each stroke she felt more overcome and
wafting from the grand piano left much to be esting,” she replied, her confidence returning hands, shuddering in frustration as he took his she bit her fist as he thrust faster and faster, suf-
desired, she thought. She sighed, knowing she as she looked up at him under her long, black- hands off of her trembling body and stepped focating his grunts in her breasts as his hands
should have skipped the annual dinner party. ened eye lashes. away from her touch. She watched, unbreath- squeezed her hips. A deep moan rattled inside
But she was already here and all she could do She watched as he slowly bit his lip before ing, as he slowly removed his jacket and un- her chest as she wrapped her arms around his
now was feign interest in numbingly boring turning suddenly and heading out of the ban- buttoned his crisp white shirt. Not being able back and dug her nails into his taut flesh.
stories and politely laugh at tired, old jokes. quet room. She had no choice but to follow. to wait one more torturous second, her finger He groaned and nibbled at her neck before
She was scanning the crowd of uppity busi- Mesmerized by the need he had awakened plunged into her intensified wetness. lifting her off of the desk and bouncing her up
ness-types in search of a waiter carrying a tray in her, she walked down the long hall, pausing “Patience, patience,” he breathed into her ear and down onto his ardently throbbing penis.
of champagne when it happened. She saw him for a second at each door. as he took her hand and placed her dampened She twisted her fingers into his dark hair as
and their eyes locked. ‘Where is he?’ she thought as she turned fingers into his mouth. the waves of climax scorched her skin. She was
His dark hair cast a shadow onto the intense, back, sighing in frustration and feeling foolish Her hands fondled his balls as he pushed her infatuated with how he filled her and screamed
dark eyes that were looking directly into hers. A that she had been so engrossed with a stranger against the desk, fiercely sweeping the papers out in a fit of release when he forcefully
soft smirk played across his full lips as he stood in the first place. The sound of an opening door with the back of his hand onto the mahogany slammed her against the wall and more pow-
up from his chair, his black suit enveloping his stopped her on the spot. floor. His mouth covered hers, their breath erfully stabbed into her, his hands gripping
tall, muscular frame. harder, she felt him hot and throbbing inside of
A quick gasp escaped her lips as he came
closer, his gaze never breaking.
“He stood up and teased her cunt with his dewy tip before her as he exploded in a magnificent rush.
With rapid breath they kissed as his hands
“Thought I’d help you with that,” he whis- driving into her, she gasped as she strained to take him all in.” clutched her ass and her dripping warmth
pered, his breath hot in her ear as he pushed moistened his torso.
the strap of her red silk dress back onto her In seconds, his hands were on her shoulders, quick and lascivious as their tongues inter- Coated in sweat, they clung together un-
shoulder, leaving a trail of goose bumps. his fingers lightly raked down her arms before twined. Her back arched upon touching the til their ragged breathing calmed. She un-
“Thanks,” she breathed, as her eyes wandered taking hold of her hands and leading her into a cold, hard desk and she trembled as his hands wrapped her legs and tried to steady her feet
from his broad shoulders and crawled down his large empty office. roughly seized her creamy white thighs and against the floor as her knees continued to
long torso and rested on his noticeable bulge, “How did you get in?” she started to ask pulled them apart. shake.
which sent a warm sensation down her legs. before he pressed his finger against her lips. In a second, her legs were clasped around his With a sigh, he brushed her light brown hair
“You’ve looked bored all night,” he said as his She watched him, fascinated by the need that shoulders as he knelt, sending electric shocks off of her forehead and stared into her eyes.
eyes intensely burned into hers. She nodded, was quickly possessing her, as he dropped his through her spine as his tongue flicked inside “So, what’s your name beautiful?” he asked,
surprised at the effect this stranger was having hands to his sides and took a step back, his of her. Her legs shook fervently as his tongue his voice raspy from exhaustion.
on her. tongue licking the smirk off his lips. tasted how ready she was, her hips rising in “It’s a little too late for introductions now,
A blush crept into her cheeks as she noticed She unzipped her dress and it slid to the motion so his fingers could plunge deeper into wouldn’t you say?” she said with a coy smirk be-
the increasing warmth between her legs and floor. He found the clasp of her bra and with a her. fore redressing and walking to the office door.
she frantically looked around the room, but no flick of his fingers it joined the dress at her feet. “Now!” she cried out, her voice tormented With her hand on the door handle she
one was paying attention – except him. She moaned in release as his tongue teased her with passion. looked back at him from over her shoulder.
“Come for a walk with me?” he asked as his nipples, her hands clawing at his belt while she He stood up and teased her cunt with his “See you next year,” she added before wan-
hand brushed down her back and rested on her pressed against his hardness. dewy tip before driving into her, she gasped as dering back to the dinner party, which had sud-
hip. Tugging at his pants, she shivered in antici- she strained to take him all in. denly become much, much better.

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Buying contraband cigarettes costs more than you think. It fuels other criminal activities, such as the trafficking of drugs and
guns. Individuals caught in possession of contraband cigarettes face serious consequences ranging from a fine to jail time.

contrabandconsequences.gc.ca

L’achat de cigarettes de contrebande coûte plus cher qu’on le pense : il alimente d’autres activités criminelles comme
le trafic d’armes et de drogues. Les individus pris en possession de cigarettes de contrebande s’exposent à de graves
conséquences, allant de l’amende jusqu’à l’emprisonnement.

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Proclamation

BOARD OF GOVERNORS
AND SENAtE ELECtIONS 2011
Board of Governors Positions availaBle
STAFF (one position available, two year term)
FACULTY (two positions available, two year term)
STUDENTS (three positions available, one year term)

senate Positions availaBle


FACULTY (two year term)
STUDENTS (one year term)
See www.ryerson.ca/senate/elections for specific positions.

imPortant dates for Board and senate elections


February 7, 2011 – Call for Nominations
February 11, 2011, at 12 noon – Candidate Information Session (JOR-1410)
February 16, 2011, at 12 noon – Close of Nominations
February 18, 2011, at 12 noon – Mandatory Student Candidates Meeting (JOR-1410)
March 7-10, 2011 – Voting Dates for Board and Senate
March 11-16, 2011 – Additional Voting Dates for Faculty Candidates
(Senate only)

imPortant information for Board and senate candidates


Election information and nomination forms:
www.ryerson.ca/governors/elections | www.ryerson.ca/senate/elections
More information:
Board Secretariat, JOR-1313 – Telephone: 416-979-5004
Senate Office, JOR-1227 – Telephone: 416-979-5011

CANDIDATE ELIgIBILITY: As defined by the Ryerson University Act and the


Board of governors Bylaws and Senate Bylaws, www.ryerson.ca/governors
and www.ryerson.ca/senate respectively.

RETURNINg OFFICERS:
Board of governors – Catherine Redmond | Senate – Diane Schulman
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