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    Best and worst public spots to hook up around chico

    A late night at the Paradise Lookout Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

    Public sex is a staple within the porn community: sex while hiking, sex in a car or sex in a grocery store. Name a public place and there’s a porno of it.

    Keep in mind that public sex is illegal and your actions could have consequences if you do so irresponsibly. But I digress, it’s also admittedly thrilling, adventurous and gives people the chance to spice up their sex life and have a little dirty fun.

    Here are three public places around Chico that are way more interesting than your bed:

    1. The Paradise Lookout

    For those of you that are new or don’t get out much, the Paradise Lookout also known as the Butte Creek Watershed Overlook, is one of the most beautiful views around town and a classic hookup spot. On a night with no moon, you can see the bright depths of the milky way and every constellation ever dreamt of, making it the perfect place for a romantic night. A car with a sun roof would be your best bet for comfortable sex. You can have sex and right after you get to star gaze all from the comfort of your car. If you don’t have a sunroof, there are plenty of boulders and benches at the lookout, just be wary of the occasional car driving by.

    2. Arts and Humanities Building – second floor

    I’m probably going to get expelled for even thinking this, but the second floor of the Arts and Humanities building is the perfect place for a sunset quickie. The north face of the building, located directly above the Janet Turner Print museum, is covered head to toe in beautiful large windows, idyllic for sunset watching and a good time. If you have card access to the building, which many art students do, it makes it even easier to roll around late at night without getting caught. It sounds ridiculous, but think about it.

    3. The Chico State Rose Garden

    This is another one I’ll probably get in trouble for saying, but the quaint rose garden located in the middle of campus is a sweet spot for a romantic hook up. If you walk through campus after a night of partying, the smell of the rose garden can be pretty enticing when the flowers are in bloom. Drunk and tired, your senses dulled, the strong aroma of roses is an invitation for any couple that can’t wait until they get home to have sex. If you don’t mind getting a little dirty, the rose garden is the cutest spot on campus to hook up.

    Public sex is exciting and hot, but if you choose the wrong places, you can suffer huge repercussions. Here are three public places you want to avoid when having sex:

    1. Any fraternity house or fraternity house bathroom

    We get it, it’s Chico, arguably one of the most frat-centric towns in America, but that doesn’t mean you have to fuck your partner in a frat house. If you met your partner at a frat party or happen to know a few guys from a fraternity that are DTF, then that’s great, just take it somewhere else. On a weekend night, frat bathrooms should be reserved solely for those who have to pee and barf. If you’re having sex in the bathroom for 20 minutes, you’re going to piss a lot of people off and have a line glaring at you when you’re done.

    2. Willy the Wildcat

    I’ve never had sympathy for a statue, until I met Willy. It’s an understatement to say this cat has been violated. I’ll never forget the first time I saw someone passionately make out with Willy, tongue and caressing included; I’m still scarred from the experience. I’ll admit, like every Chico State student, I’ve drunkenly ridden him after a night of partying, but to have sex on him, next to him, or with him is just not the move. We have to keep in mind that public sex is still illegal, so fucking outside, on school property, across the street from the police station probably isn’t the best idea.

    3. Dorm showers

    This one doesn’t apply to everyone, but I thought it was important to remind people of what not to do their freshman year. So, you’re stuck as freshmen in a dorm, trying to have sex, but both of your rooms are occupied. You have a few options, either suck it up and fuck in the same room as your roommates or have sex somewhere else in the dorms, but whatever you do, do not have sex in the showers. Depending on which hall you live in, the showers are usually lined with a film of nasty gunk and hair, creating a slippery disaster waiting to happen. Unless you plan on wearing a hazmat suit, don’t have sex in the showers.

    With all of these places in mind, remember to always practice safe sex and respect the personal space of others. Public sex can be a risky game, so have fun, do it in the right place, and don’t get caught.

    Melissa Joseph can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @Melisstweetz

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    Melissa Joseph, Opinion Editor
    Melissa Joseph is an avid writer and music listener who has written and illustrated for The Orion for the past four semesters. She is the opinion editor for The Orion, a columnist for the Chico Enterprise Records and an A&E reporter for Tahoe Onstage. She hopes to one day work for a newspaper in a metropolitan area, preferably on the A&E section, so she can go to concerts for free.

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      Jeffery Pearce // Aug 2, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      I would love to get together