The Orion

How to date casual, stay ethical

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Christina Cahill

December 2, 2019

We all have our reasons for sometimes wanting to stay single: maybe you just got out of a serious relationship and want to get back into the dating game but aren't ready to open yourself up to being hurt again. Perhaps you love being free and beholden only to yourself and aren't in a rush to intertwine...

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...

O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

One of the side effects of antidepressants is lower sex drive yet no one is talking about it. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

October 6, 2019

When I’m stuck in a pit of wallowing depression, having sex isn’t first on my list of priorities, especially if I’m taking my antidepressants.At the age of 13, I was “diagnosed” with depression. I use air quotes because therapists don’t straight up say “you have seve...

Best and worst public spots to hook up around chico

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Melissa Joseph

October 1, 2019

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 admi...

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

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 weekend and that the student body isn't afraid to have fun. Finding an easy hookup can be pretty si...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

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Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018

When thinking of the word ‘porn,’ you may picture videos depicting extremely graphic sex or old Playboy magazines. While this porn exists, there are other types too.Growing up, parents and society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

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Rachael Bayuk

October 31, 2018

Piercings have been a part of human nature for centuries, genital piercings are no different. Whether for pleasure, looks or function, they are an undeniable part of subculture.Genital piercings are more common in men than women and for good reason. The piercings started as function and less for aesth...

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

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Rayanne Painter

October 1, 2018

It’s hard to argue that western culture isn’t completely obsessed with sex, even when references are normalized in children's movies. Sex is everywhere we look. It’s in nearly every Netflix show, mainstream music, social media trends and even some restaurant chains that capitalize off sexu...

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

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Rayanne Painter

September 23, 2018

Sex shouldn’t hurt, of course, unless you want it to.There’s a notion that exists among the younger generation that sex should be perfect while we’re young. And that any sexual struggle that occurs before our 40s inherently means that our bodies are “abnormal” or someth...

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Example of a kegel exercise people can do to strengthen muscles for better sex. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018

It’s no secret that lots of men are attracted to virgins.If a girl hasn’t had her “cherry popped” yet, then having sex with her will feel different, right? Wrong.Some men (and women) are still under the impression that all virgins have intact hymens, which makes their vagina fee...

Five first dates in five days

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Piper Loring

May 13, 2018

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without the shield of technology screens. Busy schedules filled with school, work and extracurriculars...

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

The morning-after pill probably won't kill you

Nicole Henson

May 6, 2018

What happens inside the body when taking Plan B, an alternative contraceptive to birth control, sounds a lot riskier than it actually is. Plan B, with its painfully un-ironic brand name, is a pill that can be consumed up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It’s known to many...

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