10 May 2013

Online dating increases in popularity among students

Julie Feinstein Adams spent two tiresome years on JDate, an online dating website for Jewish singles, going on dates that led her nowhere. One year later, after helping a close

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15 Dec 2012

The Ins & Outs: Five tips to indulge in your sexual self

The end of the semester is officially upon us and our second round has officially come to an end. But before I go, I’d like to give you the five

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08 Dec 2012

The Ins & Outs: Why vibrators can boost sexual confidence

Gift giving can be miserable. Finding the perfect gift for a partner — even a longstanding one — can be even more difficult. Choosing a sweater or a necklace has become

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01 Dec 2012

The Ins & Outs: How quickies can relieve holiday stress

The holidays and finals are coming up fast and the stress is enough to get to anyone. Stressed out students can turn to tried-and-true methods of drinking more caffeine until

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18 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Health care takes monumental step by covering sex reassignment surgery

Being unhappy with your appearance is hard enough to handle. The struggle to lose the extra pounds, appear taller and get the perfect haircut can psychologically weigh on a person’s soul.

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10 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Waiting for the right moment to lose your virginity

It’s supposed to be fun, exciting and meaningful like something out of the movies, but anyone who’s lost their virginity knows that it doesn’t always go quite like that. The

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03 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Blurring the lines between sex and politics

It’s election time and that sexy conservative — or liberal — on the opposite side of the campaign has caught your attention. Forget ballots and policies and arm yourself with

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27 Oct 2012

The Ins and Outs: Why depression could dry up sex drive

Does it seem like getting out of bed is a huge effort? What about spending time with people? Having sex? Masturbating? One out of every four college students and one out

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20 Oct 2012

The Ins & Outs: Don't mistake porn as educational TV

 One great thing about getting off to internet porn is that you can find pretty much anything you’re looking for. From the run-of-the-mill scenes of two attractive people making passionate

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13 Oct 2012

The Ins & Outs: How you measure up in bed doesn't depend on penis size

Time to put this to rest: Size isn’t all that matters. And your penis is probably bigger than you think. It’s not about the size of the ship, it’s the

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06 Oct 2012

The Ins & Outs: Demystifying the female orgasm

Some women say that an orgasm is like fireworks going off all over your body. Others experience a warm wash or glow that spreads through the body. But some —

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29 Sep 2012

The Ins and Outs: Why aroused women have high tolerance to the ick factor

Think of the nastiest, most deplorable and depraved thing you’ve ever done in the bedroom. Turns out your partner might have thought it wasn’t that nasty after all. College-aged women were more likely to

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22 Sep 2012

The Ins & Outs: Virgin's guide to Folsom Street Fair

The 29th annual Folsom Street Fair will be an exhibition of kinktastic fun, filled with leather daddies, eager submissives and more than 250 vendors and exhibits displaying all that the

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15 Sep 2012

The Ins & Outs: Why having enough sex bolsters good health

When it comes to getting it up, most studies focus on older people and what happens if you spend the first 50 years not having sex as often as you

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08 Sep 2012

The Ins & Outs: Wrap it before you tap it; protect yourself from STDs

Think you can’t catch something from one brief sexual encounter? Think using a condom for vaginal or anal intercourse is plenty of protection? Think getting tested once every few years is

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01 Sep 2012

The Ins And Outs: What to do when waiting for the blood to rush back to the head

I don’t know about everyone else, but that summer left me recharged and ready to go for round two of this delicious column. And so we’ll begin the semester with

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15 May 2012

The Ins And Outs: Farewell to the sex column

It seems our time on this wild ride has come to a close. But before I truly say my goodbyes, I’d like to leave you all with some parting words

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09 May 2012

The Ins And Outs: Measuring the benefits of male contraception

Women know that dealing with birth control can be quite the hassle. A new condom each encounter. One pill every day. A new patch every week. A new ring every

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29 Apr 2012

The Ins And Outs: Discovering the many ways of stimulating the G-spot

Just inside a woman’s body, there’s a magical little zone that’s the key to her pleasure. It can make her squirm, scream and even squirt. Maybe. According to a study

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25 Apr 2012

The Ins And Outs: Exploring the interplay between food and sex

In dim candlelight with a burst of semi-kinky spontaneity, you generously slather chocolate syrup onto the body of your partner. Using your fingers to blend it into your very willing victim’s

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16 Apr 2012

The Ins And Outs: Connection between HIV and sexual abuse in women cannot be ignored

The reality that sexual abuse can lead to lasting emotional and psychological damage is indisputable. However, the repercussions of sexual abuse are not limited to internal injuries; the physical impact

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09 Apr 2012

The Ins and Outs: Risks and rewards of breath control play

Someone’s hands tightening around your neck, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to your brain to the point that you feel like you’re going to pass out seems like a

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03 Apr 2012

The Ins and Outs: The "coregasm" gives new meaning to sexercise

Ladies, you know the feeling. That slow, delicious buildup of warmth and comfort that shortens your breath and explodes like a million tiny fireworks all over your body, nearly paralyzing

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27 Mar 2012

The Ins and Outs: I'm not a slut, I embrace my sexuality

By Mehgan Bowers, special to Xpress Looking back on my days as a college freshman, where I am today amazes me. Through the blurs of alcohol, the smell of dirty

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12 Mar 2012

The Ins And Outs: Losing your sex club virginity

Since sex in public comes with all kinds of legal strings attached, you might have decided to bring it indoors. But bumping and grinding in your room with the door

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07 Mar 2012

The Ins and Outs: Slipping into correct condom use

In the heat of the moment, a condom can seem inconvenient. Your lover is lying there, waiting anxiously to be pleasured, and you’re fumbling around trying to roll a thin

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28 Feb 2012

The Ins and Outs: Don't exhibit your sexual talents in public

Having sex outside sounds like a lot of fun, but when California state law can actually ruin your life for doing it, the stakes might be too high. Even though

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20 Feb 2012

The Ins and Outs: Plan B should not be plan A when it comes to contraception

There’s nothing quite as nerve wracking as a pregnancy scare, franticly questioning if you might have made a baby during your intense, passion-filled lovemaking last night. Plan A was using

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14 Feb 2012

The Ins And Outs: The dos and don'ts of dirty talk

I’m going to get on top of you and hold you down, your wrists above your head and my mouth at your ear, whispering every juicy little thing I love

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31 Jan 2012

The Ins and Outs: The hidden benefits of masturbation

That late-night rendezvous with a stranger didn’t go quite as planned, did it? It’s too late to bait a new one, and you’re just too fired up to sleep. Sounds

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24 Jan 2012

The Ins and Outs: Safer sex is essential for one-night stands

If you are the type who likes a steamy semi-anonymous rendezvous, the electricity that takes over in a one night stand can be addicting. It’s a flurry of sexual tension,

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13 Dec 2011

Trust a dominating force in BDSM relationships

Trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially one that involve whips, handcuffs and choking. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is

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08 Dec 2011

Abstinence an option for some SF State students

Five years after they started dating in their senior year of high school, SF State graduate student Alyssa Palfreyman had sex with her husband Sam for the first time. Waiting

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29 Nov 2011

VIDEO: Dissecting friends with benefits

Reporters Ruby Perez and Devery Sheffer ask SF State students to share their opinions on the dangerous world of “friends with benefits.” Filmed by Ruby Perez and Devery Sheffer. Produced

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28 Nov 2011

VIDEO: Searching for the best pickup artist at SF State

Xpress’s very own online managing editor Sara Donchey and reporter Brian Balisi hit the campus in search of the best pick-up lines people can come up with. The gamut of replies

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13 Nov 2011

Friends with benefits: unlike movies, can be complicated

In a poster for the movie “No Strings Attached,” Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher smile at each other while putting their clothes back on in a disheveled bedroom; the tagline

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