The New York Times Seeks To Become Penthouse Forum

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Joe Simonson Media Reporter
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How do you do fellow kids? The New York Times is looking for eager college students to submit their steamy co-ed encounters in order to give readers a better understanding of consent and intimacy.

“We want to hear how you handle consent for sexual intimacy in relationships and encounters. Do you have a particular experience you find yourself thinking back to? What was said, texted or hinted at, through words or physical cues, that moved the encounter forward — or stopped it? How did it make you feel at the time, and how do you think about it now?” a bulletin on the “Modern Love” section of the website reads reads.

The Times would like submissions to be kept to 500 words or less, but it’s also accepting “visuals that illustrate your story” that can include “text message conversations, social media screenshots or similar images.” It’s unclear how raunchy The Times wants its submitted images to be.


The stories will help readers understand “what constitutes consent and how we signal our desire or apprehension in the moment” in the era of Cat People and Aziz Ansari, the submission form on the newspaper’s website says.

Readers have until 11:59 p.m. on March 11 to get their stories submitted.

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