Sex & Relationships

Beware, the Ides of February

Laila Banerjee outlines the woes and comforts of Valentine’s Day for the average Valentine’s Day sceptic

I have never met anyone who is wholly unaffected by Valentine’s Day. There is one half that eagerly awaits this day while the other half absolutely resents it to the point of indignation. In all honesty, up until writing this …

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Reframing queerbaiting: Why applying it to celebrities misses the mark

Daisy Gambles explores the use of the term queerbaiting, and the damaging effect this can have if misapplied to celebrities rather than fictional characters

Queerbaiting is a term that’s recently soared to prominence in discourse surrounding popular media and people in the public eye. The very definition of queerbaiting identifies it as a marketing technique that aims to attract LGBTQ+ audiences by hinting at

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Bad Date with a Book

Jayna Rohslau waves around the literary red flags that should strike fear into the heart of every Trinity student

All that glitters is not gold. Unfortunately, keeping in mind that they are paying for our college tuition, most parents do not shower us with expensive gifts, but rather socks, and books. Not to say that I’m complaining about either …

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How these Trinity students are using chalk to create change

Anna Lyons interviewed EmpowerHer*Voice Dublin about their use of chalk to tackle catcalling on the streets of Dublin

Combine chalk and passion and beautiful things can result. I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with the founding members of EmpowerHer*Voice Dublin, Esme, Sully, Kitty and Niamh, about how they use chalk to instil change on the …

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A long hard look at Love Languages

Hazel Mulkeen questions the love languages, and asks why we place so much value on them

If you’re reading the Sex and Relationships section of Trinity News, it’s probably fair to assume you’re familiar with the five love languages. They’ve found their way into Gen-Z culture and become a shorthand for what kind of person you

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Eating and Orgasms

Honey Morris discusses how her relationship with sex helped develop a healthier relationship with food, and how the two may be linked

TW: This article contains discussion of disordered eating that may be distressing for some readers. 

On a dim Friday evening, in the back corner of a newly decorated pub, I ate a slice of birthday cake from an old cracked

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The masculinisation and inferiorization of women of colour in relationships

Sophia Barretto unveils the complex dynamics of gender roles and racial identity in diverse relationships

Is there something in the chemical structure of “Your Best American Girl” that makes women of colour genetically predisposed to projectile sobbing following a post-night out listen? What is it that is so viscerally powerful about the song? 

It’s the

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The 8th Amendment repealed – what’s changed?

Alice Matty and Donncha Murphy explore the history of abortion legislation in Ireland, and reflect on its social impact over the last 70 years


With the celebration of Trinity News’ 70th edition, we reflect on how the social context and political landscape of Ireland has changed over the last 70 years. Ireland, and how we construct our relationships today, looks almost unrecognisable to

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Navigating the World of Casual Sex as a 21st Century Woman

Amy Gallagher explores the history of casual sex for women, and whether our sexual liberation is really as liberating as we think

Dating in the 21st Century , as a heterosexual woman, is often an overcomplicated endeavour. Amidst the age of the cursed “situationship” (a romantic or sexual relationship that is not considered to be formal or established, as defined by the