Porn with a purpose

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Porn is great. While many find pornography to be disgraceful, inappropriate and vile, I find porn to be an excellent means of sex talk and education. But not all porn is beneficial, as much of it is falsified and altered to fit a certain commodity framework. However, the porn I’m
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Rhetorical heterophobia

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One of the more recent video fads, “Love Is All You Need?” is a video that challenges mainstream forms of sexuality-based oppression, but with a twist: Heterosexuality is oppressed. The video begins with the birth of the main character and travels with her through adolescence. She has two parents of
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Masturbation talk

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Everyone must masturbate. And almost everybody does, too, but masturbation is still not typically openly discussed. Instead of embracing it an act of self-exploration, many times people keep it hidden back in the bedroom. But masturbation should be at the forefront of discussion when it comes to sexuality, because it
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The marriage of sugar daddies and prostitution

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With UC Berkeley semesterly tuition and fees set around $4,792 for California residents and $18,931 for non-Californians, money is tight. And these numbers don’t account for overpriced housing, food or textbooks. But what if I told you that there may be someone out there who is willing to help pay
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Do vibrators behold the future of sex?

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This past Tuesday, I attended a party at the Berkeley location of Good Vibrations, a Bay Area-based sex shop filled with classy and delicate goodies. The event was co-sponsored by the Berkeley Free Clinic, a sexual nonprofit health care center. I had a blast playing dildo ring toss, listening to
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A trans* (national) issue

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Isolation, discrimination and segregation. Such issues are common encounters to trans* people. But in recent weeks, some small steps have been made to alleviate this situation. The state of Massachusetts now permits school children to choose which restroom or sports team matches their gender preference, not their biological sex. Congress
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Public or private? Facebook and bath houses

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Imagine you sit in a bathhouse, nude. You are awkwardly trying to cover up with skimpy white towels the staff gives you. Eventually, eye contact is made with someone really cute. They begin to approach you. Some seemingly sly gestures are made, and they excitingly follow you back into your
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Is anal for the abnormal?

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Everyone has an anus. Everyone has a large number of nerve endings in their rectal erogenous zone, and everyone is physically capable of enjoying anal sex. Yet anal sex is often seen as only appropriate for homosexual men and adventurous women. Why doesn’t everyone enjoy it more frequently? Why does
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What is sex?

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Some of you may be reading this in your dorm room in Unit 3, maybe at FSM or even across the country in Washington, D.C. Regardless of your location, we all have something in common: sex. Sex can mean a lot of different things. It can refer to anything from
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