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STDs are being ignored

STDs are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

April 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While the social atmosphere ranges differently from campus to campus, at Chico State, the social life and hookup culture is universal and plays a huge part to some degree in a student’s lifestyle. Despite being a significant part of the college experience, there is also a caution that needs to ...

The O Face: Exhibitionism

The O Face: Exhibitionism

Lorinda Sasan

December 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Showcase

If there was any one time to indulge in risqué sexual behavior, college would be it.     The sexual revolution of the post-Vietnam Era changed the way Americans expressed themselves sexually, with more people abstaining from traditional values in favor of the sexual freedom that the...

Porn is damaging the nation

Porn is damaging the nation

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2013, 70 percent of men and 30 percent of women viewed porn. In the same year, 30 percent of the data sent across the internet was from porn websites. Those same websites garnered more monthly users than Amazon, Twitter and Netflix combined. Whatever your views on pornography are, it is a fact tha...

The O Face: Drinking to mingle

The O Face: Drinking to mingle

Rachel Reyes

October 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Some people drink to have fun with friends, some to suppress emotions, some to fit in and some most importantly to have sex. It’s portrayed in films, TV shows, social media and commercials. Sex and alcohol go hand-in-hand in today’s younger generation. When referring to hookup culture, it’s...

The O Face: Call me daddy

The O Face: Call me daddy

Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

The O Face: Verbal foreplay

The O Face: Verbal foreplay

Rachel Reyes and David Molina

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sex isn’t the time or place to chat. Believe me, as someone who often mingles constantly with so many people throughout the day — conversations fall flat in the bedroom.I get it, people often mistake verbal foreplay in the bedroom as something that can spice things up behind closed doors. Bu...

It’s a Jungle Out There

It’s a Jungle Out There

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever watched an Animal Planet documentary? One where the film crew is somewhere deep in the African Serengeti following a pack of Hyenas as they hunt. There’s usually a tight shot of a gazelle, minding their own business and completely unaware of the ascending predators and the swell of suspenseful...

When orgasms are hard to come by

When orgasms are hard to come by

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In every girlfriend group, you can find five individuals (so to speak) who are all going through many different situations in their lives but what they share most often is the bond between their sex lives. Yes, as a friend who comes from a girl group of five, I could say nothing goes better with coffee...

Fantasies add novelty to a relationship

Fantasies add novelty to a relationship

Joann Chevaillier

May 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Exploring fantasies is very healthy and rewarding. It is a way to get out of our comfort zone and build trust in a relationship even if it's just talking about it. I have never really explored what I want. It's always been about taking care of my partner, and once that's done sex ends. My partner...

Refining the art of sexting

Refining the art of sexting

Joann Chevaillier

May 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I think we are losing the art and ability to seduce our partners with words, wit and intellect. Yes, a nice body is fun to look at or take for a spin, but what is going to make me stay? How is this person going to communicate with me? When I am not near, how does this person keep me on the hook when I ...

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Michael Catelli

April 27, 2016


Filed under Community, News

In a survey of 74 Chico State students, 34 percent responded either rarely or never practicing safe sex. This could explain why in the 2014-2015 year, the Student Health Center Annual Report recorded over 3,000 lab test requests for chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Joann Chevaillier

April 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being in a new relationship is awesome, but I have a bad habit of wanting to spend too much time with my partner. As Debby Herbenick from Psychology Today says, “I like togetherness – most people do, especially in the beginning of a relationship because it gives you both a chance to get to ...

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