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ex·pert [n., ek-spurt]   Noun: “A person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” I consider myself an expert in many fields. ;-)

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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DON’T DISS VALENTINE’S DAY



DON’T DISS VALENTINE’S DAY
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
FEBRUARY 7, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

Valentine’s Day is next Friday, and so far I’ve received zero invitations for an official date, one let’s-go-out-together-if-no-one-else-asks back up offer — and one present, from my grandmother.

That is unacceptable.
Where are all the guys I’m “Dating with a Lowercase ‘d’” when I really need them??

Glancing at the empty vase on my kitchen table, I panic.  What if no one sends me flowers!?  Thinking quickly, I call an ex-boyfriend, begging him to remember me next week with a Valentine’s gesture of appreciation — for old times sake. 

“Um, [read more...]

REVEALING YOUR HISTORY: SEX, LIES, AND LIES ABOUT SEX



REVEALING YOUR HISTORY: SEX, LIES, AND LIES ABOUT SEX
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
JANUARY 24, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

In the city that counts among its most infamous sayings, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” the question “Do people lie about their sexual history?” should elicit only awestruck incredulity.  You’re kidding, right?

Of course, philandering Georgetown alumni aren’t the only ones with something to hide.  Undergraduates with their eye on the sexual bottom line often find themselves being less than honest—or at least far from forthright.
And who can blame them?  After all, your sexual reputation can affect everything [read more...]

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF EX SEX



THE DOS AND DON’TS OF EX SEX
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
JANUARY 17, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

If the Georgetown community had a condom for each time the phrase “Yeah, I hooked up with my ex over break,” was uttered on campus, no one on the Hilltop would ever have unsafe sex again.

That statement, often accompanied by an embarrassed, sheepish or triumphant giggle, has certainly earned the response “Who didn’t?”

Yes, at one point or another, everyone has Ex Sex.
Ex Sex is especially popular with the college crowd, as former significant others roam the country, returning home for breaks better-looking and/or more desperate, [read more...]