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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...

The O-Face: Sexual competition, contentment

The O-Face: Sexual competition, contentment

Michael Karp

April 23, 2014


Filed under Features

Having sex makes me happy. Of the many things in life that I enjoy, sex is a front-runner, and it’s been this way since I lost my virginity. I recently read a blog post that scientifically supports these desires of mine. Studies embedded within the article conclude that having sex make us happier...

The O-Face: Subtleties of sex drives

Michael Karp

April 22, 2014


Filed under Features

Differences in libido are apparent in every individual. Some people are naturally more or less horny than others. Some want to have sex with as many partners as possible and others are happy being with just one person. These individual differences eventually congregate to overall stereotypes. It&...

The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

Michael Karp

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features

Bondage requires kinkiness and a creative, dirty mind. It’s a realm of sexuality that digs deep into the psyche of those who take part. I don’t know exactly why I get so turned on by restraining my partner. I’ve even entertained being restrained myself, but the power and dominance ...

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

Michael Karp

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

Sexuality is different in every culture. Its role in people’s lives has varied throughout human history and continues to change as time goes on.   Different cultures do it differently.   Japan has love hotels. The Netherlands begins sex education in kindergarten. A society...

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