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Tag: love

October 14, 2013

The fastest, easiest, and most genuine way to find out whether someone’s interested in you is to just ask.

October 14, 2013

All of you freshers out there who have met the guys and gals of your dreams at uni and are about to be cruelly separated over the summer, I am here to tell you that it actually can work.

March 4, 2013

As a 14-year-old attending a Catholic school in a small town my sexual education consisted largely of word-of-mouth fables passed down from sibling to sibling and the systematic drawing of genitalia on any surface that a sharpie could mark. Fortunately for me I had the internet, and this wonderful thing called pornography. Now before I […]

March 4, 2013

Attraction As pessimistically defined by scientists and disillusioned romantics alike, we are biologically hard-wired to seek out a mate (or several) who possess the qualities required for reproduction and child-bearing, what we find “attractive”. Physically speaking this refers to any physical feature that will potentially give your potential offspring an evolutionary edge: traditionally “masculine” traits […]

March 4, 2013

(/Food to Cry Yourself to Sleep With) My one means of seduction is that I can cook. I’ve impressed many a man (well, at least two) with my mad cooking skills. Let’s face it, I live up a huge hill and the only way I can entice people over is by offering them good food […]

March 4, 2013

Everyone else is having more sex than you. The first years are having more sex than you. Your siblings are having more sex than you. Your ex is having more sex than you, and with a more varied group of partners. No need to crywank too much though, help is only a Google away. Some […]

March 4, 2013

As children, Salient co-editor Stella Blake-kelly And friend Lola* used to skinny-dip Anywhere they could; now Lola makes a living from taking her clothes off.

March 4, 2013

Mount Eerie: Mount Eerie is the moniker of folk wunderkind Phil Elvrum (previously of The Microphones incarnation) who has achieved a kind of quiet renown in his many years on the circuit. Because I was too impoverished to attend Camp this year (please don’t talk to me about how great it was. I will rend […]

March 4, 2013

Students’ Bank Balances Sink Students have been feeling the economic pinch already this year, with student hardship services being used in increasing numbers. Anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more students are feeling financial pressure, VUWSA Vice-President (Welfare) Simon Tapp told Salient. “What we’re hearing … is that students are finding this year hard. We’ve […]

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