The Orion

Faking it

Two people having a nice night. Photo credit: Getty Images - Alexsandr Nakic

Kendall George

October 4, 2017

People don't like it, but it happens. Faking it. Orgasms, that is. Whether you're guilty of it or you've caught your partner in the act, it can hurt someone's self-esteem, trust in relationships and overall satisfaction in bed.There seems to be a stigma when it comes to "finishing" when having sex. If i...

The O Face: Verbal foreplay

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Rachel Reyes and David Molina

September 15, 2016

Sex isn’t the time or place to chat. Believe me, as someone who often mingles constantly with so many people throughout the day — conversations fall flat in the bedroom.I get it, people often mistake verbal foreplay in the bedroom as something that can spice things up behind closed doors. Bu...

When orgasms are hard to come by

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Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

August 30, 2016

In every girlfriend group, you can find five individuals (so to speak) who are all going through many different situations in their lives but what they share most often is the bond between their sex lives. Yes, as a friend who comes from a girl group of five, I could say nothing goes better with coffee...

Playing on the edge

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

February 3, 2016

I keep trying to get my printer to work. It’s incredibly frustrating. I have changed the ink. I have even restarted it, but the little screen keeps telling me there is an issue with the ink. Finally I get it to start working, and a wave of relief comes over me as the pages spill out of the tray. This...

The O-Face: Sexual competition, contentment

Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Michael Karp

April 23, 2014

Having sex makes me happy. Of the many things in life that I enjoy, sex is a front-runner, and it’s been this way since I lost my virginity. I recently read a blog post that scientifically supports these desires of mine. Studies embedded within the article conclude that having sex make us happier...

The O-Face: Reaching the peak of pleasure

Michael Karp. Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Michael Karp

March 2, 2014

Orgasms — once heralded as simply for procreation, these bodily phenomena are becoming a much greater priority in our sex lives than ever before. Sigmund Freud denounced the legitimacy of the clitoral orgasm in the early 1900s but researchers, such as William Masters and Virginia Johnson and Alfred Kinsey, refuted Freud’s ignorance in the later 20th centur...

The O-Face: Q&A with sex shop manager

Michael Karp

February 23, 2014

The Orion sat down with Rebekah Higgins, manager and six-year employee of Playtime 4 You, a local adult shop, for a humorous and insightful interview. The Orion: How did you start working here?Higgins: I was already working on my degree in psychology. So I was like, human sexuality is the perfect lead-in to...

The O-Face: Abandoning sexual anxiety

Michael Karp

Michael Karp

February 9, 2014

As I walk over to her house my thoughts are consumed with nervousness and apprehension. Am I going to get hard enough? Am I going to be able to keep it up long enough? Am I even going to be able to pleasure her? Maybe I’m still traumatized from getting whiskey dick while losing my virginity. Sex is an amazing part of life, but sexual anxi...

The O-Face: Dysfunctions don’t have to ruin your sex life

Maly Xiong

Chantal Richards

September 9, 2013

Have you ever experienced an OD? And no, I’m not talking about a drug overdose. Orgasm dysfunction, or anorgasmia, is a condition in which a person cannot reach sexual climax for various psychological, physical or medical reasons. Anorgasmia is more common in women than in men, but there are case...

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