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Tania Thomas sitting on a stool during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot on Mar. 6. XENIA GONIKBERG/THE STATESMAN

His and hers: The perspective behind the camera

Sydney Riddle March 7, 2022
The male and female gaze are two concepts that have been circulating in the media thanks to TikTok. More people are exploring these concepts in modern cinema and media. But what exactly are they and how are they different?
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Abbigail Stanley with her partner on a Zoom call during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot. Stanley is currently in a long-distance relationship. SYDNEY RIDDLE/THE STATESMAN

How technology fuels long-distance love

Abbigail Stanley March 7, 2022
#OPINION: Long-distance relationships surround us. Many relationships wouldn't be able to withstand them without the resources available. Being able to see your partner’s face and be in their presence is such a comforting feeling when that’s all you have.
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A graphic of text messages demonstrating red flags. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

VIDEO: SBU students identify “red flags” in toxic relationships

Raymond Wilson March 7, 2022
The Statesman reporter Maya Brown goes around campus and finds out what "red flags" Stony Brook students have experienced in toxic relationships.
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A graphic of text messages demonstrating red flags. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

“Red flags” indicate unhealthy behavior that leads to a toxic relationship

Maya Brown March 7, 2022
While every relationship has its trials, experts say a toxic relationship is one that is consistently unpleasant and affects a person’s health and well-being.
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Lucretia Urrutia posing during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot.  KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

The results are in: 2022 Sex and Relationships Survey

The Statesman got down and dirty with readers for the 2022 Sex and Relationships Special Issue. We asked students in an anonymous sex survey about everything and over 150 of you ripped off the covers and told us your secrets under the sheets.
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A graphic portrayal of a relationship based around fitness. Young adults have turned towards relationships centered around healthy lifestyles after their time spent in lockdown. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Couples connect through fitness in a post-COVID world

Amy Sheldon March 6, 2022
After two years of pandemic restrictions and health scares, young adults are emerging back into social settings, determined to fortify their health with strong relationships and fit lifestyles.
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The trans flag waves through the air. The fight for transgender and nonbinary equality continues strong after much legislative and social opposition.  FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE VIA CC BY 2.0

As Texas attacks trans youth, solidarity remains vital

Christine Kelley March 6, 2022
#OPINION: Trans liberation movements are globally active. Our mere existence proves that Gov. Abbott is wrong. Come look for us. We aren’t going away anytime soon.
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Popular Library paperback cover for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. JOSHUA DAVID BERGEY/CC BY-SA 4.0

The ugly representation of sexy women in TV – thanks, but no thanks

Skylar Sena March 6, 2022
Whether it be Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” or Margot Robbie in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” women’s bodies have been used as pawns for both the men in the movies and the audiences drooling over their popcorn.
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Rent at Nederlander Theatre in Broadway.BROADWAYSPAIN/CC BY-SA 4.0

“Rent” the musical shows us to love unapologetically

Izabelle Dessi March 6, 2022
“Rent” is a broadway musical that has been loved and shared for 25 years now. As this year marks the 25th anniversary, “Rent” is making its way across the country with its farewell tour, kissing Jonathan Larson's masterpiece goodbye.
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