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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...

Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Sophia Xepoleas // May 5, 2015

I am at the age where I’m noticing more than ever that people are a direct product of their environment. The way we think, the way we communicate, our beliefs and our morals all stem from our influences. Although...

Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Sophia Xepoleas // April 28, 2015

Twenty bucks says Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 presidential election just because she’s a woman, but ends up marking a significant turning point in America’s history. Before deciding I’m...

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...

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...

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...

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Sophia Xepoleas // April 6, 2015

I was head over heels in love. It was finally here, the moment I had been waiting for and never believed would arrive. I was completely enamored with this boy I could now call my own, and nothing else...

'Hook-up' apps: Taking a swipe at online dating

‘Hook-up’ apps: Taking a swipe at online dating

Sophia Xepoleas // March 31, 2015

I sat in a crowded room full of drunken pickup lines and sexual tension only to find myself fixated on my phone and uninterested in the company surrounding me. It was like a drug, I couldn’t stop....

Diary of a pair of twins

Diary of a pair of twins

Sophia Xepoleas // March 23, 2015

It's hot, muggy and crowded in here. Our owner only lets us out for fresh air a couple of times a day, and when it’s hot out, we can barely stand to be stuck inside of our enclosure. We just hang...

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...

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

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....

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Coming to grips: They’re just not that into you

Sophia Xepoleas // March 2, 2015

There seems to be a sweeping epidemic in the world of prospective dating. I’m referring to the blatant obliviousness that occurs when people refuse to see what is right in front of their eyes. We...

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