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Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015

For my last and final column, I’ve decided to end on an insightful, call-to-action note: I want to overcome and defeat the social stigmas and judgements that surround young women (and sometimes men)...

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Coming to grips: They’re just not that into you

Sophia Xepoleas // March 2, 2015

There seems to be a sweeping epidemic in the world of prospective dating. I’m referring to the blatant obliviousness that occurs when people refuse to see what is right in front of their eyes. We...

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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: Toying around with sex toys

Michael Karp // April 26, 2014

Yes, I still play with toys, but not the Legos and race cars that used to consume my time. Different types of toys are beginning to catch my eye, and honestly, these ones are much more fun. Here are...

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The O-Face: Sexual competition, contentment

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...

The O-Face: Subtleties of sex drives

Michael Karp // April 22, 2014

Differences in libido are apparent in every individual. Some people are naturally more or less horny than others. Some want to have sex with as many partners as possible and others are happy being with...

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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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