Though the sex columns can vary in terms of format — be it graphic stories or in-depth interviews — most use irreverent humor and aim to dispel misconceptions about sex.
But why are they all women? Yale Daily News sexpert Natalie Krinsky tells Hoover, “If a guy wrote what I wrote, he’d be called a chauvinist pig.” However, she adds, “your average 21-year-old male doesn’t analyze sex in the way that the average female does. Women dissect sex, relationships, dating, every single thing a guy might do. My writing reflects that and makes fun of that at the same time.”