The Daily Evergreen

Asexuality exists on a spectrum

Asexuals are often referred to as “aces.”

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

For many people, physical intimacy plays a big role in their attraction to others, but this isn’t always the case for every couple. Those who are asexual can feel little or no physical attraction to other people. For them, sex is not a part the equation when determining if someone would be a good partner...

Can hand size help predict erect penis size?

A small difference between ring and index fingers could indicate a larger erect penis. A larger difference could imply a smaller penis.

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

TRUE There have been several studies that have found that finger ratio does correspond with penis length. The studies have concluded that the ratio between a man’s index finger and ring finger can predict erection size. A smaller difference in length between these two fingers means a higher likeliho...

Warning: Not parent-friendly

People may not enjoy a movie based on who they watch it with, research says.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2017

There are many ways to fully grasp the idea of growing up, watching sex scenes being one of them, but this can turn into a dreadful situation when parents are in the mix. The emergence from adolescence is unavoidable and introduces a lot of new things into a younger person’s life. Puberty may come...

Porn: Made for men, by men

The porn industry tends to be male-dominated, from production to consumption.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

A woman navigating the male-dominated porn industry is often placed in a tricky, sometimes dangerous, position. According to a study done by Covenant Eyes, 2015 pornography statistics show that most pornographic content is written, directed and produced by men. Men decide who to cast, the sexual acts...

Understanding the science behind morning wood

One of our photo editors' favorite photo illustrations of this edition: A literal take on morning wood.

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

Both men and women can have “wet dreams” and “morning wood.” While nocturnal emissions and arousal are much more noticeable in men than women, both genders experience this common phenomenon. Although this topic may be awkward to think or talk about, this is a perfectly normal experience for sexually...

Can aphrodisiacs increase libido?

Chocolate may be romantic, but may not help in the bedroom.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

FALSE Foods such as chocolate, strawberries and oysters have become iconic for putting people in the mood, especially when paired with a glass of fine wine. But many of those same foods work much differently than most people would suspect. The romantic qualities of chocolate mainly act as a placeb...

An in-depth look at sex as a sport

Talking dirty to a partner can be intimidating, so make sure it is mutually decided upon and done at the correct place and time.

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

October 13, 2017

Pumping and yelling is more than just a sportsy-thing. As a sport management major, I’ve spent a lot of time truly defining sport — and yes, cheerleading counts. According to Cosmopolitan, “sex is basically an Olympic sport,” but search online for a short time and you’ll find that many...

Does pineapple juice make sperm taste sweeter?

An individual’s taste is more significant than drinking pineapple juice or not when it comes to taste preference.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017

FALSE While many people might recommend gulping down a few glasses of pineapple juice before oral sex for sweeter sperm, that juice probably does nothing at all. While not much research has been done on the subject, the composition of sperm does not change dramatically, clinical sexologist Lawrence...

13 Songs for Getting Lucky

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2017

Here's our music columnist's top picks for getting "it" on: "Let's Get it On" - Marvin Gaye "Earned It" - The Weeknd "Baby Doll" - The Buttertones "River" - Leon Bridges "Just Like A Woman" - Joe Cocker "To Fall in Love With You" - Bob Dylan "Unchained Melody" - The Righteous...

Sex euphemisms disguised the act for millennium

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2017

Disguising the act of sex is an ancient practice. Euphemisms are an important part of language, especially language regarding sex. Today, it is more generally acceptable to discuss sex openly, but it is still somewhat awkward. Those wanting to censor their dirty deeds have a variety of options to...

Obscenities vary across cultures

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2017

Sexual content and obscenity are common topics in modern pop culture. We talk about what’s appropriate to say in public, we discuss whether a celebrity’s dress was too revealing or we fret about what euphemisms we can use for sex. In America, sex can be considered taboo for some. But in other...

Unhealthy relationships sometimes portrayed in pop culture

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2017

Grab your life vests, people, because we’re about to sink some of your favorite ships. And don’t expect there to be enough life rafts, either - some of these ships are overloaded and definitely not concerned with safety. When it comes to sex and relationships in literature, there’s a range just...

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