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Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

All content by Shreya Tomar
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Sex on the Square: Debunking myths about casual sex

Casual sex is imbued with misconceptions and misrepresentations. Let’s talk about what it really looks like.
Shreya Tomar, Contributing Writer Mar 10, 2023

Did you come to NYU thinking casual sex would be like “Friends with Benefits” or “No Strings Attached”? Were you thinking that casual sex is only about drunken one-night...

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Sex on the Square: Sex-positive media to consume over break

If you find yourself with some spare time over winter break, check out these TV shows, movies, podcasts and books to learn more about sex and sexuality.
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar Dec 9, 2022

Winter break is approaching, and for those not taking January classes, it can be a great time to catch up on all of the things you want to do — including consuming sex-positive...

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Sex on the Square: Negotiating non-monogamy

When healthy boundaries are established early on, non-monogamous relationships can offer an alternative to seemingly one-size-fits-all romantic norms.
Shreya Tomar, Contributing Writer Dec 2, 2022

One of the first lessons we learn about romance is that the perfect relationship comes in one shape and one size — with one person. But healthy romantic and sexual relationships...

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Sex on the Square: NYU-themed sex positions

What better way to show school spirit than by adding some NYU flavor to your sex life?  
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar Nov 18, 2022

College is a great time to explore your sexual preferences, and trying out new sex positions can be a great way to switch things up. Here are nine NYU-themed sex positions for...

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Sex on the Square: WSN’s new sex column

Almost everyone is having sex, but few people are talking about it openly. Writers Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar hope to change that — at least at NYU.
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to Sex on the Square, WSN’s new weekly sex column. We’re two seniors who are open-minded and passionate about discussing sex and sexuality within the world of NYU....

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