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Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

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

Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

Rachael Bayuk

October 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

Rayanne Painter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

Rayanne Painter

September 23, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Tweet Talks

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

Five first dates in five days

Piper Loring

May 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Uncategorized

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...

Ghosting shows how mature people can’t be

Ghosting shows how mature people can’t be

Karen Limones

May 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re exchanging messages with someone and it comes to the point where you find yourself enjoying their company, but they suddenly fall off the face of the earth? It’s not your typical they “left me on read” scene. It means no phone ca...

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Nicte Hernandez

April 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the other students there. You have been getting ready for the past two hours and are finally at your destination,...

College students should embrace hookup culture

College students should embrace hookup culture

Nicte Hernandez

April 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Living in a college town is definitely unique. Students not only see each other every day at school but run into one another while shopping, eating out and during the weekends at bars and house parties.When you have such a prevalent drinking culture at Chico State, or at any college campus, the hooku...

Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great America. “Did you bring a valid form of ID?” Entering the dorms for the first time feels...

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating part, which is upsetting. This is when real efforts are made through special moments like an evening...

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