What We Get Wrong About Sex

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Harris O’Malley explains that for a country that places so much importance on sex, we seem to go out of our way to make ourselves miserable as possible over the subject.

When Did Sex in Fiction Get So Unsexy?

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Mark Brand on the decline of quality, sex, and quality sex in mass market fiction.

50 Shades of What Women Really Want From Men

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Shasta Townsend explains that to most women, men are more than bank accounts, pretty faces or hot bodies.

Show Me the Money

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Andy Bodle believes he’s uncovered the real cause of the gender pay gap.

Bed Sex, Standing-Up Sex, and Garbage Can Sex

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No one taught Ben Tanzer about sex, so he wondered if he was really the right one to deliver The Talk to his own kid. Turns out, he was.

The 12 Best People of 2012

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Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.

Women and Sex Work

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Suburban wife, mother, and sex worker Elle Lynn Stanger talks about the women and men who make and use porn.

In Place of Your Bible You Will Find… Fifty Shades of Grey?

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A hotel in the Lake District of England has replaced the Bible with sexy bondage novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Is one more inappropriate than the other?

Human First, Dom Second

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What does it mean that the popular image of the male dominant is a paragon of sadistic power?

Magic Mike: On the Objectification of Men

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Joanna Schroeder wonders what a film that seems to be only about hot gyrating guys says about society and how it will affect masculinity in the long run.

“50 Shades of Grey,” “Fight Club,” and the Complications of Male Dominance

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Clarisse Thorn sees nothing new in eroticized images of male dominance and violence, but she sees plenty that’s thought-provoking.

Mama Porn is Taking the Country By Storm. What is Going on Here?

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“50 Shades of Grey” is the Next “Eat, Pray, Love” only with Bondage.