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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 deal with the early stages of anxiety, I would move back and forth in my seat. Then...

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

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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 in the last year. I definitely fall into this group.Many of my friends, however, belong to the 18.4% of women who have not orgasmed f...

Pornography may cause trouble in the bedroom

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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 to be a little pre-pubescent bucket of hormones. That being said, overexposure to vast archives of aggres...

No shame in the solo game

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Joann Chevaillier

February 11, 2016

I can still remember the time my mom caught me. I was young, still in elementary school. She came in the bathroom and found me masturbating. I can still see the look of shame and shock she gave me. After collecting herself my mom asked what I was doing. My reply was not an answer but, “It feels go...

Boy masturbates and ejaculates next to girl in school

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Katelyn Martin

September 3, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk in Public Sunday, 1:14 a.m., Esken Hall“Adult male urinating on himself and staggering by the entrance of the building.”Call Type: Recycling Issue Sunday, 11:30 p.m., Mechoopda Hall“Male dressed in dark clothing with a bike and backpack searching through trash cans.”Chico Police DepartmentCall ...

Masturbation enhances sexual education

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Sophia Xepoleas

February 22, 2015

The hierarchy growing up in the Xepoleas family went as such: We lived our day-to-day lives until one of us royally screwed up, in which case my dad would call a family meeting. This generally consisted of us sitting in our family room and respectfully listening to each other talk until it was time ...

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