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The depressing trend toward desensitization

The depressing trend toward desensitization

William Rein

April 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Maybe this is the only serious thing I’ll ever write. I’m taking a child development class this semester, and last week we watched a videotaped live birth, with the stretching and blood and screaming and crying and every factor essential to escaping the uterus and entering a world of more co...

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Sophia Xepoleas

April 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Your eyes are just starting to open, and your mind is just waking up. You roll around in an attempt to collect your last comfortable moments in bed and decide to indulge in some spoon action with your partner. You’ve just had enough time to say hello to the day when you realize it isn’t the only thing you’re ...

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

William Rein

March 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I eat ass.That’s right — I toss salad, arguably better than you will see at Sutter Dining.I might as well drop out of college, because I’ve already got my career figured out. I’m an asstronaut. I take trips to the moon.I’m an ass eater, and you should be too. Recently, r...

Putting up walls can thwart real emotional connection

Putting up walls can thwart real emotional connection

Sophia Xepoleas

March 16, 2015


Filed under Features

Your 20s are an interesting time. So far, my experience has proven to be one of immense personal growth and understanding. But I recently ran into a conflict when I became close with a group of guys that live a few apartments down. This relationship quickly evolved from small talk between strangers...

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Sophia Xepoleas

March 9, 2015


Filed under Features

Your hormones are raging, your blood is pumping and you're ready to go. You're about to be taken down a road of sexual exploration and are nothing short of pumped. You're about to enter pound town. Population: you and your plus one. But then it dawns on you. Your roommates are home. Roommates ...

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Miles Inserra

February 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our world today is gravitating more and more toward a technology-driven society.With recent technological advances resulting in devices like the iPad Air 2, the iMac and the iPhone 6, children now toy with gadgets that past generations would have received as graduation gifts. Thus, it should come as no su...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon

February 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be seen reading it since it’s known for its terrible writing. So I downloaded the book on my tablet a...

The upside of anger: makeup sex

The upside of anger: makeup sex

Tj Carter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Features

When in a relationship, a couple can hit rough times. An argument can start over something small and escalate into a yelling match in less than five minutes. My wife and I get into small arguments every once in a while, just like everyone else. After all the screaming is done and the underlyi...

The O-Face: Common misconceptions about sex

The O-Face: Common misconceptions about sex

Michael Karp

May 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Through my journey of sexual exploration, my views about sex have changed dramatically. Things I used to believe simply do not hold true for me anymore.I have also noticed people around me continuing to view sex in some of these ways. Here are a few misconceptions I believe people have about sex: Se...

The O-Face: Compromising on sexual appetite

The O-Face: Compromising on sexual appetite

Michael Karp

May 5, 2014


Filed under Features

Differences in levels of sexual drive can put a strain on any relationship. Some relationships may start out with a good balance but eventually evolve so one person has a significantly higher or lower sex drive. This can cause strong emotions in both individuals and put a lot of stress on the relati...

The O-Face: Repeated romps beat random hookups

Michael Karp

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

I am in my first fully committed relationship and my first sexual relationship with a person I care about very deeply. Six months ago I was single, and I have noticed some profound differences between the sex I had back then and the sex I am having in my relationship. The obvious difference is emotio...

The O-Face: Toying around with sex toys

The O-Face: Toying around with sex toys

Michael Karp

April 26, 2014


Filed under Features

Yes, I still play with toys, but not the Legos and race cars that used to consume my time. Different types of toys are beginning to catch my eye, and honestly, these ones are much more fun. Here are the sex toys I've experimented with:DildosThe first toy I tried was a dildo. It's meant to simulate a penis, an...

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