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Ruminations of an ex-sex columnist

Lara Loewenstein gave up her gig as the sex columnist for the Daily Bruin last year, graduated from UCLA and now has a blog where she ruminates on that phase.

In some ways I felt I succeeded, in many other ways I didn't. I definitely got my share of hate letters from both the student population and the surrounding community, but I also got a lot of positive feedback, mostly from girls, some of whom told me that because of specific columns they felt more empowered with regards to their sexuality....

Maybe it seems as if college sex columns are just a fad: the next generation thinking they're the first ones to discover sex. But I think it's more than that. I think sex columns are a reaction to the abominable state of sex education in this country, the lack of communication between parents and kids, and the want for more accepting attitudes. I'm sure the 25 year old that asked me where her clitoris is isn't the only one that doesn't know; and I'm even more sure that there are people with questions that they will never be brave enough to ask.

She also blogs about an unsatisfying encounter with the inner workings of Playboy magazine. Via Adam Baer at Glass Shallot.


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