"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
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.
"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.
"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
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.