“So, tell me what you know about oral sex”

In 2006, Oprah Winfrey sent suburban mothers across the nation into frenzy with her exposé on the oral sex epidemic unique to America’s youth. Oprah — in her infinite wisdom and grace — broached the subject with a dramatic and weighted, “Parents, brace yourself.” I never saw the full episode, but can only assume Oprah […]

What Do You Want in Bed?: She said

1. We want you to pay attention to other parts of our bodies — not just the exciting parts. We like when you explore the skin on our bodies. There are plenty of spots that get us riled up that you tend to glaze over. Neck, ears, spine and even arms can get us feeling […]

What Do You Want in Bed?: He said

1. We want women who are on birth control. Seriously, your mastery of foreplay or the kama sutra won’t make up for the awkward tension of a broken condom. I’m not suggesting you use it as an excuse to ride bareback in every rodeo, but it’s a hell of a lot better than asking a […]

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Sex

What we think and what’s true, based on information from UCSB professor John Baldwin, sexuality specialist, and http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo, the website created by Baldwin and his wife as a comprehensive source of sex education. 1. Penis size matters Interestingly, if given the choice, most women would actually pick a smaller penis. Women are considerably more likely […]

Trick or Treat? Halloween Year Round

“Mean Girls” said it best: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” And almost every girl takes full advantage of it here at UCSB, Thursday through Monday. But who said Halloween only has to last five nights? To […]

Is it UCSB or UCSTD?

As a Gaucho, you’re probably aware of UCSB’s notorious reputation, namely that of a high STI rate among the general student population. Alongside “U Can Study Buzzed,” we’re boasting the nicknames “University of Casual Sex and Beer” and “UCSTD.” As soon as I got accepted, the rumors of one in four STI-infected students plagued me. […]

Well this is awkward…

Among a few other, more profound lessons, my time in college has taught me an inevitable fact about hookups: The phrase “It couldn’t get more awkward than this” is always false, and continues to be proven every weekend. It can and will get more awkward than that, especially if you’re a member of the “Fuck […]

Sex On The Beach Polls

Please vote in these polls about the upcoming Sex on the Beach issue, coming November 2nd. Your answers will be included in the feature!