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WAP, Sex Through the Female Gaze

Erin Holve, Reporter // September 18, 2020

There has been a lot of conversation and debate surrounding  the new song by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP.” There have been arguments that this song represents female empowerment...

Talking dirty can liven up any sex life. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

Melissa Joseph // October 22, 2019

Let’s get real here, silent sex is boring sex. Whether moaning or dirty talk, there has to be some sort of noise to keep the atmosphere alive. Not once have I ever had silence sex -- the thought...

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O-face: let’s talk about female masturbation, baby

Emily Neria // October 16, 2019

Talking about masturbation can be hard, no pun intended. Lots of women masturbate these days. A recent study found that 81.6% of women between the ages of 18 and 22 may have orgasmed from masturbation...

One of the side effects of antidepressants is lower sex drive yet no one is talking about it. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

Melissa Joseph // October 6, 2019

When I’m stuck in a pit of wallowing depression, having sex isn’t first on my list of priorities, especially if I’m taking my antidepressants.At the age of 13, I was “diagnosed”...

A late night at the Paradise Lookout Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Best and worst public spots to hook up around chico

Melissa Joseph // October 1, 2019

Public sex is a staple within the porn community: sex while hiking, sex in a car or sex in a grocery store. Name a public place and there’s a porno of it. Keep in mind that public sex is illegal...

Marginalized communities continue to be victims of fetish culture. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

Melissa Joseph // September 13, 2019

When a person's sexual identity and gender fluidity are used as the determining factor for another's sexual gratification, the LGBTQ+ community becomes increasingly vulnerable to harassment and exploitation.Unlike...

At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

Melissa Joseph // September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every...

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STIs: It could be you.

Janette Estrada // April 7, 2019

Let’s talk about sex. The good, the bad and the gossip.Over the past year, California and Butte County have experienced an alarming increase in STI rates. Chlamydia is the most reported in Butte...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada // April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying...

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Naked bodies and no sex

Rachael Bayuk // November 27, 2018

We all start our journey into this world absent of clothing, wailing and writhing. The nakedness we experienced then is not unlike the nakedness we experience after a shower.The naked form has been socially...

Man and woman getting intimate. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin // November 6, 2018

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...

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Condoms: the ins and outs

Rachael Bayuk // November 5, 2018

Americans as a group aren't using condoms. According to Statista, only 36 million consumers said they were using condoms, while 285 million admitted they were not using condoms. Now the question is, why...

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