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Orgasms help women choose sexual partners

Society recognizes the importance of the female orgasm for pleasure, but there could be a biological reason women come.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

In our culture, we often view the female orgasm as an elusive or unimportant part of sex. But times are changing and women’s pleasure is moving into the spotlight. This year, one of the courses at WSU — Psychology 230: Human Sexuality — started the semester day one with a Ted Talk presented...

Shower sex sounds good … at first

Shower sex is romanticized by many. The reality is less glamorous and often not as enjoyable as it’s made out to be.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Shower sex is the ultimate romantic experience. You and your partner are wrapped in a warm embrace, being rained on by warm water and surrounded by sweet, scented steam. The well-intentioned double shower to “save water” turns to a passionate and adventurous act quickly, and soon you’re satisfied...

Getting it on with sexy songs

Listening to some fresh jams can aid in maintaining a vibe, no matter what preferences a person has.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Usher’s “That’s What It’s Made For” and Ginuwine’s “Pony” both have something in common. If you have not guessed it already, that thing is sex. As a person who indulges her­self in a lot of contemporary R&B, it is not uncommon for SoMo’s “Ride” or Bruno Mars’ “Versace...

Nothing is more important to sex than consent

Nothing is more important to sex than consent

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Consent is words or conduct indicating a freely-given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact, according to Washington state law. It is required for anyone to engage in any type of sexual contact from kissing to sex with another individual. To ask for consent, ask your partner before...

Roommates know how to make sex awkward

If you want to avoid being walked in on, keep the noises to a minimum and hope for the best.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Many people share a living space with a non-romantic roommate during and after college. Living in close proximity with someone else will eventually bring some challenges that may affect the living situation. Sex can impact the harmony of the living situation if one or all of the roommate's sexual...

Aphrodisiacs: a holistic approach to healthy, meaningful sex

Though the herbs suggested can have useful effects, a
deeper look into emotions and intangible energy helps too.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

If you feel something is missing in your sex life, you might be inclined to turn to aphrodisiacs to solve your sexual problems. While there are herbs and foods that boost desire, naturopathic medicine practitioners on the Palouse said there’s no magic fix for low libido. From a holistic perspective,...

Protection is important no matter what

Using proper protection during sexual activities is important in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs.

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

Students who engage in risky behaviors without protecting themselves can make them more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease. Currently, Whitman County has the highest STD rate per capita in Washington. There have been five cases of syphilis at WSU in the past six months, said Deanna Claybaugh,...

Stereotypes can affect races through sexualization

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Big bootied black women, curvaceous Latinx women with fiery tempers and quiet, submissive Asian women. These are some of the stereotypes that have littered media and society, leading to unrealistic expectations of women based solely on their race and ethnicity. Paulina Abustan, who is currently a...

Public boning can really work

Despite the cultural taboo, there are many ways to work around laws regarding indecent exposure and noise in the city. Just be sure to prepare carefully with blankets and protection.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Lots of people want to get nasty in nature, whether it’s because of a roommate, your hippie instincts or a blood alcohol content of .2 percent. If the urge strikes, you can make it work. With some tips from an outdoor sex connoisseur and the law on your side, four walls can’t hold you tonight. First...

PDA: Leave room for Jesus

“If you’re in the middle of Walmart making out against a box of mac and cheese, no thanks,” Resident Advisor Mallorie Jordan said. There’s a way to show affection, but maybe don’t.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Picture this: You’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when out of nowhere two people appear. They aren’t walking side-by-side like civilized human beings. No, they’re making out, right there on the sidewalk where the whole world can see. What do you do? Avert your eyes as...

Athletes’ endurance gives them advantage in bedroom

The winning mentality of athletes just might contribute to longer, better sex.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 12, 2018

Athletes are viewed as people who are physically and mentally fit in whichever sport or workout they are interested in. They are icons people admire and imitate simply because of how great they are at whatever they do. Some of the top people who come to mind when someone says ath­lete are LeBron James,...

Spicing up sex lives requires trial, error, communication

“When people get into BDSM it’s important that they have accurate information,” said Kathy Sprague, owner of Eclectica in Pullman. “You don’t read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and then try something in that book that could harm or kill your partner.”

RYAN LUNDBERG, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

For a lot of people, they already know what they are into and what they are not. For me, most of my sexual interests come from a very awkward trial and error period. Kinks and fetishes are very sensitive topics to most people. Any time I would ask someone about their interests, they usually gave me...

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