sex

"Men's Rights" Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape
February 26, 2014

The Men’s Rights Movement has agitated on things like child custody. Now its creepy online attacks have a new focus: the definition and treatment of sexual assault.

Apparently Having an Opinion about Sex Is Now a Taboo
Maybe, possibly, there’s something wrong with your idea of what is sexy.
February 15, 2014

Jesse Bering's new book, Perv, puts forward a rigidly harm-reduction approach to sexual morality (although at times his theories seem to be proposing the normalisation of child abuse images). But tolerance alone isn't enough.

This New York Times Sex Story Has One of the Best 'To Be Sure' Paragraphs Ever
February 06, 2014

"Granted, some might view this study with skepticism..."

There Are 500 Identified Fetishes Out There. How They All Became Normal.
December 22, 2013

The real secret about perversion? It doesn't exist.

Adelle Waldman: What Ross Douthat Doesn't Know About Sex and the Single Girl
December 16, 2013

"I don’t think there’s any correlation at all between being critical of Nate and Nate’s behavior, and being likely to vote Republican."

New Feminist Erotic Women’s Lit Is Not as Subversive As It Thinks
December 08, 2013

The new feminist erotic magazine Adult masquerades as subversion, but actually reinforces male ideas about women and power and sex.

In Defense of Bad Sex Writing
November 28, 2013

Awards for bad sex writing are literary slut-shaming. 

Coming Soon to Your Bedroom: Beef-Tendon Condoms
Bill Gates is paying big for better contraception. Here's what scientists came up with
November 20, 2013

Bill Gates is paying for a better condom, and this is what researchers came up with.

The Zen Buddhist Who Preyed on His Upper East Side Students
November 15, 2013

What happened at Manhattan's Zen Studies Society?

The New Sexual Revolution: Not Having Sex
October 31, 2013

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com.In a culture that clamors with the noisy public narratives of sexual desire, the implacable silence of sexual refusal is the last remaining taboo.

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