Abstinence isn’t always a bad thing

In third year, after a string of bad sexual partners, I abstained for eight months. What I learned was simple and seemingly obvious, but nevertheless important: sex should be a choice. It should make you feel good (while you’re having it and afterwards) and waiting for the right person to avoid sex that makes you feel shameful, sad or lonely is a perfectly fine idea. 

Hailey Rollheiser is a fifth-year English literature major who hopes that none of her immediate family (sorry Dad), her employer, or her previous sexual partners read what she’s written in this issue.