Sex on the Hill has come and gone with almost no controversy. There’s still time for the angry letters to roll in, but the biggest complaint I’ve heard about the section is that it was tame and boring. It just goes to show that you can’t please everyone.
I hope the next Sex on the Hill section will have more latitude to talk about sex in a less clinical way. I’d like to see more stories about how to have better sex — not just safer sex. When we teach people how to avoid diseases but deny them information about how to enjoy themselves, we present sex as something that happens to us, not something we do. I think the distinction is an important part of sexual health, especially for young women.
But I’m glad I had the opportunity to put Sex on the Hill together. I really needed a challenge, and this section delivered. It offered more possibilities for stories and art than the Homecoming and Basketball Preview sections did. And the subject matter challenged my correspondents, who really stepped up their game for this issue.
Now it’s time to turn my attention back to school — I had been neglecting my classes a bit — and quietly put together the last two sections, Top of the Hill and Finals Guide. Graduation is only three weeks away.