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Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 14, 2015


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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, ...

The O-Face: Beware of hickeys

The O-Face: Beware of hickeys

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

August 30, 2015


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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 ...

Wild adventures of a sex columnist reach climax

Wild adventures of a sex columnist reach climax

Sophia Xepoleas

May 10, 2015


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“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 ...

Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Sophia Xepoleas

May 5, 2015


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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 complex and rather subconscious, a child’s individuality is a direct reflection ...

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sophia Xepoleas

April 19, 2015


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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 ...

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Sophia Xepoleas

April 14, 2015


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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 ...

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Sophia Xepoleas

April 6, 2015


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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 mattered. I spent every spare moment in his presence, and although we fought more than we got al...

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

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

Sophia Xepoleas

March 31, 2015


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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. And the more I did it, the more I wanted to continue. When you find yourself on a dating app at...

The road to sexual maturity is a bumpy one

The road to sexual maturity is a bumpy one

Sophia Xepoleas

January 19, 2015


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The beautiful thing about getting older is that you learn to love and respect yourself. Growing up, I was about as unfortunate looking as it gets. I rocked a mean unibrow and a few extra layers of baby fat, and my eccentric personality matched my unconventional last name. I was that child that babysitters looked a...

The upside of anger: makeup sex

The upside of anger: makeup sex

Tj Carter

December 17, 2014


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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 tolls and triumphs of long-distance relationships

Stephanie Schmieding

September 30, 2014


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If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “long-distance relationships don’t work,” I would be buying out all of the Costco pizzas I could get my hands on. I’m calling BS. I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for about one year now and IR...

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp

March 9, 2014


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You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether it falls off or carries along its merry way may be determined by a number of things.Here are some questions to ask before developing a one-night stand into a relati...

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