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Not having children is my choice, not yours

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Let’s get physical

Let’s get physical

Joann Chevaillier

April 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I am in school everything else seems to be put on hold, and sadly this includes working out and other physical activities. For some reason I get it in my head that I am to busy and don't have time for it. Not being active creates many problems for me. I am prone to fighting depression, turning to alco...

Shame on the slut-shamers

Shame on the slut-shamers

Sam Rios

March 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a world of nipples being flashed to and fro, nude photos being posted consensually online and relationships taking on less-traditional aspects, it’s natural to feel confused living amidst all the change.Values are shifting in a progressive direction and many people feel as if they are being drag...

Yes, I consent … but to what?

Yes, I consent … but to what?

Joann Chevaillier

March 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A friend and I had a session, where sex is not necessarily involved but a side of our needs are met. It could be a need for control or a need for punishment, but it helps to allow a part of one's self to have release that otherwise is not met in our daily lives. This experience brought up a great po...

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Joann Chevaillier

March 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

This past year has been an interesting exploration for me. I have been actively enjoying my sexuality and exploring my fantasies along with experiencing some things that are considered kinky. Some of these things would have seemed taboo or shameful when looking at different fantasies from a vanilla sex or vanilla frame of mind. This was a very ha...

‘An apple a day’ more than just healthy

‘An apple a day’ more than just healthy

Joann Chevaillier

March 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

About a year and half ago I was going through a time when my labido was in overdrive, and for the life of me I didn't know why.I started looking into what I was eating to see if that had anything to do with my sex drive. I was mostly eating local foods I could find at the farmers market. The first foo...

Emotional responses to sex are normal

Emotional responses to sex are normal

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

March 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Strong emotional responses tend to make people feel uncomfortable. I feel embarrassed talking about it, but I have been overcome by my emotions after sex more than once. The most recent time was at the end of a very stressful week. I was hopeful that having sex would help alleviate some of the stres...

Find the right fetish for you

Find the right fetish for you

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

February 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I reflect on how I will have a better understanding of certain fetishes after this experience as I sit anxiously waiting for what's going to happen. My friend starts to tell me that he is going to tie my wrist and the type of knot it will be. He proceeds to take a piece of rope that looks like para...

Redhead redemption

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct in a couple hundred years as a result of climate change.It is crucial to know that red hair is a hereditary ...

No shame in the solo game

No shame in the solo game

Joann Chevaillier

February 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I can still remember the time my mom caught me. I was young, still in elementary school. She came in the bathroom and found me masturbating. I can still see the look of shame and shock she gave me. After collecting herself my mom asked what I was doing. My reply was not an answer but, “It feels go...

Playing on the edge

Playing on the edge

February 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I keep trying to get my printer to work. It’s incredibly frustrating. I have changed the ink. I have even restarted it, but the little screen keeps telling me there is an issue with the ink. Finally I get it to start working, and a wave of relief comes over me as the pages spill out of the tray. This...

Safe sex, cheaper than the alternative

Safe sex, cheaper than the alternative

January 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m warm and cuddled up in my bed as I look at the clock in large red numbers reading 4:12 a.m. I stumble down the stairs in my apartment and into the bathroom. I miss the last step twisting my ankle giggling to myself, "Well now there are two reasons for the Ibuprofen." Last night was fun, go...

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