Wrapping Up the History of Condoms

Condoms could be a lot worse. The colourful history of humans trying to find a way to have sex without consequences highlights how appreciative we should be of current advances in technology, which have allowed us to have sex without dipping our penises in tar. It really makes you think.   Tortoise Shell or Horn Condoms In Tokugawa Japan, it seems they used a hard piece of tortoise shell, or horn, as a covering for the glans of the...

I Tried Retro Cosmopolitan Sex Tips So You Donít Have To

If there is one thing that all students can universally agree on, it’s that sex is one of life’s greatest pleasures and priorities. Sex can be fun and exciting, or icky and underwhelming. One source of information which has always offered a wide range of sex advice is the sex tips column in Cosmopolitian magazine. But do they actually work? Are they effective? Is it a placebo? Or is it just bad journalism? My questions and...

A pai mai ki te mārama, Bring it into the light: Approaching the taboo of sex in Pasifika cultures

“Kissy kissy, huggy huggy, but no fucky fucky.” My strong, brown mum’s words echo through the empty depths of my brain as she sends me off to Dunedin from Auckland at the prime age of 17. For all I can remember, this is the complete extent of my at-home education about sex, sexuality, and reproduction. These topics were never really openly discussed in my household growing up, and even today are still shrouded in secrecy. I...

Where were you conceived?

You can tell a lot about a person based on where they cum from. Go through these questions and select as many answers as you feel apply to you, and then total the score. For example, if answers 1, 2, and 4 applied to you, you’d score 7 for that question. Get out your calculator, and leshgo.   How’s your immune system? Could have survived The Plague Best in the flat, not in the world Fresher Flu every year but...

How Otago students got it on in the 19th century

The lads and lasses of Dunedin have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to dating and hookups. But how did students do it back in the day, before the technological lubrication of Tinder and Snapchat? Critic did a deep dive into old school dating, circa the 1800s, and here’s what we found.    The Dating Pool The dating pool back in the 19th century was vastly different to what it is now. There was no such thing as...

Local Produce: Rezzy Crooks

Rezzy Crooks are now one of the OG bands on the Dunedin scene well established by many a pint night. There are four members Sam, Jamie, Toby and Josh in a classic two guitar, bass, and drums set-up.  We checked in with them to see what it takes to make it to the top and stay there, and what they have planned for the future. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify @Rezzy Crooks. Rezzy released their latest EP in June, titled...