The Orion

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 ...

Wild adventures of a sex columnist reach climax

Wild adventures of a sex columnist reach climax

Sophia Xepoleas

May 10, 2015

“You’re the new sex columnist, right?” I blushed, forcing an uncomfortable smile, and simply replied, “Yes, I am.” While anxiously awaiting my classmate’s response, I couldn’t help but feel judged. As she extended her hand toward me to reach for a handshake, she delivered a ...

Why America should legalize prostitution

Why America should legalize prostitution

William Rein

April 26, 2015

We live in a revolutionary time. It’s easier than ever to organize movements, spread a vision and make a massive impact. We also live in a distorted time, in which it feels like humans are further from their humanity and restrictions run heavy. The human tendency to prohibit others and impose judgme...

Adult playgrounds: A glance at sex toys

Adult playgrounds: A glance at sex toys

Sophia Xepoleas

April 26, 2015

I felt like a kid in a candy store. They came in different shapes and sizes and my options seemed endless. It was a playground full of enticing paraphernalia, and it was a sex columnist’s dream. Sex shops embrace the social taboo and offers items for any niche or fetish. I have visited a handful of...

Commit to your partner, not the past

Commit to your partner, not the past

William Rein

April 24, 2015

It seems harder today to fully embrace a relationship in the vague surrounding haze of romantic potential. This is especially true for myself, and I find more and more there is only one solution. Leave every other interest behind. If you want your significant other to feel like one chapter ...

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sophia Xepoleas

April 19, 2015

I am a female sex columnist for a college newspaper and am fully aware of the implications intertwined with my title. When I tell people what I do, some awkwardly giggle. A few commend me on my willingness to discuss a provocative subject. What these people have in common is their assumption that I ...

The depressing trend toward desensitization

The depressing trend toward desensitization

William Rein

April 17, 2015

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...

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