The battle for ideological dominance in our nation’s capital’s collegiate sex columns continues. Are our local campus columnists on the forefront of radical sex writing, or are they bringing back the good old days of romantically forward women being dismissed as aggressive bitches?

This week, our college sex columnists get romantic: Why you should go down on your significant other this Sunday; who’s allowed to date 18-year-olds; girls asking boys out is scary!

GWU: Say it with a blow job.

Sex Tip: In a Very Special Valentine’s Day edition of her GW Hatchet sex column, Layla offers up some specialized advice: If you don’t know how to say it, just say it in your GW Hatchet sex column. “With the guy I’ve been seeing recently, Red, we tend to skip foreplay and move straight to having sex. Which is totally fine, because as soon as I get him naked, that’s all I want. But at the same time, there is something to be said for prolonging that anticipation just a bit longer. I’m still working on a way to say, ‘Babe, let’s slow down a bit and just touch each other.'”

Life Lesson: That, or say it with a blow job. “I think there’s something incredibly hot about going down on a guy and hearing him moan with pleasure just from the way you’re moving your mouth. Giving head can often be a lot more intimate than having sex—-you can really focus on your partner and what gets him off. And that’s what I think Valentine’s Day is all about.”

Progressive Meter: If preferring oral sex has any political implications, I’m not aware of them. EVEN.

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UMD: Dating out of your age range.

Sex Tips: UMD Diamondback advice columnist Esti Frischling informs co-eds that Aaliyah was wrong.To a 23-year-old super senior dude looking to hook up with an 18-year-old freshman girl, Frishcling writes: “Let’s not fool ourselves with the ol’ ‘age-is-just-a-number’ bullshit. People who say that are 15-year-olds with daddy issues who like to date their professors or are statutory rapists with conscience issues.”

Life Lesson: 23-year-olds can date 18-year-olds. But they don’t have to. “As long as you don’t lie about your age, you are transgressing no moral issues that I’m aware of, which are most of them. If you’re still feeling concerned and you think these chicks are too young, try hitting up the downtown bars. Then you can be sure all the girls are at least 21.”

Progressive Meter: I appreciate the super senior considering issues of maturity and experience when choosing his sex partners. EIGHT.

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GWU Extra: When girls ask the boys.

Sex Tips: For the Hatchet‘s special Valentine’s Day Issue, Lauren Hoenemeyer brings the New York Times “shortage of men” treatment to Foggy Bottom. GW’s gender breakdown is 43 percent male, 57 percent female, leading some women on campus to commit what some students consider a “crime against nature.” (The crime is asking a boy out, on a date). Hot tip: Some boys like it! “It’s really romantic when a girl asks a guy out,” freshman Jacob Zachs told Hoenemeyer. “Guys like it but girls don’t like it. It takes the pressure off of us.”

Life Lesson: But beware, ladies: Some college-aged men still hate women. “Sophomore Blake Eisenberg said that girls who ask guys out are ‘too aggressive and too demanding.’ He said, ‘They should just let things happen, because they will happen if it’s meant to be. They shouldn’t force it. For it to work out in the end, for it to be a positive relationship, you need the guy to also like the girl.’ Aaaand end trend piece!

Progressive Meter: Hoenemeyer balances her piece with two students in favor of the Sadie Hawkins tactic, and two against. But is that really a fair representation of attitudes on this subject? The two guys quoted in the article who oppose the practice actually think that a girl asking a boy if he would like to do something with her constitutes a “demand” that does not take into consideration that boy’s feelings. If half of the GW campus really thinks this way, we’re fucked. THREE.

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