Author: Micaela Gonzalez

Techsex: The Integration of Technology in Our Sex Lives

With virtual reality and the growth of teledildonics, sex in the cyber sphere seems to have become more popular and definitely more possible. However, it still feels like there is some societal hesitation when its comes to teledildonics and the incorporation of more complex technology in our sex lives. Virtual reality refers to software and hardware that create a simulation of different auditory, visual, and tactile sensations usually depending on a virtual reality headset. Moreover teledildonics is a form of technology for remote sex (or mutual masturbation), where sensations are sent from one device to another. The idea of techsex, or technology incorporated into our sex lives, I think is moving towards becoming the future of our sexual interactions. Although there may be some uncertainty towards incorporating teledildonics in our lives, there has been an increase in support, and I think we’re headed in the right direction. Nonetheless, I do have my reservations how we need to proceed considering that it adds another complexity into our already complicated sex lives. Given how we struggle to …

Moldova: A Country at a Crossroads

  In Eastern Europe, wedged between Ukraine and Romania, is the Republic of Moldova. It is a small state with a population of approximately 3.5 million people. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe with a seven billion dollar economy that is based largely on agriculture, wine production and remittances. Today, Moldova finds itself in a conundrum—whether to seek closer ties with Russia or the European Union. While the Moldovan government has been guiding the country towards European integration, Gagauzia and Transnistria, two of its regions, have been critical of the government’s direction.They are in favor of remaining in Russia’s sphere of influence. In light of the current crisis in Ukraine and the divisions that exist there, this dilemma has the potential of yielding consequences that could alter the balance of power in the region.   Moldova’s Stance The central government in Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova, supports fostering greater ties with the European Union. In fact, European Integration is an important policy objective in the government’s agenda. According to the Moldovan government, “European …