The Orion

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 ...

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...

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