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WAP, Sex Through the Female Gaze

Photograph by Erin Holve

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 and others who view it as objectification.  Both have valid points. We can ask if it’s truly em...

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

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

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 alone makes me cringe. When it’s quiet, our minds tend to drift off. Some people daydream about...

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

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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 in the last year. I definitely fall into this group.Many of my friends, however, belong to the 18.4% of women who have not orgasmed f...

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

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

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” with depression. I use air quotes because therapists don’t straight up say “you have seve...

Best and worst public spots to hook up around chico

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

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 and your actions could have consequences if you do so irresponsibly. But I digress, it’s also admi...

A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

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

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 kinks, fetishes are characterized by their necessity rather than desire. People with fetishes are sexually...

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

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

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 weekend and that the student body isn't afraid to have fun. Finding an easy hookup can be pretty si...

STIs: It could be you.

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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 County.According to a report by the California Department of Public Health, “In 2017, the rate of...

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 call for a good time.Part of the college experience is to have as much fun as possible and fo...

Naked bodies and no sex

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

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 sexualized beyond repair. Young girl's shoulders are sexual objects on school grounds. Bare skin...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Man and woman getting intimate. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

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 society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

Condoms: the ins and outs

Getty Image by Kiyoshi Hijiki.

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 are we as a whole not using condoms? We think raw sex feels better.It doesn't, you are just using the wr...

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