Sex & Relationships

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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OpinionSex & Relationships

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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Sex & Relationships

Pillow Talk: When bigger doesn’t mean better

Dear Katherine, I just started seeing this guy and we recently had sex for the first time. The only problem is that he’s well-endowed, and it’s been pretty painful. What can we do about it? — Bigger Ain’t Always Better Dear Bigger, I’d like for every guy insecure about the …

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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

UO students find ways to communicate with a secret crush through @UOCrush

Let’s be frank. These days if you want to hook up, there are numerous apps available to help you find a conquest. Click, click then bang. Pun intended. As of late, communication with romantic interests is done almost always through technology. But what if the person you have been secretly …

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Arts & Culture

Sex/Relationships: Holiday gift guide for him and her

Looking for a holiday gift for your significant other that’s more meaningful than a piece of jewelery or a T-shirt? Here are gift ideas that speak more than the price. A book of handmade coupons — Design fun coupons for him or her that express little desires and quirks of …

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ArchivesSex & Relationships

Sex: Is being attracted to someone while in a relationship normal?

Dear Katherine, I have been dating this guy for a few months and he’s great. It’s going really well, and I think I’m falling in love. Despite this budding romance, I still feel attracted to other guys. It could be a guy I meet in class or at a party. …

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Sex: How to mend a broken heart

Dear Katherine, About a week ago, my girlfriend ended our two-and-a-half-year relationship. It was completely out of the blue — I didn’t see it coming at all. She said that she wasn’t sure she wanted to be with me anymore. Just like that. I am crushed. I love her. She …

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Arts & Culture

A guide to meeting the parents this holiday season

This Thanksgiving, I met my boyfriend’s parents for the first time. After his family had their traditional holiday meal on Thanksgiving day, I was invited to go over to his childhood home and eat dessert that his mother prepared: slices of pumpkin and apple pie. I not only met the …

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ArchivesPoliticsSex & Relationships

Video: Students on Gay Marriage

Sex and Relationships Reporter Katherine Marrone asks University of Oregon students what they think the future of gay marriage is.

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Advice column: Are long-distance relationships worth the time and energy?

Dear Katherine, My boyfriend is going to Spain for winter term. We have been together for four months, and we are crazy about each other. Should we stay together for the four months he’ll be away? I don’t want to hold him back in any way, but I also don’t …

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Arts & Culture

Relationships: A critical look into 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus'

From the cars and Barbies we played with as children to the movies we watch as adults, gender stereotypes are deeply ingrained in our culture. We know the ones: men like rolling in the dirt and playing football; women value chick flicks and all things frilly and pink. A male’s …

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