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Ask Braedon: What’s the secret to dirty talk?

What’s the secret to dirty talk? I keep repeating myself and it might be getting repetitive and not-so-flirty. –Bad Dirty Talk Dear Bad Dirty Talk, When you’re talking dirty to someone, it’ll be an intimate, probably exclusive conversation. This is why dirty talk is as taboo as we make it …

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Dr. Peter Alilunas will speak at Allen Hall on Friday, May 6 about his new book 'Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video.' The book follows the history of the multi-billion dollar porn industry from 1976 to 1986.
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Event preview: ‘Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video’

Imagine pulling up the list of the highest-grossing box office films of the week, or even the year, and seeing a title like Deep Throat in the top 20. Imagine that the first ever VHS tape your parents owned (and that was ever created) was of an adult film. This …

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Hollywood has an older-man problem. It is common for young women to be paired with older leading men, such as in James Cameron's film 'Aloha,' where Emma Stone, 26, was the romantic interest of Bradley Cooper, 40.
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Brown: Hollywood has an older-man problem

I was watching He’s Just Not That Into You, one of my favorite rom-coms, the other day. As I watched Bradley Cooper heatedly rip Scarlett Johansson’s dress straps off her shoulders and lay her down on his office desk, I found myself asking: Isn’t he a little old? After a quick …

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Kwiecien: What if you’re not ready to move in with your significant other?

My boyfriend keeps dropping hints that he wants to move in together after we graduate, with not-so-subtle things like “I wish you didn’t have roommates and it was just you and me,” or saying that the two of us should move to Missouri (where his family lives). We’ve been together …

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Kwiecien: How to find love in a hookup culture

“I’m losing faith in the boys on campus. I have yet to find a guy who is interested in being more than a friend without just ‘hooking up,’ and I’m not quite sure what to do anymore. I’ve had crushes and interests but they’ve all fallen flat because I’m not …

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Kwiecien: How do you make sure the person you’re having sex with doesn’t later accuse you of sexual assault?

How do you make sure the person you’re having sex with doesn’t later accuse you of sexual assault? If they can claim months after sex that they didn’t actually consent (even though they were obviously into it the whole time), aren’t you kind of screwed? (no pun intended). -Dude Process …

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Karen Ann Slaughter shows off stunning dance moves before the intermission. The University of Oregon LGBTQA3 hosts Queerpocalypse at the EMU Ballroom in Eugene, Oregon on February 21st, 2016. (Natsumi Seki/Emerald)
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Photos: Queerpocalypse dazzles the crowd

The University of Oregon LGBTQA3 hosted Queerpocalypse at the EMU Ballroom in Eugene, Oregon on February 21st, 2016. Queerpocalypse featured many types of performances including lip syncing and contemporary dance. Performers dressed in eye catching costumes that wowed the audiences. UO LGBTA3 also had a special guest and their emcee of the …

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Kwiecien: How do you handle not climaxing during sex?

How do you handle not being able to climax during a session in which your partner has multiple orgasms? – Blessing and a curse Dear Blessing and a curse, From your legal name, I get the sense that you feel slightly ambiguous about your question. On one hand, you like …

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Preview: ‘The Art of Cunnilingus’ to be discussed at LLC next Tuesday

Next Tuesday a certified clinical sexologist will visit the University of Oregon to address “the art of cunnilingus.” Dr. Victoria Hartmann, director of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, believes that anyone – not just parents – can teach their children about sex. Dr. Hartmann’s mother was very open about …

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The University health Center will be giving away free Valentine's Day "goodie bags" which include condoms and dental dams starting today to promote sexual health and wellness. Photo: Emerald Archives.
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UO Health Center giving free “goodie bags” for a healthy Valentine’s Day

Starting today, the University Health Center will be providing students with Valentine’s Day “goodie bags” in an effort to promote sexual health and wellness. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, students can attend the tabling event at the EMU between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to build personal goodie …

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Kwiecien: Steps to starting a relationship

“I want to be in a relationship so much, but I never have been. I just don’t know what to do or how anything works, and being shy doesn’t help. What do I do?” – April Showers Dear April Showers, As this is my first response with the Emerald, I …

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Video: Ducks on Netflix and Chill

Daily Emerald videographers Stacy Yurishcheva and Raquel Ortega went around the University of Oregon campus and asked fellow Ducks to define the popular phrase “Netflix and Chill”. Find out what responses they got and what it actually means!   Follow Stacy Yurishcheva on Twitter: @stacyfromrussia.

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Imagine yourself in the fall. Imagine that you had stayed together over the summer; now, imagine that you hadn’t. What does it look like? Feel like? (Photo by Flickr user Jessie Jacobson.)
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Pillow Talk: So. You’ve met someone before summer break. Now what?

The Big Questions: Should we stay together? Will we stay together? And if we do, how do we keep this relationship alive? Especially when everything is so fresh and new and vulnerable?






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Take Back The Night provides a unique opportunity to address misconceptions about sexual violence, for survivors’ voices to be heard and for community members to support them. (Emerald Archives)
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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.






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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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Pillow Talk: What do I get for her besides flowers?

Dear Katherine, What are some simple “just because” gestures I make besides giving her flowers? Sincerely, Lover’s Block Dear Lover’s Block, Few things compare to the gestures you’re talking about. The kind that make you realize: This person was thinking of me and I didn’t even know it. It won’t …

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Pillow Talk: The orgasm gap

One day each spring, you’ll find a diagram of a vagina in a large lecture hall on campus: PLC 180. The diagram is an intricate, detailed look at female anatomy with each part neatly labeled. But, what the professor leading the lecture wants to focus on most is the clitoris. …

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Not just ropes, whips and chains: A look into the world of kink and fetish in Eugene

Just looking at it, you wouldn’t suspect the house to be anything but normal. It’s large and white; it’s a home dedicated to “clean and sober living,” and it’s located in a rural area of Eugene. Yet there’s a room in the basement of the house where activities take place …

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Owens: Don’t let pornography show you how it’s done

Porn screwed me. As an 18-year-old virgin, I thought I was prepared for what having sex was going to be like. I had watched video after video of people doing it online, so I figured I knew everything about it. Now after actually having awkward, fun and emotional sexual encounters …

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