On Wednesday, March 4th,  Nancy Tuana, Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, gave a lecture at the UO called “Coming to Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance.” (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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“Coming to understand:” How ignorance skews our ideas of the female orgasm

On Wednesday, Nancy Tuana held a lecture to talk about understanding the orgasm. The most focus on the female orgasm and why we don’t know what we should know and why.

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"Stroke it for me": Seven songs about female sexual pleasure

I’ll admit: I really like to shake my ass. But, sometimes, the music I like to dance to (club hits, mostly) compromise my feminist sensibilities: I back my ass up to “Gas Pedal” and drop it like it’s hot while rappers talk about the “white… spilling down your throat” and “the way she shakin’ make you …

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You're Breakin' My Heart: The Anti Valentine's Day Playlist

Does buying a pre-packaged, mass-produced, red foil-covered heart-shaped box of stale chocolate really prove to your significant other that you’re the Heaven-sent soulmate with whom they are destined to spend an unquestioned eternity? Well how about the unforgettable gift of a monstrous five pound gummy bear? Should February’s halftime show …

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The Emerald's 2015 Valentine's Day playlist

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. If you don’t want to look like an unloving dingus, you’ve already reserved a table at the finest dining establishment and pre-ordered bouquets of the nicest flowers. A few of us at the Emerald have submitted our favorite songs about love, with everything between Joni …

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Making sex 'As You Like It': Eugene's newest eco-friendly sex shop

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Kim Marks loves to talk about sex. That’s why she decided to open As You Like It — The Pleasure Shop, Eugene’s first eco-friendly sex toy shop. As You Like It is not a sleazy, back alley sex toy shop. The store sells products that fit a wide …

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Pillow Talk: My best friends spend more time with their boyfriends than with me. What should I do?

Dear Katherine, I hardly ever get to see or talk to some of my best friends since they started becoming more interested in their boyfriends. This keeps happening again and again. Should I be jealous? Is this petty? At what point do I take it personally? Sincerely, Left Behind Dear …

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Pillow Talk: I have a right to go topless, too: Why we should "free the nipple"

Just this September, I went topless  — in public — for the first time. Laying on a towel by the river in Eugene, I had untied my bikini top. I felt free. Confident. Empowered. Luckily, I live in Oregon — where it’s legal for a woman to be topless in public. If …

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Pillow Talk: How ineffective is the pullout method, really?

The first time I sought birth control, I was in high school and I was nervous. It wasn’t so much that I was embarrassed to talk about sex. I’d been having sex for a few months with my long-term boyfriend. It was that I dreaded answering the question I knew …

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Life as an asexual in a hypersexual culture: "Invisibility is probably the hardest part"

Lillian Huebner forgets where they first heard the word. It might have been while reading a book. Or scrolling through Tumblr accounts. What the 20-year-old University of Oregon sophomore does remember is this: Huebner was 18, living at home in rural Missouri, when they read the word and felt something unlike anything they had …

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Think Eugene needs a gay bar? You might be in luck.

When John O’Malley first moved to Eugene from New York City, he was shocked. It wasn’t the city’s people, its politics or its dampness. It was its nightlife: Eugene didn’t have a gay bar. Then O’Malley thought: forget a gay bar. Eugene didn’t even have a place where LGBTQ-identifed people could …

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