Don't Be Seduced By This French Author's Argument Against Sex
August 07, 2013

In The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Gave Up Sex, the journalist and editor Sophie Fontanell ... well, the title says it all. The book has been somewhat of a sensation in Europe, and it has now been excerpted in The New York Times.

Anthony Weiner Makes the New York Times Look Silly
July 23, 2013

As the world now knows, excerpts have emerged online today purporting to be further racy exchanges between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and women he was sexting with on the Internet.

Not All College Men Are Sex-Crazed
July 16, 2013

Because I had a good friend who went there and because it had a (deserved) reputation for being more of a party school than the college I attended in a nearby city, I spent a weekend at the University of Pennsylvania about once a semester.

The Other Problem with the Rise of Hookup Culture
July 15, 2013

The rise of hookup culture has long been a peg for all kinds of fears about gender relations and modern life, and Friday’s New York Times piece about the women driving hookup culture was no different.

Does a Popular Form of In Vitro Fertilization Cause Autism?
July 04, 2013

There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35.

Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women
June 16, 2013

Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.

Is Fourth-Wave Feminism All About Boobs and Beauty?
February 27, 2013

Can you find feminism in celebration of the body?

House of Cads
The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington
February 27, 2013

The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington.

What We Mean When We Say “Bids Wanted in Competition.”
February 26, 2013

What we mean when we say, “Bids Wanted in Competition.”

How to Write About Sex
The awkward art of the smitten word
February 08, 2013

The only thing more common than bad sex? Bad writing about sex. A novelist describes the dangers of the smitten word.