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The O-Face: Salutations from the sex columnist

Michael Karp // May 16, 2014

Being Chico State’s sex columnist this semester has been challenging and wildly fulfilling.   As I look back on my writing, I see growth both within myself as a writer and as a sexual...

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The O-Face: Hearing your roommates sexual romps

Michael Karp // May 10, 2014

Knock, knock, knock... “Hey! I think Mike’s getting laid!” I’m starting to wonder whether professionally soundproofing my room is worth the money. In a college household,...

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The O-Face: Common misconceptions about sex

Michael Karp // May 6, 2014

Through my journey of sexual exploration, my views about sex have changed dramatically. Things I used to believe simply do not hold true for me anymore.I have also noticed people around me continuing to...

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The O-Face: Compromising on sexual appetite

Michael Karp // May 5, 2014

Differences in levels of sexual drive can put a strain on any relationship. Some relationships may start out with a good balance but eventually evolve so one person has a significantly higher or lower...

The O-Face: Repeated romps beat random hookups

Michael Karp // April 27, 2014

I am in my first fully committed relationship and my first sexual relationship with a person I care about very deeply. Six months ago I was single, and I have noticed some profound differences between...

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The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

Michael Karp // April 16, 2014

Bondage requires kinkiness and a creative, dirty mind. It’s a realm of sexuality that digs deep into the psyche of those who take part. I don’t know exactly why I get so turned on by restraining...

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The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

Michael Karp // April 14, 2014

Sexuality is different in every culture. Its role in people’s lives has varied throughout human history and continues to change as time goes on.   Different cultures do it differently.   Japan...

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The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

Michael Karp // April 1, 2014

Insecurities can hinder your sex life and other parts of a relationship. It can happen in a committed or casual relationship.   The 2013 winter break was the first extended period of time...

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The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

Michael Karp // March 31, 2014

The past three years at Chico State have really tested how comfortable I am with my sexuality. The experience has also broadened my perspective on what that truly means. When I hear most people talk about...

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The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp // March 9, 2014

You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether...

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The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

Michael Karp // March 1, 2014

When I look in the mirror I see a big nose, curly hair, vampire teeth and small wrists. But I also see a nose that’s great for holding sunglasses, hair that my girlfriend loves to run her fingers...

The O-Face: Handling hookup culture

Michael Karp // February 19, 2014

As a single person, a one-night stand is a constant possibility when going out over the weekend. Welcome to Chico’s hookup culture. In this town and at this school, we live in a culture that is very...

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