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.
Big Mother Is Watching You
October 29, 2013
The creepy new technology of spying on your kids
This Russian Architect's Scale Model Was Impressive. Then They Noticed the Couple Having Sex.
October 10, 2013
The Olympics aren't just about Sochi, and Sochi isn't just about the Olympics, the Russians will tell you.
The New Republic Sex Issue
October 07, 2013
The New York Times Book Review published a sex issue Sunday, which includes reviews, author essays, and readers’ stories about losing one’s innocence.
What Happens When the NYT Book Review Does a Sex Issue: 'I Much Prefer Breasts to Heaving Mounds.'
October 06, 2013
The New York Times Book Review published its sex issue on Sunday, featuring reviews of new works of sex-themed fiction and nonfiction, along with essays and Q&As on subjects such as “What makes a good sex scene?", "Why is writing about sex so dif
A Pop Star Is Dead, But Her Sexiness Is Immortal
August 13, 2013
After hearing the news that Eydie Gormé died on Saturday, I found myself wondering, not for the first time, how it is that certain female pop singers, whose singing appears not to be sexy, are sexy.