A bedroom masquerade

Sex on Tuesday

Janelle Albukhari
Janelle Albukhari

This column was originally published in the April 5, 2011 issue of The Daily Californian. Everyone wears a mask to bed. Personality is multifaceted. It is fluid in the way that it is never exactly the same around two people, that it reveals itself only partially at best. And yet, during the potentially
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A little bit louder now

Sex on Tuesday

This column was originally published in the Dec. 1, 2009 issue of The Daily Californian. Mom, looks like I’m going to be doing this for the rest of the semester. Warning: If you read this, our phone conversations are going to get even more awkward. Let’s be real here — we all
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Dude, why so serious?

Sex on Tuesday

Contrary to what many people would have you believe, there is nothing wrong with having an uncomplicated night of coitus. During most other times, we’re forced to keep our natural tendencies pent up at the expense of enjoying ourselves to the fullest.
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Out for Sushi

Sex on Tuesday

My partner always insists on a helping of raw oyster shooters when we go out for sushi. He’s convinced that the sea creatures are the be-all and end-all of aphrodisiacs. I find it terribly funny, but I’ll admit he’s good to go by the time we get home. Is my lover just a seafood junkie, or do aphrodisiacs really work?
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Bringing something new

Sex on Tuesday

My vaginismus sucks. But in coping with this condition, I’ve tried to find the positive — and for me, that positive is experimenting with new sexual acts.
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Sex without regrets

Sex on Tuesday

If you talk about sex, you automatically become “the sex person.” Suddenly, I am no longer a prospective engineer or an amateur singer, but I am merely conflated to “that person who overshares her sexual experiences.”
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An X-rated lesson

Sex on Tuesday

The truth is, even though I was probably afraid of penises most of all, I was still pretty terrified of bodies in general at that point, including my own.
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Polishing the pearl

Sex on Tuesday

There’s also tends to be a lot more stigma surrounding masturbation for people without penises, like it’s somehow uncouth to touch yourself if you’ve got a vagina.
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Let it grow

Sex on Tuesday

I don’t trim, shave or wax because I don’t like to — it makes my whole downstairs area super itchy and uncomfortable.
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Piss or pleasure?

Sex on Tuesday

Much like the G-spot, squirting is like an elusive unicorn of sex — many people think it’s like a mythical creature that exists only in unrealistic porn depictions.
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