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Fantasies add novelty to a relationship

Fantasies add novelty to a relationship

Joann Chevaillier

May 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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