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The O-Face: Toying around with sex toys

The O-Face: Toying around with sex toys

Michael Karp

April 26, 2014


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

The O-Face: The gift of giving head

The O-Face: The gift of giving head

Michael Karp

April 8, 2014


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I view oral sex as a gift to my partner. Besides the emotional satisfaction of giving pleasure, and in extenuating circumstances like 69, it’s done without any pleasure of my own. I used to view giving oral like a hassle or a task. It can be tiring, messy. There might be cramping involved. I als...

The O-Face: Lessons sex education doesn’t teach

The O-Face: Lessons sex education doesn’t teach

April 7, 2014


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What was Sex Ed in school like for you? Informative? Awkward? Funny? Disgusting? Sex education began around the 1950s. I believe it still has a long way to go. My sex education was taught in a manner that said, “You’re better off not having sex until you’re married. But then again, use...

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

Michael Karp

April 1, 2014


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Insecurities can hinder your sex life and other parts of a relationship. It can happen in a committed or casual relationship.   The 2013 winter break was the first extended period of time that I spent away from my girlfriend. It was also when I first felt any type of relationship inse...

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

Michael Karp

March 31, 2014


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The past three years at Chico State have really tested how comfortable I am with my sexuality. The experience has also broadened my perspective on what that truly means. When I hear most people talk about being comfortable with their sexuality, they talk about their sexual orientation. While that is one aspect, I...

The O-Face: Soundtracks for sex

The O-Face: Soundtracks for sex

Michael Karp

March 25, 2014


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Having sex is hardly ever exactly the same. You try new rooms and positions. It can last longer or shorter. Sometimes you need to be quiet and sometimes you can be as loud as you want. Other times you just want some background noise. This could be when roommates are home, it’s your first time together or ...

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

Michael Karp

March 21, 2014


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If you haven’t heard of Laci Green, you may have heard of her presentation, “The Best Sex Ever.” She spoke March 13 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium as the third and last installment of UMatter Day. The talk covered topics such as sex, alcohol and consent. Laci Green is a YouTube star fam...

The O-Face: Ponderance of pubic hair

The O-Face: Ponderance of pubic hair

Michael Karp

March 19, 2014


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Pubic hair, also referred to as the "love nest," the "'fro down low" and the "untamed jungle," sparks significant debate among the sexes. Questions of how long it should be make for many heated arguments. Even the media have taken it upon itself to address this issue. Cameron Diaz has becom...

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