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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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THE VIRGINITY QUESTION: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO?



THE VIRGINITY QUESTION: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO?
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
OCTOBER 10, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

Back in the day – the day being my junior year in high school – my girl friends and I established a club of sorts. We called it the V-Club, and every year it got smaller, as one by one we surrendered our V-cards and crossed the line into “womanhood.”

Apparently I wasn’t the only one to have a club like this. Just down the hall from me lives a rare group of seniors – six of them, to be exact [read more...]

WHAT GUYS SHOULD LEARN TO WEAR UNDER THERE



WHAT GUYS SHOULD LEARN TO WEAR UNDER THERE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
SEPTEMBER 26, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

If you made it to Student Activities Fair two weeks ago, you might have spotted me holding up a pair of bright pink lace “boy-short” panties, harassing innocent passersby.

“Any comments on these hot little undies?” I inquired.

After recovering from the initial shock of being confronted by such a garment in the usually lingerie-free student center, most guys stammered:

“Yeah, I prefer boxers.”

Interesting. So do I.

Last week I borrowed a pair of The Boyfriend’s boxers (for research purposes, [read more...]

FOR LOVE OR MONEY: THE ECONOMICS OF ROMANCE



FOR LOVE OR MONEY: THE ECONOMICS OF ROMANCE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
SEPTEMBER 12, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

The psychological experiment masquerading as “reality television” that was For Love or Money 2 came to a laborious two-hour conclusion this past Monday.

In case you missed it, the girl (Erin) chose money over love, and the guy (Chad) chose love (or lust, in my opinion) over money. That Erin “generously” bestowed Chad with only $500,000 of her two million prize was a detail not lost on my roommate. She sputtered incredulously at the tv, “That greedy B—-!”

Ah, when money and romance [read more...]