Top 25 posts of 2013

The top articles of 2013 included the Sep. 30 explosion, why asparagus makes urine smell funny, best and worst dressed in Oscars 2013, and the Spring Breakers movie review.
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The top articles of 2013 included the Sep. 30 explosion, why asparagus makes urine smell funny, best and worst dressed in Oscars 2013, and the Spring Breakers movie review.

With 2013 nearly over, The Daily Californian decided to look back on some of the reasons dailycal.org saw an unprecedented number of visitors. From Jan. 1 to Dec. 28, dailycal.org recorded more than 4.1 million visits and 7.2 million pageviews. We aggregated our website’s 25 most-read posts to relive the hottest talking points Read More…

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Revenge: a dish best served cyber

Sex on Tuesday

You’ve been with your partner for a while now, and you’ve been looking for ways to spice things up. Handcuffs and blindfolds? Done it. Butt play? Blase. Y’all are even on the elusive mile-high club. Then, the fateful question: “Want to film a porno?” You chew your lip and worry Read More…

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Cisgender bias and airline miles

Sex on Tuesday

I have always bought my own airline tickets home for Thanksgiving, always easily selected “female” rather than “male” for my gender on the drop-down menu. Not until recently did these narrow choices strike me as limiting. Last week was Transgender Awareness Week. According to a 2011 survey, more than 700,000 Read More…

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A laywoman’s view on gushing

Sex on Tuesday

I was relatively late to the sex game. It wasn’t until well after my first sexual romp that I had the desire or mental wherewithal to masturbate. This yearslong mental obstacle overcome, imagine my horror when after a little pleasurable digging I feel the equivalent of what I imagine it must Read More…

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Do you believe in love at first swipe?

Sex on Tuesday

When I came back to my co-op last summer, I found a house enthralled with OkCupid and the likes of “fingerboy69,” a friend’s facetious handle. I couldn’t really understand the appeal as I’ve never particularly enjoyed putzing around with random strangers; The Chatroulette craze a few years back had left Read More…

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Where are all the straight dudes?

Sex on Tuesday

The sex column world is lacking a straight dude voice. The Daily Cal hasn’t had a male Sex on Tuesday columnist since Mustafa Shaikh in 2010. From some intensive googling, it’s pretty clear the majority of sex columns today are written by female-identified authors of various sexual orientations, along with Read More…

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Dildo’s and dildon’ts

Sex on Tuesday

It’s midterm season. For those in need of stress relief or a mental boost, sex is a healthy and natural way to boost your endorphins and dopamine levels — and it’s a great way to procrastinate. This article will be a mass of sex tips gathered from experiences of others Read More…

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Misplaced acne, bedbugs and stigmas

Sex on Tuesday

Ah, sexually transmitted infections. The modern scarlet letter. “Stay away!” we cry. Particularly if it’s herpes. Oh, religious deity, forbid it be herpes. For many, STIs exist on an intangible parallel plane. This or that promiscuous so-and-so might have had it coming, but we’d like to think we’re far removed Read More…

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How I came to love group sex

Sex on Tuesday

I had gone through the longest dry spell of my nonvirgin life while studying abroad. By the time I returned to the good ol’ U.S. of A, my sex drive had all but shriveled up and died due to neglect. I thought I had found a new sort of sexless nirvana. Read More…

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Notes from Folsom Street Fair

Sex on Tuesday

Leather and latex cover some parts of the bodies at Folsom, but not the parts that society typically asks of clothing. Some folk are bound by rope and chain — others are led by their partner by collar and leash, often wearing full-head leather masks. A woman’s limbs are arranged Read More…