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Erasing the taboos around masturbation

Erasing the taboos around masturbation

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // February 26, 2020

It’s the fifth grade. I’m in Ms. Solferino’s class and I am fidgeting in my assigned seat. My stretchy pants, more than I’d like to admit, were pulled up too high. A perpetual state of camel toe.  To...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

O-face: let’s talk about female masturbation, baby

Emily Neria // October 16, 2019

Talking about masturbation can be hard, no pun intended. Lots of women masturbate these days. A recent study found that 81.6% of women between the ages of 18 and 22 may have orgasmed from masturbation...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Pornography may cause trouble in the bedroom

Grant Schmieding // February 4, 2018

Today, online pornography reaches a vast range of people. Anyone with access to the Internet can expose themselves to more sexual stimulation than their genitals can handle.Everyone knows how it feels...

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

No shame in the solo game

Joann Chevaillier // February 11, 2016
Self-love: discover the benefits.
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Boy masturbates and ejaculates next to girl in school

Katelyn Martin // September 3, 2015
The blotter is a selection of information directly cited from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. September 2.
Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Masturbation enhances sexual education

Sophia Xepoleas // February 22, 2015
Some still feel stigma and shame surrounding pleasuring oneself, but it comes with several upsides.
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