The Orion

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...

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Sophia Xepoleas

April 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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