The Orion

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...

Behind these virgin ears

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Brittany Mcclintock

September 27, 2015

“What do you mean you don’t have your ears pierced?” It may come as a surprise, being a 20-year-old girl, but I never got my ears pierced. My mom wanted me to wait until I was 12 (like she did) to get my ears pierced. Unlike my mother, however, I was less than fond of the idea when i...

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