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The O-Face: Handling hookup culture

Michael Karp

February 19, 2014


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As a single person, a one-night stand is a constant possibility when going out over the weekend. Welcome to Chico’s hookup culture. In this town and at this school, we live in a culture that is very open in regards to the expression of sexual desire. It is a beautiful environment in my eyes. It has helped me grow immensely as a person and...

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

Michael Karp

February 18, 2014


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People are commonly judged by their promiscuity. Not surprisingly, this standard is set simply by the number of people one has slept with. I have probably slept with an average or below number of partners by Chico State standards. Much of society would say that if someone’s number was much higher than the average they would be considered...

The O-Face: Dig deep for meaning this holiday

The O-Face: Dig deep for meaning this holiday

Michael Karp

February 11, 2014


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Hate it or love it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you are single, odds are you either dread Feb. 14 or are indifferent. If you are in a relationship, you’re probably either excited or stressing about planning for it. In 21 years, I have never had a Valentine. I was always largely indifferent to the holiday, but deep down I would not have minded having someone to spend it with...

The O-Face: Abandoning sexual anxiety

The O-Face: Abandoning sexual anxiety

Michael Karp

February 9, 2014


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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: Preparing for public sex

The O-Face: Preparing for public sex

Michael Karp

February 8, 2014


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I believe that having sex in public is one of the most fun, exhilarating and downright sexy things two people can do together. It’s something so right in a place where something can go so wrong. The feeling is indescribable. On the other hand, I have both experienced and heard of public sex with an attitude that is too cavalier for the situatio...

The O-Face: Kinky tips for sexual bliss

The O-Face: Kinky tips for sexual bliss

Michael Karp

February 3, 2014


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I like to dominate the bedroom.Whether it’s primal instinct or personal preference, I like the balance of dominance to lean towards me. As long as my partner enjoys being on the opposite end of that balance, sex becomes very kinky and thus extremely fun for both of us.Not everyone enjoys the level of kinkiness that I do, but I think it might...

The O-Face: Finding satisfaction in strictly sexual relationships

The O-Face: Finding satisfaction in strictly sexual relationships

Michael Karp

February 2, 2014


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I’ve had some of the best times of my life with partners who were strictly no-strings-attached sexual partners, booty calls or friends with benefits. I used to say that these were the perfect college relationships. There is no insecurity about cheating, no drama to handle and there’s still amazing sex to be had. However, since ge...

The O-Face: Argument for erotica

The O-Face: Argument for erotica

Michael Karp

January 28, 2014


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Gonzo, BDSM, anal, amateur and voyeur.These are categories of pornography, and I’m going to explain why men, even those that are like me and in relationships, watch it. Sometimes the reasons men are drawn to porn perplexes even us. However, we don’t masturbate solely to porn, as our imaginations can be equally useful. In 2006, the p...

The O-Face: Addressing the double standard of sexuality

Michael Karp

January 20, 2014


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One of the most controversial aspects of relationships and sexuality between men and women is the existence of the double standard. The double standard arises from the centuries-old stigma about men and women and the fact that women tend to take on a lot more risk than men do when having sex. ...

An introduction from the new sex columnist

Michael Karp

January 18, 2014


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In a brilliant farewell to the sex column, Chantal Richards described her unique experience as the sex columnist. I've heard that I have some big shoes to fill, but I am very excited to be taking over the column. My name is Michael Karp, and I welcome you to another raging spring semester at Chico State and a j...

The O-Face: A farewell from the sex columnist

The O-Face: A farewell from the sex columnist

Chantal Richards

December 18, 2013


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This past year has been a pleasure for me as your sex columnist but I am now leaving it in someone else’s hands. I know many of you have asked me over time what it is like being the sex columnist, so here are some of my most memorable experiences: The run-ins This past year has p...

Having sex on your period

Having sex on your period

Chantal Richards

September 24, 2013


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Stop! Do not pass go. Bitchiness, whining and unbearable cramps ahead. Proceed with caution. Getting your period is never ideal, especially if you are about to have sex with someone. You feel bloated, ugly and dirty. It doesn’t help that the minute the tampon is removed, blood gushes out an...

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