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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

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Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // September 14, 2015
If you think lingerie is too scandalous for your sexual endeavors— think again.
Photo credit: Emily Reising

The O-Face: Beware of hickeys

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // August 30, 2015
Oh no, you've got class, work and dinner with friends but you have to go through it all with giant, dark marks tattooed on your neck. You've been plagued by the hickey epidemic.
Illustration by J.Q. Hammer.

Wild adventures of a sex columnist reach climax

Sophia Xepoleas // May 10, 2015
Holding the title of sex columnist came with some interesting quirks, and I'm not sure I would have it any other way.
Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Upbringing affects romantic relationships

Sophia Xepoleas // May 5, 2015
Influences from our parents when growing up have more impact than we could ever imagine.
Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sophia Xepoleas // April 19, 2015
We are a society of hypocrites when it comes to sex, and many are quick to point fingers at others for how they choose to go about it.
Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Morning sex: The best kind of breakfast in bed

Sophia Xepoleas // April 14, 2015
By no means am I a morning person, but there is one particular activity that will get me moving in the early hours of the day.
Love and friendships: A balancing act

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Sophia Xepoleas // April 6, 2015
Maintaining balance while in a relationship can be tricky, but making the effort to keep your friends close is crucial for overall happiness.
Hook-up apps: Taking a swipe at online dating

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

Sophia Xepoleas // March 31, 2015
Dating has changed drastically throughout the years, and with modern technology, the options for meeting people are endless.
Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

The road to sexual maturity is a bumpy one

Sophia Xepoleas // January 19, 2015
My experiences have taught me invaluable lessons and shaped me into the person I am today.
TJ Carter Photo credit: Annie Paige

The upside of anger: makeup sex

Tj Carter // December 17, 2014
After a heated debate with your partner, the sex sizzles.

The tolls and triumphs of long-distance relationships

Stephanie Schmieding // September 30, 2014
Distance can be difficult but not impossible.
Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

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

Michael Karp // March 9, 2014
The sex columnist asks a few questions before a fling develops into something more serious.
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