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O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter
April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at...

Off the Record: Chicoween

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15-...

Letter to: My fellow ‘good’ men

Getty Images photo by adl21
October 10, 2018

Dear men, After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last Friday, it's clear, now more than ever, that it's time for men to step up. Just being a 'good' guy isn't good enough anymore....

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent
August 28, 2018

We asked students around Chico State their opinion about social media consent and what it means to them. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

BDSM 101

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
December 5, 2017

First, let's learn what the term of BDSM actually means. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism. Although a perhaps scary term, most people who are sexually...

Rape reported at Whitney Hall

Chico State student reported a sexual assault crime. Photo credit: Sean Martens
September 28, 2017

A sexual assault incident was reported on campus, Tuesday, to the University Police Department, involving a Chico State student. The rape was reported by the victim and allegedly occurred Saturday at...

Yes, I consent … but to what?

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones
March 27, 2016

A friend and I had a session, where sex is not necessarily involved but a side of our needs are met. It could be a need for control or a need for punishment, but it helps to allow a part of one's self...

Consent can still be sexy

Illustration by Miles Huffman
March 29, 2015

Consent has more to it than just a single “Want to have sex?” question. While consent needs to be taken seriously, it doesn’t mean it can’t be playful. I was in a class on human sexuality...

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