The Orion

Redhead redemption

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios

February 12, 2016

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

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

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

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...

A new level of siblinghood

A new level of siblinghood

December 13, 2015

Whether you’ve heard the term or not, “Eskimo” brothesr or sisters is a commonly talked about subject in college culture. The Urban Dictionary definition of an Eskimo brother is when two men have had sex with the same woman, and an Eskimo sister is when two women have had sex with th...

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015

One-night stands: The awkward, thrilling, scandalous story of many college students’ lives. The majority of people I know experience one-night stands on their nights out and I think it’s becoming a major staple in our sexual culture today.The thing about one-night stands is you have to accept them for what they are...

Sexual destinations: Where will you be taken next?

Sexual destinations: Where will you be taken next?

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

November 10, 2015

The type of sex you have is dependent on certain elements: the who, what, where, when and how. I’ve decided to take a closer look at the “where” part of the whole thing and how it affects one’s sexual experience. Many people I know have not yet explored the world of sex outside of a bed, w...

Sex and heartbreak

Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 21, 2015

As a sex columnist, I feel somewhat obliged to only write about the positives of sex and portraying it as one of the, if not the most, fun and exciting activities one could partake in. Even though I strongly believe sex is both of those things, I also know there are negatives that come along with the sexual world....

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 14, 2015

Do you ever find yourself sitting around thinking of ways to spice up your sex life or making the whole process more sexy? If you do, then lingerie is your answer.I feel like the term “lingerie” always comes with a negative stigma— a word reserved for the costumes that porn stars, ...

Do the ‘bump and grind’ during sex

Do the ‘bump and grind’ during sex

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 8, 2015

All great sex scenes have one thing in common— there’s music playing. We all know the feeling of getting sucked into a romantic, passion-filled, perfectly scripted sex scene. And I think the reason for our captivation can be credited to the amazing mood music that plays throughout the whole process. Believe it or...

The O-Face: Beware of hickeys

The O-Face: Beware of hickeys

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

August 30, 2015

You wake up the next morning and make your way to the bathroom, peeping at yourself in the mirror when you see those big, dark bruises staring back at you from your neck. That’s right, I’m talking hickeys— the unfortunate and dark (pun intended) side of hooking up. Receiving hickeys ...

Back to school, back to hooking up

Back to school, back to hooking up

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

August 24, 2015

The weekend night party is an all too familiar scene involving the inevitable hookup. It's an exciting feeling when the party is coming to a close, but you know the night isn't quite over yet.With students returning for the new school year, reunions take place between friends and lovers and new relationships begin to form. Students ...

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